Re: So frustrated-desperate for any tips!
If it is a matter of concentration. I would think your choice in medication might be the problem. Adderall (which has been quite a number of years since I took it), while affective, did not give me the focused edge that ones like DEXIDRINE or Vyvase did.
And you cant rely on the medication to help you study. While on the meds, it is your job to use that better state of mind to train yourself with good habits. A reward system helps. Or use some conditions of your ADD itself as a tool.
SLEEP, or quick naps can act like "reset button"s for your brain (and you have probably have felt sleepy sometimes while studying, am I right?) So, rather than fighting this endency, make PROPER ARRANGMENTS in your schedule to account for this "nap time".
Meds aren't a quick fix, or some sort of daily miracle pill... they are tools, to show our ADD messed-up minds what a "normal brain" functions like. To use as a Reference for when the meds wear off.
Also it COULD be the environment that is the problem. If you do your studying at home I suggest you DON'T! Your home is an environment you have created around yourself to where you can relax. It has too many things around you to draw your attention away. Invest time i your day to do it in the library or on school grounds.
If you use social media or anything else distracting over the internet, I suggest borrowing the computers in your library/computer lab for use during researching. You are less likely to do so in an environment where ppl can see, and on a device you are not comfortable with.
Having the proper environment for learning is one step you can take to better foster a mentality for learning. Hope these suggestions help.
Last edited by MahaVailo; 11-15-2012 at 07:58 AM.
Reason: added more advise about environment...