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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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What has your experience with cannabis been like?

Started by NewYorker in General. Last reply by dkel9307 on Saturday. 2 Replies

I have an extremely slow reading speed, probably due to my ADHD. Very, very slow.It takes me hours to read part of a paragraph in a high school history textbook, for instance. Someone told me that your reading speed could be improved by smoking…Continue

Tags: marijuana, medical

Medication Madness

Started by Nicki McLain in General. Last reply by dkel9307 on Friday. 7 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

Tags: medication

Do you think teachers are well prepared to teach students with ADD/ADHD?

Started by dkel9307 in General. Last reply by dkel9307 on Friday. 5 Replies

...apparently not so in Ireland...:…Continue

Stupid Rules For Getting Adderall

Started by NewYorker in General on Friday. 0 Replies

Sadly, my insurance has been giving me A LOT of trouble about getting Adderall.Not only do I need a prescription, I need to have my doctor call the company and give them the go-ahead for giving me the pills. Both government insurance AND private…Continue

Tags: firms, insurance, Adderall

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I have an extremely slow reading speed, probably due to my ADHD. Very, very slow.It takes me hours…See More
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