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TOPIC TITLE: spatial issues & sequential thought processing
Created On 4/5/06 1:17 AM
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snowflake
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4/5/06 1:17 AM
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Good Morning Dr Price , are spatial issues fixable ? or are they gifts from g-d disguised as impediments . For instance the inability to drive a car - difficulty estimating space and distance and time etc or difficulty dancing gracefully and in sync with others - in addition to having a very unfocused and easily distractable brain (not sure on that connection) . Are the spatial and sequential thought processing centers of the brain both part of the same neuronal pathway, or brainwave section and somehow interconnected .Or would a very poor math student with an inability to drive car , dance gracefully and or follow a series of instructions without getting stuck on the first step just be a combination of random defective brain wiring and short circuiting born under some very unlucky stars .


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Dr. Price MD
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4/5/06 8:23 AM
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If you chose to be a cab driver or aspire to find work as a dancer then these would be impediments. I have found that starting from childhood, you can see that each person was blessed with some talent in a certain area which if only he or she could realize it and use it would make for an easier and more productive life. Many people never realize their gift until someone shows it to them but at that point they might feel too trapped in their current life to explore it. It is analogous to superheros. Aquaman can talk to animals but he can't fly. Superman can fly but he's vulnerable to a heavy metal which most others are not.

Rabbi Price, M.D.
 
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4/5/06 10:59 PM
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Thank You Dr Price , but what if one aspire's to just be able to comprehend the big picture (emotional and spiritual ) focus on objectives ,maintain consistency in the threadbare fabric of space/ time and organization and contemplate purpose for living and reason for creation etc .... how is one supposed to figure out why were here if they cant focus long enough on how to fix the dysfunction .
Even finding thrills that accomodate the low functional on a spatial level thrill seeker is limited to thrills that dont involve spatial skills ie roller coasters . Thrills that involve spatial skill ie rock climbing, bungee jumping,surfing not sure about sky diving r difficult .
Seeing the forest without tripping on the trees is near impossible without the ability for sequential thought processing and spatial thinking seeing the big pic .....,learning a skill maintaining a job for money for a competent and astute therapist to facilitate in the finding latent gifts for productive living would border on definitely impossible . Basically its just the cycle of dysfunctionalism goin round and round and round like a never ending ferris wheel on a warm summer night at the county fair except that there is no fair and no cotton candy either .........


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"live with intention.walk to the edge.listen hard.practice wellness.play with abandon.laugh.choose with no regret.continue to learn.appreciate your friends . do what you love.live as if this is all there is" . mary anne radmacher

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Dr. Price MD
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Well you certainly have a knack for poetic satirical writing. I can see how your mind puts things together in novel ways by the metaphors you use. Outstanding! Perhaps you are not destined to work for someone in a structured environment. Many people in your situation are their own bosses, have flexible hours, work from a distance and most importantly, hire or marry obsessive-compulsive personality types to get everything organized and keep things grounded. As I mentioned, most people cannot see their G-d-given talent until it is shown to them.

Rabbi Price, M.D.
 
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snowflake
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4/23/06 1:24 AM
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thanks Dr Price , appreciate the accolades and the insight. my brain would need the Ritalin or Adderal to function in an unstructured habitat ......In your experience have you found Adderall to stifle/stunt or use up the energies needed for creativity/ writing/laughing or is that side effect -end user specific . Is there any stimulant among Adderall ,Ritalin ,and Concerta that uses up less of the zaniness,sparkle / creativity and the inherent constant craving for novelty and change while still maintaining the focus and balance needed for function aside from dosage tweaking and or lowering without incorporating humdrum roboticsm with humorless undertones as the default setting on the emotional vocabulary data base .


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Dr. Price MD
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4/23/06 6:05 PM
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Certainly specific to the individual. There are other non-stimulant options like: Wellbutrin, Straterra, Provigil, Clonidine and Tenex.

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