Adult attention deficit disorder symptoms

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Avatar n tn Diagnosing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults can be quite difficult, especially if that diagnosis was not made earlier before the age of 7 years. Signs of ADHD in adults include inability to concentrate, difficulty in organizing and completing tasks, easy distractibility, and sudden decision making without a thought of the consequences.
Avatar n tn //www.healing-arts.org/children/ADHD/ Meds might well help you - or not. There really is only one way to find out. 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.
Avatar n tn By coincidence, I have recently been associated with two ADHD diagnosed persons, both of whom experience some depression, but who are not on anti-depressants, because they are counterproductive to their condition. They take medication that is specifically used for Attention Deficit. I hope that you have found a truly helpful support system by now - someone who listens and knows there is not a one-size-fits-all fix for those with emotional challenges that come from chemistry deviations.
521840 tn?1348844371 A Common Source of Treatable Problems Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has generally been considered largely a disability of childhood, one that many people expect to leave behind as they grow to adulthood. Most of us think of ADHD as primarily a child’s problem that interferes with progress at school. We often picture hyperactive little boys with behavior problems.
Avatar f tn An example of a personality disorder would be BPD (borderline personality disorder). There are others - if you google the phrase "personality disorders" you will be able to find them. Personality disorders are long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that cause serious problems with relationships and work. People with personality disorders have difficulty dealing with everyday stresses and problems. They often have stormy relationships with other people.
Avatar m tn You have certainly got a lot to be proud of given how hard it has been for you to deal with your depression, anxiety and frustration. You may not be surprised to learn that there are not simple answers to the problems that you have had to wrestle with your entire life. When I approach someone with a story similar to yours I find that I need to take a lot of time doing an assessment.
Avatar f tn Apparently kids grow out of this and the remainder that carry this disorder into their adult lives are autistic or mentally challenged, which I am neither. My doctor prescribed me clonazepam, which does not work and I'm not taking an addictive, benzodiazepine for the rest of my life. Does anyone relate to my problem and if so what treatments have worked for you? I'm going to go insane!
322138 tn?1306246734 check out www.chadd.org for much information on ADD. Also, Sari Solden's book "Women With Attention Deficit Disorder" is a great book for women. Your life is just beginning with the diagnosis. You must se a psychiatrist for proper medication treatment. Stan Kapuchinski, M.D.
220090 tn?1379170787 Each time I took interferon, it left me with Attention Deficit Disorder that was long lasting. Each treatment seemed to be additive. After my last treatment that ended in 2008, I ended up with full blown ADD that made me impulsive and seriously detracted me to the point that I could not read and process anything that was very detailed. I spent much of my career managing large software projects, so I was very lucky this didn't happen until after I retired.
Avatar m tn (a) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), (b) Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or conduct disorder, but it is difficult to disentangle those features from those of BPD. I certainly exhibited episodes of hyperactivity-impulsivity or just impulsivity, but I cannot find any detailed information about these early years since everyone who knew me then is now dead or not contactable. 2.7.1.
Avatar f tn Click on the link - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - at the top of the page and you can get a quick general overview. And if you do go to see a doctor, it certainly wouldn't hurt to run general tests (well, the blood workup will hurt), to rule out other factors. A specialist, like a pediatric psychiatrist, is typically the best way to go. And, yes, all of those things you mentioned are signs of ADHD.
Avatar n tn Other times, an adult can either simply never been diagnosed as a child, or develop the disorder later on in life. Adult attention deficit disorder looks a lot like childhood attention deficit disorder. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the symptoms are largely the same.
Avatar n tn He was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Generalized Anxiety. He is now 8 years old and with every year he has gained confidence, become less anxious, and the tics have now subsided almost completely. We still see a tic here and there (mostly neck jerking or blinking) especially when under stress, but almost never endless bouts every few seconds like when they first presented. And if you wondering yes, screen time was one of his triggers.
Avatar n tn Have you looked into the possibility of adult Attention Deficit Disorder? I've heard that sometimes uncontrollable thinking and rumination can be more a lack of control over thoughts associated with ADD rather than OCD. I was diagnosed with OCD years ago for exactly the same reason!! Out of control thinking and obsessing, with absolutely no compulsive behaviour. I have recently discovered adult ADD and am quite sure that it pertains to me. Best of Luck!
