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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.

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Started by Saba in General. Last reply by ModSupport on Monday. 1 Reply

I've just joined the list.  I'm 64 and just diagnosed with ADHD and Aspergers.  It came about because I've been under the care of a Neurologist for nervous system disorder known as CIDP which is a chronic form of Guillain Barre disease.  I'ts…Continue

Wild ride with 6 year old!

Started by 3Gkids in General. Last reply by desertlily83 Nov 23. 4 Replies

The past few weeks have been a roller coaster.  ADHD clinic have been having a very difficult time with finding a good medication for my son. He has tried biphentin, vyvance, clonodine but suffered bad tics with stimulant meds.  Changed out…Continue

Our stories are important. Will you share yours with us?

Started by Howie in General. Last reply by ModSupport yesterday. 2 Replies

Ben's Friends is made possible by generous donors who help pay for the costs of maintaining our network. They share with us, and we would like to share your story with them. Post what Ben's Friends has meant to you!In your post, we'd love to hear a…Continue

Tags: ADD, adultadhd, ADHD

Laughing Baby

Started by ModSupport in General. Last reply by ArtFish Nov 10. 2 Replies

If you are being greeted by a laughing baby pop up, he should be gone soon In the mean time just refresh your screen. Things may be slow, but they are working.On the home pages that have a spam popup, it appears be related to the Wibiya toolbars we…Continue

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