Do i have add or adhd

Patient : Do i have ADD??i can never sit still. things that require too much concentration i avoid. im very restless. i get distracted very easily. i have a very short attention span.its hard to focus on one thing at once.
Symptoms:  Restlessness. (cant sit still very fidgety) minimal focus
Doctor :   Hello, Thanks for choosing "Ask The Doctor" for posting your query. The symptoms that you have mentioned very well fit ted into a diagnosis of ADHD. However, the symptoms of ADHD are generally pervasive and start early in life say at the age of 6 years and stay continuously. The hyperactivity component may reduce with the time, but the inattention component may persist. In that case, medicines such as methylphenidate may improve the symptoms. However, if it is a transient change in behavior then it could be due to depression and a different treatment would be required. Do meet your doctor and get it evaluated. If possible do take your parents as well with you while you are visiting the doctor. Hope I am able to answer your concerns. Wish you good health!

Related Q&A

Q: Hey doc, my ADHD meds aren't working like it should be and I've been taking these meds (concerta) since I was 10 year...

Q: I'm 26 years old and I strongly believe that I have ADHD and bipolar disorder. I can confirm this assumption by own e...

Q: I'm finding it very difficult to effectively manage my ADHD symptoms as an adult. It's embarrassing and humiliating. ...

Q: I was prescribed Vyvanse for my ADHD and I actually lost / am unable to find where I had put the bottle itself contai...

Q: My child is suffering from ADHD and he is hyperactive. He does not make any eye contact, does not listen to our comma...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon