ADD and Relationships

Maintaining fulfilling relationships can be a challenge for people with attentional problems. Because they are easily distracted, they may not appear to be listening to loved ones, or they may forget social plans or important errands.

Because close relationships are so crucial to happiness and well-being, it's important for those with ADD to be aware of the effects of their condition on others, and to develop skills for building stronger social ties.



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ADD and Relationships Tests

Attention

Can't concentrate? Learn how to focus your attention.

Attention Span Test

Do you focus on a task or zone out?

Concentration

Can you focus on the task at hand?

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