Parents of ADHD Teens and Young Adults
Symptoms of ADD in 18 yr old daughter
I’m wondering if anyone has an older teen or young adult with ADD who can help me. I am trying to find out more about the symptoms of ADD to help me determine if my daughter may have it (she has not been diagnosed) so I can get her some help. Does the below sound like ADD?
My daughter is 18 and away at university her first year. Let me start by saying that we have always had a very good relationship but I realize now that I have let her be pretty dependent on me. I’m thinking that now that she is away on her own, she can’t cope, and it has gotten worse over the last several months. Some of these behaviours she’s always had but not as bad. She has always had a messy room at home but nothing compared to her residence room at school - I was shocked to see it - huge heaps of clothing on the floor because she doesn’t put anything away, garbage on the floor and overflowing garbage bags that she hadn’t taken out. She procrastinates terribly. She dropped a course after failing a midterm because she was unable to “focus” to study. She’s letting herself fail another course because she doesn’t like it (and therefore won’t put in the effort to do well). She’s careless with things - broke her computer, lost her bank card and twice lost her room key. She’s terrible with money - she can’t save. Finally, and the most disturbing for me, she rarely communicates with me. I call or text and she doesn’t answer sometimes for days - and then she says she didn’t answer because I nag her.
Does this sound like ADD?
Thank you for any help!!
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