ADHD

Question
Posted by: Elmarie | 2010/01/23

Q.

Can grown-ups get ADD?

I want to know if you can still get ADD (not really ADHD) in your early twenties? And if possible, where must i go for a test?
I find consentration very difficult these days and my attention is wandering , im very forgetful and can' t concentrate on something very long. I' m also losing stuff like money , ATM-cards, important documents, etc.
I' m turning 23 this year.

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Elmarie,
It is unlikely that you get ADD for the first time as an adult; it begins in childhood but some people only become aware of it when they start working or living more independently. The best course of action would be to contact ADHASA at www.adhasa.co.za and request the name of a psychologist in your area who specialises in ADD; the sooner you can be assessed the sooner you can begin to manage the difficulties you mentioned.
Good luck,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2010/01/27

Dear Elmarie,
It is unlikely that you get ADD for the first time as an adult; it begins in childhood but some people only become aware of it when they start working or living more independently. The best course of action would be to contact ADHASA at www.adhasa.co.za and request the name of a psychologist in your area who specialises in ADD; the sooner you can be assessed the sooner you can begin to manage the difficulties you mentioned.
Good luck,
Delia

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