The Chronic Job Hopper
By: Dave Wilkowske
www.tcjobhopper.com An autobiographical psychohistorical memoir
All About ADD / ADHD


 

ADHD Blog - My personal ADHD blog which describes my personal journey with ADHD. Feel free to post your comments.

ADHD Self Test for Adults - Print off this page and take the adult self-test if you think you might have undiagnosed ADHD.


ADHD Symptoms Checklist

  • Some common symptoms and problems of living with AD/HD include:
  • Poor attention; excessive distractibility
  • Physical restlessness or hyperactivity
  • Excessive impulsivity; saying or doing things without thinking
  • Excessive and chronic procrastination
  • Difficulty getting started on tasks
  • Difficulty completing tasks
  • Frequently losing things
  • Poor organization, planning, and time management skills
  • Excessive forgetfulness

Not every person with AD/HD displays all of the symptoms, nor does every person with AD/HD experience the symptoms of AD/HD to the same level of severity or impairment. Some people have mild AD/HD, while others have severe AD/HD, resulting in significant impairments. AD/HD can cause problems in school, in jobs and careers, at home, in family and other relationships, and with tasks of daily living.

AD/HD is thought to be a biological condition, most often inherited, that affects certain types of brain functioning. There is no cure for AD/HD. When properly diagnosed and treated, AD/HD can be well managed, leading to increased satisfaction in life and significant improvements in daily functioning. Many individuals with AD/HD lead highly successful and happy lives. An accurate diagnosis is the first step in learning to effectively manage AD/HD.

From Diagnosis of AD/HD in Adults (WWK9) -  National Resource Center on ADHD - A Program of CHADD

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Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD)


Mailing Address:

CHADD

8181 Professional Place

Suite 150

Landover, MD  20785

Phone: (301) 396-7070

Providing family support and advocacy as well as professional education and encouragement of scientific research pertaining to ADHD.

Check their website for a local chapter near you.


By clicking on the link below you can learn more about the...........


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV)

This is considered the "bible" for making psychiatric diagnoses and ADD / ADHD'



What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?

The link below from CHADD helps to explain in detail the difference between ADD and ADHD. The easiest way to remember is that ADD is without the "H" for hyperactivity and is primarily the inattentive form.

http://help4adhd.org/faq.cfm?fid=23&varLang=en