How to think your childhood, relationships, and learning experiences would have been different had you been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as a child a received the correct medications and interventions

I fantisize about the answer to this question a lot. I think my life would've been very different if I was diagnosed as a child.For starters, I think my cousins, uncles and aunties would've respected me more. They wouldn't just know me

Do ADD brains need more sleep?

I'm not sure if people with ADHD actually need more sleep, or if they just have worse effects than neurotypical folks do if they don't get the sleep they need.My brain seems to work pretty well on seven hours, but any less than that and oh wait there's a shiny thing!Seriously, though, I do notice more trouble

Do people with ADHD have a fomo?

I would say it's 50/50. Depends on the person.I don't, personally, but my son does.To me, the FOMO that people have is the novelty of the unknown or the desire to be part of a group. What will happen next? Who

How to think your childhood, relationships, and learning experiences would have been different had you been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD as a child a received the correct medications and interventions

I fantisize about the answer to this question a lot. I think my life would've been very different if I was diagnosed as a child.For starters, I think my cousins, uncles and aunties would've respected me more. They wouldn't just know me as ‘confused and ever forgetful Zuzia'. I think school would've been more of a breeze, maybe

I think I might have ADD. How can I focus on my work and relax in moments when every little noise or sensation is distracting me, triggering lots of thoughts and making me really angry and unwell? Something other than medication? How is it done?

There are some medications that a doctor can prescribe to help you focus if you're diagnosed with ADD. You may have to undergo psychological testing to get this diagnosis. I suspected I had ADD and did this.Stimulants, such as Ritalin and Adderall, have been prescribed for years to help with

Is there a difference between the attention problems a person with autism spectrum disorder and a person with ADD might have? And if so, should they be treated differently?

To my understanding, individuals with ASD are often likely to also have ADHD - they appear to often go hand in hand. The question at this point is do they actually have ADHD or is it a misdiagnosis that doesn't get altered. My 12 year old son was recently diagnosed with ASD and was diagnosed with ADHD