ADHD / ADD Support Group

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are more common than you might think. It is a syndrome that exhibits symptoms such as hyperactivity, forgetfulness, mood shifts, poor impulse control, and distractibility. Join others who suffer from these conditions and share your experiences.

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  • sadpolarbear

    Ritalin

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    i have bipolar 2 and now think I may have add how would Ritalin or some other stimulant affect my bipolar, I have no motivation,focus, concentration, life is just sad
  • NonADHDspouse

    Just trying to keep my marriage afloat .........

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    For whatever reason, lately my husbands adhd has been having a worse effect on our marriage than previously. I don't know if its just because Im less tolerant of the things that happen around here because of the adhd or if it is getting worse. We've been fighting alot. I mean ALOT. We have 2 small children, and I often feel like Im chasing after 3. Its frustrating because I feel like Im...
  • jaydonboey

    how can i control adhd

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    im just asking if anybody can help me you know tips or trick to focus on studies if you got adhd
  • sbunch0816

    Scared for my children.

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    I have a 6 year old son who was diagnosed with ADHD last month.  For the past few years we have been struggling with him listening, especially to myself (mother) or anyone who is authoritive to him.  Almost 2 years ago now my son has had to share a room and be around my fiancees son who is also 6, he is complete opposite of ADHD so it is hard for him to be patient with my son all the time....
  • tableI

    Adhd

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    I've been diagnosed with adhd 5 year ago and I'm also bipolar.My impulses are out of control,I can never have a conversation longer then a few minutes or I drift off.I'm an artist which is especially frustrating I try to paint one canvas that I don't finish and forget what I was painting.I move onto several projects with my art so I can sell some of it.I've have projects that have collected...
  • cuz they are so close to me right now, relationship wise. One of them is my youngest son, another is my youngest daughter and another is my fiance of almot 9 years. Then there is his oldest daughter. She doesn't live with us and neither does my youngest son, but we still have frequent contact with both of them and it seems to be putting a little bit of a strain on our relationship as a whole. I...
  • bornconfused

    Trapped...

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    I was diagnosed with ADHD 8 years ago.  Since then i have been on medication but take it only when I need to study.  Now i am in medical school so the need to take the medication is very frequent.  Some days are good and productive, but other days the side effects hit me hard.  I become very critical of myself to the point of tears, my appitite is severly curbed, my concentration is so...
  • jayq

    Preschooler ADHD treatment

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    My 3.5 year old was just diagnosed with ADHD. We have had two visits with a MFT. One just my husband and I and one with my daughter. What type of therapy will they do with her? Medication isn't an option at this time. I have heard ABA is for Autism but sometimes can be used for ADHD. I am feeling a little overwhelmed with it all but I am also overwhelmed by the behavior of an ADHD child so it...
  • skii

    Hey

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    Hi I have ADD and I'm in high school and have a lot of homework because I can't focus or give a crap to do it anyone have any good tips or tricks that have helped them through this? Just wondering 
  • lisapp

    mum with ADD

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    any other mums here with ADD and advise. my days could be reallly hectic with me running around with my millions sorts trying to follow my regular routine is tough work
  • CarlieP.

    Research

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    Hi everyone, I am a student in my final year at university and am currently doing my dissertation on the well-being of parents/carers/siblings of those with children diagnosed with ADHD. I am doing this as i have a huge interest in this area, and am interested in the effects and support that those closest get/require. I would be hugley grateful if any of you could spare just 5-10mins filling out...
  • Are you a current college student with ADD/ADHD between the ages of 18-25? Then I want to hear from YOU! I am conducting my senior thesis looking at the experiences of college students with ADHD and I need participants. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Your responses would be REALLY helpful for me and would help us learn more about the experiences of college students with ADHD.  And guess what?...
  • NaturalMom

    Homework - Coping Strategies

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    Here are some homework coping strategies that have worked great for my son and me:1.  Remove clutter.  Clearing the desk and work area of clutter helps clear the mind.2.  Avoid distractions.  Sit in a separate room from any distractions, including TV (even if off), cell phones, books, pets, noise, and movement.3. Do work early.  The earlier you do it, the more mental energy you'll have for...
  • NaturalMom

    Executive Function Therapy

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    I just learned of this new therapy called "Executive Function" exercises for ADHD and Autism.  These are simply brain exercises that are apparently very effective, and they improve behavior as well.  Please see more info. in my post under "Homework" below. 
  • NaturalMom

    Homework

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    I can definitely understand your frustration about homework -- a lot of kids and parents feel the same way.  I would suggest that you, your parents, or a group of students try to talk to your teachers and school administrator about reducing the amount of homework. Evidence has shown that giving more homework does not necessarily improve academic achievement.  Prepare for your meeting with the...