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I have a copy of The ADHD Effect on Marriage. I think I have read about 80% of it. I don’t remember much about it (no surprise) but it’s a good book and would recommend it for anyone in a relationship
Now, to change the subject somewhat: I think an argument could be made that the hyperactivity in ADHD does not necessarily have to be physical. After all, this is a brain disorder which, among other things, relates to stimulus. When young, the quickest way to stimulus is through physical activities, throwing rocks at a bull for example. As one gets older, he may get a similar stimulus result through visual or mental activities such as model railroading, an academic endeavor such as learning everything about the ancient Maya, or by keeping up with those attention whores, the Kardashians. Hyperfocussing may be the result of hyperactive mental stimulation. Perhaps undoubtably so. The underlying basis is all the same. Just because you no longer throw rocks at bulls doesn’t mean you are no longer hyperactive.
So now who thinks they no longer qualify for the H in ADHD? Or have they changed the “H” to “OC” as in OCD.REPORT ABUSE