Adult adhd symptoms relationships

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Avatar f tn It is also part of adult ADHD to be an underachiever, but again this does not have to last forever. Sometimes living at home can prolong the problems. You know your parents are acting as a safety net, and this can make you stagnate. Adrenaline can act as a natural stimulant (like Ritalin) and you may need to start planning to live independently in order to feel excited about managing your own life.
Avatar f tn I can associate with much of your daughter's personality/behaviour, except I have learning difficulties and ADHD type symptoms. I have to ask a number of times for people to repeat their indtructions and even then actually processing what they want is difficult. I had an IQ test at age 14 and it revealed I had above average intelligence in mechanical apptitude. Finally looked up the definition of Mechanical apptitude the other day and thought, "Didn't help me much in life".
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.
284002 tn?1244551155 I was recently diagnosed with ADHD and after looking back on my life and seeing the impact it has had on me I'm very sad in fact I'm crying right now. I am in the process of finding an ADHD coach here in Boston. I started 200mg Provigil and felt a little "out of it" or "foggy" I had stopped and just got back on 100mg of Bupropion and .5 Clonopen. So I stopped the Provigil. Has anyone withADD - ADHD had any luck with any other medications or treatments?
Avatar m tn These days there actually are neurological tests that support ADHD diagnoses. Symptoms and careful, loving team work, being an advocate for yourself or your child are what is most important. Nothing can be accomplished by hurting eachother. Of course there are people who are misdiagnosed with adhd when they should not be.
Avatar m tn Emotional difficulties Many adults with ADD/ADHD have a hard time managing their feelings, especially when it comes to emotions like anger or frustration.
Avatar m tn org/posts/ADD---ADHD/Now-on-Adderall--what-to-expect/show/1467132 The symptoms of ADHD are very standard and can be found in many places on the web. Identifying ADD is much more difficult. You will find a very good site for adults at this location - http://jeffsaddmind.com/for-first-time-visitors - which covers both aspects of AD. Hope this helps. Best wishes.
429949 tn?1224695179 HAS ANYONE HAD ADULT ADEM? I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH THIS FOR NOW, BUT NEUROLOGIST IS STILL CHECKING ME WITH REPEAT MRI's EVERY SIX MONTHS TO WATCH FOR EVIDENCE OF MS. HAS ANYONE GONE THROUGH ADULT ADEM OR HAS ANYONE BEEN STUCK BETWEEN THESE TWO DIAGNOSIS' S. AS ADEM IS RARE IN ADULTS I WOULD BE THANKFUL TO TALK TO ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH THIS ILLNESS AND CAN GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT.
Avatar n tn Hello. You need to check if you have other symptoms of Asperger's syndrome as well. Can you mention here if you have any other symptoms which you consider to be helpful ? Have you been diagnosed Asperger's syndrome ? I am not aware of any other particular condition which causes such symptoms. It could be a conditioned reflex, formed in the childhood.
Avatar n tn I don't know how much I can help you, but I think telling your brother was a good idea. He probably knows he is "different", and having a reason why may make things a little easier for him, and your family, by being able to accept him & his differences. I do not know about financial help for an adult with Aspergers. Maybe they are eligible for some type of disability?
Avatar m tn Hi I just wanted to say that I have ADHD and am now 36. from my personal experience ADHD can make you feel very isolated and out of sync with people. As a child every day I felt that I was trying and trying and always messed up. In the end I was just so frustrated (no ones fault i know). In the end I just exploded and became a rebel. I am also on ritalin. I have found that if you don't have a break it kind of stops working. Does your son have breaks?
Avatar m tn So, those are some of my thoughts and I could go on and on-- I would, to be totally honest, look into sensory prior to add/adhd as the symptoms often overlap and the therapy/treatment is different. However, sensory strategies do often benefit an add/adhd kid. Sandman will tell you all about add/adhd and recommends a book that helps one understand more about it. Knowing about both sensory and add/adhd will help you when it comes time to add intervention if deemed necessary.
Avatar f tn I WANT MY STORY KNOWN. I HAVE A 7 YR OLD THAT WAS TREATED FOR ADHD 2 YRS AGO, NEVER COULD FIND THE RIGHT MEDS, SO OF COURSE THEY KEPT SWITCHING THEM. IN 2YRS THEY STILL CANT FIND THE RIGHT MEDS. SINCE THE BEGINNING SHE IS NOW BEING TREATED FOR ADHD, ANXIETY, AND ODD. SHE HAS BEEN ON FOCLAIN,ADDERAL,STRATERRA, RISPERDALE,ZOLOFT,VYVANCE, AND MORE.
Avatar n tn It is perhaps a neuropsychiatric entity with mixed underlying biological causes ( and thereby respond to a variety of medications ). Overdiagnosis of ADHD is possible , as its symptoms are mimicked by other psychological entities , one of them is depression . One study has shown that probably only a very small portion of children diagnosed are truly pure ADHD. Ritalin and other psychostimulants are still the first line of treatment .
