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    Dropping things?? Anyone?
    wherearemykeys posted:
    Hello! I am new to the community. I have had adhd my whole life, but am just realizing this in adulthood. My family does not understand and I feel embarrassed a lot at work and home. Paperwork is my worst issue. I am able to do well in graduate school if I am concentrating on just one thing. I do knock things over a lot. I saw that was an adhd symptom, due to being impulsive. Is dropping things the same issue? It is almost like I forget that I have something in my hand, like my penl in class? I would appreciate feedback!! Thank you!

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    Gina Pera responded:
    Yes, absolutely. What you describe is common to a subset of people with ADHD.

    It's important to remember that ADHD is a variable syndrome, with many co-existing conditions. So, there are no cookie cutter answers about ADHD, in any direction.

    Motor coordination is one of the many physical systems affected by the dopamine pathways. Dopamine is the molecule we talk about most prominently with ADHD, though of course other brain chemicals are associated with the condition (e.g. norepinephrine, serotonin, etc.).

    Some children with ADHD have difficulty playing sports or even riding bicycles because of this.

    If you have not considered medical treatment, I encourage you to do it now.

    Good luck!

    Gina Pera
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