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Old 04-12-03, 10:39 PM
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Hello everyone! I'll make this brief since....well...you know

In the process of trying to see if my 10-year old daughter has ADD, I discovered that I have it too. This is a real revelation for me and accounts for so much that has happened in my life. Since finding out, my mind is worse than ever as I can't stop thinking about it and how this will affect my daughter. My consolation lies in the fact that we know early, and as we are both new to this, we will go through it and learn about it together. I'm hoping she won't have to go through what I went through.....drugs, alcohol, feeling so different...KNOWING I was different....and not knowing how or why. Wondering how others seemed to live on a completely different level that I did...not noticing things or being affected by them...not understanding how I could tell how someone was feeling just by being in the same room with them. Noticing every nuance of everthing I see and hear. My feelings of suffocation by people, places and things. Yes, I'm rambling...I'll stop, but I just wanted to say hello. I hope to get to know you all. Thank you so much.

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Old 04-12-03, 10:41 PM
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Thank you. I actually came here from your original site when I was doing some research
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Greetings Barbara!!

Welcome to ADD Forums.

LOL, I'm not in Kansas anymore either.

The alcohol, drug use etc..is self medicating. I read a book years ago when Boogie was dx'd with AD/HD that spoke about this very thing. And it said that if the child/adult is on proper medication they will not feel the need to self medicate using the latter. And also if they are on proper medications and go through behavior modification therapy (which helps them learn coping skills) they will become productive adults, and not end up in criminal activity.

I can't remember (ADD thing..lol) what the name of this book is nor the author, although I do remember he is a Doctor at the Houston Mental Health Hospital, and he has done extensive research on the subject.

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Thank you everyone...I'm really glad to be here. I will probably do what I always do and buy every book I can find on ADD....I'm a little compulsive too

I'm glad to be here, and thanks so much for the warm welcome!

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Hi

Barbara,
I was reading through the introductions and yours caught my eye. We have something in common, I also have a 10 yr. old daughter that has been recently diagnosed with ADD.

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