Avatar f tn could you imagine what a catalyst I was back then? And how now as an adult with ADHD I can use that same energy to help kids who have the same ability, to learn to channel it properly without binding them with labels and expectations? Sometimes I feel that in order for a society to grow, we have to look to the past and see the errors of our ways.
Avatar n tn and it also improved personal relationships in my life... my own symptoms (although adult symptoms usually include less of the hyperactive symptoms and focus mainly on the attention symptoms): difficulty finishing tasks, difficulty starting tasks, difficulty paying attention, losing my keys and other every-day-items, extremely inappropriately hyper and inattentive in large groups of people, i talk way too fast, i jump from subject to subject while talking.... <- some of my symptoms.
Avatar f tn I myself believe I've had this since I was a kid but no proof as I wasn't diagnosed, but had lots of symptoms. Also I am surprised they diagnosed him ADHD when he has two bipolar parents. I've read some articles on how bipolar mimics ADHD and ADHD mimics bipolar, and there are subtle differences that may be missed either way. So the best thing to do is get him in to see a psychiatrist that specializes in children.
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.
458192 tn?1206244619 The history of my ex is not bad, however he does have 50/50 custody and now I am starting to wonder if his behavior isnt being stimulated from his fathers relationships and him treating Patrick like an adult.. Our marriage broke up because my ex met a girl on the internet, move her and her children down - Patrick Exposed - She is gone.... Met another girl online - Children moved in - Gone..
Avatar f tn The European Network Adult ADHD. For some reason I have not been able to find the same thing in the US. But this has a ton of very good information that might be worth printing out and taking with you. The site is http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2942810/ Finally I found an article in the New York Times Health section that (I think) answers a lot of your questions. It certainly is worth your time to read it. The link is --- http://www.nytimes.
Avatar n tn //www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-adults I can then direct you to other places that you might find helpful. Main reason to check out the site is not because I can give you further help (I would try to do that anyway). Its just nice to know what might be causing you the problems you are having. If you know the cause, its easier to find solutions.
Avatar f tn They did, I'm not sure if it was this instance of later, diagnose her with adult ADHD and said she had signs of clinical depression. She's recently moved out into my elderly mother's garage. She cannot hold down a job because her attitude and lack of concern towards anything but herself and the drugs she uses. That's another thing she an addict.
Avatar n tn Other information about myself which might help - i am fairly quiet and have trouble expressing myself, which i didn't think was typical of ADD, i have a few close friends and lots of other less close friends but generally find close relationships difficult to handle as i tend to feel distant from people, although i find it hard to concentrate on every day tasks i am naturally talented at maths and music and see them as a whole different category to other parts of life, i have had mild depressi
Avatar m tn I agree with margypops, you are one hell of a writer. Keep writing. Its obvious you have a lot to say and you can say it very well. You are also at an age, that when you were in school, there was not a lot of knowledge about ADHD.. I can remember teaching kids in the 70's and 80's and we didn't really have a clue what was going on back then. A ton of your symptoms are classic ADHD cause and effect. Makes me wonder if you have done much research into ADHD and what it can do to you.
Avatar f tn These symptoms can interfere with a person's general functioning, including social and work activities and relationships. What Are the Symptoms of Depersonalization Disorder? The primary symptom of depersonalization disorder is a distorted perception of the body. The person might feel like he or she is a robot or in a dream. Some people might fear they are going crazy and might become depressed, anxious, or panicky. For some people, the symptoms are mild and last for just a short time.
Avatar m tn I've been formally diagnosed with OCD and depression. Ever since I got to school, I've been experiencing symptoms that I just assumed was OCD-related, but hearing some friends with ADD talking about their experiences has got me wondering. When it comes to writing a paper or studying for a test, man, I have a lot of trouble doing it.
Avatar f tn Typically, when adults start to notice the symptoms as an Adult, its along the forms of Inattentiveness ADHD. Which it sounds like what you are experiencing. Regarding memory, I too have been having trouble with that. But its moreso my short term memory, which is common in someone with ADHD. I will get up to do something and then remember how I need to do something else. When I am finished with that first thing I needed to do, I forget what the second thing was.
Avatar n tn I have suffered from the symptoms of Akathisia for as long as I can remember. This would include childhood to around the age of 8. I am now a 40 year old male. The symptoms have always interfered with my ability to lead a normal life in that I am constantly in a state of agitation.
Avatar n tn In the past 10+ years he has been prescribed Zoloft, Wellbutrin and Paxil and does not like the 'feeling' on these meds along with some weight gain and excessive headaches with Wellbutrin and excessive sweating with Paxil so has sworn off psychotropic type meds as useless. My son decided about 8 years ago that he would like to take stimulants and studied a booklet on ADHD and 'exhibited' all the symptoms in order to obtain his first Rx.
1053987 tn?1279308110 I also have trouble but most times if I feel I don't know how I'm feeling until later, I just mark my symptoms during the day, and then update my mood tracker for the previous day on how I felt I thought. One of the true things I know about my bipolar is that I never realize how bad an episode is until I've come out on the other side and look back. I try not to analyze the tracker too much, and try to keep it basic.