Sunday, June 27, 2010

Who Said You Have ADD?...neuropsychological evaluation

 Recently, I responded to some comment's made by a person with ADHD on a blog. He/She(?) I will just say "00") wrote the reason's for viewing ADHD as a  "gift". I won't go into detail about why. "00" appeared to be upset with my response's( my fault,I was using sarcasm to make some of my points). Then questioned my honesty/knowledge about being a Man with ADD.

 "Who said  you have ADD?" was one of the question's "00" asked me. So I answered and gave "00" this link> Which is a post by me on my(this) blog. I don't know if "00" looked at it, and that is irrelevent to this post. But this event ("00" comment) led to this post you are about to read right now. So here it is.  Aren't You Soooooooo exited!!? (Heh Heh, lie and say: "Yes!")

                                                Neuropsycological Evaluation

    On my last scheduled M.S. apt.(June 17 2010) I remembered to ask for a copy of my NE (Neuropsychological Evaluation). Because so far, I have only copies of my M.S. Specialists (Dr. Pardo) report about a few things on my NE and the treatment suggested by Dr. Ruwe for ADHD. They(the reports) don't go into details about test score's and  ADHD.
 I was a bit stunned when I opened up an 18 page report dated 11/19/07! So I will just post the significant and somewhat humbling results. There are many categories in this test, one being the Mini-Mental State Examination. Guess what? I'm not a hoo...Dr. Ruwe said: "On measures of general intellectual functioning, Mr. Hutson performed between the average and high average range."  (OK, not too bad, I reckon. But no gift's there, huh?) "His performance on the on the verbal subtests yielded a Verbal Scale IQ score of 109,which is in the average range, albeit one point below the high average range." (OK, then I'm avarage and not unique or gifted).
 There's allot more to all this that I will keep adding to this post. So hopefully, you may be interested in how Dr. Ruwe, Psy.D, Ph.D came to a Diagnoses of ADHD after seeing many test score's, talking to my wife, then me, and much more. He's no dummy and He mentions the frontal lobe-bilateral damage etc...
But for now, I would like to know if any one is interested in this? And how science meets ADHD and how these Neuropsych tests are something to consider if you or someone you know is having mental problems. I will keep adding no matter what, but I hope this will be of help to other ADDers and non-ADDers who are interested this subject.