LIVEWELL MINUTE: Adult A.D.D.
Although Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD often begins in childhood, about thirteen percent of people in the United States are not diagnosed until they are adults.
Therapist Sylvia C. Low, with the Counseling Centers for Central Iowa says, “The good news for people just diagnosed with ADD is that they have probably already learned many of the coping skills needed to live with their disorder.”
Some of the signs of ADD include:
- Getting easily distracted by irrelevant sights and sounds;
- Failing to pay attention to details;
- Making careless mistakes;
- Not following instructions completely or carefully;
- and Losing or forgetting things.
Low says, “It is important to discuss any problems you may be experiencing with your health care provider to determine if you have ADD and what the best plan for treatment will be for you.”