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ruthven78 wrote at 2008-02-09 18:11:13
My only suggestion is to try to find a doctor who specializes in ADD/ADHD, preferrably those in the psychiatric or psychologic arenas.  There is little that can be done about your lack of insurance or income.  Sometimes when I see people put those statements in it makes me question if they are solely out to get stimulant drugs for reasons of abuse or resell on black markets.  I've seen a lot of people put those statements in trying to find ways to "cheat" their doctors into prescribing stimulants.


cptneurotic wrote at 2012-10-22 02:39:16
M.D.D. stands for "Major Depressive Disorder" and G.A.D. stands for "Generalized Anxiety Disorder".  


qtnique1 wrote at 2013-12-18 20:24:56
MDD is Major Depressive Disorder and GAD is general anxiety disorder.


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I was diagnosed (finally) with A.D.D.at the age of 38. I always knew there was something not connecting in my brain, but little was known about ADD and ADHD when I was growing up. I know how hard it is to explain to others about your "brain patterns", idiosyncrasies and why you do and don't do what you do. I know how hard it is to keep things in order and to find those "IMPORTANT" papers you know you just had in your hands and now they are missing--right into thin air. I've been there and am still sometimes there!

Experience

I studied, attended seminars with the experts, worked with psychologists and doctors to become the "go to person" in our school district.I worked with teachers and parents to help them understand mind patterning,the options of medication or no medication and behavioral patterning.
I also have worked with adults with restructuring their lives to assist in the development of routine and organization (I must admit that I am a lot better with others than myself!!)
I am "pro" medication in most cases. For adults there are a variety of meds that can be used and combinations that work well.

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Publications
"Cooperative Learning" (johnson and Johnson Method) in Exceptional Children in early 80's.
Did research on "Hooked-On-Phonics" before "they" had done any themselves!

Publications
"Cooperative Learning" (johnson and Johnson Method) in Exceptional Children in early 80's.
Did research on "hooked-On-Phonics" before "they" had any themselves!

Education/Credentials
I have a Bachelors in Speech Path and Audiology
A Masters in Educational Psychology and Counseling.
I taught for 27 years-regular ed., spec. ed., administration, teaching consultant and advocate for children and adults with ADD.

Awards and Honors
I am still optimistic that one day I WILL BE TOTALLY ORGANIZED!!

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