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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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routines and me

Started by aaron in General. Last reply by ArtFish on Thursday. 39 Replies

Does anyone have any experience/ advice on routine- building?I seem to be at a loss even grasping the whole "that's a red light, stop" thing,not intellectually but practically. Have to re- think and make new decisions over a lot of little things…Continue

Being Late

Started by ArtFish in General. Last reply by Harry on Thursday. 4 Replies

I've always struggled to be on time. It doesn't have anything to do with being rebellious or disrespectful, but I know it can feel disrespectful to others. I read in another discussion about going to appointments an hour early to be sure to arrive…Continue

Stupid Rules For Getting Adderall

Started by NewYorker in General. Last reply by adhdgrownup on Wednesday. 11 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

Advice for I.E.P.

Started by lovingmom in General. Last reply by lovingmom on Wednesday. 7 Replies

Has anyone had experience with getting an I.E.P. for their child?What accommodations and modifications seemed to work best? Any advice will be greatly appeciatedContinue

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