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Hi there, I'm creeping through here because my daughter has been diagnosed with inattentive type ADD and I guess I have to say I don't understand. I myself am completely scatterbrained so I guess she could have inherited it from me, but how do you know for sure when someone has it?

One thing I know for sure is she is completely disorganized and when I ask her a question more often than not I have to repeat myself before I get an answer.....

I have alot of well meaning people in my life who say that ADD can be a symptom of watching too much television or playing too many video games.

What is your opinion on medication and seeing a psychologist? Should I be forcing her to go to one if she really doesn't want too? This discussion may be pointless because I think I wasted the doctor's time when I maybe hadn't accepted the diagnoses. He said wait two months and if I feel at that point she needs medications make an appointment otherwise keep on trucking.

Any answers would be appreciated.


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kirakuni01
Sep. 11th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I will have to keep researching and hopefully we can find a solution.
indy_md
Sep. 11th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
i just noticed you are canadian... so am i! would you like to be friends. i talk about adhd a bit in my journal because i'm back in school, making a career change. check out my info and friend me if you think we'd get along. cheers! oh... and LJ has a MUCH more active community called adults_add that you can also join and get info from.
kirakuni01
Sep. 12th, 2010 03:40 am (UTC)
Love Canadians, being one myself, will add you. I don't post much as I am trying to do this thing called life but I love new friends.
indy_md
Sep. 12th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! Well, I don't post as much as I used to for the same reasons.

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