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Motivation issues at work

Facebook mJKe77
Jan 1

Saw a psychiatrist and have a referral for a neuro-psych eval for suspected ADHD.
Has anyone had one of these over 40 years? Do I need to prep for it?

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  • Microsoft / Eng
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    Kids who are learning about the world are motivated neither by pain nor by unhappiness. They are motivated by the joy of life and excitement of living, which offers a never-ending supply of motivation that uplifts, gives them that sparkle in their eyes. Why do you think it is such a joy to watch a child explore the world and learn? Why is it so captivating to watch as they learn how to pour water into a glass, and the excitement and joy they feel doing it? For that exact reason.

    If it is pretty obvious that one has more mental resources and energy when they feel the effortlessness of living, the joy of life, wouldn’t you then agree that kids have something to remind us of - our birthright, of what most us have forgotten? One does not need to punish oneself to achieve one’s goals, and can instead see the journey to the goal as its own reward. And then no matter what you end up doing - you’re doing the right thing. No matter the result - you’re walking your own path and you know you are exactly where you need to be. Life becomes effortless. Do you think you’re ever going to experience lack of motivation while living such lifestyle? What an irrelevant question, isn’t it?

    Ask yourself: is it at all possible that your supposed lack of motivation and ADHD are nothing but SYMPTOMS of you logically planning your life, logically deducing that which you call motivation? What drives you in life?
    Jan 110
    • Google / Engskrondo
      What about leaving this bullshit aside and letting the Dr diagnose it?
      Jan 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      Some think it is normal to be on antidepressants for 5 years (my roommate & his doctor). Some think it is the right thing to do to feed your kid meth (Adderall) for what 30 years ago was called restlessness.

      You know how they prevent/treat depression in retirement homes in Japan? They have a daycare in the same building and let retirees play with the kids. No need for pills or therapy. They are already starting to do something similar in US, they have a program in Seattle.
      Jan 1
    • Stripe / Engbt6475
      Dude, you don’t know what you’re talking about. Yes, overmedication is a problem and I think medication should be a last resort. But if nothing else works, what is wrong with turning to it? OP is an adult, don’t you think he would have tried to find whatever alternatives to fix the problem by now?

      Also, sometimes mental illness are caused by physiological problems. The case of the daycare in retirement homes was clearly not that, it was circumstantial. Different problems have different solutions.
      Jan 1
    • Google / Engskrondo
      MP3, you sound like a dumber version of the dalai lama (if that was even possible). A Dr is involved, one with a degree. Please keep your feel good philosophy at bay and kindly revert back.
      Jan 1
    • Google / Engskrondo
      By the way methamphetamines and amphetamines are NOT the same thing.
      Jan 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
      MP3

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      @skrondo:
      “Walter Freeman, MD, is known in history as the father of the lobotomy, an infamous procedure that involved hammering an ice pick-like instrument into a patient’s brain through their eye sockets. The horrifying procedure often left patients in a vegetative state and is responsible for an estimated 490 deaths.” I guess having a degree is one thing, and being able to cure people is another?

      @skrndo:
      Eh, semantics. I don’t need to be a doctor/chemist/pharmacist to know I shouldn’t feed my kid neither meth nor amph. 🤷‍♂️

      @bt6475:
      So... I guess in Japan depression is ephemeral and doesn’t exhibit physical symptoms? 🤣 Would me getting clinically depressed due to a breakup be circumstantial or physiological? How can you ever be sure?
      Jan 1
    • Broadcom Ltd. rFkd21
      Blow it out your ass. Although over medication is for sure a problem, real problems do exist.
      Jan 1
    • Google / Engskrondo
      icepick frontal lobotomies should be administered more often IMO. It's an underrated procedure with several benefits.
      Jan 1
    • Microsoft / Eng
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      @rFkd21:
      Oh really? Are you reading between the lines or making your own conclusions that you attribute to me? I never said anything against all medication, health problems in general. Do you think if I have worms I’ll sit in meditation and prey for them to go away? 🤣

      @skrondo:
      We have less invasive alternative to lobotomy in 21st century called watching the Kardashians.
      Jan 1
    • Facebook mJKe77
      OP
      I was diagnosed as a child in Australia was on meds etc. To get meds here I need the eval. Everything, including my relationship is better when I am on my meds.
      Jan 2
  • Stripe / Engbt6475
    Recently diagnosed with ADHD. I lost my job at Stripe due to my issues. When I was put on PIP I decided to go see a psychiatrist about it (also got a second opinion and they both agreed I have it). The PIPs at stripe only last 4 weeks. So even though I started medicating immediately and my performance improved, it was too late to fix those issues.

    I was tested for ADD as a child but found to not have it. The definition has changed substantially since then, so it explains the misdiagnosis.

    I’m now on adderall and it has made a big difference. I start my next job later this month, so ask back in 6 months if it makes a difference with job performance.
    Jan 16
    • Google VgYn36
      Glad to know you found something. Did you land an equally good or better position?
      Jan 1
    • Stripe / Engbt6475
      Thanks! In a way, yes. It’s more in the area I want to work in and on problems I am interested in. But it was a bit of a decline in TC/perks. I’m still pretty early in my career, so I’m not too bothered by that (optimizing for growth/learning at this stage).
      Jan 1
    • Salesforce fucccc
      Took (and am taking) adderall during school the last 3 years and I’m finding it unsustainable for me. Tolerance builds and I don’t want to keep on upping and upping the dosage to keep it effective.
      Jan 1
    • Nokia what10
      Are you noticing any side effect?
      Jan 1
    • Stripe / Engbt6475
      @fucccc damn that worries me. I hear switching medications can help with that. Although, others may not be as effective.
      Jan 2
    • Stripe / Engbt6475
      @what10 not really. I am a lot more chilled and patient. But I think that’s more of the point than a side-effect. If I miss a dosage, I just notice I get pretty tired.
      Jan 2
  • Benefitfocus / Data
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    I had the symptoms almost all my life but waited until 30 to finally get evaluated. Absolutely wish I would’ve done it earlier.
    Jan 11
    • Facebook / Other
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      Did they put you on meds?
      Jan 1
  • A symptom of our current working conditions, it's not natural to sit at a desk all day typing.

    After 30+ years you work that out whether you like it or not.

    Every day is a struggle but I just keep trying to change things up to spark new interest.

    I do not have ADD, there is no such thing, I just have other places I would rather be but need the money.
    Jan 10
  • Google CXvT53
    I'm in my 40s and started on ADHD meds recently. It made me less anxious in public settings and more productive writing technical documentation. I had symptoms all my life, and absolutely wish I did it earlier.
    Jan 10
  • Intel bimmy
    Burnout?
    Jan 10
  • Google VgYn36
    I have ADHD but typically it’s something that manifests pre adulthood. Have you had this your whole life? What level are you? Wouldn’t think it’d be easy to survive at Fb with it...
    Jan 14
    • Amazon chodubaba
      but you are surviving at Google?
      Jan 1
    • Google VgYn36
      Not easily, and I’m also lower level.
      Jan 1
    • Facebook mJKe77
      OP
      I was diagnosed as a child in Australia was on meds etc. To get meds here I need the eval. Unfortunately events in my life depression/ anxiety has made things much worse... and I don't know if I will still have a job by the time my eval rolls around. (March 20th)
      Jan 2
    • Facebook mJKe77
      OP
      E5 It's not easy and I am not doing as well as I would like or as I know I could be doing on meds...
      Jan 11

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