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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  • 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...
  • EL316

    concerta isnt working

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    hiim looking for some advice, ive been diagnosed with ADHD this year,im on Concerta 72mg but i still feel im battling to focus, to accomplishlittel tasks, time management, etc.  Do i change my meds or increase the dosage but in South Africa 72mg is all thats allowed, what do i do?Thanks
  • Lauren7

    ADHD Husband is so flexible

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    My husband has ADHD and he is very flexible.  So flexible that it makes me anxious or angry.  Does anyone else have a way of handling this? He becomes angry that I get anxious or upset when I am not a "go with the flow" kind of person. 
  • 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
  • H17

    New

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    hey, I'm new to this site. I was diagnosed with ADD when I was little, and I'm in college now and still get so hypersensitive to sounds that I have to leave class. Any tips?
  • 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 
  • Ren10

    Son has ADHD

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    Hi, I'm new here and just wanted to get some feedback please. My son, who is now 21, was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of around 6. We went through so many different medications. I can't remember them all, but only stimulants worked for him. They all seemed to have side effects we hated, depression, anger, mood swings, some facial tics. Anyway, when he turned 18 he stopped taking meds, and...
  • missmandi

    Adhd/essential oils

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    i have a 6 year old son that has ADHD, he also suffers from outburst of uncontrolled anger, irritability. Last year got sent home from school and suspended several times. He is on medication it's a form of ritolin. I was looking into some easential oils to help with moods and anger. Anyone ever tried something like this? Does it work? 
  • basil93

    Does anyone else here deal with RSD...?

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    I've heard about 'rejection-sensitive dysphoria' as a phenomenon frequent to ppl with ADHD but I don't know much about it and I think I deal with it a lot and that it's becoming a big problem in my relationship. Does anyone else deal with this / have tips?
  • Lauren7

    ADHD Teenager

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    I have a very smart ADHD son in high school.  He is really smart but he does not put much effort into school.  He lives to be with his friends and he is an adrenoline junkie.  He does not think drinking is bad in high school.  We do not want him drinking or drugging - can anyone make any suggestions how approach this? 
  • 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...
  • mimosatea

    ADHD and memory

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    Does anyone else keep forgetting what they were doing in the middle or forget everything they intend to do when they leave/enter a room? How severe does it get for you, and is it related to your ADHD?Trying to figure out how much I should be worried because while these experiences are common they have suddenly increased for me. I am not currently taking medication for ADHD after finding out I...
  • deleted_user

    Does my son have ADHD???

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    I have a 3 year old son who is truly the definition of a problem child. At least people label him that way, I see him as my sweet innocent baby that doesn't know better. But everybody in my family says he knows better by now, and that I should discipline him differently. He is constantly on the go, can not concentrate for even a short period of time to do a couple flash cards. I had to take him...
  • deleted_user

    does my son have adhd?

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    My husband has adhd. Its full blown I definatly can see it. matter of fact its ripping us apart. my paitions is ran dry with him. But my son, I don't see it. He's only 6. He does have an anger problem, but I can't blame him. Anger has been A major issue in our home for the past 5yrs. just getting stronger and stronger. My husband and I have gotten in a lot of mild fights. and I mean fights not...
  • 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