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A possibly fictional co-incidence based on hearsay does not make an argument.. however it is strange that you chose a high profile celebrity to highlight your point rather than utilising the wealth of medical data available on the disease that should validate your point.
"An individual affected by dyspraxia may have both fine and gross motor control difficulties, or only one of them. Gross motor control is related to whole limb/body movements. Fine motor control is related to hand/finger movements, the organs of speech and eye movements. Each individual will have a unique array of difficulties which are likely to affect many aspects of life." (Poustie, 1998).
You would do better in convincing us of your superior evolutionary status when you don't prove your own immaturity by poking fun at other people's disabilities.
Perhaps you missed what I said earlier:
I have been searching
-as in researching
for the last twenty years
-a really, really long time.
for magic cures.
-actual effective treatments opposed to vague theories and armchair advice.
BTW. Yes I do eat well yet it has not cured my symptoms.
-thought I better make a pre-empted strike before someone who was completly ignorant of how much I know about psychiatric health [and myself] decides to tell me that it's something dietry even though I'm already on a specific diet.
-pre-empted strike failed and I am now irritated as someone who is completly ignorant of how much I know about psychiatric health has decided to repeat themselves inferring that I may not know what 'eating well' means and that I may not have known that pesticides, weedkillers, preservatives, heavy metals and other toxins may be bad to eat.
Perhaps it may be a good idea if I stopped eating lead paint chips as snacks between meals. You should never eat between meals.
It also could've been the various genetic disorders that have afflicted my family for generations. Some toxins etc that I have absorbed over my life time [via food, air [especially], skin, medications and immunisations] may have hampered my development but they are not the underlying cause so would not have prevented what I have though not being exposed to these things may have decreased the severity of symptoms. There are many disorders that go hand in hand with allergies.. eg. someone can go on the 'asthma' diet [VA and E etc] and it may be very effective treating mild asthma but for chronic asthmatics to rely on diet exlusively would be suicidal. Healthy lifestyles are great and should be embraced.. but it isn't going to make everyone healthy [in the 'normal' context].
BTW. If you have a problem with my method of communicating.. perhaps you should be more accepting of the fact that other people may know more
about their conditions than you do.
Finally In Collage, I was Dx. With a mild version of Asperger's syndrome. With Medicating I was finally able to become Normal. Where as meditation, prayer, Nutrition, Exercise, Sugar free diet Had Failed.
It has been 11 years since My Dx. Everything before my Dx. Has become a distant memory. Since Then I have succeeded in life.
Where Religion and the alternative "health" fields have Failed me. Modern Medicine has partially Cured.
Now, I see my Kid having the same symptoms. Where my Parents Failed, I will succeed.
So I know from first Hand that mental conditions are Real. And no amout of Diet or Exercise Will "cure" it.
So please people, Realize that when You label people like "You just like to be babied". That those people Might actually have a "true" medical Condition.
And Yes, Einstein Suffered from the same condition. I have.
Originally posted by Laughing Man
On the issue of ADD being the next step of human evolution is ridiculous. ADD is the product of imbalance in brain chemistry. As far as humans evolving, I don't believe Homo Sapien will ever evolve. When the need for change arrises we solve the situation with our ingunuity instead of having to evolve. But by doing so we are now more dependent on our creations more then ever.
Originally posted by Yarium
A number of us with ADD can indeed concentrate on specifics and problems. In fact, we tend to think at a rate superceding others - making creative leaps and bounds that others can barely imagine. We are designated ADD because we cannot concentrate due to our amount of creativity. We are Leonardo Da Vinci's - moving from one topic to another as we try to keep up with our own thoughts.