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What are the symptoms of adult add?

What are the symptoms of adult add?

A life time history: Of distractibility, inattention, forgetfulness, time mismanagement, procrastination, day dreaming, disorganization, resulting in academic underachievement and later trouble at work. History of break-ups of romantic relationships is frequent. Girls r more "inattentive type" & boys more "hyperactive" in childhood. Often adhd condition runs in families & substance abuse history may co-exist. ...Read more

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Dr. Rachel Goldstein
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults (Definition)

Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity begins in childhood and may continue through adulthood. Symptoms are similar: poor attention span, impulsivity and hyperactivity which is disruptive to others. Adults who present for a diagnosis must meet criteria for ADD in childhood which a careful history will support. Medical causes for symptoms ...Read more


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What are the symptoms for adult add?

Highly Variable!: Usually the symptoms relate to ability to concentrate for sustained periods. This can erode productivity. It is unusual for the pattern to emerge after age 40. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adult add in a 57 yr old male?

What are the symptoms of  adult add in a 57 yr old male?

Confusion: Major problem is focusing on tasks ; organizing them hierarchically. Getting to sleep is difficult because of racing ; anxious thoughts. Many have been given Ritalin (methylphenidate) as school children. In california legions of people with this problem have been dramatically benefitted by medicinal cannabis, which helps easy restful sleep, ablility to wake ; organize a day, ; to perform executive functions. ...Read more

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Is messiness and disorganization of one's home symptoms of adult add?

Yes. However:: Differential diagnosis includes being lazy, being busy, having kids, having houseguests, recent tornadoes, recent earthquakes, and impending deadlines. ...Read more

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How common is it for messiness and disorganization of one's home, to be symptoms of adult add?

It is pretty common: However it can also be a symptom of ocd . Many people do not realize that some people keep piles of things as part of ocd. It's the opposite of neat cleanly habits of ocd. ...Read more

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How is 'adult add ' diagnosed? I went to a local psychiatrist today for the first time. I've had symptoms most of my life; he didn't diagnosis or treat me.

How is 'adult add ' diagnosed?  I went to a local psychiatrist today for the first time. I've had symptoms most of my life; he didn't diagnosis or treat me.

Ask the evaluator: It's possible he didn't think you have adhd. According to dsm-4 (official diagnostic manual) you'd need to have signs of it by age 7. If you didn't have it in childhood, it's not adhd. It's also possible he needs more data from you or others to make the diagnosis. In my opinion, he owes you an explanation of his thinking in any case. Psychiatry shouldn't be mysterious. ...Read more

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Are adult add and ADHD tests requested by a psychatrist expensive or no ?

Ask!: Ask the psychiatrist how much therapy, testing, and other interventions will cost. It may be less expensive than the consequences of living with untreated adhd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adult add and adhd? I feel that this may have been my my problem for a long time. I want to get tested soon.

What are the symptoms of adult add and adhd? I feel that this may have been my my problem for a long time. I want to get tested soon.

No basic test: The DX of adhd relies on evaluation and observational, objective data, for example, from teachers, parents, others. Some insurance plans pay for the psychological testing that might be needed, but, again, observations and records from childhood are often helpful in determining the proper diagnosis. Save money by finding a doctor who works with your insurance, & gathering school records yourself. ...Read more

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Is a neuropsychological test necessary to receive treatment for adult add?

Proper eval a must: Such things as inadequate restorative sleep, poor diet, other medical conditions and anxiety all present problems of focus, a proper evaluation is needed.Some of the meds used are controlled (restricted drugs) for which your doc must show just reason for use or risk loss of license. Some docs are less concerned with testing and will just give you something and hope it helps....poor care. ...Read more

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I have adult ADD and haven't been taken my medication for a long one I was just wondering if a sign or symptom of ADD was not neon able to keep a job?

I have adult ADD and haven't been taken my medication for a long one I was just wondering if a sign or symptom of ADD was not neon able to keep a job?

Yes it is a sign.: ADD is a very challenging condition. Without your medication, probably have significant difficulty completing your tasks at any job. I encourage you to seek further psychiatric evaluation and get back on your medication. Not keeping a steady job is stressful, emotionally, financially and eventually physically. I wish you well. ...Read more

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