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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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Adhd (Definition)

ADHD is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Behavioral intervientions are often tried first ...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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Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Attention deficit: Many of the symptoms you describe are an adhd presentation, but you also report anxiety. I would encourage you to consult your physician and also get a referral for a psychological evaluation for diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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I need help with my social skills but I think my health status has to do with me communicating with others. Can someone help me to communicate more.

I need help with my social skills but I think my health status has to do with me communicating with others. Can someone help me to communicate more.

Therapy: Psychotherapy can help you communicate more. Usually addressing anxiety and/or building social skills will do the trick. If your health status is making it difficult for you to physically talk, a speech or occupational therapist can be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get good social skills? Not that I care, but I need them for work.

Like any other skill: Your have to practice! dale carnegie courses or toastmasters could be helpful as could working with a therapist. And you are right --- you need good social skills to succeed in most jobs. ...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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Does losing a lot of weight improve your social skills?

Not necessarily.: Loosing weight can increase your self esteem, but if your social skills aren't that good, you still need to practice them. Like any other skill, it takes work to get good at this. Dale carnegie courses or toastmasters can help as could working with a therapist in your area. ...Read more

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How do you make friends when you have bad social skills? Just confide in and befriend your coworkers?

Practice your: Social skills. Like any other skill, it takes practice to get good at this. And get away from work. Dale carnegie courses or toastmasters could be helpful as could working with a therapist! ...Read more