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What part of ADHD hinders the social skills like you don't know what to say and what not say?

What part of ADHD hinders the social skills like you don't know what to say and what not say?

Not tracking . . .: Inattention causes difficulty tracking conversational topics and social cues. If you are not following the conversation, it would be difficult to participate intelligently in the conversation. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Could someone who is ADHD find a therapist to help them with social skills?

Could someone who is ADHD find a therapist to help them with social skills?

Yes!: Therapists help us with all kinds of things, including social skills and creating/maintaining relationships. ...Read more

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I have ADHD and i might start taking concerta to focus at work. Will it effect my social skills?

I have ADHD and i might start taking concerta to focus at work. Will it effect my social skills?

It might: Taking a stimulant may affect social skills in both positive (better non-verbal recognition, better concentration during communication, increased awareness of your own tendencies). It may also affect them somewhat negatively (hyperfocus in communication, irritability). Results will vary and there is no guarantee that your social skills will change at all. ...Read more

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I have ADHD is there anyone who can help improve my focus and concentration skills?

I have ADHD is there anyone who can help improve my focus and concentration skills?

Refer to specialist: In addition to medication, there are techniques taught by educational specialists, neuropsychologists and speech and language specialists. I would start with a neuropsychologist to best understand the basis of your problems. ...Read more

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Brainwashed myself to think i can't carry a conversation. I lost all my social skills and I use to have very good ss and problem/s skills. Help plz!?

Brainwashed myself to think i can't carry a conversation. I lost all my social skills and I use to have very good ss and problem/s skills. Help plz!?

One approach to help: You re-group & figure out what started all this is to tell your primary care doctor about & get checked out for any medical/neurological cause. If none, (s)he'll refer to a psychologist. If you psyched yourself out, you may benefit from hypnotherapy & learning self-hypnosis to psych yourself back in, because your prosocial & coping skills are still there. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps, too. ...Read more

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Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Has depression ever impaired social skills?

Yes!: Loss of interest, withdrawal, isolation are some of the common symptoms of depression that have an evident effect on one's social life. Sense of worthlessness, inadequacy and low self esteem, are other symptoms that clearly affect one's social skills. In contrast, self confidence characterises socially skilled individuals. ...Read more

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How can learning disabilities lead to poor social skills?

How can learning disabilities lead to poor social skills?

Poor self image: I don't remember how many teens I have seen over the years who want me to clear up their acne for prom --in 3 days--. All of us feel vulnerable at times and those who have an ld feel more vulnerable than those teens because it sets them apart during a period when they are building self concept.A sense of vulnerability may lead to isolation & desire to avoid additional exposure to failure. ...Read more

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I have problems with talking to myself. I have some social skills problems.

I have problems with talking to myself.  I have some social skills problems.

May be normal: First of let me say it is normal to talk to one self! it may be considered abnormal if the urge to talk interferes with your ability to function in a social, work or relaxed setting. Most people have some type of problem socializing at a point in their life. Counseling helps some patients and practice helps others. ...Read more

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My 7 year autistic son only talks when he wants something . He has very little social skills . Will he ever be able to live independently as adult ?

My 7 year autistic son only talks when he wants something . He has very little social skills . Will he ever be able to live independently as adult ?

Prognosis for kids: With autistic spectrum disorder depends on level of cognition, degree of ASD & early response to therapy. Studies show 14-44% favorable outcomes.(http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3619174/). Having early communication & a full scale iq > 70 (stable from ~ age 7) are favorable. Social/adaptive skills remain. ...Read more

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How i can improve my social skills ?

Short forum,: Long answer required. There are many aspects to being "social". The most important is not to talk about yourself unless asked. People love to talk about themselves so give them the opportunity and ask them. ...Read more

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