I just got a new job in sales, after years of unemployment. My boss is great, the environment is great and the work is right up my alley. But my work ethic is slipping. I've seen this pattern before, and it doesn't end well. What can I do? [more inside]
What is the technical term for this type of recall? A student (possibly with ADD) plays a puzzle game while listening to a class (there's no relationship between the puzzle game and the content of the class). Later, while relaxing at home, he plays the game again and by doing that recalls the content of the class.
Problem is that I'm losing steam at this point, facing many more years of school ahead of me if I'm accepted into professional school. How I can shake the feelings of uncertaintly as I keep plugging away? [more inside]
Should I maybe get evaluated for ADD or ADHD? [more inside]
ADHD sufferers and busy types in general: how do you handle the mental transitioning between different projects, or areas of your life? [more inside]
Grad student can no longer read. ADD reading strategies sought, please. [more inside]
Are there any ENFPs (Myers-Briggs Type) medical doctors out there with advice on how to get through all of the mundane, logical coursework that prerequisites and medical school classes entail? [more inside]
What are some tips and techniques to take advantage of 15-30 minutes of free time here and there to get things done? [more inside]
What's a focus-enhancing ADHD medication that won't cause anxiety or make me feel "out of it" the way caffeine does? [more inside]
Uninsured, unemployed and in the middle of nowhere without transportation means that for the moment, I can't just go get screening and medication. What non-medical means can I use to deal with adult ADHD long enough to get employment/insurance and proper treatment? [more inside]
I have begun treatment for adult ADHD. What things can I do during the next several weeks to objectively measure my progress? [more inside]
Should I take nicorette gum for my ADHD? [more inside]
I have the attention span of a gnat. [more inside]
Adult ADD... if you've got it, how do YOU handle it? [more inside]
I know I need therapy, and I intend to get it as soon as my health insurance comes through in a few weeks. I'm under a lot of strain from a pending divorce and various related financial issues. I'm not just depressed, but I have the attention span of a gnat and I get caught in horrible, tormenting chains of obsessive thoughts. This is really crippling my ability to work and bill my customers, leading to more financial stress, leading to more emotional stress, etc. What solid things can I do in the short term to focus, work and get things done without pacing, obsessing and crying a lot? [more inside]
After having used the web obsessively for about eight years now, both for work and pleasure, I've noticed I've developed certain attention deficit disorder symptoms, i.e. I find myself leafing through books, reading only chapter and subchapter headers and then move on. Similarly, when I watch a movie on TV, I find myself switching channels all the time, watching other programs (even movies) simultaneously. The thing is, I don't really feel I'm missing out much, because I "get the general idea" anyway, I'm just getting three general ideas instead of fully absorbing one. Is this bad? Anyone else doing this? Comments and insights welcome.