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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I see to have many traits similar to that of ADD
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   please proceed with describing your symptoms in detail.
User :   I am 28, single mom, husband passed away a year ago, i feel that i have alsways suffered from these symptoms all thru school, very forgetful, disorganzied
User :   cant concentrate on the task at hand
User :   its difficult for me to juggle being a mom and having a full time job, it seems as if that is way to overwhelming for me to juggle, it put alot of stress and anxiety on the situation
Doctor :   ok. do you tend to forget your daily routine work?
User :   these traits make it hard for me to get throuh my day, forgetting what i am suppose to do next
Doctor :   have you discussed about your symptoms with your doctor anytime since you said you have felt these since your school days?
User :   no, i have never discussed this with my doctor, i feel that i am usually rushed in and out so fast
Doctor :   ok. in that case a discussion with a psychologist or a counselor would help in better way for evaluation to confirm if your traits match with ADD
User :   i cant hold attention of something wether it be a tv show or a book. i loose interest fast. i feel like i am wandering. never ending cycle
Doctor :   and if they do match, you will need to be started on medications for better symptom control
User :   where do i find someone in that field?
Doctor :   you can ask your GP or regular doctor to help you out to refer to psychologist or coumselor
Doctor :   it will make things easier for you
User :   ok i will definitly check into it.
Doctor :   go through this link to understand more about ADD
Doctor :   and its treatment
User :   thank you
Doctor :   for self help, you can try with starting to eat well, time management by keeping notes
Doctor :   speaking to collegues at work for better work environment
Doctor :   trying with leisure stuff like listening to soothing music on your way back home or at home while you do your usual chores
User :   Ok thanks so much.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
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