Diets & Traits

Hay(adhdna)ku: bogart the adhd

Greedy men
Can’t leave alone

Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than females.

With those numbers
One might call it a masculine trait

That which is more susceptible
Is also more likely to admit
And when times reach extremes
To draw from wit to outwit

High fat
High sugar
Just what a growing baby needs
High fat
High sugar
Just what a tired mother will need
Chasing a wild child with ADHD

Diet During Pregnancy MAY Influence ADHD Symptoms

Lune: your baby is what you eat*

I ate a Snickers©
my baby
won’t stop Snickering©

*This is a twist on the proverbial ‘you are what you eat.’ Please do not eat your baby.

ADHD Comprises Three Types:

The predominantly inattentive type means that people can be very easily distracted, don’t appear to follow instructions, can’t pay attention and are seriously forgetful, while the predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type fidgets, is restless, can’t do anything quietly. talks a lot, is incredibly impatient, and acts “as if driven by a motor”, according to Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The third type is a combination of these two.

I am driven by a motor
I'm the cleanest of machines
Don't ask me how the motor goes
Let's just say it involves a lotta beans

Not here and too here
And somewhere in between
While the borders aren’t so clear
The results are heard and seen

Weekly Theme:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Month

18 thoughts on “Diets & Traits

  1. Objection to the adhd gender divide! It’s not clear how much of that is down to lack of understanding of how it appears in women. And having experienced and heard just how unknowledgeable and biased even professionals can be on the modern understanding of ADHD, I’d have no faith in diagnosis rates saying anything about actual prevalence.

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      1. You are right that you referred to diagnosis here rather than prevalence:

        “Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than females.”

        But I had more objection to this bit:

        “With those numbers
        One might call it a masculine trait”

        As it’s suggesting the difference in diagnosis rates is down to actual prevalence or should be viewed as such. Anyways, it’s an open question!

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      2. Still, an interesting objection.

        I used the modal verb, might.

        I was simply implying that these are the kinds of facts that can be contorted to aid a particular agenda.
        I thought you had read enough of my posts to realise my cynical humour.

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      3. Ahhh ! OK sorry, I get you now. Yes indeed I was surprised that you’d make that kind of deduction, just didn’t occur to me that it was a cynical comment!

        Every now and again people do surprise me with unexpected beliefs or ideas, so I guess I don’t put anything out of the question these days. But I did know that you’d be open to alternative perspectives, otherwise I’d have not deigned to give you mine.

        All good! Just me being literal as usual. I admit I don’t understand half of what you write for this reason! Haha

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      4. All good.

        I don’t believe in much so you don’t have to worry about anything like that with me.

        I’m always happy to listen to peoples opinions. Enlightenment comes from outside as well inside. I would be ignorant if I thought I couldn’t learn from others.

        I’m sure I’ve confused most of my readers at one time or another. And I know that I have been misinterpreted many times as well. The joy of everyone having their own perception.

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  2. With 2 sons with ADHD – son#1 was the inattentive type – he would be distracted by dust motes and be carried to distant galaxies. Son#2’s right knee of his jeans always wore out – until I saw him in class. He was rubbing his knee while writing – it helped him focus! He was a fidgety kid. As long as he was able to move, he could focus! Amazingly he excelled at violin (used both hands in motion) to focus on the written music… Both are successful. Loved the susceptible wit poem best!!

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    1. That’s fascinating. Finding the path to channel their energies.
      I’m thinking I’ll be having to deal with the same issues in the coming years.


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