[continued here]Last week, we asked the question, Is it hypomania or is it ADHD? In our previous pieces, we looked at the confusion between hypomania and ADD and depression (and fatigue) and ADD.
This begs the obvious follow-up: Is it depression or is it ADHD? By way of example: If you are dancing on a table during a business meeting, oblivious to those around you, is it hypomania or ADD?
The back of your brain may tell you that now would be a good time to belt out “There’s No Business Like Show Business” in your best Ethel Merman voice.
The front end of your brain neglects to remind you that you happen to be in the middle of a business meeting right now. Consider this DSM-IV symptom for depression: [continued here]This is the fourth in our conversation on the overlap between bipolar and ADD (or ADHD).
I promise, I don’t have time to pester you with lots of e-mails. Rarely, if ever, do we “just have bipolar.” Something else is invariably going on.
Perhaps not full-blown, often “a little bit of this” and “a little bit of that.” For instance, Ellen Frank of the University of Pittsburgh has done work into the overlap between mood disorders and anxiety.
In ADHD if the bipolar is not addressed, same thing: treatment is problematic, frustration with meds, no recovery.”Here are the links to John’s six-part series he wrote for Health Central (did I mention he’s a heckuva compelling writer?
" The band took a vow of silence because you sell more records that way.This was Billy Beck, but according to the most common legend, it was the voice of an individual being murdered live while the tape was rolling.The "victim's" identity varies greatly depending on the version.It was composed by William Beck, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce, Clarence Satchell, and James Williams.The song uses the roller coaster, a common theme park attraction, as a metaphor for the ups and downs of dating and romantic relationships.