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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 f tn I am a 50 year old, peri-menopausal female experiencing chronic symptoms of hot flashes, agitation, depression, etc. I also have ADD, not currently on meds but have a very hard time concentrating on anything. I just started on Lexapro. What ADD med would you recommend for me?
Avatar n tn 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. I am looking for adequate psychoterapeutic techniques(behavioral or otherwise) to resolve my procrastination issues. Medication is completely out of the question.
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.
Avatar f tn I have been told by several people that I have Adult ADD. I drink a lot of beer. If I do not drink I am bouncing off the walls. When I clean, I cannot finish one project before being distracted by another and moving on and on and on. My mind is constantly running on high. I am tired of drinking but feel crazy hyper without it. I am 51. I am hoping I can learn more about the onset of Adult ADD or could I possibly have had this for many years without my knowledge??
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 seem to be exhibiting every one of these traits, most of which are causing me to be on the brink of loosing my job. What can I do to have this treated? The cheaper the better. And yes, I do have health insurance...
1789235 tn?1315160481 htm#tocb It can be re-diagnosed by a doctor - which you would have to do if you wanted to try medication. However, there are some very good sites aimed at the adult ADD person that give a lot of information and coping skills. 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.
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 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. I am no longer depressed, but that's about all i can say.
Avatar n tn There are a few symptoms nessisary (sorry about the spelling)for a positive diagnosis of ADD/ADHD these are spontineity (random purchases, spur of the moment choices etc.)inability to focus and, lack of organizational skills (also unusually high amounts of energy in ADHD.) I have ADD i was diagnosed at the age of 6 and have found many stragies to cope, instead of fighting it, flit from task to task, everything will stil get done quikly. getting alot of exercise helps, espesially aerobic.
Avatar f tn com Hope there's no problem posting. Great source of info devoted solely to ADD and those of ADD partners.
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 f tn I have a lot on my plates as many of us do. I have struggled with this for most of my adult life and am now trying to make it easier on all of us. I am going to do soemthing about it. I am realizing that it is not just about me but about the person I can be for everyone that depends on me.
Avatar m tn You might want to check out Its an adult add site. Check out the videos - very entertaining with a lot of good info. This is something that a good college like Baylor should be able to handle and help you with. Start with your counselor. You are definitely not the only one going through this at the school. The testing should be done by them.
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?
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 m tn One of my friends were on vyvanse and she said her heart felt like it would pop out of her chest. I dont know if they use it for adult adhd but there is a non stimulant adhd med its strattera i think maybe you could talk to the doc about non stimulants???
447130 tn?1225474466 I use to take Adderall for ADD but have since moved to Birmingham, AL. Do you know the best way for me to find a doctor who will treat me for adult ADD?
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..?
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
Avatar f tn Anyway, scroll down the page past the videos and you will see a topic list. Also, I just found this site on diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD. It has lots of useful information. Its gonna take me awhile to digest it. The site is And finally this is a good site for info on Lexapro. Don't be put off by its name. Let us know and things are going.
Avatar f tn What are the symptoms in an adult to look for ADD/ADHD? I think my husband may have this.
2110632 tn?1334189982 And, many times caused by the ADHD. Your symptoms at home are certainly consistent with ADHD or ADD. But, you should also had problems at school. But, in school, how far did you get and what was your GPA. I have seen many adult posts where they were intelligent enough to get through high school, but had a lot more problems in college.