ADHD

Question
Posted by: Johann | 2011/03/01

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I need to be assessed

Hi, a short period ago my aunt was diagnosed with ADD. I never heard of the condition and read up on it. And, not to my surprise, I fit the bill. I always thought it was part of my character to forget things, not having any social skills and having a short concentration span! Can anybody assist in whom I can contact in the Pretoria area to be assessed?

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Johann,

For someone who specialises in ADHD please contact ADHASA at www.adhasa.co.za, thy will be able to refer you to someone in you area.

Eric has made a valid point: ADHD can be misdiagnosed. Although there is a strong genetic component, just because your aunt has it does not mean you do.

A psychiatrist or psychologist may be the best port of call as an adult.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: Sume Botha | 2011/04/18

Dear Johann

I agree with Delia: it will be very helpful to contact ADHASA. Both my husband and my (now adult) son was diagnosed with ADD. It has made a huge difference in our lives since we found dr. CE Schuler. His number is 012 346 7723. Do yourself a favour and make an appointment today.

Kind regards
Sume

Reply to Sume Botha
Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011/03/02

Dear Johann,

For someone who specialises in ADHD please contact ADHASA at www.adhasa.co.za, thy will be able to refer you to someone in you area.

Eric has made a valid point: ADHD can be misdiagnosed. Although there is a strong genetic component, just because your aunt has it does not mean you do.

A psychiatrist or psychologist may be the best port of call as an adult.

Kind regards,
Delia

Reply to ADD/ADHD Expert
Posted by: Eric | 2011/03/01

Johann - you mention that don''t have any social skills. ADHD or ADD is very often misdiagnosed by the way. I was diagnosed with ADHD by a specialist Psychiatrist in Joburg but was later diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. A lot of symptoms of ADHD are relevant in Aspergers Syndrome - I also have no social skills so I suggest you might want to dig a bit deeper...

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