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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.


Just feeling a bit down....

Started by NinjaSue in Emotional Support. Last reply by ArtFish Jan 29. 3 Replies

My son will never see me cry about this.  He will never know how my heart breaks for him over the many little things that people judge him on.  He will always see a strong supporter.  He will know I have his back and I will help him and love him no…Continue

New to this. My son is 5 and we are just starting medication for the first time

Started by Lora T in General. Last reply by ArtFish Jan 29. 1 Reply

ccustomed to how the page looks and how the comments work. My son is 5 and he started on lamictal and it was horrible!! He almost immediately became MORE emotional. He is very timid unless he is at home and comfortable then he goes balls to the…Continue

My son has developed tics

Started by Christinie in Medications. Last reply by Christinie Jan 4. 3 Replies

Hi, my son has now tried 4 different medications, and has been on the latest one for 3 months.  I've been so relieved because it works wonders in the classroom.  He can learn and concentrate.  He still has problems writing (he's nearly 8) and the…Continue

New here.

Started by Loopz in New Member Introduction. Last reply by ArtFish Dec 15, 2015. 1 Reply

Hello, I'm new here I have ADD and my son has ADHD. It gets hard sometimes and searching for help to learn what others do to make it easier for them is what lead me here.

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