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How can I get everything done when I have ADHD ADD

Managing time & chores when you have Adult ADHD ADD

If your ADHD ADD managing time gets to be a hassle. One of the best things you can do is make a to do list the night before. Prioritize what needs to be done first, second and so forth. Check each project off as you go to keep yourself on track. This will help you vissually keep track of what was done and what still needs to be done. Its also a great way to keep track of time.

   
How can I keep track at work with adult ADD?

Help for Adult ADD at work, Post it notes work

When you have adult ADD, keeping up with deadlines &
projects at work can be a hassle. Post it notes help keep you on track with what needs to be done. The great thing is that they can stick on your PC at work so they are highly visible reminder.

   
When will my child outgrow his ADD?

The myth - the truth on ADD/ADHD

It is a commonly held opinion that kids with ADD will outgrow it, as soon as they become adults. In fact, at one time, many health professionals believed that this was the case. In recent years, however, studies have shown that ADD is a lifelong condition. As kids with ADD grow and mature, their symptoms may seem to diminish. What has happened is that over the years they have learned coping skills, ways to capitalize on their strengths and minimize their weaknesses. Adults with ADD still struggle, but they may find that their symptoms change as they get older.

   
How can I tell if I have adult ADD ADHD?

Adult ADD ADHD Self Test

Adult ADHD ADD Checklist
General Adult ADHD Symptom Checklist

In conjunction with other diagnostic techniques the following general adult ADHD checklist helps further define ADHD symptoms. No ADHD adult has all of the symptoms, but if you notice a strong presence of more than 20 of these symptoms, there is a strong likelihood of ADHD.

Please read this list of behaviors and rate yourself (or the person who has asked you to rate him or her) on each behavior listed. Print the text below and then, using the following scale, and place the appropriate number next to the item. The scoring procedure is at the end of the test.

0 = Never 1 = Rarely 2 = Occasionally 3 = Frequently 4 = Very Frequently

IMPORTANT: This is not a tool for self-diagnosis. Its purpose is simply to help you determine whether ADHD may be a factor in the behavior of the person you are assessing using this checklist. An actual diagnosis can be made only by an experienced professional.

Past History

_____ History of ADHD symptoms in childhood, such as distractibility, short attention span, impulsiveness or restlessness. ADHD doesn't start at age 30.
_____ History of not living up to potential in school or work (report cards with comments such as not living up to potential)
_____ History of frequent behavior problems in school (mostly for males)
_____ History of bed-wetting past age 5
_____ Family history of ADD, learning problems, mood disorders or substance abuse problems
Short Attention Span/Distractibility

_____ Short attention span, unless very interested in something
_____ Easily distracted, tendency to drift away (although at times can be hyper focused)
_____ Lacks attention to detail, due to distractibility
_____ Trouble listening carefully to directions
_____ Frequently misplaces things
_____ Skips around while reading or goes to the end first, trouble staying on track
_____ Difficulty learning new games because it is hard to stay on track during directions
_____ Easily distracted during sex causing frequent breaks or turnoffs during love making
_____ Poor listening skills
_____ Tendency to be easily bored (tunes out)
Restlessness

_____ Restlessness, constant motion, legs moving, fidgety
_____ Has to be moving in order to think
_____ Trouble sitting still, such as trouble sitting in one place for too long, sitting at a desk job for long periods, sitting through a movie
_____ An internal sense of anxiety or nervousness
Impulsiveness

_____ Impulsive in words and/or actions (spending)
_____ Say just what comes to mind without considering its impact (tactless)
_____ Trouble going through established channels, trouble following proper procedure, an attitude of, "Read the directions only if all else fails."
_____ Impatient, low frustration tolerance
_____ A prisoner of the moment
_____ Frequent traffic violations
_____ Frequent, impulsive job changes
_____ Tendency to embarrass others
_____ Lying or stealing on impulse
Poor Organization

_____ Poor organization and planning, trouble maintaining an organized work/living area
_____ Chronically late or chronically in a hurry
_____ Often has piles of stuff
_____ Easily overwhelmed by tasks of daily living
_____ Poor financial management (late bills, checkbook a mess, spending unnecessary money on late fees)
_____ Some adults with ADHD are very successful, but often only if they are surrounded with people who organize them.
Problems Getting Started and Following Through

_____ Chronic procrastination or trouble getting started
_____ Starting projects but not finishing them, poor follow through
_____ Enthusiastic beginnings but poor endings
_____ Spends excessive time at work because of inefficiencies
_____ Inconsistent work performance
Negative Internal Feelings

_____ Chronic sense of underachievement, feeling you should be much further along in your life
_____ Chronic problems with self-esteem
_____ Sense of impending doom
_____ Mood swings
_____ Negativity
_____ Frequent feeling of demoralization or that things won't work out for you
Relational Difficulties

_____ Trouble sustaining friendships or intimate relationships, promiscuity
_____ Trouble with intimacy
_____ Tendency to be immature
_____ Self-centered; immature interests
_____ Failure to see others' needs or activities as important
_____ Lack of talking in a relationship
_____ Verbally abusive to others
_____ Proneness to hysterical outburst
_____ Avoids group activities
_____ Trouble with authority
Short Fuse

_____ Quick responses to slights that are real or imagined
_____ Rage outbursts, short fuse
Frequent Search For High Stimulation

_____ Frequent search for high stimulation (bungee jumping, gambling, high stress jobs, ER doctors, doing many things at once, etc.)
_____ Tendency to seek conflict, be argumentative or to start disagreements for the fun of it
Tendency To Get Stuck (thoughts or behaviors)

_____ Tendency to worry needlessly and endlessly
_____ Tendency toward addictions (food, alcohol, drugs, work)
Switches Things Around

