Adult add symptoms memory

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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 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.
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.
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..?
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 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.
1998316 tn?1328976356 What are the symptoms of adult ADD? Would i have had to have it as a child? I remember as early as 6th grade i had trouble remembering things, poor memory and concentration, depression, allergies (which i didn't realize i had). Now, i am taking antidepressants and Klonopin. I have been on antidepressants since a young adult and on Klonopin for a couple of years. I was on Xanax before that.
Avatar n tn Not that it is a bad thing but it caused me problems when I really needed to concentrate. As an adult, I went to my dr. and they said I probably had ADD-not ADHD. I started medication and I am so much better. Who knew. Goodluck! It can be very frusterating.
Avatar m tn Well, all the symptoms you mention would fit with ADHD or ADD. Of course, not getting a good nights sleep will definitely also cause memory problems. I'm guessing its more like ADD cause the ADHD kids get noticed early due to their hyper nature. Those with ADD just tend to suffer in silence.
Avatar n tn Although I am an adult, I am hypothyroid and I take Adderall for ADD. It it very helpful to me. I know that when I don't take the Adderall, I have a very hard time focusing, completing tasks, memory problems. I don't think I have heard of seizure problems with hypothyroidism. In my opinion, it is worth a try to help him. It sounds like he is very unhappy as he is and he shouldn't have to go through childhood that way.
Avatar f tn The problem is - ADD can cause the anxiety/depression. Check out these two sites aimed at the adult ADD sufferer. See if what they are talking about sound familiar to you. If it does, find a psyc that specializes in ADD. The sites are and 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.
Avatar f tn I've been experiencing some really irritating short-term memory loss problems (for myself as well as other people). I am 35, female and trying to figure out why and how I can improve this. Ther are a few things I have considered...I was in an auto accident last year. I was t-boned and the driver side airbag went off and pretty much saved my life.
Avatar m tn During my undergrad work, I talked with a doctor who told me I have some slight OCD and ADD issues, but nothing that required medication. My memory is fine for certain tasks, I just don't understand how it can be so bad in other situations. A few years back I started carrying around a notebook to help me keep track of things I am thinking of, and it seems to help. Am I just overreacting? Could it be some vitamin deficiency? Is there some magical food that will make it all better?
571167 tn?1223218065 From glioblastoma, which is the worst type of brain cancer and one of the symptoms is short term memory loss. I'm 21, and I had to check to make sure I didn't say that already...
1763947 tn?1334058919 I usually have a great memory and rarely write down appointments or other details. So I didn't have the basic skills to handle poor memory. I noticed memory issues a lot when I was cooking. Normally I would skim a recipe once and pretty much know the whole thing (depending on complexity, of course).
Avatar m tn doing some research on Adderall...3rd day on it, helps out, but severe headaches, constipation and stomach upset.
Avatar n tn I'm just curious why their are soo many out here that are all almost the same thing just a few thing's different and i mean just a few,like spd and adhd,add,and depression so far almost ressemble the same symptoms that i have read so far. But my learning disability and memory loss was diagnosed in 3rd grade then again in 6th grade.
199882 tn?1310188142 I couldn't handle him bosing me around,just cause the legs don't work and I have some memory proplems don't make me incapable of functioning. Try talking to him,keep talking,hopefully he will come around.Its heart breaking I know.But as we deal with this disease,I think they honestly feel they have lost something.Ya know we all married for better and worse and in sickness and health.
Avatar f tn I don't think that an anti-depressant, especially one that you have been taking for the past 8 years, would suddenly cause this type of memory loss. I only had such bad memory problems the first week after having a major stroke and was diagnosed with aphasia. I am 60 years old and my friends talk about not being able to find a word that they want to say, but nothing like the memory loss that you are talking about. So take some of the suggestions offered above to help with it financially.
Avatar n tn Although I am NOT a doctor, have you ever considered you might have a mild case of ADD (attention deficit disorder)? Your symptoms sound like mine (I'm 54), and throughout my life I've had trouble concentrating, completing tasks, etc. What got me through school, and excelling was my intellect. I'm a teacher, so as an adult, I recognized the symptoms. When I was growing up, no one knew about ADD. I'm not saying that is what you have, I'm just throwing it out as a possibility.
Avatar m tn Finally, two sites aimed at the adult ADD sufferer that you might want to check out are and 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. Has much more adult interaction. Both are worth checking out. Hope this helps!
Avatar m tn Well, he certainly does have many of the normal symptoms for a ADD/ADHD child. I agree with you on his IQ assessment. In fact to give an assessment in first grade is kind of weird anyway. A child with ADD will always do worse on a test like that due to lack of ability to focus. If he had a very experienced and patient tester, it might be kind of accurate for that point in time - and nothing else.
Avatar n tn Neuropsych eval show inconsistent memory deficits. This memory problem has affected his life. Problems at school (HS and college), lost car keys, missed appts., gas stove burners left on, he has gone to shcool on days when there has been no classes. He did Interactive Metronome at Healthsouth this summer. Also B12 & folic acid levels WNL. He did have a head injury about 4 yrs. ago. He has played soccer also. Could this be subclinical seizures?
521840 tn?1348844371 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. Studies have shown that people with ADHD have higher rates of underachievement, car accidents, career setbacks, and substance use. Adults with ADHD have significant problems functioning in their daily lives.
Avatar m tn Hi! Yes, I think it would add to your recovery. Many addicts ARE adult children of alcoholics and their deal will focus on the anger, hurt, painful memories, etc...and what to do with it all. Most adult children never get an "I'm sorry" or any movement toward responsibility for what's happened and those "happenings" are the foundation of a child's future... Look into it and see what you think. There are books about ACOAs and others about toxic parents.
Avatar f tn wow, you so have all the symptoms of Adult AD/HD - check this link Also, I think the clonazepam may be causing you some of the problems. Your dose might be to high. If you haven't read up on it. This link is pretty good. http://drugabuse.
Avatar f tn Head injuries, such as post-concussion syndrome, have symptoms that include irritability, mood swings, memory problems, depression, and sleeping problems. Some spinal problems can cause ADHD behavior because, if the spine is not connected to the brain properly, nerves from the spinal cord can give the brain all of signals at once making a child rambunctious and full of energy.
13246092 tn?1429156425 You feel weird when off V because you then are feeling what ADHD is like. You have very accurately described many of the symptoms of adult ADHD. So yes, you should feel differently when off the medication. If not, the med would not be working. You said, "I am not comfortable having this external source of personal power being the difference between a good day and a bad day but I don't know what to do.