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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 16, 2010
  • 11:07 PM

I have focusing problems, and reading long texts. I noticed in school that what took the others 5 minutes to read it took me an hour, cos I kept being distracted. But I had straight As in maths and chemistry cos it's easy to follow symbols. I have been to several doctors some of them say ADHD, some of them exclude that when they ask me about my performance in school which was average. Some say anxiety disorder. How can I tell? When I read about it people don't even know the causes or what it is. I am confused, but still want to improve my focus and social life.

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  • There are various tools out there such as Cogmed which help take a baseline measure of your working memory and help build it up over a number of weeks using daily computer based routines. Trials using this have shown that the improvements realized appear to still show benefit a long time after completing the trial.I am in no way commercially linked to Cogmed but have used it with my child who has ADHD and believe it did help make a difference. It was difficult to keep them focused towards the end, but it's worth sticking with it. There are other programmes out there if you do a search. Whilst you can't remove a weakness, I believe you can improve on it and finding other coping mechanisms to help.Good Luck
    • October 18, 2012
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