What’s Great About Having ADD?

Take the stigma out of having a flexible and fluid brain.

Dr. Christine Bradstreet

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What’s Great About Having ADD?

I suppose the answer to that question is in the eye of the beholder. I have ADD. I wasn’t officially diagnosed until my early 40s, but it was no surprise.

There’s no universally agreed upon answer. The experience of having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) can vary greatly from person to person.

At times my energy and impulsivity lead to a heightened sense of energy and creativity, while at others times, it makes it difficult to focus and complete tasks.

Most of the time I find my symptoms are manageable. It’s important to note, I’ve also been able to structure my life to accommodate my symptoms. I work from home and I’m self employed, so I’m not often tied to a rigid schedule.

I can get up and burn off energy as needed. I get a lot of fresh air, exercise, and I eat healthy food.

Certainly, others may struggle more severely with their condition.

What are people with ADD good at?

People with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) have a range of strengths and abilities, just like those without the condition.

However, some studies have suggested that people with ADD may be particularly good at certain types of tasks or activities. People with ADD may have a natural inclination towards multitasking and may be able to switch between different tasks quickly and efficiently. They may also be more creative and have a greater capacity for abstract thinking.

Additionally, people with ADD may be more adaptable to change, and may be better at problem-solving and coming up with novel solutions.

However, these strengths do not negate the challenges that people with ADD may face. It’s also worth mentioning that not all individuals with ADD possess these strengths, as it affects each individual differently.

Is ADD associated with higher intelligence?

There’s no clear consensus among experts on whether Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity…

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Dr. Christine Bradstreet

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