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Re: Effexor Withdrawal is Serious-A question...... PuraVida

Posted by Krissy P on March 27, 2003, at 2:03:48

In reply to Re: Effexor Withdrawal is Serious-A question...... Krissy P, posted by PuraVida on March 27, 2003, at 1:58:46

Hi, here's something:
>Adult ADD, an Executive Function Disorder

Adult ADD is a condition in which psychological executive functions such as planning, managing time, carrying out tasks on time, and reasonably controlling emotional states are significantly impaired. Affected individuals have serious problems in one or more of the following areas:

screening out distractions

starting and completing tasks without unreasonable delays

controlling impulses

being on time

keeping their priorities in order

keeping their desks and days relatively well organized

They can get lost doing unimportant activities, heedless of more important jobs that need to be done. At times, they may have difficulty with their short term memory. They may not fulfill their obligations until the last moment or complete a task only when they feel an external pressure to do so.

People suffering from ADD often feel unfairly nagged by those around them and sometimes become defiant when confronted with their performance problems.

Their underachievement often leads to reduced self-esteem, depression and anxiety. Some undertake psychotherapy to deal with interpersonal conflicts that are caused by the disorder or to gain control over their seeming negligence.

Mild or non-specific deficits of executive functions are common in the general population. Executive functions may also be impaired by injury to the brain, fatigue, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders. In addition, various psychological disorders, including learning disabilities, depression, and anxiety, frequently coexist with ADD.

At the present time, there is no definitive test for ADD. Because the treatment of ADD differs from that of other disorders that impair executive function, a careful assessment should be carried out by an experienced clinician before treatment is undertaken.
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Kristen- Don't know where you got the BP description from, but do if there is a similar description for Adult ADD? I wonder if the two (and maybe GAD) are all intermingled/confused/etc, sometimes...
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> Thanks!
> PV


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