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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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New meds

Started by Kirsten in General. Last reply by kfwellman on Thursday. 4 Replies

We recently started my 7 year old daughter on Vyvanse. We feel her moods swings have gotten worse and have heard that Quillivant works well for others. Her ped didn't want to switch her because it's a newer medication and decided to have us double…Continue

Great Books About ADD/ADHD

Started by Dusty in General. Last reply by ArtFish 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi everyone,My wife and I both love to do our research, whenever something new enters our lives. Whether that something new is a puppy or a diagnosis, we both try and read literature, on the subject, to broaden our understanding and prepare in our…Continue

Hello all

Started by Stargirl in New Member Introduction. Last reply by ArtFish Aug 25. 2 Replies

Hello I am glad of this group just being able to share is a goldmine !Well I am 41 and mom to three boys, one being tested for all sorts of things so we are starting this journey and we have a suspicion that I have ADHD. I am a stay at home mom and…Continue

newly diagnosed- here is some of my story

Started by snoozysnooze in New Member Introduction. Last reply by snoozysnooze Aug 18. 4 Replies

Hello everyoneI am a newly diagnosed 41 year old female. I have had a 'rough' life, but have managed to bounce back each time I am thrown down- or do it to myself. I knew I had issues to work through and get past. I have been doing that for quite…Continue

My Story

Started by Dusty in New Member Introduction. Last reply by Dusty Aug 23. 6 Replies

My story is...complicated, at best. While I have never been "officially" diagnosed with ADD/ADHD by a psychiatrist/psychologist, I have been self-diagnosed and diagnosed by a family Doctor. By self-diagnosed, I mean to say that I have friends that…Continue

6 year old meds-problems!

Started by 3Gkids in General. Last reply by BusyMom Aug 11. 4 Replies

Of my 3 ADHD kids, two are doing well on different doses of Adderall. We are really strugglin to find something that works with our 6 year old. He has tried Biphentin, then added clonodine. After 3 weeks on this combo, he was more focussed, but…Continue

Social Issues

Started by Rigby in General. Last reply by Rigby Aug 12. 4 Replies

Hello,  my son is 9 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD at around the age 4.  What worries me most is his lack of friends.  It is so hard for him to make friends.  He is such  sweet little boy but I know he is a little "over the top" sometimes…Continue

violent meltdown

Started by meegan in General. Last reply by ArtFish Aug 11. 5 Replies

Im really struggling lately. My 13yr old son has recently started on strattera and im noticing some positive changes however its not helping with the violence. He kicked holes in my walls again last night so i called the police and now today he just…Continue

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