In a previous post I mentioned that I had had a SPECT SCAN done several years back. Vanessa's response is below, and while I sent her a direct response, I wanted to share some of the information here. If you have any questions about it, please do not hesitate.
In order for the scans to make sense, I need to give you some context.
I When I was 7 years old I was in a severe bicycle accident that broke my helmet into 4 pieces and my skull into 3. I was in a coma for 3 days, damaged the 3rd nerve in my right eye, and completely changed the way that I viewed and related to the world around me. Upon recovering enough to return to school 2 months later, I quickly noticed a few things were different.
I became very aware of and sensitive to people 's tone of voice and the words used in response or reaction to ideas they were trying to express to each other. I also became very aware that people’s bodies did not always match what they were saying; body postures shifted depending on subject and situation. I was curious
about all of the new behaviors that I was seeing while talking to my peers, parent’s friends, neighbors and teachers. I learned very quickly (and cared little at the time) that people did not like me asking them, “ What do you really think, and why did you just say something different?’ (My sensitivity to people is part of the reason that I am a ‘recovering awkward person.’)
Second: School became more difficult
Throughout the rest of my adolescence and early adulthood, I continued to struggle with the stuff above, and learned to over come much of the struggles.
When I was 22ish, My Mom gave me Dr. Amen’s Change Your Brain Change Your Life on Audio.
A few chapters into the book, I realized that no brain scan had been after the accident that getting one would show me if anything else was going on that I didn’t know about.
Got the scans and figured out that I was already addressing the leaning disabilities that were a cause of the accident and it have me more insight on some other things going on that I didn't talk about here. if you want further info, message me.
So now the scans: These were done in 2009.
(With these scans the colors are used to create texture and visual representation. The important things to look at are the bumps, holes and crevasses as it shows what parts of the brain are not operating optimally) The top scan shows my brain at rest, the bottom my brain during a concentration activity. In short, both scans confirmed that I have Attention Deficit Disorder, shown by the decreased activity in the left and right inferior orbital pre-frontal cortex.
(Much worst while trying to concentrate.)