What Hippocrates gave to the world

Nothing beats a quick excursion from office in the middle of a rainy misty afternoon, for a nice sandwich at a smallish restaurant with glass walls, that I am just back from. Heavenly!

Now. Since you would be wondering what brought his highness, the father of medicine, Hippocrates, to my blog. Well, a search for something led me to the below on Wikipedia. And, since I am forgetful and easy to distract, I am convinced I suffer from ADHD. Doctor! Help! :D

For those who are intersted to read more:

DSM-IV criteria for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
I. Either A or B:
A. Six or more of the following symptoms of inattention have been present for at least 6 months to a point that iat brought his highs disruptive and inappropriate for developmental level:

Often does not give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities.
Often has trouble keeping attention on tasks or play activities.
Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
Often does not follow instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand instructions).
Often has trouble organizing activities.
Often avoids, dislikes, or doesn't want to do things that take a lot of mental effort for a long period of time (such as schoolwork or homework).
Often loses things needed for tasks and activities (e.g. toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or tools).
Is often easily distracted.
Often forgetful in daily activities.

B. Six or more of the following symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity have been present for at least 6 months to an extent that is disruptive and inappropriate for developmental level:

Hyperactivity:
Often fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
Often gets up from seat when remaining in seat is expected.
Often runs about or climbs when and where it is not appropriate (adolescents or adults may feel very restless). Often has trouble playing or enjoying leisure activities quietly.
Is often "on the go" or often acts as if "driven by a motor".
Often talks excessively.

Impulsiveness:
Often blurts out answers before questions have been finished.
Often has trouble waiting one's turn.
Often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g. butts into conversations or games).

(For those who are still interested to read more, the source was Wikipedia)

Comments

Ganja Turtle said…
Hypochondriac is more like it! I almost convinced my parents once that I suffered from this... ;-)
manuscrypts said…
ah, very useful.. a technical answer for many things i am accused of :)
Phoenix said…
You're none of that, just stop thinking abt it...you;re just a little crazy, but i guess thats normal :P
Canary said…
@ganja
Hahaha! bravo! lemme also try convincing my parents! will be good fun :D

@manu
lol... join the boat!

@phoenix
How did u know im crazy?? :P
but i agree crazy people make the world more interesting ;)
der Bergwind said…
wow. i actually got scared reading this, ill think abt it and tell u why exactly.

n you have been tagged!
Botchtti said…
I soo am all of those things...
I think i have evrey symptom mentioned except for one or two....

But am not complaining... i love evry minute of it :D
Canary said…
@der
uh-oh, Ok i shall comply with the tag :P

@botch
Now that i go thru the list again, i think im all of it too! yahooo!
rukna said…
sorry i have been traveling so much these days that i did not get time to read the blogs....
how r things at your end?
anks said…
ah, the rains made it so damn tough to sit and work... didn't they?
Canary said…
@rukna
if ADHD is at bay, then I'm good! :|

@anks
completely!! :P
Impressionist said…
sorry I havent been able to read ur blog!!
thanx for the visit on mine, I have my exams going on!
will read ur post and comment once im done with it!
I will be back soon

-I
Iceman said…
I was both hyperactive & impulsive...

never had the patience to sit through an exam...
PSR Chaitanya said…
I in addition to attention deficit disorder probably suffer from an attention seeking disorder too.

But i have the patience to read people's posts in full and then comment. That makes it more attention-seeking than attention-deficit. Doesn't it?
wait. what??

Or i simply suffer from what i call Psychobabble syndrome. :P

Neways,feels gud to be here after a long time. :)
Chitty Cat said…
haha

i also thot i suffered from ad/hd - till i saw this!

and i know ur also interedte din voice overs

i think we r twins - wheeeee
(any syndrome for making random people on the blogspace ur twin?)
hehehe
Winson said…
Hiii
OMG!!.. i am DSM-IV criteria for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)-A + ...

m doin fine..work taken toll on my blogging..6 post a week to 6 post a year ...
:(
Canary said…
@impressionist
gracias!

@iceman
LOL, ur a bad example for kids

@chiatanya
dont they mean the same? :|
Canary said…
@chitty
tweeeennnieeeeeeeeee

@winson
sigh! there goes another famous blogger down memory lines..

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