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Just Diagnosed With ADHD (Adults)

Wow what a relief! Just found out I have ADD

Hello,

I have an 11 year old that probably has ADD.  I starting reading up on it and found out that I probably had it.  I went to the Dr. and was told I had ADD.  I have been on Adderal for about 4 days and I feel like a weight has been lifted off my back.  I have been struggling with learning and confidence issues my whole life. 

Adderal seems to be working great for me (I know its early). 

I am taking my son to the same Dr. in 2 weeks (I wish I could get him in earlier).  I don’t really have a question but will take any advice that anyone can give me on dealing with ADD for me and my son. 

He is really upset that he is having such a hard time in school.  He reminds me of myself at his age,  I hope he doesn’t have to go through what I did. 

I ended up graduating from College and have a good career,  but I had to work *extremely* hard for it.

I think this is a great web site and look forward to learning as much as I can about ADD ADHD.

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You are on the right track! First learn as much as you can about ADHD and how it may be affecting you and your child. Additude Magazine’s website (http://additudemag.com) is overflowing with information on both adult ADHD and parenting children with ADHD.

On the parenting side, a couple of great books on the subject are “The Explosive Child” (great even for kids who are not explosive as it explains inflexibility) by Ross Greene; and “Superparenting ADD” by Dr. Hallowell.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator & Mom to Tween Boy with ADHD and LDs

Posted by adhdmomma on Apr 08, 2014 at 4:59pm

Reading this was like looking in the mirror.

Posted by upnorth on Apr 09, 2014 at 12:24pm

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