Diagnosis: part 3 -the last part—Tip o the day 35

So, if your’re not sure if you have ADD or not, you can look at all the symptoms I’ve talked about.  You can take some of the free tests on the net.  Then you can see a psychiatrist or a psychologist who knows about ADD, or an ADD coach.  You can take a pencil and paper test.  It is good to have input from some people who know you well, and to have one come to the interview and/or score you on the tests, as we don’t always see ourselves clearly.  The professional should ask about your childhood, especially school. It is especially good if you have old report cards or other documents.  Your mother can be a good source of information.

So you can probably tell by just looking at the symptoms, but if you want to really be sure, to nail it down, you can go further.  The main thing is to begin to work on strategies.  It can be worthwhile to try the medication too.

doug

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About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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