Good Housekeeping magazine recently ran a feature on Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, based on an interview with psychologist Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.
The article, which you can read at http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diseases/attention-deficit-disorder-concentrate-mar05?click=main_sr, debunks some myths about ADD/ADHD, like that it affects men more than women or that high-achieving people must not have it. "You have to look at how much effort it takes for you to get something done", Nadeau says. "I once diagnosed ADD in a physician who told me that during medical school, he got so distracted in the dorms that, before exams, he would have to rent a hotel room in order to study." The interview concludes with resources to contact and an overview of modern medications for ADD.
For more information about ADHD, consult our resource guide on the subject at http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/cedir/adhdbib.html.