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What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Biologic disorder: Adhd is an inherited, neurobiological disorder that effects about 5% of the population. Untreated it leads to increased death (smoking, drug overdose, fatal auto crashes) or significant life impediments. It interferes with learning, socialization, relationships, finances, impulse control, academics, work performance, sleep. See my health files for websites and articles. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more


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How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

NO CURE: No cure but can be treated and managed with medications and therapy like behavior modification. Many diseases cannot be cured which would mean that it is somehow eradicated from your system. However, you can work on reducing the symptoms with treatment. ...Read more

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Is ADHD a real disease?

Is ADHD a real disease?

Yes: Changes in brain structure & chemistry found in persons with adhd in peer-reviewed studies have validated the diagnosis of adhd as a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that can impact learning, peer interaction and behavior over a person's lifespan. Chadd.Org is a good resource for learning about adhd diagnosis, treatment and legal rights of people with adhd at all ages. ...Read more

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What is inattentive adhd?

What is inattentive adhd?

A type of ADHD: It is a type of adhd that is manifested predominantly by inattention and not by hyperactivity-impulsivity during the most recent six-month period. ...Read more

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How does ADHD medicine affect my mood?

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How does ADHD medicine affect my mood?

ADHD & mood: Depends on the type of adhd medication, for example, stimulants such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) raise the mood & improves alertness, but can trigger anxiety in ones predisposed to anxiety. Some other medications for adhd such as Clonidine can blunt affect & cause sedation. ...Read more

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Melatonin for ADHD kids. How much beneficial is it ? to slow them down from hyperactivity symptom?

Melatonin for ADHD kids. How much beneficial is it ? to slow them down from hyperactivity symptom?

For sleep: Melatonin is helpful for some people who have difficulty falling asleep. Children with ADHD often have sleep difficulties, but shouldn't be considered therapeutic for daytime ADHD symptoms. ...Read more

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Will ADHD exist without inattentiveness?

Will ADHD exist without inattentiveness?

Word games: Adhd is a label that implies both attention deficit and hyperactivity, when someone is inattentive in isolation (does happen) it is labeled add, if hyperactivity occurs without inattentiveness, it could be labeled hyperactivity disorder.As a practical feature, hyperactivity impairs focus, and I have never seen it used separately.Some folks have motor overflow habits that i would never label. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms ADHD in a 3year old child?

What are the symptoms ADHD in a 3year old child?

Same: The symptoms of adhd are the same , innatention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, however diagnosing a three year old with adhd raises some eyebrows, symptoms could be severe enough that might merit a diagnosis, but see a behavioral psychologist or a developmental pediatrician, before someone talks you into medications. ...Read more

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Is ritalin (methylphenidate) addictive?

Is ritalin (methylphenidate) addictive?

Yes: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication, and can be habituating -- resulting in tolerance. Although most people prescribed this for adhd do not use it in an addictive pattern, it can be used that way. By "addictive, " i mean using to get high, despite clear harm in important areas of life like work, school, and relationships -- and spending inordinate amount of time pursuing the substance, etc. ...Read more

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What are the signs of add/adhd?

What are the signs of add/adhd?

Depends on age: The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate. The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence. ...Read more

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Do psychiatrists prescribe benzodiazepines with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or just ADHD stimulant medications?

Do psychiatrists prescribe benzodiazepines with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or just ADHD stimulant medications?

Benzos and ADHD: This is not a usual combination. Benzodiazepines are antianxiety medications and may cause sedation countering the effect of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). If anxiety complicated your adhd or is contributed to by adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine), considering an alternative to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should be discussed with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?

Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?

See a primary care: provider on your insurance list for referral to a psychiatrist. Many family medicine doctors are well-versed in & comfortable evaluating & treating adult ADHD. Call the County Medical Society to obtain the names of 3 family medicine doctors. Call their offices & ask if they evaluate & treat adult ADHD. ...Read more

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Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Unsure: The only way to know is to find out what response you had in the past and what your physical condition is now. Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Can strattera (atomoxetine) work well for adhd?

Can strattera (atomoxetine) work well for adhd?

Dr Ramsey presented: Some excellent information. Luckily my adult patients have had a better success rate then what was described as the norm. The adults I have treated found it easily tolerated ; experienced significant improvement in sxs. ...Read more

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Adhd might just be impulsive behavior disorder?

Adhd might just be impulsive behavior disorder?

Yes: Yes, impulsivity is commonly present in adhd, but remember we all could be impulsive at times, the behavior has to be present for a while and be severe enough to cause impairement, ie work, love/live relations, school etc. ...Read more

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Are ocd, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and asperger's all mental illnesses?

Are ocd, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and  asperger's all mental illnesses?

Yes: All of the phenomena you list can be found in the DSM 5, published by the American Psychiatric Association as recognized diagnoses. ...Read more

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Is ADHD a real disease?

Yes: Changes in brain structure & chemistry found in persons with adhd in peer-reviewed studies have validated the diagnosis of adhd as a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that can impact learning, peer interaction and behavior over a person's lifespan. Chadd.Org is a good resource for learning about adhd diagnosis, treatment and legal rights of people with adhd at all ages. ...Read more

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Been having problems for years i'm 18 now and thought about me having adhd(inattentive case) I took a ADHD test and got 92/120 what should I do?

See expert: The questionnaire type of instrument is a screening test only. See your doctor for a definitive diagnosis, or referral to an expert who deals with this problem. ...Read more

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