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What is ADD/ADHD?

ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child's age and development.

Psychiatrists say ADHD is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder.  

An individual with ADHD finds it much more difficult to focus on something without being distracted. He has greater difficulty in controlling what he is doing or saying and is less able to control how much physical activity is appropriate for a particular situation compared to somebody without ADHD. In other words, a person with ADHD is much more impulsive and restless.

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Started by shaquima in General. Last reply by ArtFish yesterday. 6 Replies

HI,everyone.My name is Shakira am the mom of two beautiful kids,Aleck 7 and Shaeliz 5 we are from puerto Rico.We recently had Aleck diagnosed with ADHD in may and sincerly it has been a very rough time for us since school started we are having a lot…Continue

Wisdom & Insight Needed: Dr.'s and Meds

Started by dee-dee in General. Last reply by ArtFish on Wednesday. 2 Replies

After 50 years of combination denial and “I can manage this without meds!!!” bullheaded attitude, I forcefully humbled myself and went for professional evaluation with an ADHD specialist. Slam dunk epic failed, of course, and here begins the med…Continue

Medication Madness

Started by Nicki McLain in General. Last reply by ArtFish Sep 8. 2 Replies

I am a 43 year old woman and was diagnosed with ADHD inattentive type earlier this year.  Being diagnosed was a wonderful time for me because I finally realized why I struggled so much with procrastination, organization, and forgetfulness.  Since…Continue

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Impulsivity: Pros and cons

Started by ArtFish in General. Last reply by ArtFish Sep 6. 5 Replies

Impulsivity is a mixed-blessing characteristic of ADHDers. I taught art at a Before and After School program, where impulsivity could be directed into creative decision making by teacher and students.But impulsivity can make my day so tangential…Continue

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