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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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You know you might have ADHD IF.....

Started by adhdgrownup in General. Last reply by Howie 8 hours ago. 22 Replies

a while ago I saw this online & haven't been able to find it so thought it might be fun to start here. So I'll start & hope you guys keep adding because I found this to be so funny & comforting to know others to do the same things. Not…Continue

Tags: funny, adhd, add

Increase in adult ADD

Started by Meredith in General. Last reply by Howie 8 hours ago. 4 Replies

I've had ADD all my life.In my adult life it seems to have gotten worse.I don't know if its because I've had 3 cesareans or because I'm now diagnosed with diabetes. I also had major surgery two Years ago.I had a pancreatic mass (which turned out to…Continue

Feed Up

Started by Meredith in General. Last reply by SK yesterday. 1 Reply

So many caterigies ADD people as "Lazy" if known found out that this is part of our diagnosis.

massive post- diagnosis panic

Started by aaron33 in General. Last reply by Meredith on Tuesday. 11 Replies

Hey all,I could use some help pulling through a massive, mostly hyperfocus induced overload.I spent most of today in a haze, always going back online to get more information and advice on every aspect of symptom management from "alcohol" to "create…Continue

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