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Old 08-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Adult ADD - shock discovery

I was looking up information on Asperger's because I think my eldest son may have it, and came across ADD symptoms that I can appl to me myself(and now believe I had a form of ADHD as a child) It's made me feel extremely bad about myself! CBT is reckoned to be a good therapy to undertake (I've booked some) and also Mindfulness (I'm investigating that too). What have other people tried that works?

 
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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Re: Adult ADD - shock discovery

I was also shocked as an adult when I learned I had ADHD. Still, being diagnosed and treated eventually let me finish college and improve myself a lot.

I took prescription medicine for a couple years, and it made it easier for me to learn how to pay attention and manage my life better. More importantly, I saw a professional ADHD coach who taught me how to use a day planner, manage my school assignments and advocate for myself. I currently do not use medications for ADHD, it was something I needed only for a relatively short time. (Other folks find it is best to take the medicines long-term, and some manage ADHD without any medicines. It's your choice to make.)

Find a psychiatrist who deals with ADHD a lot, for yourself and your child. Treating yourself AND him is the best way to help him.

 
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:22 AM   #3
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Re: Adult ADD - shock discovery

Thanks very much for your reply - very kind.

 
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