ADHD

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Posted by: kallie | 2010/05/10

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adult ADHD

Is it possible that i have developed a type of attention disorder as a result of my divorce... i cannot concentrate for longer that a couple of minutes, for example if someone asks me directions to my house i cannot process the info to tell them although i know how to get there... or i am busy with one thing and my mind is already thinking 6 steps ahead ... i cant sit and watch a movie i have to concentrate to force myself to sit and watch till the end.. i cant listen to someones conversation for long and then i loose track of what they saying ...

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ADHD Expert

Dear Kallie,

It is unlikely that you have developed a disorder as a result of your divorce. However, divorces can be stressful and emotions often run high for some time; it is more likely that these factors are contributing to your concentration levels.

It sounds as though are distressed by your difficulty to concentrate of late (as mos people would be), and I wonder if you would consider speaking to a counsellor? Your GP should be able to refer you, alternatively you can consult www.medpages.co.za for someone in your area.

In the meantime, ensure you are eating and seeping well and perhaps look into some relaxation techniques that work for you.

Best wishes,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010/05/12

Dear Kallie,

It is unlikely that you have developed a disorder as a result of your divorce. However, divorces can be stressful and emotions often run high for some time; it is more likely that these factors are contributing to your concentration levels.

It sounds as though are distressed by your difficulty to concentrate of late (as mos people would be), and I wonder if you would consider speaking to a counsellor? Your GP should be able to refer you, alternatively you can consult www.medpages.co.za for someone in your area.

In the meantime, ensure you are eating and seeping well and perhaps look into some relaxation techniques that work for you.

Best wishes,
Delia

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