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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..................
Avatar n tn My son was diagnosed with add/odd last November and has recently been diagnosed as depressed and prescribed prozac, he is 10yrs old. He also is LD. I too was LD and attended special education in school, and I have been on prozac for about four years. I think I know where he got it from! I have many of the symptoms, over the eleven. My question is at what point should I seek treatment? I guess to others I might look like I function quite well but really I am a mess.
521840 tn?1348840771 These same childhood symptoms take on different forms in adults with ADHD. For example, most adults with ADHD are not floridly hyperactive. Instead, an adult is more likely to report ‘inner restlessness’ or problems with impulsivity. Symptoms of ADHD impact important adult tasks such as remembering to pay the mortgage, paying attention while driving, or managing your children’s schedules.
Avatar f tn But, I guess you should feel kind of good knowing that enough (successful) adults also have ADD that they have taken the time to put together very professional sites to help those with ADD. I think that the best site for you to check out is totally.add. I think that you will like the visual approach. Jeff's add mind is kind of complex. I wish somebody had a site for people of your age, cause its really needed! Your questions are good ones. Totallyadd.com will answer them.
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Avatar f tn On several of the adult ADD sites, I have noticed a very strong link to ADD and depression. Especially if the ADD was not caught till adulthood (this is very common in women). When you were a child, it was difficult to diagnosis ADD (especially if you were intelligent). If you were a hyper little boy, you got the attention. A little girl pulling B's and C's didn't get noticed. Personally, I think that is still going on a lot today.
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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.
1142689 tn?1320833411 I wish I could find a support group for ADD in my area, where other ADD adults get together. I feel angry and hurt and betrayed.
1472865 tn?1286905554 Does anyone really, understand in what ADD/ADHD really is? Well if you all are not sure in what it really means I would be happy, too help you all understand in what they both mean..Some people feel once they are dignosed with this (CHALLENGE) that their life comes to an end. But really isn't true... I have two boy's both with ADHD and other disabilities, and they are both doing well....
Avatar m tn i am 18 yrs old and about 2 wks ago i went to a psychiatrist because i have always suspected ADD. have you talked to a psychiatrist?? i would go talk to someone and tell them your symptoms. tell them the truth about everything so that they can properly diagnose you. medications that they usually perscribe for adults are along the lines of aderall and concerta ((that i know of)). good luck with everything and keep us posted!!
Avatar m tn 9,20 In both short and longer-term studies, there were low drop-out rates secondary to abnormal cardiovascular parameters and 90th percentile for age) or clinical symptoms referable to cardiovascular symptoms (eg, chest discomfort, syncope, palpitations). Studies of adults reflect those of children and adolescents, although, not surprisingly, higher rates of hypertension have been observed28,29 because blood pressure naturally increases with age.
Avatar f tn are there any side effects of taking Zoloft for that long that would cause attention deficit disorder in adults? It seems that I have a difficult time on occasion concentrating on one thing at a time therefore, creating a lack of confidence in those I communicate with. Your help would be appreciated.
1858622 tn?1319813203 I do recommend some on line sites which have a lot of useful information since they are aimed at adults by adults with ADD. The two sites aimed at the adult ADD sufferer that you might want to check out are totallyadd.com and http://jeffsaddmind.com/for-first-time-visitors. Both sites are done by people with ADD. totallyadd was actually a PBS special and consequently is a series of short videos. Quite entertaining and useful. Jeffs add mind really reflects him.
Avatar n tn Certainly you exhibit some of the symptoms of ADD. You are also of an age that did not focus on girls in public schools who had ADD. All the attention tended to go to those hyper little boys. So its entirely possible that you were overlooked, specially if you had the intelligence to "get by". A site that you might be interested in checking out is - http://jeffsaddmind.com/ Its for adults with ADHD, but a lot of it applies. Take a while to go through it.
Avatar m tn Is it truly difficult to diagnose adult ADHD or adult ADD? How can i get diagnosed given no money to pay a doctor? i am concerned, but my therapist says i should not self-diagnosis. however, i have no other way to diagnose since i cannot afford it. my therapist can only provide support for depression.
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 - http://jeffsaddmind.com/for-first-time-visitors Hope some of this helps.
1523918 tn?1291351156 //jeffsaddmind.com/for-first-time-visitors and then check out his resources, there are many ideas there that will help you. And by the way, even if you go back to some kind of medication - all research has shown that that is only partially effective with out learning behavioral modifications. That is why you need information. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn Now is it possible that because he was taken off the medication during that time and nothing was ever substituted in its place that he would develope much more complicated ADD/ADHD. Because as he is getting older he is getting to wehre he is not attenative to much of anything and does not care to help out with anything. And occassionally has trouble at work with trying to deal with certain situations.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with moderate ADD as a child, and have never received treament. My life is moving at a rapid pace, and I know that I need to seek treatment in order function as a normal 22 year-old adult. I would like to be prescribed either Ritalin or Adderall to help with my problem. Could you tell me what the normal dose is for an adult my age with moderate to severe ADD?
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