Adult add symptoms

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Avatar n tn My husband (54years) has adult ADD. He is seeing a psychiatrist, who prescribes Concerta. He's been on it for about 6 months - says that, while it hasn't been a magic bullet or anything, that he feels more focused with it. This is the problem: I find him increasingly difficult to live, due to his list of symptoms. Sometimes, they seem to be getting worse. I guess I feel that there are other things he could be doing to manage this illness. But he never follows through on anything.
Avatar n tn I have a young adult daughter who has many of the symptom of ADD. She never was diagnosed in school because she was able to mask it. It seems that when she got into college, the symptoms surfaced more. It took her 5 years to get an Associate's Degree. She always told us that she was attending classes to finish her degree but flunked out. She has a lot of trouble paying her bills. In fact, she doesn't even open them. She says she going to do this or that, but doesn't do it.
490665 tn?1210337612 was wondering if adult add goes un detected for quite a while, its just i suffer with anxiety and have been told its a side effect of add or adhd, i have always been quite hyperactive as a person and as a young person was very unruly and troublesom and did not quite understand why i was like that and why i was doin things wrong, i always have compulsions to get in trouble and still do, i also suffer with a bad temper but i dont mean to have these outbursts they just happen!!
Avatar f tn You can go to your family doctor to ask about these symptoms and to inquire if you might have adult ADD. I went to my family doctor to get diagnosed.
Avatar n tn I consider myself to be more of a creative person than a person that enjoys memorizing infinite volumes of data(even though I am capable of this, I derive no pleasure from it). I have made extensive research concerning adult ADD and ADD in general and I do believe that in my first 6 or 7 years of school I did not exhibit any of the symptoms of ADD. I do believe, however, that these symptoms started manifesting a short time after this period of my life.
1789235 tn?1315160481 When I was younger I was diagnosed with both ADD/ADHD I was on Ritalin, (chewables) i remember spitting them out.. but I was wondering if it is possible to still have ADD as an adult.. I find myself not paying attention at times, starting one task then moving to another always having one or more tasks not finished.. If so what can be done to help me with this and can I be re-diagnosed?.. I am not sure if this makes any sense at all..
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. A wonderful site for adults is http://jeffsaddmind.
Avatar n tn there is such a thing as "adult add" go ahead and research it and see if you fall under that catagory. i know you are looking for answers/a reason for your feelings and such. they even have checklists, a quiz if you will to see if you may have add. if it looks as if you do, print out the sheet and show your dr. you can certainly get on some meds to help.
Avatar f tn As for differences between bipolar and adult ADD - google has information, personally I believe adult ADD to be up their with childhood *** as about most over diagnosed thing around and do not remotely believe its as prevalent as people say - I have met plenty of adults who claim to be ADD and not one of them truly fits the symptoms and the behaviours but hey they get ritalin and it works so they must be ADD right? * Ritalin works on non ADD and ADD people in most cases...
Avatar m tn My kids call it "zoning out". I've been doing that most of my life...since I can first remember anyway. I was 28 when they finally gave it a name...before that it was called " just needs a spanking", "needs a lickin", " needs the electric cord", etc. My report cards were filled with "She needs more sticktoitivness" and other such malarkey.
Avatar m tn I have battled depression since I was a teen and recently was told I have adult add. I find myself not really wanting to ever go any where or do anything and I am very irritable. I feel like a horrible mother and like I am not doing what other mothers whom seem to have it all do. I love my kids very much. I find myself constantly wondering what if this happens what if that happens. I seem to worry about everything actually. Money, bills, house work I need to get done.
Avatar f tn What is the process of being diagnosed for Adult ADD/ADHD? I am 44, have a 10 1/2 yr old son w/ ADHD (amongst other issues), and the more I read about minimally ADD, the more I see myself falling under that diagnosis. It's become more apparent to me as my late husband was OCD and our behaviors off-set each other. I'm not one to keep things organized, he was amazing at doing that! He cleaned, because I didn't do it the way he wanted. I could go on, but unless it's necessary, I won't.
Avatar m tn I was recently diagnosed with adult add. My doctoe prescribed adderall 20mg a day. It helps a lot with focus & motivation. But when I am at work or in social settings I feel paranoid & xtreme anxiety. My doc said he is upping my prozac that would help with social anxiety. But it will take a month to feel a benefit from that & the adderall will probably just override it. I did not take the adderall todday b4 work. I don't know what to do. Just take adderall on my days off?
1253584 tn?1332881554 i was told by my counselor that i have adult setting up an appt with my dr and was wondering what treatments are out there to help with ADD..?
464044 tn?1343705643 do you feel like you are getting no where in life? all of these are symptoms of ADD, it really sounds like this is what you have, get assesed and try the meds, it is trial and error untill you get the right dose but now that I am there I feel great, I am happy and feel even (especially with regards to meed swings).
Avatar f tn Its for adults with ADD and pretty well runs through all kinds of adult ADD stuff. Its kinda of helter-skelter, but the writer is ADD, and it tends to fit his personality I think. http://jeffsaddmind.
Avatar f tn Is it possible for adult ADD to get worse over time? I have been taking medication on a daily basis for the past few years but have just recently noticed that its no longer as effective.
Avatar n tn But the more I read about the symptoms of adult ADD, I think I may have it. I may be looking into it too much since my anxiety is sky high, and worrying myself that I may have been misdiagnosed. I'm also aware of my own heartbeat 24/7 which is annoying and frustrating. Done all the necessary medical exams, blood work is normal, ECG normal, 24hr holter normal. Seems like I keep on trying to pinpoint the problem which causes me more anxiety/depression.
Avatar f tn Many of these (if they've not already been authored by one) will list physicians, healthcare professionals, etc. that deal with adult ADD directly, as well as professional organizations to tap into. Good luck.
447130 tn?1225474466 My doctor has diagnosed me with a mood disorder and put me on Abilify. It has helped a lot but I still have NO energy, have a hard time finishing or starting tasks, poor concentration, and trouble with focus. He said it sounded like a little ADD was going on too and out me on Vyvanse. I still don't have a great amount of motivation and he said it would help this but it hasn't. I've been on it about 3 weeks at 30mg. Is my dose too low? Is it the wring med or wrong diagnosis?
Avatar f tn It sounds like your friend has been dealing with a normal reaction of depression to her ADD symptoms she has always had. It's possible she even experienced low-self esteem because of the ADD -- it's difficult to accomplish goals and get work done and feel good about oneself, which in turn brings down self-confidence. I know you are worried about your friend but maybe the medication is actually working for her.
Avatar f tn I was recently diagnosed with adult ADD (earlier this year)and am on Ritalin. I was thinking maybe I had a mood disorder about a month ago and was put on Lithium. BAD idea! I hit bottom again (depression) while taking that. Only took it for a couple days and dr. said to stop. I'm now thinking that I may have some sort of anxiety problem. I've always had a bit of social anxiety (nervousness, sweaty palms, butterflies in my stomach)although not diagnosed with that.
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707438 tn?1240963240 I know I have ADD as an adult and it can be frustrating. I get distracted easily and what really bugs me is I will get excited about some project but become quickly bored and leave it. So I always have half finished projects. RR is right, though, about the creativity. I guess it has it's good points. I think you learn to compensate a lot as an adult. But yes, adults certainly can have ADD. I don't think you just outgrow it. You learn to deal with it better, that's all.