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Who Shot Paulie? Classic Scenes from the ADHD MInd

Anyone, of any age, who deals with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) will relate to the following story.Anyone who thinks they won’t – who thinks ADHD is the exclusive realm of little boys who can’t sit still in the classroom – needs to understand that “hyperactivity” can refer to mentalhyperactivity as well as physical.
Like this morning. I got out of bed later than usual and realized that my sluggishness had to do with the medium-severity headache I’d awakened with. Only one cure for that, of course: Excedrin (or the generic equivalent). Coffee to wash it down with…might as well combine two essential tasks. So there I am, waiting for my coffee to brew, and for some completely unknown reason, a line fromThe Godfatherpops into my head. “Leave the gun. Take the cannolis.” Now, I already knew that Richard Castellano, in his role as Pete Clemenza, was the person who said that. I also knew that when he said it, he was on a deserted beach road on Long Island, having gotten out …