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You may want to try this resource as well:
The Gift of Adult ADD: How to Transform Your Challenges and Build on Your Strengths by Lara Honos-Webb
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Thanks for the advice. I also thought I may have ADD because I have to take 2 to 3 5 hour energy drinks a day because things seem to be going on too fast for me to handle and take care of all my tasks at work. I also scored moderately high (mid 60's) on the Jasper/Goldberg Adult ADD Questionnaire. Math was the main thing I had problems with in school, but any kind of reading retention is horrible no matter the subject, but hands on and visual learning is much easier. I'm going to see my general physician later today, but wanted to get a psychologist opinion before bringing this up.
With those additional symptoms, it is possible you do have ADD/ADHD. There is no way to tell for sure unless you have a full evaluation, but it is a good idea to bring this up to your doctor so you can discuss your options, including medications.There are treatments that can help you focus and learn to cope with the symptoms.
Medications can do wonders. The medications work by stimulating the prefrontal cortex of the brain. This area of the brain remains in a less maturestate (ability to organize) and has trouble dealing with the impulses from thecentral part of the brain where wants and desires emerge. The medication simply "wakes up" the pre frontal cortex further and allows it to functionas it should.
You can also use self help and support groups to help control your symptoms,if you have ADHD. Here are some resources to help:
Most of all, it is important to seek a good evaluation to be sure what you do have so the treatments you try are able to help you.
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