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How Should ADHD Causing Lack Of Motivation And Other Symptoms Be Managed?

My son-in-law, age 39 has a lot of the symptoms associated with ADHD, but not all of them. Generally, he has: Lack of prioritizing Lack of motivation Angry outbursts when things don t go as he expected Often, he calls me from work for something but can t seem to get out what he wants to say. It happens a lot. Inability to make decisions without extensive research into the subject This is definitely not normal behavior and is happening on a daily basis. My daughter has reached out to me to see if we can identify the problem. He is otherwise, intelligent, charming, good provider and this is something he has had most of his adult life and it is getting worse with the added responsibility of marriage and 2 y/o twins. What do you suggest we do? Thanks, Susan
Mon, 23 Feb 2015
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OBGYN 's  Response
Hello
I can understand your concerns.

To me, the description appears more of a mood disorder rather than ADHD.
I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation.

A comprehensive observation of behaviour and mental status examination with the help of relevant rating scales will help to diagnose correctly.

Thanks.
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Psychologist Dr. K. V. Anand's  Response
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We understand your concerns

I went through your details. From the given symptoms, I do not see a chance of your son-in-law having ADD problems. Instead I suspect some sort of behavioral problems due to disappointment in his career or family life. You need to talk to him or request him and your daughter to consult a psychologist together. One or two good counseling sessions should ease the problem. If need be, the psychologist will suggest for Behavioral Therapy.

If you require more of my help in this aspect, please use this URL. http://goo.gl/aYW2pR. Make sure that you include every minute details possible.

Hope this answers your query. Available for further clarifications.
Good luck.
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How Should ADHD Causing Lack Of Motivation And Other Symptoms Be Managed?

Hello I can understand your concerns. To me, the description appears more of a mood disorder rather than ADHD. I would suggest you to consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation. A comprehensive observation of behaviour and mental status examination with the help of relevant rating scales will help to diagnose correctly. Thanks.