ADHD

Question
Posted by: Lee | 2012/07/04

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ADD husband?

Am I on the right track in thinking that is my husbands problem and if so, what steps can I take to sort this out? It''s almost as if his mouth can''t keep up with his brain - he speaks in incomplete sentences and then gets completely frustrated when no one understands him or follows his instructions (we run our own business). He can not concentrate on one thing for more than a few seconds and he''s just all over the place. He is super-intelligent But gets so frustrated that nobody can keep up with him, which causes him to constantly shout and the staff are terrified of him. It is draining. Please advise.

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Lee,

First and foremost, there is little you can do without your husband's willingness to carry out the necessary appointments.

I would suggest consulting a psychiatrist for a diagnosis; bearing in mind should ADHD be identified, the psychiatrist's means of treatment will be medication. Should you prefer a non-medicated route, seeking consultation from a psychologist would be the rout to go.

Your GP should be able to offer a refferral, alternatively you can contact www.adhasa.co.za for a list of specialists in your area.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2012/07/10

Dear Lee,

First and foremost, there is little you can do without your husband's willingness to carry out the necessary appointments.

I would suggest consulting a psychiatrist for a diagnosis; bearing in mind should ADHD be identified, the psychiatrist's means of treatment will be medication. Should you prefer a non-medicated route, seeking consultation from a psychologist would be the rout to go.

Your GP should be able to offer a refferral, alternatively you can contact www.adhasa.co.za for a list of specialists in your area.

Kind regards,
Delia

Reply to ADD/ADHD Expert
Posted by: Henry | 2012/07/04

He may well be ADD - but from what you say if I were you I would be looking a bit further into this as ADD is very often part of a bigger picture and he may well be a high functioning autistic person  aka Aspergers Syndrome. People who look like they are ADD very often have a condition called Executive Dysfunction which also affects people on the autistic spectrum  anyway good luck in finding out more about this...

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