Mesopotamia by Gwendolyn Leick

By Gwendolyn Leick

Greater than seven thousand years in the past, the 1st city civilization all started in Mesopotamia, in a space such as present-day Iraq. This impressive booklet is the 1st to bare daily life because it used to be in ten long-lost Mesopotamian towns. utilizing archaeological fragments of jewellery, textiles, and writings, anthropologist Gwendolyn Leick paints a colourful photograph of the lives of Mesopotamians-from poets and clergymen to businesswomen and divorc&eacutees-and the superb achievements in their complicated and ingenious society.

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Having ADD only adds to these in terms of reading problems, low self-esteem, lack of organization, and procrastination. Probably the two biggest variables seen are that of avoidance and procrastination. LIFE PATTERNS BEGIN TO EMERGE IN ADOLESCENCE & & & & & & Experiences of success versus failure Begin tasks at last minute, late for appointments Making promises that are not kept Pleasing others to avoid confrontation or criticism Sleeping patterns change Identifying life ideals and values: fighting for beliefs or giving up Life patterns formed in adolescence can affect an individual’s total lifestyle and their future in terms of continued avoidance and procrastination; examples are not taking a chance unless it is a sure thing, not trusting themselves, or not feeling competent to be successful as a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Some of the same issues can be seen on every test protocol when there is a genetic ADD disorder, spatial problems and the tendency to break words down into syllables as opposed to phonetics. Realization of the problem of spatial functioning emerged when test after test revealed the same problem in the copying of two designs that had dots requiring specific spatial alignment. Historically no one had difficulty with those figures that did not contain any dots. Even artists have these types of difficulties.

Changing classes means keeping things straight and remaining organized. Finally, examinations begin to incorporate two things: scantrons and use of multiple-choice questions, both of which are difficult for the ADD child affected by spatial deficits. Medical management in the form of stimulant medication does not reveal a difference in spatial functioning when viewed through neuropsychological test measures. While other attention symptoms of distractibility, thinking speed, and information processing reveal improvement, the spatial problem is due to the brain Will the Real ADD (ADHD Inattentive Type) Please Stand Up?

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