(Image is from National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) webbook on Attention Deficit Disorder.)
Research on brain functioning has blossomed in this decade and unfortunately many health care providers who are very professional and very well-meaning are not up-to-date in this narrow area. They may miss ADD in assessing a situation or may diagnose it when there is another cause for the symptoms.
Therefore, it is important that people trying to find out if their problems can be attributed to this condition go to a health care provider who has extensive training and experience in treating ADD. For adults, it is important to find someone with this experience with adult ADD.
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