I'm a 48 y.o. nurse that was discovered to be ADHA about 10 months ago. Looking back on it, I can see how that state impacted my life - some negative and some positive. I've been taking Ritalin, which does seem to allow me to focus better chronologicaly and sequencialy. However, during a recent performance review, I was told that I seem to be easily frustrated and have a hard time multi-tasking. Since this is the first performance review I've ever had in my many years as a nurse (in no other job did admin, apparently, have time!), I explained that I likely appear more frustrated, stressed, whatever, that I really am and explained why. I should also add that all nurses are being performance-reviewed at this time, not just I.
However, I would like to hear from other ADD nurses (or non-ADD, for that matter) and hear what their experiences are. Does anybody else out their understand the frustrations of this brain-glitch?