Avatar f tn org/articles/add-adhd/adult-adhd-attention-deficit-disorder.htm This link is worth reading. You also might want to read this link on 8 Reasons Adult ADD Is So Often Misdiagnosed - http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/139/slide-1.html?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=December You also might want to read or check the reviews on this book, "Is It You, Me or Adult ADHD"? http://www.amazon.
805104 tn?1242338271 I originally went to see my GP approximately 10 months ago due to always feeling fatigued, also having muscle aches and bone pain and swelling I am also noticing more heart palpitations. Just to complicate matters I have Adult Attention Deficit disorder. I take Dexamphetamine for this, around the same time as the above symptoms started I noticed that the meds for the ADD didn't seem to have the same effect in controlling or helping the symptoms of the ADD.
Avatar n tn The response to the forum has been great, and some complicated questions require research. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by symptoms of inattention (such as difficulty sustaining attention, difficulty organizing or completing tasks, and easy distraction), and/or symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity (such as restlessness, excessive talking, and difficulty waiting turns.
Avatar n tn Is there any connection between under active thyroid and adult attention deficit disorder?
Avatar n tn //www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD?page=1#sec_3761 For ADD, you might want to check out totallyadd.com which has a lot of good stuff, and there is also a good adult ADD site here - http://jeffsaddmind.com/for-first-time-visitors. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn I read somewhere that it is a symptom of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Is this true? I do seem to have some of the other symptoms. This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Dermatology/Severe-Itching-on-arms/show/241701">Severe Itching on arms</a>.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed at different times with panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar II, and adult attention deficit disorder. I've never felt that any particular one was totally correct, and so have been researching to find out what is wrong. What are some examples of symptoms in "mild asperger's".I have lived most of my life feeling as if things were not quite right.Thank you.
Avatar m tn As many as 50%–80% of children with Tourette's disorder have some symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), including a short attention span, restlessness, poor concentration, and diminished impulse control. On average, ADHD will manifest two and a half years before the tics appear. A dual diagnosis of ADHD and tic disorder is associated with more severe tics and greater social impairment than for tic disorder by itself.
Avatar m tn It is clinically termed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is common among young people. Around 9% of children between 3-17 and 2%-3% of adults suffer from this disorder. Symptoms: 1. Predominantly lacking concentration 2. Highly restless/impulsive Bipolar Disorder: It can be described as a chronic ill health with frequent episodes of obsession and depression that can stay from 1 day to even months. Symptoms: 1. Abnormal and dramatic mood swinging 2. Lack of energy 3.
Avatar m tn One of the accompaniments of attention deficit disorder in adulthood is depression. I would suggest you explore adult ADD and discuss management strategies with your psychiatrist. You might benefit from an alternative treatment plan. Although Wellbutrin is shown to be effective for adult add, there is no evidence so far to show that is the most efficacious medication.
709671 tn?1252929332 it seems i am suffering from severe depression,mild to severe bipolar disorder,ocd and trichotillomania, adult attention deficit disorder do i see a psychiatrist or a psychologist? what's the difference between these two?
Avatar m tn 4) DSM 5 will likely trigger a fad of Adult Attention Deficit Disorder leading to widespread misuse of stimulant drugs for performance enhancement and recreation and contributing to the already large illegal secondary market in diverted prescription drugs. 5) Excessive eating 12 times in 3 months is no longer just a manifestation of gluttony and the easy availability of really great tasting food. DSM 5 has instead turned it into a psychiatric illness called Binge Eating Disorder.
Avatar f tn There are two other associated disorders with this syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Hope this helps. Take care.
585414 tn?1288944902 negative symptoms, such as apathy and emotional flattening; and cognitive symptoms, including impaired memory and attention deficit. Most patients experience some degree of cognitive symptoms during the course of their disease, even during the prodromal phase. Furthermore, if left untreated negative symptoms often lead to poor patient compliance with existing medications and poor control of disease burden.
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 f tn Your daughter is three years of age? ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder. ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder. Even though they are both attention disorders, they are quite different. Your daughter is three years old; she is going to be hyper, she is going to have more energy than your whole family combined, just as well as every other three year old out there. I have a three year old of my own which inhibits every behavior you mentioned.