• 2 months ago

    ADULT ADHD

    I am 52 and just got my records from the state of
    pennsylvania found out after all these years i was diagnosed with ADHD AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY MY IQ WAS 68 AT AGE 6 WOW. I was a ward of bucks county child and youth services,cause my mom has schizophreania and a intellectual disbilty. I can see why i had so many failers in work and relationships i think they should have told me before i was 18 i couldv gotten help. I see this in my yougest daugter and in some of my othet grand kids. WHAT DO I DO NOW??? I JUST FOUND OUT??

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  • 2 months ago

    RE: ADULT ADHD

    Hi there . I understand how your diagnosis could have came as a shock. However, learning of your diagnosis can be a positive thing because now you can begin to treat your ADHD with the help of your doctors.

    Do you currently have a doctor? I think that confirming your ADHD diagnosis with a professional would be the first step in receiving proper treatment. A neurologist or psychiatrist can monitor your health and prescribe medication to treat ADHD.

    It says here ( http://wb.md/2ku7rBK) to find a doctor who has experience treating older adults with ADHD because, "As you get older, problems like stroke, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes are more common. Someone who works with people over 50 will keep an eye on possible problems.. He/she'll create a treatment plan that's tailored to your needs."

    The article also says that "A therapist or life coach can help you make positive changes in your day-to-day. A therapist can also help you identify and work on the areas in your life that need attention. Maybe it's holding a steady job, smoothing out financial challenges, or working on your relationships."

    Click here to read more about being diagnosed with ADHD later in life: http://wb.md/2ku7rBK

    Yes, having ADHD can a challenge, but living a happy, healthy and fulfilling life is possible with treatment! I hope that you'll update us once you've spoken to a doctor. As always, we're here for you, even if it's just to listen ((hugs))!
  • 2 months ago

    RE: ADULT ADHD

    Thank you webMD for reaching out to me im trying to see a psychiartrist im waiting to see if im going to get medicade so right now everthing on hold.
  • 2 months ago

    RE: ADULT ADHD

    Webmd if a person was diagnoed with mental illness at 6 years old can a person out grow his mental illness in his adult years???
  • 2 months ago

    RE: ADULT ADHD

    Webmd its very overwelming trying to find the right psychiatrist theres so many well i pick one got an appt in 3-3-17 it seems like there is a lot of mental illnesses now a days.