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Re: Adult ADD/ADHD
Oct 3, 2004
I agree that you should wait until after giving birth to be assessed by a professional (and maybe a bit after that, since the newborn-related sleep deprivation will interfere with a good assessment too). But in the meantime, go to the bookstore or library and pick up some books on the subject. You might get a clearer idea for yourself if you are ADD because you know your history, and to me, understanding ADD was the biggest help when it came to coping with it. I also don't think I would have believed I really had it, unless I learned all about it and recognized myself.

I recommend "You Mean I'm Not Lazy, STupid or Crazy" by K Kelly and P Ramundo for a very clear and easy to read overview of ADD (I think it's a great first book to read on the topic), "Driven to Dristraction" by Hallowell and Ratey for a more in-depth, clinical-perspective look at it, and Sari Solden's "Women with Attention Deficit Disorder" for a great female-oriented guide to ADD (LOVE this book). There are tons of other great books, and what you like depends on you, but I think that for a woman with ADD, these are a great place to start.

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