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If you were diagnosed with ADD and ADHD as a kid, is it possible you could still have it when you're older?

I was diagnosed when I was about 6 or 7 and I'm 17 right now...

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Yes..most likely. I have a friend who wasn't diagnosed until she was an adult and realized she suffered her whole life with it.

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Dang. :I
Mine was so bad I had to go to different classes because I couldn't learn...I'm in high school now, almost graduated, and It's still extremely hard to concentrate on anything..
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Have you seen a doctor for it? Taking a medicine or it? I saw my daughter couldn't concentrate for years and by 5th grade or so, I knew her concentration should be better so I talked to her doctor for it. Sure enough, there was evidence with an evaluation her dad and I did and her teacher did. Tw weeks after starting her on medication, her reading comprehension went up a grade level. (which her doctor says you know the meds are working when your reading comprehension gets better)
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Yes, I took medication for it till I was 10 but my dad took me off of it.
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Why did he do that? Does be have no clue?
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"I'm sorry, I just get very frustrated with parents who have no idea and take their kids off a medication. I have a friend who did this to her son.
I suggest you write down all the ways in which you are struggling with your ADD. (ie: inability to concentrate, effecting your grades, depression, anxiety, etc) And, also, list how you felt better when you were on the medication and how it helped you. (ie: able to concentrate on your school work, better grades, better reading comprehension, etc.) Write it all down and show it to your dad and you can even explain others who have the condition and the medication made a huge difference. Your dad may not understand but I can only assume he wants the best for you. I think he needs to be enlightened and he can talk to another parent about it any time. I'm always available. Good luck.
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Well my friend was diagnosed with ADD when he was 9 and he still has it so maybe...

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I was taken off my medication for it because they thought I has improved but I dont think I have..
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Everyone can be different in this. Maybe some people outgrow it but not all. If you are having a hard time, Adri, you should just stay on the med.
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I tried convincing my dad that I still need them but he's hard headed.
Is there any possible way I could buy them myself?
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No....its not something over the counter. He has no clue of what u r going thru and how it helps u. People who have no ailments think they know everything but they r ignorant. Who got u on the med to begin with? Mom? Can u go back to that person? Call the doctor and see what he/she says how to handle this.
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I know it's not over the counter.
I need to take my other medication but my dad refuses to get them for me.
I'm going to ask my sister if she could get them for me. Her job gives her discounts on all medication and medical costs so hopefully she can.
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There are some therapeutic practices to fight it out,,,

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Yes, my brother still has it

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Tough question to answer. Growing out of ADHD is the usual way people lose this affliction UNLESS the condition rose from faulty brain development. That doesn't really change much with maturity. What usually happens is that childhood sufferers mature into other kinds of mental challenges as they age. The point IS that everyone is different - there are MANY wonderful treatment options being developed all the time and you have to keep looking to see what might suit you. I have included several examples of help that YOU can use to clear your problem - just a few of over 3000 ideas.... See the Comments below!

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Amazon has well over 3000 books on this subject right now and other bookstores have hundreds more. Read one or two of THESE to understand in details what you can do to help yourself:

“The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps” by Melissa C. Orlov; “The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders” “Raising Boys With ADHD: Secrets for Parenting Healthy, Happy Sons” by Mary Anne Richey and James W. Forgan; “The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD” by John F. Taylor Ph.D.; “ADHD--Living Without Brakes” by Martin Kutscher and Douglas Puder.
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Thank you, sir.(:
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