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Old 03-29-04, 11:07 AM
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Question Do I have ADD?

Ok, so here is the thing. I was reading Add and Depression and the thing is that I am being treated for mild Depression but the more research that I do it sounds like ADD to me. My life is a mess, I never never stay on task (ie. I work at a CPA firm, Yup but I'm on the computer messing around not doing anything remotely like work ). So when I talked to my Dr. he said that you cant have ADD and be a Bookkeeper. Ummm, That really didn't make sense to me. So I have another Dr. that will prescribe me meds for ADD. Do ya think I should try them? I want to have a clean house, not be so angry at little things, be able to do my work even if it is boring . PLEASE GIVE ME DIRECTION.
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i suggest see a pychologist phd or pychiatrist md or licensed clinical social worker. see if they specialize in add.
then you will lead to some peace of mind.

good luck.
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I would definitly call around and find someone that specializes in ADD, like a counselor or psychologist.

Its probably not a great idea to just try the meds before you know for sure (although alot of people do it with success, I'm sure alot don't get success as well)

I hope this helps, good luck to you!

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P.S. Having ADD can cause mild depression

P.P.S. I have done some bookkeeping before, its not easy but it can be done w/ ADD
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What made you want to be a bookkeeper? I am not trying to be mean or unsupportive, but I just think it is interesting that you chose such a profession. Are you good at mathematics? Family business?
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I've known add bookkeepers.
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Robin,

I suggest trying to find a professional who has experience treating women with AD/HD. It's obvious that the 1st Dr doesn't "get ADD". I have met Doctors, Lawyers and other professionals who have ADD. AD/HD can not be ruled out by the job a person has.

The 2nd Dr who will just prescribe you meds with out doing a thorough assesment sends out a Red Flag too.

You could start looking for a professional at the ADDA Yellow pages http://www.add.org/help/professionals/index.html

The National Center for Gender Issues and ADHD also has listings of professional who specialize in treating female http://www.ncgiadd.org/resources/prof_directory.html
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yup, that'd be my advice, too. find a medical professional who specializes in ADD, preferably adult ADD. Your gp should have a few names.
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I'm a non-ADD person, but have suffered from serious depression, and there are some symptoms that are very similar to ADD/ADHD:

Inability to focus on anything for very long, getting overwhelmed by housework and therefore unable to do anything, being disorganized, and forgetful. I've only recently begun to research ADD/ADHD because I have a friend with ADHD, but I've noticed many traits that I have also in the descriptions by those on these forums. I think it's also possible that many people with ADd/ADHD also suffer from some level of depression.

For me, as I was able to overcome/manage my depression, the symptoms lessened, but will probably never completely go away. I definitely also recommend getting help, either from a therapist or psychiatrist, or even MD. don't know if this helps, but good luck.
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I like your signature quote Flower Girl. Reminds me of this one..

"People take life too seriously. No one gets out alive anyway."
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Re: Do I have ADD?

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Originally posted by Rockin Robin
Ok, so here is the thing. I was reading Add and Depression and the thing is that I am being treated for mild Depression but the more research that I do it sounds like ADD to me. My life is a mess, I never never stay on task (ie. I work at a CPA firm, Yup but I'm on the computer messing around not doing anything remotely like work ). So when I talked to my Dr. he said that you cant have ADD and be a Bookkeeper. Ummm, That really didn't make sense to me. So I have another Dr. that will prescribe me meds for ADD. Do ya think I should try them? I want to have a clean house, not be so angry at little things, be able to do my work even if it is boring . PLEASE GIVE ME DIRECTION.
Robin
The symptoms of Depression:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/mental/d...pression.shtml
Against ADD/ADHD:
http://www.btinternet.com/~black.ice...t/wotsadd.html
If you have always felt there was something not right with your concentration exetera,or maybe your parents might have ever 'picked up' on it before,then definately go to your general practicioner/doctor to get refered to a pyschologist as you could be missing out on treatment.
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You can't be a bookkeeper and have ADD??? Uh yeah you can...just like your doctor can be completely and totally ignorant and still be allowed to have his M.D.
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