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Old 07-05-2018, 05:07 PM   #1
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Hi. I have trouble doing things most people would consider pleasant--watching TV, playing computer games, reading. I don't get distracted easily, but when I try to read I can't focus. I feel very restless all the time.

Do I have ADHD? I was on opiates for a while so I've heard it increases your threshold for pleasure, so normally pleasant things no longer feel pleasant. Also I am on an antipsychotic which as we all know decreases the amount of dopamine in the brain and dampens the reward process.

I can't tell if I have an attention disorder, generalized anxiety, or a mood/motivation disorder.

What are the canonical telltale signs of ADHD?
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Noone on PC can give an online diagnosis. Have you spoken with your doctor to address your concerns?
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:56 PM   #3
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Here are links to some articles, from PsychCentral's archives, that may be of some help:

Do I Have ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD in Adults

ADHD Test - 3 Minute Test for ADHD/ADD. Instant results.

Problems Related to ADHD

https://psychcentral.com/lib/coping-...dium=popular17

https://psychcentral.com/blog/adhd-i...dium=popular17

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If you have insurance make an appointment with a PHD psychologist or psychiatrist. Well I prefer PhD level. Whatever you donít go to your primary care doctor or a D.O. Provider.
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It should be noted that if your medication is suppressing your dopamine, that you might have some focus issues like ADHDers do since that is the key trait we all have in common is dopamine uptake inhibition. Cocosuriviving mentioned seeing a PhD level psychologist or psychiatrist. She is correct, this is because most primary care doctors and nuerotypical treatments do not understand atypical disorders or how to properly treat them. I had to get to an expert and then have the expert train my primary care in order to finally get the right diagnosis and treatments.
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