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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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(Anonymous)
Oct. 15th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
ADD/ADHD
Hi There, I just read your post from the 10th. My son was diagnosed with ADD at a very early age and I was blessed to come across the book by Dr. Doris Rapp called "Is This Your Child?".

Within a very short period of time, we singled out food allergies in my son and today, two years later, his is one grade ahead in his reading and his social skills are terrific.

Before you consider medication, which may be the best alternative for your daughter, I encourage you to read the book mentioned above. It literally saved our family.
kirakuni01
Oct. 30th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Re: ADD/ADHD
Thanks so much, I had considered taking her to get allergy tested because my cousin had some environmental allergies which really affected his behaviour. I will definitely see if I can get my hands on that book.

I am assuming that his only problem was the food allergies and not ADD, or do the allergies make his ADD worse? I hope I'm not being too nosy here.

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