Thursday, April 6, 2006

Common Geeky Health Problems

Sometimes a subject comes in groups. It wasn't long ago that I read about a particular trait commonly associated with computer programmers (the ability to enter hyperfocus/flow/the zone for mental tasks) is considered a symptom of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Now comes an article about the typical health disorders faced by us geeky types. [Slashdot link due to the server of the original article being crushed by, well, Slashdot.] After reading that, I realize that I could walk into a doctor's office and convince them fairly easily that I have symptoms of both Adult ADD and depression. In fact, I am simply optimized for a set of tasks outside the realm of what is considered "normal."

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