THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PING PONG BALL: MY LIFE WITH ADHD Larry Lee

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PING PONG BALL: MY LIFE WITH ADHD by Larry Lee
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It has been estimated that between one and seven percent of children and between two and five percent of adults live with the medical neurological disorder known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although ADHD is thought to beMoreIt has been estimated that between one and seven percent of children and between two and five percent of adults live with the medical neurological disorder known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Although ADHD is thought to be genetic in origin, its precise cause is currently unknown.Typical symptoms for children and adolescents with ADHD include inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Because they are easily distracted and have trouble focusing in school, children with ADHD often have difficulty paying attention, following instructions and completing assignments.

Their hyperactivity is often displayed in non-stop motion and constant talking. Their impulsivity and impatience lead to blurting out inappropriate comments and an inability to wait and take turns. These behaviors can contribute to conflicts with friends and classmates and ongoing frustration for parents and other caregivers.About one-third to one-half of patients diagnosed with ADHD as children continue to demonstrate symptoms into adulthood, including disorganization in their work and personal lives, relationship problems, and drug and alcohol abuse.

Ongoing impulsiveness and restlessness can lead to frequent job changes.The majority of articles and books about ADHD focus on children and are written for parents or professionals working in the field. Far fewer deal with adult ADHD, and only a handful are autobiographies written by adults who are living with the condition.

This book is part of that handful.Although the behaviors associated with ADHD have been documented for centuries, they were generally viewed in moralistic terms, as willful misbehavior deserving punishment, or as a form of mental illness Acknowledgement of a distinct medical condition is relatively recent.

The term “hyperkinetic syndrome” emerged in the late 1950s, and medications like Ritalin were prescribed. The term “Attention deficit disorder” (ADD) began to be used in 1980, and the broader term “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” (ADHD) emerged in 1987 and has gradually eliminated the use of “ADD” to describe the condition.Larry Lee was born in 1941, but he wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until the early 1980s when he was over 40 years of age.This is the Larry Lee’s story, which he finished writing when he was 74 years old.

Other than some editing for length and clarity, it is told in his own words and in his own way.



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