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ADHD in Massachusetts

Looking for support group and professional to help manage my ADHD

I am new to this group.  I have been having difficulty managing my ADHD in my new role/job. I have requested accommodation because of the high expectation with detailed memory recall at a moments notice.  My employer considers this part of my ability to multitask.
I am looking to join a support group in the Foxboro area or downtown.  Does anyone know of one?

Also has anyone had success being treated by a psychiatrist to help them manage their ADHD as adult?  I am really surprised to learn most neurologists don’t treat adults.

Any help with any of these would be greatly appreciated!!




ADA is a joke, you’ll never be able to meet the impossible standards of a boss like that—your weaknesses *will be* exploited and there is no way that you will ever survive.  So get out now without the baggage of failure around you.

Ned Hallowell has a term—Attention Surplus Disorder—but I much prefer to call it a “syndrome” so that it becomes Attention Surplus Syndrome—and you simply will never be able to meet the standards of someone like that, nor should you try.


Posted by Pirate on Aug 30, 2014 at 6:16pm

It also makes a difference which variant of ADHD you have—using the DSM criteria, if it is the widely known “Primarily Hyperactive” or the not-so-well-known “Primarily Inattentive” variant, although Russell Barkley and others have an interesting theory of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo as well.
“...detailed memory recall at a moments notice…”—that sounds like the Inattentive variant to me, and it is so different from the Hyperactive that many argue that it shouldn’t even share the same name—you need to know which you are dealing with.

The first few chapters of Hallowell’s Driven to Distraction are case studies of this—the girl looking out the window is the inattentive—and he does a good job of describing it.  “Sang in chains to the sea” or something like that is the title of that chapter.

I still say you need a new job though.

Posted by Pirate on Aug 30, 2014 at 6:31pm

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