There are three types of ADD: the inattentive type, the hyperactive/impulsive type and the combined type.
Adults with ADD have had these difficulties since childhood. Their grade-school report cards may have said things like "Doesn't work to potential" or "Doesn't stay in seat." Experts used to believe that kids could "grow out of" ADD. However, research suggests that most children with ADD grow up to be adults with ADD. Just as your childhood ADD caused problems at school, ADD as an adult can also affect your job. Even worse, it can also cause difficulties at home and with your social life.
Luckily, there is treatment available for ADD. Medication, counseling and coaching are some of the options available to help you manage ADD as an adult. Your best bet is to see an ADD specialist such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor so you can get a thorough evaluation and an ADD treatment plan that is right for you.
Here are some suggestions for making tasks easier:
Now the upside -- people with ADD tend to be creative and "think outside the box." We just need a little help transforming those ideas into a finished product. We also tend to have a great sense of humor!
When ADD starts to get the best of you, remember that there is help available and that you are not alone.
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