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What can you do if you think your husband has ADHD?

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2015-07-17 17:32:49
2015-07-17 17:32:49

Your husband won't recognize a problem until an authority figure (usually self or supervisor) notes problems of inattention to detail, or other problems, which he realizes will cause job loss.

If his occupation is one of the many jobs for which ADD symptoms are a plus [entrepreneur, computer operator, troubleshooter], then he NEEDS those behaviors, and they are a blessing.

If he likes to surf the computer, you might be able to get him, just for fun, to go to http://www.amenclinic.com/ac/default.asp and take the general, online test.

You could get "ADD & ADHD for Dummies" when it is released. It has not yet been released since it is waiting for the APA to meet, and decide whether ADHD will have 5 types, or stick to just 3.

Search through Amazon.com:

ADD In The Workplace: Choices, Changes, And Challenges by Kathleen G. Nadeau (Paperback ) "... ADD IN THE WORKPLACE mutes and long work hours ... have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).14 Because these estimates were made before widespread recognition of females ..."

The New Brain : How the Modern Age Is Rewiring Your Mind • Excerpt from page 48 "... a cognitive style. In order to be successful in today's workplace you have to incorporate some elements of ADD/ADHD. You must learn to rapidly process information, function amidst surroundings ..."

Adult Add: The Complete Handbook : Everything You Need to Know About How to Cope and Live Well With Add/Adhd • Excerpt from Front Matter "... be very helpful to the person with ADD. In addition, ADHD has a significant impact in the workplace , probably costing millions of dollars. We discuss the impact ..."

Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood "... be receptive to what are called "reasonable accommodations" in the workplace. The same kinds of strategies that work in the classroom-structure,

Have to agree that he isn't likely to have it forced on him if he's resistant. I didn't think I was either, but little things started making me think more. Came across a co-worker's IM log to another co-worker saying about me, "Everything's a rolling deadline..."

The book You Mean I'm not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy? is very good for increasing knowledge about ADD issues, too.

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