How can you tell if they know about ADD ADHD? — ADD Tip o the Day 540

Finding a knowledgeable professional – a followup

Hard to do.  Lots of misinformed people, including professionals.  Other things can mimic ADD ADHD. I assume most ADD ADHD certified coaches know what they’re doing.

Good suggestions:

From mike: look them up on the net.  Are they reviewed?  Have they published? Does someone else refer to them in a book or other place?

Check with CHADD or other ADD ADHD organizations.

Someone else made another good suggestion but I’ve lost it!  Can you repeat it?

Who knows about sensory processing disorder (SPD)?

How do you distinguish it from ADD ADHD? Do I have both, or is my hypersensitivity just part of my ADD?

I’m not sure about this:  on sensory processing  disorder

previous posts:

on finding a professional                                                                                

ADD,ADHD,adult ADD,adult ADHD,attention deficit,sensory,ADD evaluation,ADHD evaluation,ADD coach


on hypersensitivity

on evaluations

Bonus link:

From Linda – good tip on how to change your life

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. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (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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5 Responses to How can you tell if they know about ADD ADHD? — ADD Tip o the Day 540

  1. That’s a good idea – finding one who has it himself.

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  2. Ricky – boy, do I understand that!

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  3. rickyspears says:

    To find a professional who’s really knowledgeable about ADHD, find one who has it himself or herself. 🙂 My primary physician has it and fully understands.

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