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Can you develop ADD?

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September 12, 2011 2:37PM

NO

ADD is a condition that one is born with and one will have for the rest of his or her life. But sometimes the ADD is not recognized until later in life. Also, as someone with ADD grows up and matures, he has to develop coping methods for dealing with the disorder and functioning normally in a non-ADD society. This can cause the illusion that ADD is a condition that can develop and that can be 'grown out of.'

Ask yourself if this is a recent development; or is this something you've had your whole life, but maybe not noticed it as a problem or condition until now?