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I don't have the ability to sit and read a book,but yet can complete a task without problem. Most say add, but no drugs have worked. Any ideas?

Submitted by anthony.goegan Fri 09/03/2010

You are an intelligent person with a high IQ that has become really good at masking your Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. It won't go away on it's own, you will only become more clever at masking it. Think back to your childhood - there is a good possibility you couldn't sit still in grade school either. You are just the adult version. Get counseling, exercise, focus.

You can have deficits in lots of different areas, and so you may not have any trouble focusing on a speaking task or a listening task, and yet still have problems with a reading task. There are different ways that people focus on new information and visually is just one of them. I would recommend that you get a full assessment by a psychologist for any type of learning or cognitive issue. They may find that your visual processing skills are below expected. You may even have something like reading disorder, which is a diagnosis that means you have difficulty processing written words. If they can diagnose the problem, a psychologist can then help you identify some strategies to strengthen these areas, while also working around these difficulties (i.e. if it is a reading disorder, listening to books on tape).

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
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