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Re: Effexor Withdrawal is Serious-A question...... Krissy P

Posted by PuraVida on March 27, 2003, at 2:24:46

In reply to Re: Effexor Withdrawal is Serious-A question...... PuraVida, posted by Krissy P on March 27, 2003, at 2:03:48

It's me!!! Thanks Kristen - I haven't heard a few of these descriptions...I did do a cool test at - give it a try -


>Adult ADD, an Executive Function Disorder

>starting and completing tasks without unreasonable delays (I've started a LOT - what have I finshed???)

>being on time (always!)

>keeping their priorities in order (every single day - this is what makes me depressed a lot of time)

keeping their desks and days relatively well organized (keep talking...)

>They can get lost doing unimportant activities (like weeding), heedless of more important jobs that need to be done (like paying bills.) At times, they may have difficulty with their short term memory (Krissy P. who???). They may not fulfill their obligations until the last moment or complete a task only when they feel an external pressure to do so. (Like - wedding/birthday/christening presents being given 6, 12, 18 months late, or not at all - despite the desire to acknowledge?)

> People suffering from ADD often feel unfairly nagged by those around them and sometimes become defiant when confronted with their performance problems. (I have always felt nagged...)

> Their underachievement often leads to reduced self-esteem, depression and anxiety. Some undertake psychotherapy to deal with interpersonal conflicts that are caused by the disorder or to gain control over their seeming negligence. (So this is where it comes from!!!!)

Mild or non-specific deficits of executive functions are common in the general population. Executive functions may also be impaired by injury to the brain, fatigue, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. In addition, various psychological disorders, including learning disabilities, depression, and anxiety, frequently coexist with ADD.

At the present time, there is no definitive test for ADD. Because the treatment of ADD differs from that of other disorders that impair executive function, a careful assessment should be carried out by an experienced clinician before treatment is undertaken.

Kristen- Don't know where you got the BP description from, but do if there is a similar description for Adult ADD? I wonder if the two (and maybe GAD) are all intermingled/confused/etc, sometimes...
> Thanks!
> PV




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