OCD and ADD — ADD Tip o the day 165

OCD and ADD (or ADHD) are different things, but they have some things in common-perfectionism and procrastination, for example.  If we have ADD, a small dose of OCD can be quite helpful – we are more likely to pay attention to details, and to be careful, not typical of ADD with our impulsivity.  But too big a dose can paralyze us, as can ADD. So it is a mixed blessing.

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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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2 Responses to OCD and ADD — ADD Tip o the day 165

  1. Marc says:

    Your examples are wonderful, Doug. I relate! Currently, at the office I am collating policies and statutes according to their bearing on client ‘confidentiality’ according to various programs and services. Not an atorney, it’s a very tedious task and currently, I have amassed more than 30 pages of various relevant statutes –eack with its own assigned title (number) and subtitle (point 5, etc.). Yesterday, I realized I have nearly completed the project –taking days! How have I complished this with ADD? Painstakingly, repetatively, and luckily. I asked other knowledgeable folks to check my work. Voila! I’ve nearly completed a task for attornies –and I’m far from that.

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