Although forgetting things is certainly one of the main symptoms of ADD, there are a number of other symptoms which must be present in more than one setting. Before any medication can be prescribed, a diagnosis of ADD needs to be confirmed by an educational or clinical psychologist. If you should choose to medicate your daughter please be aware of the many side effects that may be experienced such as loss of appetite and increased anxiety levels. You may wish to look into alternative treatments such as Dore which does not require a formal diagnosis and does not make use of any drugs. A change in diet may be beneficial, and/or ensuring she has enough sleep. It is also possible that there is something worrying her which may be keeping her mind preoccupied. It seems I have provided you with more questions than answers, and hope they assist you to get to the cause of the problem.
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