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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. 12th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
Hey thanks again, I heard of executive function disorder but it was almost like the guy was saying so and so did not have ADD they had executive function disorder. Confusing, no?
indy_md
Sep. 12th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
ADD is an executive function disorder and more, so maybe he meant that's not all she has.

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