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

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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

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Straterra as an alternative to stimulants?

Started by Nic MacJay in General. Last reply by Nic MacJay on Friday. 9 Replies

We have had a horrible run with medications lately for my 7 year old son.We switched him from Adderall XR to biphentin because he was having abdominal pain, but it increased his anxiety. We then switched him back to Adderall and his anxiety…Continue

Are there any adults out there with ADD

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I like to discuss adult ADD with any one out there.

ADHD and asthma

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

my daughter Aingeal got her results today from her QB test and she does have ADHD (already new this) she also has asthma doctor told me today with her asthma they need to be careful what meds she's put on. Was just wondering if anyone else child has…Continue

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Ive struggling a great deal at work lately. Ive been taking my medicine everyday like im supposed to. I have always been a very driven, hard person my whole life. However her in the past week or so while im at work my drive is just about gone. I…




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