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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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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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Living with ADD/ADHD (Checklist)

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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?

ADHD: yes. You need to make you sleep well at night 8-11 hour. You need to sleep around the same time everynight so your brain will turn off at night. You need to excercise for 45 minutes to one hour. Taking extra vitamin d and fish oil helps. Taking stimulant will help if you take with the above stuff I mentioned. ...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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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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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

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How to increase social skills? I'm a a student from china.

Skills have to be: Practiced. I would start with one on one therapy, which is likely to be a bit easier for you at first. Dale carnegie courses and toastmasters can also be helpful. ...Read more

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