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Old 01-17-2004, 08:55 PM   #1
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How do you know if you have ADD?

I don't know whether its depression or not but I can't seem to concentrate on anything my mind tends to wander from one thing to another.

 
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Re: How do you know if you have ADD?

Depression can definantly cause these symptoms. What are some of your other symptoms? How long has this been going on?
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Re: How do you know if you have ADD?

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I don't know whether its depression or not but I can't seem to concentrate on anything my mind tends to wander from one thing to another.

Hi CanaryFan,

Depression can cause ADD symptoms. However, it is possible to have both. The key is this. ADD, by definition, must have started at a young age (although it might not be diagnosed until later). Did you have these problems as a child?

For a description of symptoms, try this website:

[url]http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/symptom.htm[/url]

Although anyone can have these symptoms at times in their life, it's a matter of severity. Do these symptoms significantly impede your ability to function?

If you're feeling pretty low right now, this may be a bit overwhelming. You might want to print the checklists and think about it when you're feeling better. If you read it and think "This is sooo me!", then have a thorough evaluation done.

 
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Re: How do you know if you have ADD?

Only 4 of those symptoms apply to me so I don't think I have ADD after all.

 
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