Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a developmental disorder.[1] It is characterized primarily by "the co-existence of attentional problems and hyperactivity, with each behavior occurring infrequently alone" and symptoms starting before seven years of age.[2]

    ADHD is the most commonly studied and diagnosed psychiatric disorder in children, affecting about 3 to 5 percent of children globally[3][4] and diagnosed in about 2 to 16 percent of school aged children.[5] It is a chronic disorder[6] with 30 to 50 percent of those individuals diagnosed in childhood continuing to have symptoms into adulthood.[7][8] Adolescents and adults with ADHD tend to develop coping mechanisms to compensate for some or all of their impairments.[9] It is estimated that 4.7 percent of American adults live with ADHD.[10] Standardized rating scales such as WHO's Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale can be used for ADHD screening and assessment of the disorder's symptoms' severity.[11]

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    Here is a test for attention disorder.
    Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) Test - Psych Central


    Any of us can have it. My score was 45 which puts me in a mild category of this. I never knew about this till recently where I investigated for another reason. When I read more about it, I realized why I was behaving in a certain manner when I was a kid and to an extent even today.
     
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    ohhhhhhh.....
     
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    Its crap, stuff blown out of proportion so that the drug companies can make more money. Heck, Leornadao Da Vinci and Einstein had ADD !
     
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    L , drugs are not an answer to this.
     
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    Mine is 85.
     
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    i got 18? im so stable? fako fako
     
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    Only the very severe kinds. ADHD has a wide scale of severity. From none to mild to high to severe.
     
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    Arrey that mild thing is to be ignored. A friend who worked in "big-pharma" told me that these companies just spread panic to get more money.
     
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    Results of your Attention Deficit Disorder Quiz

    You scored a total of 41

    You appear to suffer from mild attention and concentration difficulties according to your responses to this self-report questionnaire. You should not take this as a diagnosis of any sort, or a recommendation for treatment. However, you may want to look into seeking further consultation with a trained mental health professional if you are experiencing any difficulties in daily functioning due to these difficulties or if you'd like a more in-depth answer.

    should I be scared ?
     
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    You scored a total of [SIZE=+2]36 [/SIZE]:pound:

    You appear to suffer from mild attention and concentration difficulties according to your responses to this self-report questionnaire. You should not take this as a diagnosis of any sort, or a recommendation for treatment. However, you may want to look into seeking further consultation with a trained mental health professional if you are experiencing any difficulties in daily functioning due to these difficulties or if you'd like a more in-depth answer.

    Missed 2 points to come in category of Borderline ADHD.

    Will come next time as i understood the reasoning behind answer. ;)
     
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    Adult ADHD is above 70. It's too high. :shocked:

    Relax, These are craps and 20 questions can't give judgement on our mental status which is based on thousand of things.

    I use to have superiority complex in my schools, It's not the problem. I accomplished a lot with that. Got many positions where i was leader and got lots of respect due to that. Now, I don't have such complex at all. Some negative criteria is not always bad indeed good for many people depends how you approach in your life.

    Even Day-Dreaming is considered as sort of Mental disorder, But I do think something which is close to impossible. It's not a problem, I suppose. It all depends on individual personality.
     
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    Yes mild forms can be ignored. But after reading abou it the last few days I learnt a lot about why I was so restless and hyperactive when I was a kid. Why every parent teacher meet meant a round of complains about me not concentrating in class and chatting up my mates. Why I could not sit sit in one place and read for too long.

    May that is why I was a good student but not a great one in school. I spent a lot of energy in the playing field. Something that helped me I guess a lot. I read that people with ADHD should get into a lot of physical activity. Being in the school cricket team helped and also being good in many other sports.
     
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    [h=2]Results of your
    Attention Deficit Disorder Quiz[/h] ​

    [FONT=arial,helvetica]You scored a total of[/FONT] [FONT=arial,helvetica][SIZE=+2]54[/SIZE][/FONT]

    You appear to be suffering from a moderate amount of attention and concentration difficulties according to your responses to this self-report questionnaire. You should not take this as a diagnosis of any sort, or a recommendation for treatment. However, it would be advisable and likely beneficial for you to seek further diagnosis from a trained mental health professional soon to rule out a possible attention disorder.
     
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    Yeah, most of the things I do are because I'm bored not some lame ass disease. The questions were inappropriate, imo.
     
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    That's true.
    People do not have the same attitude all the time. I can change according to the situation sometimes, even be very different from my regular self.
     
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    Sirjee, according to some studies people with ADD have a better imagination and are more creative ;)
     
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    No relation between being a good student and being creative. But yes I agree with your statement in general.
     
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    My score is 26... Should I be happy cos i fall in the border line ADHD?
     
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    You scored a total of 6
     
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