Unhinged Episode #051: Rambunctious - Unhinged

Unhinged Episode #051: Rambunctious

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Unhinged Episode #051: Rambunctious

We start this episode with a short improvised jam we call “Rambunctious”. The word popped into Doug’s head while recording, so we decided to add a weird vocal track repeating the word, just for fun. Interestingly, in this episode we welcome back special guest Nurit Adler, our favorite psychotherapist and clinical social worker, and discuss Attention Deficit Disorder. You know, that thing the doctors say your “rambunctious” child has.

What Nurit is bringing to our attention is the problem of undiagnosed childhood A.D.D., which ultimately emerges as adult A.D.D., but only after having done other psychological damage along the way. When it’s undiagnosed, it can lead to other mental issues, such as depression and anxiety, not to mention the toll it takes on one’s self worth and confidence. Diagnosing early is key, but it’s never too late to explore the possibility that it might be lurking inside. Nurit talks about how to look for patterns of behavior that point to A.D.D.

The idea of all this is to bring awareness to the issue so that ultimately more people will be diagnosed early. Early detection can save someone from a long life of suffering.

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  1. bsmntdwllr73(Avery)
    Once again you managed to inspire and surprise with your musical opening vignette!! I think that Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top would be touched by your perhaps inadvertent/unintentional tribute to his vocal stylings?!? Nice to hear Nurit Adler on the podcast again!
  2. papillon
    Thank you all for your insights into ADD/ADHD. I'm from an era that was unaware that the brain was wired differently in those who struggled to conform with the "norm". While the greater population thrived on schedules and organization, did one thing at a time and focused on timely completion, others procrastinated, jumped from one idea or project to an other, hyper-focused on an item of interest and strove for perfectionism regardless of the time it consumed. As a child I was constantly reminded to pay attention, that I was "up in the moon", told to clean up ... but as an adult who was not diagnosed and treated as a child, I agree, the results are more severe, such a lapse in filing taxes, super focusing on perfecting one thing and not meeting deadlines, constantly striving to conquer clutter, a life-long process ... ADD/ADHD is different for everyone but with similarities. It's been 15 years since I learned about ADD and how I identified with so many of its traits. My discovery started with an ad in a community paper announcing a lecture on ADHD which lead me to search for it on the web. I found a wonderful site and have been following it ever since, The ADD/ADHD coach gives a lot of free information and webinars. If it's OK with Dug and Ed, I can give you the name of this very helpful website for the benefit of others. I have nothing to gain from this but would love to share. One useful tool that I learned is mind-mapping.

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