The Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group
                                                                       Were Not Lazy, Crazy Or Stupid:)
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Mission Statement: 
The Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Support Group has offered  support, information, networking, and a sense of community to adults with ADD/ADHD since 1992.  We're not Lazy, Crazy, or Stupid:)
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                                               Our February 2015 Meeting 

Date:                     Thursday February 5, 2015

Time:                     6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Topic:                    "ADHD & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder"

Speaker:               Iliyan Ivanov, an assistant professor at the Icahn School of                                             Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Location:              West End Collegiate Church (School Annex)
                               245 West 77th Street  NY, NY 10024
                               (North side of 77th Street Between Broadway & West End Av.)


Donation:             $5.00 to defray the groups expenses

About The Meeting: 

ADHD and PTSD are not identical. But, like all such conditions, they can mimic each other or overlap.
 
In ADHD, there's acting without thinking, a persistent restlessness, and a challenge in regulating attention.
 
In PTSD -- which, by definition, starts with an adverse event -- there's a constant fear plus a tendency to relive the event through nightmares or flashbacks.
 
In either, concentration can be tough. In each, handling stress can take effort. Both can co-exist with anger, anxiety, depression or insomnia.
 
How to tell the one from the other? For more, hear psychiatrist Iliyan Ivanov, an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

About Our Support Group:

For 22 years, the Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group has offered walk-in, peer-run support sessions for adults with ADD and ADHD. In addition, it sponsors workshops led by experts in ADD/ADHD and other aspects of mental health.

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