Add vs adhd in 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..................
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.
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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 Another interesting book is by a UC Berkley honors student with severe ADHD. While it is about growing up with ADHD, not ADD you do get a feeling for what he had to do to get by in school. The book is called - "ADHD and Me, What I learned from lighting fires at the dinner table," by Blake Taylor. Finally, a web site. Its really for adults. Your son is very close to that. Its about how adults (and college students) deal with ADD.
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?
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....
1523918 tn?1291351156 Kind of wonder about your doctor? There are other ways to go besides strattera, like as needed doses of adderall (or others) for example. Depression is not unusual. In the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley she says that up to 30% of AD/HD people do suffer from it - for very good reasons. So point being - I have seen lots of post by adults who still use meds, but on a as needed basis. And if the dose is correct, the personality does not suffer.
Avatar f tn Its not that he never really got over it. Its that he never learned how to deal with it. By the way, sleep apnea will make ADHD worse (at least in kids), see the following link. And the sleep apnea would certainly cause him to have trouble staying awake. Essentially (to me) he is showing many classic ADHD and sleep apnea symptoms.
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.
1546912 tn?1293809481 "It’s odd that ADHD is still more thought of as a childhood disorder, since there are actually more adults with ADHD than children." -- Ari Tuckman (Psychologist specializing in ADHD, and VP of the ADD Association) In a nutshelff, that's why I started this forum. A fruitless search for an Adult-specific ADHD forum and support community left me frustrated and cranky.
Avatar f tn My boyfriend just recently came out and told me that he does struggle from time to time with ADD. He is studying in University a PHD in Microbiology, he only has 2 years left of his scholarship. And admitted that he struggles at times to concentrate on his studies and from time to time takes ritalin. He told me that he dosent take it regularly, he only takes it when he needs to he said.
Avatar f tn You asked," My question is why didn't they dignose me with ADD when they dignose me with bipolar." In the, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley (you might want to buy it), she says (p. 68), "one of the biggest challenges has been to differentiate children with manic symptoms of bipolar from those with ADHD." And the problem is that you don't usually want to use a stimulant medication on people with Bipolar.
Avatar n tn Well, lying is associated simply because if you have ADD or ADHD, and you are tired of always being blamed for stuff you do that you didn't really realize you did then you start to lie. And once you find that way out, then you keep doing it. Here are Adult ADD symptoms - see if they fit. Can Adults Have ADHD? By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Attention deficit disorder is not just a childhood disorder.
1628438 tn?1299557322 Dear whom ever reads this. Im 21 years old 5.7 in. tall and have add and adhd,and have a problem with lying. I constently lye every day about everything, even the most littlest things i lye about. It has screwed up my whole life with everyone iv ever known.. Im asking for anything i can do to cure or even try to brake it. im willing to do anything to stop or atleast controle it. plz help.. i seem like everyday i feel a lil less of my self in side ty..
Avatar f tn Usually I find when talking to adults with ADHD that they have very uneven motivation, such that they excel in areas that interest them and fail miserably in situations like pre-requisite courses in college. There is often a path towards doing something that you like that does not include getting a college degree.
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.
Avatar f tn Even a minor case of ADHD can not be "cured." What does happen is how you treat it. As you get older, you do gain more control over it. Medications can help. Many adults with ADHD are able to take medications only when they think it is necessary (before a report is due, or a important business meeting), and so they are able to deal with their ADHD. Information about ADHD and how it effects you is the key to dealing with it.
2212714 tn?1342258744 Please hang in there with your interests Cheri There must be more adults out there having ADD/ADHD challenges. Please join in and help make frustrated observers like me feel less like a third wheel! Thank you all and hope to see more replies.
Avatar f tn I have a 13yr who has ADD and CAPD. He is falling way behind in school and now doesn't even want to go. His grades are awful and honestly I don't think he cares. He refuses medicine. Which his doctor said he is old enough to make that decision. I was considering homeschooling him, but not sure if he would even try. Anyone with any advice would help.