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ADD and addiction

ADD and addiction2010-12-15T15:32:18+00:00
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    Patte Rosebank
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    ADDers often have RDS (Reward Deficiency Syndrome), which means that we don’t experience as much satisfaction from doing (or consuming) something, because our mind is elsewhere.

    So, we do the thing more & more (or consume more & more of the substance), trying to get that satisfaction.

    One slice of cheesecake doesn’t satisfy us, so we’ll snarf down the whole cake in one sitting, still not feel satisfied, so reach for a big bag of chips and snarf that down but still not feel satisfied, and then reach for the container of Haagen-Dazs…

    ADHD meds can really help control this, not just by controlling appetite, but by actually making you more aware of your feelings of hunger & satiety, and making you pause & think about what you really need.

    However, when the meds have worn off at night, all bets are off!


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