I have been diagnosed with ADD, rather than ADHD. I do not have the hyperactivity component, (although researchers, including ourselves do not know everything about ADD/ADHD/OCD/Mania/Panic Disorder/Anxiety, all of these can appear the same way. In addition to these clinical and psychological terms, there is also the possibility of sleep disorders (such as narcolepsy and cataplexy, which may sound like a stretch considering what we are shown on TV as to what they are and what they look like, sleep disorders affect our thought processes and our sleep/wake time, therefore tired in the day and awake at night, this could look like mania), tachycardia (in my case, makes me forget and appear to be ADD, my tachycardia may be caused by an anxiety/panic disorder.) My tachycardia may also be causing me slight agoraphobia. These terms may sound extremely clinical, but are not far from what many with anxiety disorders may endure; if you look up some of these terms and intuit them for yourself, you may discover possible underlying conditions or symptoms. It is not a short term solution, but you must remember that any of the psychiatric medications may cause long term side effects. Please, also refer to the chemicals in our food, etc... Also, see meditation. If the problem is with mental organization and forgetfulness, treatment for anxiety disorders, such as clonazepam may work great. i had many problems with my senior seminar. I was at the top of my class. The stress and anxiety caused by my final class, cause mental disorganization and my anxiety caused me OCD, we could look at this many ways. "The OCD person wants a finished product," is the mantra. I nearly tanked my senior seminar and this is before my diagnoses. Think in steps and journal your thoughts. I hope this helps.View Thread
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