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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Michael Phelps has ADHD Reply with quote

they were talking about it with him on nbc
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually noticed it with his interview Spitz and Bob after winning his seventh Gold Medal.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does Michael Phelps stim? Confused
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I heard that and i was like "YES!!!" Another point for our side. lol But that could explain why he's so fast in the pool. Smile He has to get rid of all that extra energy somehow.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes ^^^ it apparently doesn't keep him from kicking ass.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fossy wrote:
Yeah I heard that and i was like "YES!!!" Another point for our side. lol But that could explain why he's so fast in the pool. Smile He has to get rid of all that extra energy somehow.

Our side? People are people, aren't they? I don't see the world as some type of battle between autistics and NTs. And even if it were, how is ADHD on the Aspie side? I know plenty of people with ADHD in varying severities and they seem closer to neurotypical than they do to Aspie.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have ADHD and AS
Hooray for me!
I behave like a mix between Jerry Lewis and an eccentric astrophysicist.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orwell wrote:
Fossy wrote:
Yeah I heard that and i was like "YES!!!" Another point for our side. lol But that could explain why he's so fast in the pool. Smile He has to get rid of all that extra energy somehow.

Our side? People are people, aren't they? I don't see the world as some type of battle between autistics and NTs. And even if it were, how is ADHD on the Aspie side? I know plenty of people with ADHD in varying severities and they seem closer to neurotypical than they do to Aspie.


You kinda took my comment a little too seriously..... Embarassed And ADD is considered a mild form of autism by many people. But yeah you took my comment too seriously. I wasn't meaning to sound as you thought I sounded. I was just meaning that this would help people not see it as a handicap.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fossy wrote:
You kinda took my comment a little too seriously..... Embarassed And ADD is considered a mild form of autism by many people. But yeah you took my comment too seriously. I wasn't meaning to sound as you thought I sounded. I was just meaning that this would help people not see it as a handicap.

Oh, sorry... Embarassed I can tend to take things literally sometimes. But yeah, I see your point now. But still, just having someone with a mental "disorder" succeed in athletics doesn't do much to bolster our credibility. If a dxed Aspie or ADHDer were to win a Nobel prize or something, that might be a bit better. Oh wait, Vernon Smith already did that and no one cares. Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MartyMoose wrote:
I have ADHD and AS
Hooray for me!
I behave like a mix between Jerry Lewis and an eccentric astrophysicist.


Laughing Laughing and the funniest part is I can picture it so clearly in my mind! Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MartyMoose wrote:
I have ADHD and AS
Hooray for me!
I behave like a mix between Jerry Lewis and an eccentric astrophysicist.

I have ADHD and AS as well here.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was actually only really diagnosed with ADD (not the hyperactivity kind though) when I was 8. I have never been diagnosed with HFA or Aspergers but I'm pretty sure I have one or the other. My brother has Aspergers so I have become more familiar with it lately. I always knew there was something more wrong with me than just ADD because I went to a school for kids with ADD and I was much more distant and withdrawn than them. I was basically like a deaf mute in high school.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if people think that ADHD is 'natural' instead of some genetic 'doping'?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was diagnosed as hyperactive as a little girl. I think it was a misdiagnosis and that AS fits me much better.

ADD and ADHD seem to be commonly diagnosed in people who have become prominent athletes and Olympic gold medalists. I haven't heard of anyone with AS who became an Olympic gold medalist, but Paavo Nurmi and Roger Bannister had strong AS tendencies.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thinks its possible he is on the spectrum.


Many diagnosed with ADHD are actually on the spectrum whether actually having AS or even milder just being on the spectrum ( some doctors speculate wether add/hd should be considered on the spectrum.) I think its sort of like a an intersecting spectrum where many with add/hd are on the spectrum but not all.

but micheal phelps i think may be on it . I need to know more imformation him but just from this video of him you can tell he has some charecteristics











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