The path of self destruction. Why can't some blokes avoid it?

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It is actually part of ADHD. (Don’t fall into the trap of thinking AdHD is only kids and involves running around a lot.)

restlessness and self destructive behaviour trying to get a high is why an awful lot of people with ADHD end up drinking, doing drugs, gambling, cheating etc etc.
Not quite. "Trying to get a high" is a bit misleading. A lack of self-control means ADHD people are more likely to dabble in drugs/booze etc, and it's a slippery slope from there.
 
Not quite. "Trying to get a high" is a bit misleading. A lack of self-control means ADHD people are more likely to dabble in drugs/booze etc, and it's a slippery slope from there.
They lack self control due to the desire to take risks to get a dopamine high. There’s also the link with adhd and low self esteem which in itself creates huge problems.

there’s a link between self destructive behaviour and ADHD. There’s also a link between self destructive behaviour and a whole host of other things.

I’ve battled with depression, low self esteem, anxiety and to a certain extent risky behaviour.

It wasn’t until recently that we had our son diagnosed for autism that the paediatrician also said that within 30 seconds she’d also identified he had severe ADHD. She decided after 3 minutes of talking to me that I had it as well in my 40s.

since I started medication, the depression has all but gone (no longer to I drive into work most mornings and think ‘if that artic coming head on were to loose control and go into me, it wouldn’t be all to bad) but it’s stopped my mind racing.

I look back at how many relationships I’ve ruined over the years through cocking behaviour, how it’s impacted on my career because I couldn’t hold back the cutting remark to seniors I held in little respect, and it’s made me a better person for it.

Obviously I’m now going through a massive period of regret. My time in the mob could’ve been more successful along with a whole host of things. That’s what eating me up at the moment. Realising what could’ve been or where I could be.

thwres a whole host of reasons out there.

thankfully though, we now seem to live in a situation whereby we’re able to talk about all of these things.

I had a cousin who was always a bit ditzy. Very artistic.

iy wasn’t until she was 48 when she blocked off the Corstophine Road which is one of the main routes into and out of Edinburgh, in Rush hour picking up bits of imaginary broken glass that could hurt children that she found out she was Bi-polar.
 
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