_____ Switches around numbers, letters or words
_____ Turn words around in conversations
Writing/Fine Motor Coordination Difficulties

_____ Poor writing skills (hard to get information from brain to pen)
_____ Poor handwriting, often prints
_____ Coordination difficulties
The Harder I Try The Worse It Gets

_____ Performance becomes worse under pressure.
_____ Test anxiety or during tests your mind tends to go blank
_____ The harder you try, the worse it gets
_____ Work or schoolwork deteriorates under pressure
_____ Tendency to turn off or become stuck when asked questions in social situations
_____ Falls asleep or becomes tired while reading
Sleep/Wake Difficulties

_____ Difficulties falling asleep, may be due to too many thoughts at night
_____ Difficulty coming awake (may need coffee or other stimulant or activity before feeling fully awake.)
Low Energy

_____ Periods of low energy, especially early in the morning and in the afternoon
_____ Frequently feeling tired
Sensitive To Noise Or Touch

_____ Easily startled
_____ Sensitive to touch, clothing, noise and light

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When you have completed the above checklist, calculate the following:

Total Score: _______
Total Number of Items with a score of three (3) or more: _______
Score for Item #1: _______
Score for Item #6: _______
Score for Item #7: _______
More than 20 items with a score of three or more indicates a strong tendency toward ADHD. Items 1, 6, and 7 are essential to make the diagnosis.

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How to improve your ADHD ADD life?

ADHD ADD Following a Healthy Lifestyle

When you have ADHD or ADD living a healthy lifestyle and being in good physical condition can improve your ability to focus and increase your energy level. To optimize your mental and physical preformence, learn to use a calender or planniong tool to help structure time for:
1) Eating well-balanced meals at regular intervals throughout the day.
2) Getting enough rest and sleep
3) Exersizing regularly
4) Spending time with family and friends.

   
Should I find out if I have ADD?

Parenting Children with ADD ADHD

One of the best things a parent can do for a child with ADD ADHD is to seek treatment themselves, if necessary. ADD ADHD is hereditary; chances are that at least one parent has ADD ADHD. Getting treatment yourself makes you better equipped to help manage your child's ADD ADHD symptoms. Seeking treatment at the same time as your child can be a powerful message to them, telling them that you care and that you understand.

   
How can I control my impulsivity when I have ADHD?

Help for Impulsivity ADHD ADD

To help with impulsivity write down your thoughts and talk them over with someone before acting. For example, never make a large purchase without consulting a supervisor, spouse or financial advisor. This will help you control ADHD ADD impulsiveness.

   
How can I mange Distractibilty when I have ADHD ADD?

Manage ADHD ADD Distractibility

You can better manage ADHD ADD distractibility by setting up rituals to accomplish repetitive tasks. For example, review yesterdays mail while drinking this morning's coffee.

   
How can I help Short Term Memory ADHD ADD problems?

Help for ADHD ADD Short tem memory problems

You can help short term memory problems from ADHD ADD by making a list using a calendar/planner, or leave yourself phone and e-mail messeges or notes about tasks you do not want to forget to do.

   
How can I make and keep my friends?

ADD ADHD? Make and Keep Friends

1) take it slow and steady- People with ADHD can be very intense, often having difficulty starting and sustaining a relationship over time.
2) Learn to Listen- Paying attention and responding specifically to what friends say increases your likeability.
2) Get Organized- Losing telephone numbers or addresses or forgeting dates can annoy and alienate friends.
3) Sharing common interests- Commiting to regular activities with your friends, such as hiking or biking enhances relationships.
4) Thinking Small- Remembering a birthday, calling to say "hi", or emailing a get well card all help to cement lasting friendships.
5) Making intentions a reality- Don't procrastinate about making a lunch date, going to a movie or playing basketball. Just do it.

   
How to increase motivation and decrease procrastination ADHD ADD?

How To Stay Motivated While Living With ADD/ADHD

Living with ADD/ADHD can be exceedingly difficult, especially when it comes to staying motivated. The truth is that many people try to work against their ADD/ADHD instead of working with it, which in the long run leads to disappointment.

ADD/ADHD centers in the brain, which makes thinking ones way out of repeated thought processes physiologically impossible. So how do you stay motivated? Focus more on the moment than the motivation.

In order to complete a task successfully, you need to be involved in something that sparks, peaks, and holds your interest. For someone with ADD/ADHD, this becomes a quintessential reality. Riding the moment, or a mood, is something that everyone finds themselves doing from time to time. For those of us who have ADD/ADHD, this is the norm.

So do what feels normal. If you find yourself in your room at night and can’t sleep because a picture on the wall is crooked, get up and fix it, and might be surprised to find that by 4:00am, you’ve eliminated most of the clutter in your room.

   
Do we Outgrow ADHD ADD?

Outgrowing ADHD ADD?

Do we outgrow ADHD ADD? The truth is that we now know that only 50% of kids "outgrow" ADHD. Ussually ADHD transforms into anxiety, depression or both when the ADHD ADD children reach adulthood.

   
How can I keep track at work with adult ADD?

Help for Adult ADD at work, Post it notes work

When you have adult ADD, keeping up with deadlines &
projects at work can be a hassle. Post it notes help keep you on track with what needs to be done. The great thing is that they can stick on your PC at work so they are highly visible reminder.

   
How can I manage adult ADD at work?

Adult ADD, Work & Deadlines, Post it notes can help

When you have adult ADD, keeping up with deadlines &
projects at work can be a hassle. Post it notes help keep you on track with what needs to be done. The great thing is that they can stick on your PC at work so they are highly visible reminder.

   
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