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I think I have something similar (and it’s either connected to or strongly correlated with CP in my case, which is correlated with or connected to depression, which is also correlated with ADHD type symptoms - a chicken and egg puzzle, as usual). Tell me this person’s writing style isn’t similar to my “voice”, even though their annoyances are a bit different?

 
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I answered 77% on this self test for ADHD symptoms, and the recommendation is to see a professional for proper screening if you get over 51%. I think it has to do with CP and multitasking thinking and action, rather than primarily being classic ADHD. I have never been specifically screened for it, probably because CP is always the main thing that is assumed to be causing whatever psychomotor/ task execution cognitive anomaly...as well as whatever ache and pain. CP is assumed to be the root problem which it may be, CP and depression/ anxiety - but the problems are very familiar to me, regardless of the main cause.

 
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Then there is that recall about us be commoners or common in what we share so that if one has ADHD or whatever ... it spreads like communication .. so the safe step is not to force anything until well-considered that is not a standard, common) issue in the state we're in ... which is liturgical chaos ... contrary to what the other de nominant may say without consideration of those on the alternate side of the fencing ... a think for donkeys and Muse Kat Ears ... that hear thing's we can't in the grass ... in short the bulk of the host doesn't give a crap ...

Does this sound contrary to how it appears as incarnation of something from out ta here? Dew drop in ...

Life is a strange pilgrimage outside the established mind of the autonomous ... a section of that alien item called mind!

Poem Eis ole if you don't got one; ask --- Satchmo, a much better trumpeter than present horn blowers, he did better at the blues than some will ever understand about things chirping in the willows ... Tamany! May have hidden form ...
 
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I never heard of ADHD or ADD when I was young – I was considered bad, uncooperative, difficult, stubborn, etc. depending on who was describing me. Much later I realize that my children might have it, but then it was considered something they would outgrow. Later still I learned that we don't outgrow it so much as we learn to cope with it. And I also realize that I have it as well
I scored 81 the test.
All four descendents share the problem in different ways. One is brilliant, began reading the before preschool and always read over his grade level in school, interested in wide variety of subjects, but also easily frustrated, poor relationship skills, complicated by OCD. He is very much like me. His niece is much the same. Another is in some ways much the opposite – quiet and shy as a child, she was often overlooked. Dyslexia made reading, writing, and spelling difficult and she had to struggle and through hard work she did keep up. She developed excellent people skills, is empathetic and friendly with all, the firm when she needs to be. The other seemed to escape the disorder and very young. He was calm, quiet,
an easy child to care for. When he started school it was realized that while he didn't have the hyperactivity he was definitely ADD. He was easily distracted, forgetful, and had a difficult time following more than one direction at a time. Sent to get a pencil you might be found half an hour later patting the cat. Told to get his coat and boots, he might be found with one boot on looking out the window. But he too was learning to cope.
Everybody has different problems they cope with. Some are harder than others.
 

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Everybody has different problems they cope with. Some are harder than others.
So very true Seeler, and a good reminder.

It's also true that personality features, resiliency skills, other life traumas and a myriad of other factors to do with the person will influence how they deal with problems, situations, challenges (whatever word you want to use!). The magnitude or nature of the problem/injury/diagnosis etc does not correlate with the psychological response - this is a well researched piece of information, although many do not know it. In my decades of practice, and life, I have seen many people with massive injuries/diagnoses/life circumstances whom one might assume would be devastated and collapsing because of it - but they actually were not. On the other hand, there were also those with situations that others may consider 'minor' who were indeed devastated and collapsing. So one cannot predict this and care must be taken with assumptions.
 

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And I scored 74% on the ADHD test. As a child, I would race through schoolwork, usually perfectly, then get caught reading or drawing...
 

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I always understood that ADHD had to be diagnosed by a psychiatrist, is this not true today? I know at one time there were many kids "misdiagnosed" or tagged as possibly ADHD just for inappropriate behaviours.
 
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I always understood that ADHD had to be diagnosed by a psychiatrist, is this not true today? I know at one time there were many kids "misdiagnosed" or tagged as possibly ADHD just for inappropriate behaviours.
It’s a self test, with recommendations to seek professional assessment.

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So very true Seeler, and a good reminder.

It's also true that personality features, resiliency skills, other life traumas and a myriad of other factors to do with the person will influence how they deal with problems, situations, challenges (whatever word you want to use!). The magnitude or nature of the problem/injury/diagnosis etc does not correlate with the psychological response - this is a well researched piece of information, although many do not know it. In my decades of practice, and life, I have seen many people with massive injuries/diagnoses/life circumstances whom one might assume would be devastated and collapsing because of it - but they actually were not. On the other hand, there were also those with situations that others may consider 'minor' who were indeed devastated and collapsing. So one cannot predict this and care must be taken with assumptions.
Sometimes you can be resilient for a long time, and you hit a snag and aren’t so much for awhile. Life’s like that, too..


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Some people demonstrate excellent coping skills over many years. The wider society sometimes neglects to offer them appropriate supports 'because they can cope with anything'. Meanwhile others are supported through events that are often coped with as a family.
 

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I would state a word of caution to people taking any on line test or assessing their lives or symptoms to any o;Line tool

If you look for it, you will find it. Almost no matter what. That doesn’t mean that tools can’t be useful but doctors offices are full of people needing referrals because the internet has shown them they have...........disease
 
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I don’t know if I have it. I have something like it, which probably was not distinguished before because I have CP. I have had aptitude tests done, adjusted for processing speed for certain tasks.

I would also say, depending on where on the internet you fInd the self test - if it’s heavily suggestive of an issue, people shouldn’t ignore it either. It could help adults whose issues were missed earlier in life.

The ADD site mentions:

This free ADHD symptom test was adapted from the ASRS Screenerdeveloped by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Workgroup on Adult ADHD

And here’s that:



It’s probably a better indicator, or at least a helpful guide, than a GP could make, or friends and family who refuse to be helpful because they think it shouldn’t exist - it’s definately a better tool for some guidance than people on the internet who are making assumptions about others, are qualified for.




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Perhaps the social order shared this consequence of free anti socialism? Thus enigmatism!

The room mate of my wife stated that she felt that all should get some psychological treatment ... due to the unconscious effects of life!
 
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Its one of those things that involves patterns in daily life that even a psychiatrist could miss unless that is what they are screening for, because they don’t know your daily life.



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