Add and adhd symptoms adults

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Avatar m tn I am wanting so answers regarding ADD in adults. What are the major symptoms? Does it get more severe with age? My Focus in high school was very difficult. I could not focus in class at all. It is strange because I was voted the outstanding athlete of the year in my graduating high school class. Today many years later i am full of fear when it comes to learning..................
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Avatar m tn I guess that is the reason, and if you consider the spendings world wide on children adhd/add, it would be to expensive to help the 2-5% of the adult population being diagnosed. So I guess money and politics is partly to blame. Its quite incredible when studies show that in some countries have as many as 40% of prisoners are affected, and they still don´t really take it serious by testing and medicating..... Wonder what the 40% of innmates cost emotionally and economical in modern society.....
Avatar n tn Weird, never heard that one before - and I have been on this site for 4 years. I think that a lot of the adults with ADD would be real surprised if it were true. As long as you have a prescription you are fine.
1541754 tn?1294331420 ADHD researchers have known for a long time that lots of adults with ADHD are heavy (often VERY heavy, actually) smokers. The drug in cigarette smoke, Nicotine,is a stimulant drug kind of like Dexedrine. So smoking is a way for people with ADHD to self-medicate their symptoms. Like Dexedrine, the nicotine you inhale in tobacco smoke makes you feel better; for example more alert and focussed and "calm" - less anxious, restless and impulsive and so on.
7087196 tn?1389306119 // Am surprised that Risperdal is indicated for ADHD. I can find nothing online that would agree with that. However, it certainly would work for anxiety which is a common disorder of ADHD. And I do read that it makes some of the other meds more effective. But, I still think it is being used mainly to treat the bipolar problem.
Avatar m tn Your son is very close to that. Its about how adults (and college students) deal with ADD. It has many topics on dealing with ADD. You might want to check it out first. Its - Hope some of this helps.
Avatar m tn A growing body of work exists about the short- and long-term effects of stimulant treatment on cardiovascular parameters in children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD who are receiving stimulants. These data, limited to healthy subjects without known preexisting cardiac anomalies, consistently demonstrate small, statistically significant, but not clinically meaningful increases in blood pressure and pulse as well as minimal changes during electrocardiography.
Avatar m tn There is a very strong link between depression and ADD or ADHD. In kids, its 10 to 30% ("The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. ), My own opinion from reading posts here from undiagnosed adults is that it is much higher. My opinion is that if your therapist wants to help you, the therapist would do some research on AD/HD. Knowing what is the cause of depression is the fastest way to deal with it. If you are not supposed to diagnose, then who is?
Avatar m tn ok well i was told the other day that there was a connection between addiction and addictive behavior in peopl who have add/adhd i was curious as to hopw many of u addicts are add/adhd either cuz i may thnk u are or because u have been diagnoised by a dr stating that u are.
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635583 tn?1222779296 I feel that being aware of your own ADD and making a positive move to control it is the answer. And the one positive thing you can do is bring discipline and organization into your life. You may seem to be a bit "anal" to others, i.e. everything in its place, but it has worked for me. My daughter also has ADD, but she has no discipline and is not organized, consequently her life is always in a state of turmoil.
Avatar f tn if he has ADD he should be taking aderral not ritalin. Ritalin is for ADHD, that is supposed to calm him down so the person is not always hyper. Aderral should help with the concentration problems.
Avatar f tn Kennedy - I thought that supplements such as Omegas, Vitamin B complex, magnesium and zinc have shown to help ADD/ADHD. I agree that, these supplements will not eliminate the symptoms. I think that research ahs shown that these supplements help to reduce the symptoms and also reduce the amount of medicine needed, assuming the parent decides to use medication. I would appreciate your comments.
Avatar m tn // and see if any of these fit. I am not aware of SID sites for adults but specialmom could help with that.
Avatar n tn Recently I read about ADD, or ADHD without H, and began to wonder whether my condition could have something to do with it. So I ask the people who have experience with it - does it sound similar? If so (or even if not) , are there any techniques you'd recommend me to enhance my performance, to keep my attention on the task for longer periods and make the breaks rarer? Thanks in advance.
1380252 tn?1279892799 Moreover, the relaxing of the diagnostic criteria for AD(H)D, and concomitantly, that of diagnostic creep, have resulted in a 4000 per cent increase in those children (adults?) diagnosed with ADD and ADHD, since the mid-1970s! In essence, children are more likely to be diagnosed in school. Adults, especially those individuals who were labeled in childhood, usually seek out a diagnosis when confronted with those cares and concerns of a "grown-up world".
1453183 tn?1287849019 My son has been diagnosed with having ADD/ADHD and was put on Atterall and then a year ago the doctors took him off the medication and his schooling has suffered because of it. My question is would home schooling him help him or hurt him in anyway? And What else can I do to teach my child how to help control his symptoms?
Avatar f tn Well, if you have had ADD since childhood, I can certainly understand why you might have developed Borderline Personality Disorder. I have read numerous posts on this forum over the years from females (and a few males) who had ADD as a kid and never got diagnosed. Usually because they were intelligent and did fairly well in school. They weren't snotty nosed little hyper boys running around and getting noticed. I don't know how old you are.
Avatar f tn Strattera is used to treat ADD/ADHD in both adults and children. However, Prozac is used to treat depression as well as to eliminate or reduce the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder). It is not used to treat ADD/ADHD. Something is missing here .....
Avatar f tn Many adults struggle all their lives with unrecognized ADD/ADHD impairments. They haven’t received help because they assumed that their chronic difficulties, like depression or anxiety, were caused by other impairments that did not respond to usual treatment." From - This link is worth reading.
Avatar f tn And make sure that you really have adhd and not something different.There are other things out there beside adhd and add.
Avatar f tn I have not worked in 6 yrs. Therapists and psychiatrists never thought I had ADD/ADHD because I did good in school. I have been diagnosed with panic disorder, anxiety and depression. I appreciate any feedback, thank u.