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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.
Avatar n tn Two questions.... For anyone who is on here that has adult add/adhd, what made you realize that you actually had ADD/ADHD and not just minor problems with attention? Secondly...what does a diagnosis involve? How much does it cost?
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.
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 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. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/ADD---ADHD/Being-judged-for-having-ADHD/show/1327105 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 n tn Keep in mind he scored in the top 98% in 6th grade standardized Ohio testing and actually was asked to take the SAT test (he scored average against other 6th graders invited to take the test). He is easily distracted by anything going on in the background. If there is a television on in a room he is walking through he will stop and stare at it until someone reminds him of what he was supposed to be doing. It almost seems he walks around in a haze most of the time.
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 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 f tn Anyone diagnosed with AS as an adult? Had some awkwardness in their childhood but had relatively normal life with parental support? When I said "awkward", I meant, too quiet, not wanted to mix with other children, did not enjoy the company of others except the close family, rare smile, wanted to remain isolated, looked depressed, socially phobia from the age of 5yrs, academically NO learning disability but difficulty in following instruction. This was our daughter.
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 and even without me willing it so, the anger rises up in me and I get incredibly frustrated if something isn't working right the first time. A child or adult with ADHD can be rash, impatient, easily frustrated, and very impulsive. It's not just their fault - it's a chemical problem. Medication, diet adjustments, and behavioral modification can help these immensely - but the child will still have ADHD. I also might advise reading up on it some.
Avatar n tn The 2-3 grams is what my psychiatrist told me to take. I'm an adult but most research on ADHD is on children so I'm sure the amount is fine for a 12yr old. If she doesn't tolerate fishoils she may get loose stools as a side effect. There is no problem taking fish oils with either vitB or C but I don't know Focus Fast. What's in it? And in what amounts?
Avatar f tn She put a word in for me to get a manager's position at her store. My problem is the drug test. I will have adderall in my system. I have a prescription for it, so I am not worried about that aspect but I have never told my family that I was diagnosed years ago. If I take 15mg daily, how long will it take before it is out of my system completely?
429949 tn?1224695179 It's not MS but I do have a leison on the left temporal lobe of my brain and have epilepsy. I was also diagnosed with ADHD. ADHD in the past was confirmed as a residual effect from encephalitis. I'm sooo blessed to have those two as the only residual effects from the case of ADEM I had. Does anyone have or know someone with ADHD after having ADEM?
Avatar f tn hi, I thought i had adult ADHD. I went for an evaluation and now the person is telling me I have anxiety and depression only. Can adult ADHD mirror anxiety symtoms? Can anxiety cause disorganization, concentration problems or comprehension problems? Or memory problems. I forget the adhd symtoms.
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 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 This way he could do this Take one 4 hour dose during school if he needs it that day for testing or test reviews, come home spend 20 minutes trying to do homework without meds if no luck take the smallest dose possible and complete work.
Avatar n tn If it help you before it should be helpful again. On the amenclinics web site there is an ADHD test. After talking the test follow it through and it will give you the posibilities of what areas of the brain you may need help with. It will show you the over the counter medications, RX prescriptions and different foods that can be very helpful to you.
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 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 totallyadd.com and http://jeffsaddmind.com/for-first-time-visitors.  While they are aimed at ADD adults, that's pretty much where most adults are at.
Avatar f tn T7GOdb_evNo It looks like you are going to somehow try and find a psychiatrist that specializes in adult ADHD. The point is that you are not being treated for ADD, but for anxiety which the ADD could be causing (very common). The problem is - as "Crazy meds" points out - Paxil is difficult to stop. So you will definitely need someone who can help you in slowly cutting down. Heck, I have said this all before.
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 n tn //www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/1041.html an adult adhd test http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/139/slide-1.html why adult ADHD is misdiagnosed. http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/774.html diagnosing related conditions http://www.add.org/page/ADHDandAnxiety ADHD and anxiety.
1390055 tn?1365618655 I used to take ADHD medication to manage my condition beginning when I was about 13 years old. I am now 23. I continued this for about 5 or 6 years, and then gradually came down off of my medications. I had been put on a number of different medications at different times to see which medication worked best for me, and we finally settled on taking Concerta, and did this so for about 3 or 4 years.
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.