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  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month ago

    Have you tried the ADHD elimination Diet?

    I was strolling thru some ADHD Facebook group and i hear a lot of positive thing about the www.adhdeliminationdiet.com. people are claiming that there children ADHD symptoms were reduce and in some case eliminated when following their protocol. Has anyone her tried it? I love to get your feed back. There message seems to make sense when you think about it.
  • 1 month ago

    how could I have ignored this for so long ! Help me

    So I have known about my ADD since I was about 12 I am 18 now ... I never told anyone about it I never even put much thought into it I thought it was just not being able to focus. I didn't see the point or every one seemed to make it a big deal.. and truthfully never wanted to admit to myself it was real and that I have a mental illness. I actually went up and read about it for the first time today, properly that is. I am the whole checklist of symptoms I'm sure and I am very worried it could....
  • 1 month ago

    Dreading work everyday

    I'm a high school teacher and I was diagnosed with ADHD 2 years ago at 36. I am on my 3rd job in 3 years since coming back from childrearing hiatus. I lost the first 2 for poor performance and on my way to losing this one too. I dread going to work every single day, facing the constant string of errors and missed deadlines and forgotten meetings, and the subsequent agitation of my supervisors. I spent time in psychiatric inpatient and day hospital twice in a year. I recently returned from the....
  • 1 month ago

    Long Term Effect

    I have been on my ADHD meds for 12 years and I am staring to get worried because I have had a lot of health problems recently that could be considered side effects of the drugs. But there doesn't seem to be much research on the long term effects of concerta. I have been taking it since I was 7 years old and my dosage only changed once when I was 8 or 9.
  • 1 month ago

    ADHD child

    I have a homeschooled 14 year old boy. He has difficulty in completing his school work; he frequently says he cannot focus. He will often proceed very slowly. He is forgetful in other ways as well. My wife thinks he might have ADD or ADHD. She had ADHD and might be more prone to think our child has it while I might be biased in the other direction. His lack of focus on his school work is, in my opinion, his only symptom. He is, and has always been a very well behaved child. He is very emphatheic....
  • 1 month ago

    Newsflash: Could the 'Mediterranean' Diet Help Prevent ADHD?

    Kids who follow a diet high in fruits, vegetables and "good" fats may be less likely to have ADHD, a small study suggests. Click here to read more: http://wb.md/2koBY3A We want to hear from you! Have you tried the Mediterranean diet?
  • 1 month ago

    Newsflash: Kids With ADHD Make 6.1M Doctor Visits a Year

    Kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder account for more than 6 million physician office visits a year in the United States, say U.S. health officials. Click here to read more: http://wb.md/2jxNngM Feel free to share your stories and to let us know what you think about this news.
  • 2 months ago

    Older adult with ADD

    I am 59 and have suffered/struggled with procrastination, disorganization and racing thoughts since a child. Only relief found in OTC medication containing pseudo ephedrine. UGH. Who has found a caregiver that doesn't suspect you are looking for prescription meds for nefarious purposes? Symptoms worsening with age, just lost my job. Very unhappy and feeling depressed, hopeless. Did start OTC Sam-E supplement and think it is helping, based on reference from Dr Amen website. Not cheap BTW. Help....
  • 2 months ago

    At wits end.. where to go from here?

    My girlfriend has had ADHD her entire life.. she has had many treatments as a child as well as an adult but mainly focusing on depression. Within the last couple of years we purchased personal medical insurance (high monthly premiums) with kaiser. We have gone through so many doctors first testing her blood for thyroid problems which have been cleared many times, then they tried prescribing her anti depressants and later muscle relaxers which was a nightmare how she couldn't stop twitching for....