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Posted Oct 05, 2002 at 9:40:35 AM
Subject: ADHD in the college atmosphere/workforce

How can I get my ADHD under control when I'm in the workforce, and how can I keep it from affecting my performance on the job? I haven't been hired for a job because I have ADHD! Could somebody help me, please?

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Posted:Oct 09, 2002 8:07:08 AM

Are you in college now? Or looking for a job, or both...Are you officially diagnosed? On medication? Write back...
I can help.
Georgia

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Posted:Oct 09, 2002 12:49:35 PM

Have you been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD? If so, ask your doctor about medication therpy and some liturature on behavior management. In addition, you may need to get some counciling in the area.

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Posted:Oct 09, 2002 12:55:50 PM

Have you been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD? If so, ask your doctor about medication therpy and some liturature on behavior management. In addition, you may need to get some counciling in the area.

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Posted:Oct 25, 2002 12:13:54 AM

Help Help Help!
My daughter has been dianosed with ADHDA since the third grade she chose not to stop taking meds when she entered high school as a ninth grader. Now she has entered college this year and she has found that her problem has not diappeared. In the high school she attended they pretty much catered to her because she was a very popular girl and well liked by her peers and the teaching staff. Now that she has been in college for about two and half months she seriously having problems with focusing and remembering and keeping interest in her classes which she failing . I feel that she needs to get back on meds and she agrees but is there anyway or any other suggestions that i can get help for her or have the college help her in some way. This problem is really tearing her down self esteem and she is depressed and has feelings of i dont care or thinks she is too dumb for college. I know this is not true and i really want to help my daughter over this.

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Posted:Oct 25, 2002 12:15:33 AM

Help Help Help!
My daughter has been dianosed with ADHDA since the third grade she chose not to stop taking meds when she entered high school as a ninth grader. Now she has entered college this year and she has found that her problem has not diappeared. In the high school she attended they pretty much catered to her because she was a very popular girl and well liked by her peers and the teaching staff. Now that she has been in college for about two and half months she seriously having problems with focusing and remembering and keeping interest in her classes which she failing . I feel that she needs to get back on meds and she agrees but is there anyway or any other suggestions that i can get help for her or have the college help her in some way. This problem is really tearing her down self esteem and she is depressed and has feelings of i dont care or thinks she is too dumb for college. I know this is not true and i really want to help my daughter over this.

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Posted:Oct 27, 2002 9:29:52 AM

Many students with LD or ADD/ADHD can effectively learn strategies to assist them with their weak areas. There should be a special needs councilor at the college or university to assist you with organizational skills, accommodations, etc. There are also effective medications which your doctor can prescribe to "take the edge off" and perhaps allow you to be more focused while working.
Hope this helps
Southpaw

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Posted:Nov 02, 2002 12:56:50 AM

Dear Gay,

There are many things that can help your daughter. She qualifies for special assistance for people with disabilities. She and you can contact the school about this department and take advantage of what it can offer.

Contact CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Defecit Disorder
National office in the D.C. Virginia area. They have a toll free number but if you can't find it on the web site call and ask for it then call back.

Look for back issures of Addvance and Attention magazine in your main library or in the mail library of a large town in your state. Look for the issues on college and girls with ADHD.

Check out web sites:
www.addvance.com (or org.)

www.additude.com
and their magazine called Additude.
They have some back issues on college

Yes, check out getting back on meds.
Maybe some counseling even through the college which might be free.
There is tons of stuff out there. I am just not able to think if it all at the moment.
Do a web search under www.google.com for ADHD and college
or something like that.
Good luck and keep trying and don't let her give up.

Oh yeah. www.addwarehouse.com is an excellent site for getting a catalog
of books about ADD/ADHD EVERYONE should have it.

Check out Dr.Patricia Quinn, cutting edge person on ADHD for girls,women and high school and college students.She had written some good books on the subject.

Think that is all.
Ann

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Posted:Nov 04, 2002 9:20:48 PM

I would like to know if there is a math specific learning disorder. I have not been officially documented as a person with ADHD, but have been introduced to the idea that I might be. My problem started in grade school,through high school, where I was expelled for behviour reasons, and now at 36 I am attempting to finish my Associates degree. Only math is holding me back from graduating, where can I find some help??

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Posted:Nov 14, 2002 3:02:02 PM

Yes, its called dyscalculia. Unlike ADHD, it is a learning disorder. It can occur on its own but usually occurs with another learning disorder like dyslexia. I recommend that you check out learning disorder resouces at your college though your counsleor or a specific office. If they aren't helpful you can probally find other resources on this site. If really think you have dyscalculia you'll probally need to get offically diagnosed with a learning disorder and I would chect the Association on Higher Education and Disability website (www.ahead.org) for guidelines before you do so. Once documented you will either get specialized help with math or maybe your institution will wave the requirement.
Good luck!

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Posted:Nov 23, 2002 10:17:02 PM

It is better for her to get help now instead of later. I am 22 and just graduated from college with a 3.0 g.p.a. I was only diagnoised with add last year. College was a huge struggle for me. Being on medicine helped me to cope with the enviorment. Everytime I get off of my medicine I have a hard time performing. Most people who have add can't get a degree because of all the focus it requires but education is so valuable. Get her on her medicine and make sure she has a good doctor. She has to want to take care of herself! Love - Vee

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Posted:Dec 07, 2002 5:29:41 PM

To Whom it may concern:

If I sent you the following email:

I got all of your emails from the Adult Bulletin Boards off ldonline.org. I was just sending this message to you because I have read all your entries. I am wondering if you would like to join this group so that we can continue to help our fellow men and women know that they are not alone with the problems that we face with ADD/HD and other attention disorders. If you do, that is great. If you don't I understand and I will not bother you anymore.

Thank you for your time.

Will Haeger

I would like to apologize. I did not mean any offense. I only meant that I read all your entries that you have placed on this bulletin board and have really appreciated it. Again, I did not meant any offense. Thanks. Will

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Posted:Dec 18, 2002 3:42:44 AM

To all in regards to Work and College:
I recently graduated from my bachelor's degree program. When I began I struggled tremendously staying focused, keeping interest, staying on top of tasks, etc. I was passed two good tips for great success in these. The first was to find a stimulating major or area that was of interest to me. Not one that was the recommendation of others. I studied film because it was the most interesting major as well as the ever varying course load that was required. I never experienced a day that was repeated due to the artistic nature. I was also told to look in to Thomas Edison. This taught me the ever effective trick of over focus. I was then able to exceed in all of the school set projects that were required, as well as several of my own. The only problem I saw to keep an eye on was the lack of basic social interraction. This can happen when you are focused too directly on the task at hand. But, then again, I am sure that I am not the only one here that has experienced that problem. Good luck and perseverance pays off.
Josh

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