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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.


Sep. 11th, 2010 06:54 am (UTC)
Have you been tested for ADD? If a relative has it, there's a chance you have it too! Which would make it kind of hard for you to determine if she has it or not, because it's just normal for you. You know?

Diagnoses are tools that enable us to help people and get help. They're not the end-all, be-all of psychiatry, and they tend to change a lot. It can take a long time to determine what disorder someone has, and even longer to accept it. The important thing is that you love your daughter no matter what!
Sep. 11th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
No I was never tested for ADD and I don't know anyone who has been diagnosed with it, except my daughter.

I think I may be starting to realize how difficult it must be for her if she really does have ADD because most people who came in contact with her said she just needs to apply herself, including me. Poor girl.

Thanks for the encouragement!


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