Comments from the NEUROLOGIST,
A 40-year-old male comes in to my office reporting he has been embarrassed when he isn’t paying attention at meetings at his office, and other people notice. He also reports his desk is much messier than any other desk at the office. He also started painting the dining room a new color that his wife wanted, but did one wall, and never finished the painting job in 6 months, which is making his wife angry.
He was smart in high school and college and finished with decent grades, but he remembers that in high school, the nun used to criticize him for looking out the window, and a few times, she had to say his name over and over again while he was spacing out.
We started a stimulant at a low dose, and he reports he is feeling that for once he can come up to his potential at work. At first, he had a drop in appetite with the stimulant and lost 5 pounds, but after 2 months, that appetite problem has disappeared and he is back to his normal weight.