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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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sensory issues

Started by aaron33 in General. Last reply by aaron33 13 hours ago. 21 Replies

Hey everyone, it's me- no, really:)Lost track of everything for a while, just been overwhelmed.I have to ask: is there anyone who carried intense sensory sensitivity into adulthood? One of my neighbors apparently bought, I don't know wha a new…Continue

Sleep and ADHD

Started by ArtFish in General. Last reply by Nicole 18 hours ago. 6 Replies

I have a sleep disorder that was diagnosed in my 40's. If I'd taken my own symptoms seriously I may have been diagnosed sooner, however it was normal for me. This article explains that symptoms of ADD/ADHD can be similar. Good to know.…Continue

am i add

Started by Nicole in General. Last reply by Nicole 18 hours ago. 3 Replies

yes i am ADD and just got back on my medications last week or I wouldn't beable to accomplish THIS.  It took alot of medications to get to the right one.Someone had asked Is there child ADD.I'm not a DR.but they went back in my childhood. peeing the…Continue

med switching question

Started by PixiTrix in General. Last reply by SK 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

I just posted my intro, but want to ask a question about switching meds for my son.He is 11, short for his age (0% - was always short prior to starting meds), and is in 5th grade. I am concerned about the level of meds he is on, and am also…Continue

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