yea ADD is the body not in stand by mode, as one article I read put it, in fact I printed this article up and read it several times and the gist I get (still don't understand alot of it's analogy, ) but here goes on the gist part. first dopamine levels are used by the body for many things, one thing it uses it for is what is called the stand by mode. that is when you are waiting for the predator to pass and you are up in a tree, or you are waiting for the class to be dismissed after you are done and just sitting there that sorta thing. it is like conservation mode so you can hold your position until the coast is clear or it is okay to go on to the next thing you want or need to do, it is a survival mechnism for coping with boring situations or dangerous situations where it would be bad to move, and you have to wait awhile, dopamine helps you go into stand by mode, you
know the mode some people get when they are engrossed in something and time passes so fast they dont' realize it, that is why many people say time goes faster when I have something to do when at work instead of just sitting. now this article confused me on alot of it but I understood the part about when in a classroom and you have to do repetetive problems over and over dopamine helps you stay focused on it, those will ADD can't do that they usually are of higher intelligence,
they get bored easily (my brother comes to mind as well as me)and cannot go into stand by mode. so as a result while everyone else in the class room is doing boring repeitious problems or whatever they can go into this stand by mode, and Those with ADD get a slap on the hand with a large ruler for talking and looking out the window remarking about what is going on out there (thinking of my own experience with that big ruler as a kid)
So is ADD a disease? I beg to differ after reading that article it means we are actually working the way we are supposed to, with our high intelligence which refuses to go into stand by mode too much. we are considered out of sorts because we do not conform to what is expected at work or school, and thus because we don't fit and don't make it easy on the teacher, or bosses by being very amendable and not a trouble maker or heaven forbid make the teacher actually have to work with you to teach you instead of making it easy on her.
i can give you the article it was free, just ask me, maybe you can make some sense out of it, I read it three times and still am confused on alot of it.
I also agree about the arguing part, I used to be very argumentative and it took a herd of horses so to speak to get me to stop the fighting with words or fists, espeically on my brother who was obnoxious lol
anything that is stimulating to the brain noradrenalin is the anger hormone the fight back hormone while adrenaline is the shock hormone rabbits go into shock easily because of this hormone, so somewhere we need to stimulate out brains, but I guess that goes without saying everyone needs mental stimualation sometimes. some more than others.