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Nancy, Psychotherapist
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I think I have ADHD can you help

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I think I have ADHD can you help
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Nancy replied 8 years ago.


I'd be happy to provide you with some information -- however, for treatment, you will need to go to a Psychiatrist in your area.

First, though, let me ask you this: what makes you think you have ADHD?


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I think I typed the wrong Initials, I believe it is actually ADD
Expert:  Nancy replied 8 years ago.

Hi again!

I am glad you wrote back! You were right the first time! It is ADHD, inattentive type, if you think you have ADD.

ADD is a brain issue where your brain has difficulty staying on one thing-- people find their mind wanders -- the daydream or just simply drift off -- attention wise.

Symptoms of inattention include the following:

  • Often does not give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities.
  • Often has trouble keeping attention on tasks or play activities.
  • Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
  • Often does not follow instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace (not due to oppositional behavior or failure to understand instructions).
  • Often has trouble organizing activities.
  • Often avoids, dislikes, or doesn't want to do things that take a lot of mental effort for a long period of time (such as schoolwork or homework).
  • Often loses things needed for tasks and activities (e.g. toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or tools).
  • Is often easily distracted.
  • Is often forgetful in daily activities

NOTE: the examples are related to children because that's when we most see it.

If you are seeking treatment, you will need to visit a Psychiatrist for a full evaluation.

Nancy :-)