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Advice about aDD

Johnlee1095Johnlee1095 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited January 2020 in Disabled people

I believed that I am suffering from multi-types of Attention deficit disorder on top of my cerebral palsy and these includes Type 3 Overfocused ADD, Type 4 Temporal Lobe ADD, Type 5 Limbic ADD, Type 6 Ring of fire ADD, Type 7 Anxious ADD

These types, the core ADD symptoms are compounded by trouble shifting attention and the tendency to get "stuck" in negative thought patterns and/or behaviors. In addition, there are often symptoms of longstanding mood issues, mood instability, lower motivation, irritability and often memory or learning issues, plus symptoms of being anxious and overly sensitive to the environment.

I been stuck since at the start of the millennium, although I achieved my first degree in 1997 and an pg cert in computing.I had numerous rebuke from LEA that left me neglecting from the labour market.

I will be grateful to take any advice. 

Thank you
John Lee



  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,087 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Johnlee1095 - Welcome to the community & thank you for joining. I'm not sure what advice I may be able to give. It doesn't seem like D. G. Amen's 7 different types of ADD is widely understood yet here in the UK, & some may say it's a hypothesis as it doesn't seem to be corroborated by others working in this field.
    Now that's not to say it's wrong, as I know with one of my problems (Chiari 1 Malformation), a few USA neurosurgeons were more than a decade ahead of ours here in the UK. So whether you're seeking a diagnosis, or further evaluation of your problems, I would imagine it would be best to discuss this with your GP, who could refer you to appropriate specialists.
    If you're hoping to get back into working, there's some help & advice about that here on Scope's website which may be helpful.
    I'll also ask my friend @thespiceman to advise as he has a great understanding of some of the mental health issues that as you say are compounding your problems. He will be able to provide you with some resources, which I hope you find helpful.
    If you have any specific questions, please do say, as others may be able to advise.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Johnlee1095   Please to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions. Thanks to my friend @chiarieds asking me to be involved .

    The following mental health charities offer floating support welfare benefits and guidance with everything your going through.

    Might not be in all areas.




    Epilepsy support.


    Helpline 0800 800 5050

    Please if you have any questions please ask. Happy to be supportive.

    Please take care.

    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
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