Posted by g_g_g_unit on October 17, 2011, at 6:10:46
In reply to Re: what a jip » g_g_g_unit, posted by SLS on October 17, 2011, at 5:53:48
as a child:
severe addiction to video games, no tolerance for ordinary play activities (sports, etc.), tried to pick up e.g. guitar but would never practice until like an hour before my next lesson, arduously slow reader
I have no recollection of my subjective academic experience prior to high school; I (was) academically gifted, so I don't doubt I could have slipped through the cracks, at least until high school where I was increasingly dependent on others to fill me in on what happened during lessons, fell behind in lit. assignments because I could barely get through entire books, couldn't concentrate for more than 30-45 minutes, finished all my homework in the car on the way to school, had no impulse control, etc.
things got even worse in college, and I only had my first outbreak of OCD at 19, so I don't see any other logical explanation .. my mother is a fullblown (undiagnosed) case, ditto with grandfather, and all my brothers show sx. the professors tenuous theory was that bullying contributed to social (and hence intellectual) withdrawal, which is an exaggeration of how I described my social difficulties.
I'm disappointed because I was hoping he would create some regime that took psychostimulants (or hell, even Reboxetine or Strattera) into account.