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Old 11-17-10, 06:39 AM
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I have ADD (without the hyperactive) and am about to re-locate to Singapore from US.

Anyway, many outputs regarding ADD or ADHD as an adult here sound like having the condition is debilitating and is associated with depression, and other psychological conditions. True, some people may have those other conditions. At the same time, not all adults with ADD/ADHD are like that. Many, in fact, are leading a normal life.

I am in my early 30's and have been on ADD medicine (Adderall XR) for 2 years. I didn't believe on the existence of ADD before and was on denial obviously. But, after seeing a doctor, I am managing this condition and my life couldn't be any better.

I am working on my Doctorate degree in Genetics and am always working on life skills so that I won't be dependent on ADD medicines in the future.

The medicines help! I am not discouraging people from medicines when needed. But, anyone with ADD/ADHD must also work on their academic/career/personal skills so that these conditions can be managed and won't dysfunction life.
Academic/social skills are problems people with ADD and ADHD have. It is not a matter of being irresponsible or inconsiderate. That is often a confusion others have about the disease. It is not impossible to manage your life and be normal but varying degrees of those disorders can be a great hindrance, almost debilitating without treatment. Depression is common in those that are not treated. In fact, an official diagnosis will allow you extra time, private test space, etc in American universities as it is considered a learning disability.

Try completing your doctorate degree w/o medication and see how it goes.
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Old 11-21-10, 10:29 AM
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I have ADD (without the hyperactive) and am about to re-locate to Singapore from US.

Anyway, many outputs regarding ADD or ADHD as an adult here sound like having the condition is debilitating and is associated with depression, and other psychological conditions. True, some people may have those other conditions. At the same time, not all adults with ADD/ADHD are like that. Many, in fact, are leading a normal life.

I am in my early 30's and have been on ADD medicine (Adderall XR) for 2 years. I didn't believe on the existence of ADD before and was on denial obviously. But, after seeing a doctor, I am managing this condition and my life couldn't be any better.

I am working on my Doctorate degree in Genetics and am always working on life skills so that I won't be dependent on ADD medicines in the future.

The medicines help! I am not discouraging people from medicines when needed. But, anyone with ADD/ADHD must also work on their academic/career/personal skills so that these conditions can be managed and won't dysfunction life.

I always try to see things positively (yes, it's hard), take tons of notes so I don't forget, use sticky notes, always carry small agenda + pen wherever I go.

Hope my input can help those who experience what I have.

Hank:

You will love living in Singapore! However, Adderall is not available here - I wish it were - only can get Methylphenidate meds.
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Did you find a psychiatrist in treating adult ADHD you could recommend?
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I am a Canadian living and working in Singapore. I have always thought for years that I have ADHD (and many of my friends have told me over the years that I do as well!). I primarily suffer from inattention but I do have extreme feelings of restlessness constantly.

I am just sick of being frustrated with myself constantly and would love to just finally sort this all out.

Does anyone have any recommendations for any doctors that have experience in diagnosing and treating adults with ADHD?

Thanks. I appreciate it.
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I am living in Singapore and I have been suffering with symptoms of ADHD for as far as I can remember. I am looking for a doctor in Singapore who is able to diagnose and treat adult ADHD. Do you have any recommendations? I really just want to sort this all out for myself. Thank you. I appreciate it.
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Welll....

Was diagnosed recently with ADHD...been trying out ritalin but the side effects are killer for me.

I'm interested in trying to import adderall here in Singapore. Has anyone managed to do it?
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I am living in Singapore and I have been suffering with symptoms of ADHD for as far as I can remember. I am looking for a doctor in Singapore who is able to diagnose and treat adult ADHD. Do you have any recommendations? I really just want to sort this all out for myself. Thank you. I appreciate it.

Hi canadaboy,

I'm not sure if you've found a doctor yet, but I'm in the midst of searching for a new psychiatrist to work with my husband (we are relocating from the US to SG). I chanced upon a doctor in SG while surfing. You may wish to call them to find out more:

The Psychological Wellness Centre
290 Orchard Road #18-03 Paragon
Singapore 238859
Tel. 6733 7488 Fax. 6235 6846
www.psychwellnesscentre.com

Another user by the name of doughboy also posted details of his doctors:

My Psychologist details are as follows
Kain Goh
Center for Psychology
http://www.center4psy.com/


The psychiatrist that I was referred to after the diagnosis details as follows.

Dr. Clarice Hong
Raffles Hospital Counseling center
24 Hr hotline: +65 6311 1222
Tel No: +65 6311 2330

Hope it's of help to u!
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Hi all,

Just wanted to check in to see how you all are doing in your search for the Adult ADD specialists.

I want to also recomend this book that I am currently reading
"You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder" By Kate kelly and Peggy Ramundo.

Its been a great help for me and I think will be for those who want to understand it more. Written by people who have it as well, its presented in a very reading friendly way.

The Japanese Bookstore Kinokuniya in Ngee Ann City is supposed to have it but I would call ahead first to check.
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Hey , Guys im a student studying in Singapore, i am an international student and i am almost 100% sure that i suffer from ADD , its painful living with this and it really gets me depressed , no matter how hard i try i cannot sit down and just get to doing my work , i cant stay and sit in one place for too long , my friends say im annoying to watch cause im always moving around , i often tend to drift off during conversations and start thinking of other things in my head , ive been known to switch topics a multitude of times during one simple conversation , is there any way i can visit a doctor here and get diagnosed , secondly is it available for me to take treatment or medication since i am 19 years old and im not a singaporean or a PR , i am simply a student studying here from aboard and i am on a Student pass
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I am a Singaporean adult student, and I cannot seem to find any financial support for treatment of adult ADHD.
The problem is that ADHD (inattentive spectrum) seems to be only recognised in children. As a child, I have exhibited ADHD symptoms, but I did not get diagnosed because I coped well with primary, secondary and polytechnic education. Without a prior diagnosis, will I be eligible for ADHD treatment?

As I am not employed, I am not eligible for subsidised medical care, which means that I cannot afford the costs of therapy and medications. Without treatment, I am finding it very hard to cope with university.

Do any of you know about any form of financial support for adult ADHD treatment in Singapore?
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...its painful living with this and it really gets me depressed , no matter how hard i try i cannot sit down and just get to doing my work , i cant stay and sit in one place for too long , my friends say im annoying to watch cause im always moving around , i often tend to drift off during conversations and start thinking of other things in my head , ive been known to switch topics a multitude of times during one simple conversation , is there any way i can visit a doctor here and get diagnosed , secondly is it available for me to take treatment or medication since i am 19 years old and im not a singaporean or a PR , i am simply a student studying here from aboard and i am on a Student pass
I'm Singaporean, and about the same age as you (adult student as well). It's a really difficult time for us with ADHD because we need the most focus at this time.
Unfortunately, adult ADHD is not well-known in Singapore. Even though I am a Singapore citizen, I am not eligible for financial help because I am unemployed.
I am sorry, I don't know the answers to any of your questions, as I am asking the same questions as well. Just want to share with you.
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