posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 01:00 PM
It is assumed that ADD is either a genetic problem or a result of a brain injury.
Since I supposedly fell off a table as an infant (onto my head?), I'll claim the second cause for myself.
PTSS, on the other hand is an emotional trauma for the most part.
ADD is a rather tricky thing. While some or many learning capabilties can be impaired in those afflicted, there are certain positive characteristics
that may be gained or later surface in the difference between it and the ordinary brain. And here it should be noted that"brain" and "mind" are
viewed as two different aspects. View that statement as as two computers each having a different OS but which more or less put out the different
results given a particular task to compute. O ne locks up if you put in too wild of a problem to be solved. It is such a logically and rigidly
written program that it cannot handle the data and ejects all as garbage. The other deals with the same problem in a more receptive and adaptive
manner because...well, it simply can. Its program/wiring can handle the data without failing to compute it because it can respond with seemingly
ADD has been associated with abductees. I'm proof of that myself. I think that is because we can better handle the concepts that are contrary to
the "conventional wisdom" of the typical, "logical," mind. Yet, PTSS can still effect the abductee to some degree. Frankly, I don't care for
that term but it does fit the pre-occupation of mind that the abductee may have with conscious and unconsciously related memories related to the
actual event. After all, here we have a largely denied mental condition caused by a denied real-world event. The trauma of the event itself would be
enough to drive some people crazy, but then to find denial of your reality on almost all fronts is for some, the last hope they have for compassion
and accept of their experience.
Most people will agree that mental anguish is high on the list of problems that an abductee may face as they try to contend with what they know
happened, what they suspect happened, and the reactions they get from the unaccepting public. Yet the reaction is very similar to the crime of rape.
--Blame the victim. In effect, we end up having to fend off suggestions that we are paranoid, psychotic and delusional. These labels for some people
easily translate into our being schizophrenic (Such reactions are especially true of those in the mental health field that think they know everything
there is to know about human experience but know nothing about the Universe!).
The OP begs the unasked question of if there is a connection between a person being subjected to an abduction and their being ADD. So any
discussion along these lines must first answer or provide alternate views of which came first, the chicken or the egg in this regard. In other words
are ADD people prone to abduction experiences or did early abduction experiences color the mind of those taken to make them different from the herd?
As for PTSS, it is a typical response to undue stressful situations usually where the person has little or no control over the outcome.