ADHD

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Posted by: Just Me | 2011-04-18

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Adult ADD

I''m in my 40ties, busy studying further, struggle to concentrate and finish assignments etc. If I read about the symptoms of ADD, I believe I''m suffering from ADD. I''m also diagnosed with Bipolar Mood Disorder and are using meds for it. Is there a connection between Bipolar and ADD?

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Just Me,

Bipolar and ADHD can coexist, but having the one does not automatically mean you will have the other. It can sometimes be quite difficult to distinguish the two as their symptom can present similarly. I would suggest speaking with your psychiatrist about your difficulty with concentrating and see how s/he feels best to progress as s/he will know your medical history. Please also make sure that the meds you are currently on do not interfere with concentration.

Best wishes,
Delia

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Posted by: Lester | 2011-04-20

I am 18 yrs old. I am sitting huge exams at the end of this year and I battle to concentrate and absorb what Im studying. I also dont complete taks easily so I think Im ADD. What natural cures are there for this. I''ve heard Melatone syrup?

Reply to Lester
Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011-04-19

Dear Just Me,

Bipolar and ADHD can coexist, but having the one does not automatically mean you will have the other. It can sometimes be quite difficult to distinguish the two as their symptom can present similarly. I would suggest speaking with your psychiatrist about your difficulty with concentrating and see how s/he feels best to progress as s/he will know your medical history. Please also make sure that the meds you are currently on do not interfere with concentration.

Best wishes,
Delia

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