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Adult ADD

ADD doesn't only affect kids. And it could be the source of marital strife.


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(60) Anonymous, February 15, 2015 6:45 AM

diagnosed in college

Thank you for this video! I am 21 and I was just diagnosed with adhd. Of course, I had these symptoms my entire life but when I began college they exacerbated to the point where I could not function. I was put on medication and it made a huge difference. However, Im nervous about it because in the frum world it is so judged and looked down upon. Anyone on meds is thought to be "off." I am very smart and productive and most people don't suspect that I have adhd, they just see that I have a lot of energy. What if I need these medications to function and be a good wife and mother?? Can I stay on them for years at a time?

(59) Anonymous, December 26, 2011 5:02 AM


Thank you Rabbi Salomon for addressing this topic. It was a great source of chizuk. Over the last 2 week I was diagnosed with ADD. Baruch Hashem I am dealing with amazing people, however this topic does not seem to be addressed by Rabbis. Would l it be possible for Rabbi Salomon to speak about this again in the near future. Thank you very much

(58) sandler, September 7, 2010 3:09 AM


Those of you whom have taken many meds like myself- use them when we need- but don't like them - because of effects we have from using them. It is frustrating, and I deal with it- as I'm sure others do because experience along with experience of the effects of how we should 'think' when under the influence of the medications such as adderal - create behavioral patterns we can recreate when not on the medications-with that said, those with problems marital- I would recommend taking a cautious approach and if trying the adhd treatments under a physician whom prescribs for adhd type diagnosis - I can 'recommend' the non-stimulants type of medications such as strattera over stimulants.In general adhd has its pros and cons- its a love hate thing for me.I'm married and I know if I was on stimulants I may not have been able to do 'husbandly' duties. so- in short- JEWS have a predisposition for certain mental illness. anxiety- is the most common I feel over all this may have to do with anti semitism/holocost/ our literal history in the world of running- defending ourselves, and being slaughtered. ADHD is a very small thing and a stupid plug here without real purpose other than- perhaps the writers need to push therapy on jews and medications into jewish bodies. Look closely at the way life for us has changed in the past 20 yrs even there were only 3 types of jew when I was growing up- reform- conservative, orthodox. now I don't know how many. there are so many persons due to the sect and re-definition of jewish law and life that makes many of the jewish community at odds with each other. the worst of this is - like the randomness of the video of adult adhd and marrage by Rabbi Solomon- that make in some instances 'us' (the jewish people) to be truly our own worst enemy. we 'judge other jews' like treif

(57) Anonymous, September 1, 2010 5:39 AM

I have Adult Add and found out after my daughter and son were diagnosed. My daughter told me that I was worse than she is, and so I tested and I have had it all my life but growing up I didn't like school. I would skip lines reading and half the time I didn't understand what I read. I have a such a hard time with my timing and judging time. I am scattered and disorganized and I do take vyvance and it helps. My husband doesn't understand no matter how hard I try to be on time he gets so upset with me and I get so stressed out, I drop things, and I lose or misplace things all the time. My having this makes him angry, resentful, mean, and takes it personal making him look bad if I am late. Now he takes a seperate car to the same yoga class or whereever we go it is seperate or we don't talk because he is always on time and early. He just doen't get it. The older you get the less tolerable he gets with my flaws. I am always working on getting better and going to counceling and being the beautiful soul that I am. Thank you for bringing this subject to help other become aware of the struggles that are the hurdles that we have to jump over.

(56) colin, August 29, 2010 7:21 PM

Spinning Spinning

Thanks, I get to the point of TOTAL despair.I'm 48 I never thought I had ADD but at work with all the tasks i need to get done, I get spinning, i know i have to get a machine fixed but as Iwalk to get a tool I see another task such as tools not put away & BAM! I change directions, then catch myself 5 min. along my new path . Sometimes it is so intense I feel like dying, Wierd Huh! I don't think those around me understand the outta controlness I am experiencing. I am very talented in my job but need HELP sometimes .What SHOULD I DO..Colin

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