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Posted On 30/11/2009 18:12:21 by administrator



I have worked with young people with ADHD ADD and similar behavioural problems for many years. Because of my focus on natural approaches and  their success with this particular condition, I have only recently become involved with various discussion boards on Facebook, which has been  a very interesting experience. Mainly because of the numerous posts from people of all ages ( including someone aged 80 ) who speak of great relief at having their condition finally diagnosed.


So many people are focused on their symptoms and how they match everyone else’s symptoms that they lose sight of all the positive ways they can go forward – they are stuck in a cyber glitch… on hyping out the condition – is this a symptom in itself?


Well I investigated further and went to Dr Halliwells site which was recommended by one of the posts – I did the unforgiveable – took the symptom test for  ADHD / ADD – and guess what?

 A score of 12 indicate a diagnosis – I scored 16  - Oooops!


So I’ve rewritten the symptoms from a different positive perspective  paints a slightly different picture?


  • A sense of underachievement, of not meeting one’s goals (regardless of how much one has actually accomplished).
  • NOW READ: a burning desire to achieve something, a passion for what you do – so that you keep striving for greater heights
  • Difficulty getting organized.
  • NOW READ: find yourself impeded by day to day mundane things that have to be sorted when you know that what you really want to do is something that really makes a difference and is so fulfilling
  • Chronic procrastination or trouble getting started.
  • NOW READ: having better things to do than having to spend time doing things that aren’t meaningful or interesting
  • Many projects going simultaneously; trouble with follow through.
  • NOW READ: so many exciting things lead to other things – creative approaches create so many options
  • A tendency to say what comes to mind without necessarily considering the timing or appropriateness of the remark.
  • NOW READ: being honest and remaining authentic to oneself
  • A frequent search for high stimulation.
  • NOW READ : A drive to move on and not stagnate
  • An intolerance of boredom.
  • NOW READ: A refusal to tolerate old outdated ways of doing things that have proven not to work
  • Easy distractibility; trouble focusing attention, tendency to tune out or drift away in the middle of a page or conversation, often coupled with an inability to focus at times.
  • NOW READ: the ability to look at situations from many different perspectives and see many powerful new outcomes
  • Often creative, intuitive, highly intelligent
  • NOW READ: often creative, intuitive, highly intelligent
  • Trouble in going through established channels and following “proper” procedure.
  • NOW READ: Do not suffer fools gladly, especially when they do things wrong
  • Impatient; low tolerance of frustration.
  • NOW READ: do not take kindly to being held back by other people’s inability to hold vision
  • Impulsive, either verbally or in action, as an impulsive spending of money.
  • NOW READ: able to make quick, creative and intuitive responses to situations
  • Changing plans, enacting new schemes or career plans and the like; hot-tempered.
  • Flexible and talented, not responsive to being held back
  • A tendency to worry needlessly, endlessly; a tendency to scan the horizon looking for something to worry about, alternating with attention to or disregard for actual dangers.
  • NOW READ: thinking ahead to be prepared and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve what needs to be done.
  • A sense of insecurity.
  • NOW READ: knowing tht no matter what everything will turn out OK even when you can’t explain how.
  • Mood swings, mood lability, especially when disengaged from a person or a project.
  • NOW READ: being able to understand and sense things and people from different perspectives being responsive to the situation
  • Physical or cognitive restlessness.
  • NOW READ: knowing when to do things differently and to move on
  • A tendency toward addictive behavior.
  • NOW READ: Ability to focus to strive to perfection
  • Chronic problems with self-esteem.
  • NOW READ: Learning to create a powerful positive relationship with yourself
  • Inaccurate self-observation.
  • NOW READ:  the ability to learn from mistakes
  • Family history of AD/HD or manic depressive illness or depression or substance abuse or other disorders of impulse control or mood.
  • NOW READ: learning to evolve the mistakes of family members and to do it differently



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