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Old 02-21-13, 12:23 AM
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Re: Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD

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Might the inability to focus on mundane tasks include counting, performing simple arithmetic, or perhaps mixing up the meaning of words?
I find I sometimes count better in French than in English. (French is my second language, though I never got farther than 3rd semester French in college).
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Re: Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD

To well well,
Your description of yourself sounds very familiar! Especially biting the inside of your mouth! I have never heard of anyone else doing thing! I just realized that I had pretty much quit! Until now! Since my Ritalin was stolen a week ago, it has started again! It's almost an unconscious reflex type of behavior.
I'm drinking a lot of Coke to try to .self-medicate until i am allowed a new Rx.
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Re: Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD

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Might the inability to focus on mundane tasks include counting, performing simple arithmetic, or perhaps mixing up the meaning of words?
I have this problem, I have low esteem because of that and all other stuff in the list :/ and at work (my mother's busines) the cashier she mocks of me because she thinks she is smarter than me and the other clients thought that too, and sometimes i feel useless (i was cashier too but i had to quit, dont remember why). but at college the teachers think i am a "genious" that i need to focuse more in classes, meanwhile I dont think i am that smart, the reason they think i am brilliant is because the other students are mediocre. I whish i could have a job and continue with college.
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Re: Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD

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A psychiatrist tested me for ADHD Inattentive, and the result was negative and said I did not have ADHD. I have a high IQ, yet I almost failed out of high school my freshman year. I then switched to a school with shorter classes and became an avid coffee-drinker and suddenly I turned into a 4.0 honors student. However, without my caffeine, I revert right back into the girl I used to be. Is it possible that the test was wrong, and that maybe my intelligence hid the ADHD Inattentive?
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Re: Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD

I wondered why being late to school, appointments, work, etc. wasn't mentioned as symptoms. I know that was a problem at times during my life, and my older sister raised lateness to a very chronic level.

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Re: Diagnostic Criteria for ADHD

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Types of Professionals Who Make the Diagnosis


Specialty Can Diagnose ADHD Can prescribe medications, if needed Provides counseling or training
Psychiatrists yes yes yes
Psychologists yes no yes
Pediatricians or family physicians yes yes no
Neurologists yes yes no
I think this varies a lot from country to country

Here in South Africa it is only psychiatrists that can prescribe and I think diagnose

General practitioners/family physicians can not diagnose nor prescribe medications here
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