Adult adhd symptoms test

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707438 tn?1240963240 I for one highly disagree but was wondering about how others felt regarding Adult ADD/ADHD. All opinions are welcome but PLEASE be considerate about others thoughts and feelings.
2110632 tn?1334189982 home life was very distracting. .. but school I am very attentive. My problems that make me think I could have adult adhd are these: -easily overwhelmed by everyday tasks to the point of zoning out and putting it off -i have a need for everything to be perfect and I try to plan so far ahead that everything seems impossible -when trying to get things done I feel like there is constantly road blocks, always things stopping me and I lose determination (ex.
Avatar f tn I believe that you need to have what is called a TOVA test to see if you have ADHD and what tendency you have. I am an older adult who was recently diagnosed with ADHD (tendancy toward inattentive). Through speaking with my therapist, she picked up on things I was saying about my disorganization along with memory and concentration problems. I'm thinking that you need to discuss this with your LCSW and MD.
Avatar f tn But your symptoms are also classic ADHD as well as your self medication reactions. To get a feeling for what adult ADHD is like check out the link and the advice posted here. You ask about resources for people like you. My first question would be - what kind of a doctor is your doctor? I have seen too many stories in my 3 or so years on this forum where the doctor didn't have a clue.
Avatar n tn If you do have ADHD you won't get dependent on them. If you don't have ADHD, they can be seriously addicting. For that reason alone (plus a bunch or others), you need to see a doctor that can help you. I would try to find a psychologist or psychiatrist that specials in ADHD. Stay away from your general MD. The reason for that is that you want someone who can give you more than just meds.
Avatar f tn i would like anybody who has a 9 year old son or daughter to tell me what are the symptoms of ADHD before i take my nephew to a pdoc...........
Avatar f tn My general practitioner was who I went to see, and he is comfortable treating adult adhd patients. He and I met....talked about my symptoms, severity, which aspects of life are most affected by them.....and a few questionairre type forms...then we went over that information and decided that it would be a wise decision to start using medications again. I'm now taking Adderall 20mg three times a day....and doing great with it.
Avatar m tn Of course, the whole relationship with the parents thing if caused by you constantly getting into trouble (and negative attention in elementary school), is also a sign of ADHD. If you want to gather more info, two sites aimed at the adult ADD sufferer that you might want to check out are and  While they are aimed at ADD adults, that's pretty much where most adults are at.
Avatar f tn school nagging about me taking a test for my 8 year old (ADHD TEST) okay looking over the test i see questions that are not suitable for a school aged kid in 3 grade so i only answer a few of them. Called yesterday to tell me that the result of this test are in, make appt to see them. But I was told that they would send them home...yeah cannot trust them.... anyone have this issue with there school???
Avatar m tn I did some scrrening test online for adult ADHD and they returned very likely.I will talk to my psychiatrist about this thursday.When i was younger many teachers would write on my test inatentive,i was doing everything to fast at math and always did mistakes on simple calculations.I always had trouble wrting essays,my mind would not work and cause distress,and also when had to read a book.
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".
Avatar m tn Hey Chris, you are certainly describing some of the symptoms of AD/HD - probably more ADD. One sure symptom for me was to examine a kids test and look for stupid mistakes. Kid would do really well, and then start to self destruct on simple questions later in the test. They just couldn't focus - and they wanted to. In the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley (you might want to buy it), she basically says on p.
Avatar f tn I have also had many, many kids with ADHD. I have had kids who I gave two to three days to finish a 25 question test. I have had a least two who died shortly after highschool. In short, I have seen both sides. All I want people to do is to recognize that the situation does exist. That there is more than one way to handle it. That it can be horrible for a child or an adult if they have ADHD and can't cope.
Avatar n tn He's now undergoing developmental changes related to adolescence, and it could be that you are witnessing the symptoms of an emerging mood disorder (alongside his ADHD). Ask the clinician about this possibility. The chances of such an occurrence increase if there is a family history of mood disorder.
Avatar f tn Most people with anxiety have ADHD symptoms but, in fact, do not have ADHD (this is why so often one will read that Ritalin or similar medication is not working). I also believe that mild/moderate anxiety can be helped with herbal and/or natural remedies. So, why not try this route as a first option. However, from reading your first post, I get the impression that you are suffering from more than just "mild" anxiety issues.
Avatar f tn It's interfering with school work now and really bugging me. I checked out a list of ADHD symptoms from this website and found many that I could relate to.
Avatar n tn Diagnosis: ADHD/ODD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar II, Learning Disability  Separation Anxiety, Deep depression – up and down (swings), eyelash pulling and pulling out hair without anti-depressant, it took 150mg of Zoloft to finally stop the habits and put a smile on his face.  Does not feel pain like other children – can run across rock beach with no shoes and feels nothing - no pain. Loves animals can get stung by bees and does not care.
Avatar f tn I am obviously on a combination of medications but I am prescribed Modafinil for my ADHD symptoms, they won't even try usual ADHD medication as in my case the repercussions could be dangerous. I find this medication has really helped with my attention and concentration, as bi-polar and ADHD symptoms can overlap I'm realistic with what the medication can do in my case but it has certainly helped.
1390055 tn?1365618655 The longer it goes untreated after it triggers, the worse the symptoms get, and the more symptoms/problems you tend to develop. When they randomly test thousands of folks, about 3% who tested positive had been diagnosed by their doctors, because the symptoms that docs thought went with this disease turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg.
Avatar f tn That's a difficult combo to treat bipolar and ADHD bc it seems to me the ADHD meds would worsen the bipolar. Is he more aggressive since he started the Concerta? If so, tell the psychiatrist, Ritalin is a stimulant drug and stimulants make bipolar worse. It sounds like a REALLY tough situation and it sounds like he is not very stable mood-wise. Try to remember he has two illnesses. Also try not to beat yourself up if you lose it.
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.
Avatar n tn I have read where Hypo symptoms are similar to ADD symptoms, although it seems like I have symptoms of hyper and hypo. Oh, well I guess time will tell.
Avatar m tn i am 37 now diagnosed at 6 it natural too substitute pain medication,to help symptoms of ADHD,it seemed like life just kept getting better ,but eventually stopped working,had to take to function.25-30 lorcet 10 a day .it ruined me,I'm on disability.But the treatment of my ADHD has changed me,well suboxone also.i am finally back with family,used to Dr.
Avatar f tn Many other conditions and situations can trigger behavior that resembles ADHD.
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.
1324942 tn?1274875953 This is also often seen in children with adhd/add that become very frustrated on easy test that their schoolmates don´t have problems with. 22. Punishing an ADHD/ADD child will only confirm to her/him that the world is an unfair and rotten place, beatings are absolutely the last thing you should do to a child, but for a ADHD/ADD child you can multiple the negative effect by many many times! 23. And finally, we are just as different, and similar to eachother as "normals" are......
Avatar m tn Make sure that you or another adult very familiar with his actions/symptoms goes in with him to see the doctor. They can retest him and possibly test for other things as well. You might also have him undergo a sleep study. In many kids who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, having their tonsils and adenoids removed can greatly reduce the symptoms. The reasoning behind this is that they have enlarged tonsils/adenoids that cause sleep apnea.
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.