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What is ADD/ADHD?

ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsivity, or executive functioning and organization. Individuals with ADHD may find it much more difficult to focus on a task, particularly an uninteresting one, without being distracted. They may have greater difficulty in controlling what they say or do and may have difficulty sitting still or keeping silent in situations where it is expected. Impulsivity, restlessness, and poor risk assessment may be characteristic. On the other hand, ADHDers are known for creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and unique problem-solving abilities.

Read more from Medical News Today.


Need Support

Started by Daniel in General. Last reply by Daniel on Thursday. 2 Replies

Recently I've questioned what others with ADHD are going through. I've looked in my area for support groups but there are none for ADD/ADHD. This site seems like it might help. I've been diagnosed with ADHD for over 20 years. How long have you…Continue

My doc recommended a new stimulant drug called Evekeo rather than Vyvannae ....anyone had exprience with it?

Started by mhorn1 in Medications. Last reply by ArtFish Jul 26. 2 Replies

Hi, My son was diagnosed with ADHD in 2005 and has been on many different forms of stimulant and non stimulant medications.  Unfortunately, still have not found the "magic pill" .  Some help with attention and focus but make him VERY agitated and…Continue

Doctor Recommended Tenex / Guanfacine - Anyone with experience ?

Started by MAMAC in General. Last reply by Nic MacJay Jul 27. 5 Replies

My son was diagnosed with ADHD at 5 years old in May of 2014.  Since this time he has had a 1 on 1 aide during Kindergarten and Camps, as well as attending Speech, OT, and Social Therapy.During his 6 month retesting with his Clinical…Continue

Tags: Medications, ADHD, Tenex, Guanfacine

Overwhelmed by medication choices - nothing so far has worked

Started by Nic MacJay in General. Last reply by Nic MacJay Jul 23. 5 Replies

Hi everyone,We have been struggling for months trying to find a medication that works for my 7 year old son. Here's the short version on what we have tried:- Adderall XR: worked for a year, then as we had to increase the dose, started seeing major…Continue

Issues with close family friends.

Started by Christie in Social/Behavioral Stuff. Last reply by Hummingbird Jul 23. 3 Replies

My 7 year old has ADHD we took her to wonderland and she had a meltdown at the end of the day. One of our close family friends started talking down to her in front of he other kids and has been doing this for a while. Have any of you dealt with this…Continue

Help Decision wether or not to remove Med.'s

Started by Debra in General. Last reply by Debra Jul 24. 5 Replies

Hello, my name is Debra and my son is 14yrs old. He has been on Medication for 4 years. He has been struggling with weight gain. Do I take him off and hurt his self esteem? And not do well in school therfore hurting his chances for college. Or…Continue

having issue with lying

Started by Nika in New Member Introduction. Last reply by Nika on Friday. 9 Replies

Does anyone else have an issue with there child lying? I mean for no good reason at all what so ever. it's getting to the point where its hard to to trust what she is saying to me. I don't want something to happen to her and she come to tell me but…Continue


Started by Jazzie in General. Last reply by Sweetie Jul 22. 3 Replies

Are migraine headaches part of ADHD? Does anyone else suffer from this? I seem to get them frequently.Continue

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Nika replied to Nika's discussion having issue with lying
"The worst part about my child lying is the fact that she have no one to blame it on ( she the only…"

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"I like the way you phrased that. "Sometimes I struggle, sometimes I don't, and sometimes…"
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