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ADHD and ADD

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Olsen
51 years experience Psychiatry
Sure: The hyperactivity part of adhd occurs on a spectrum of severity, just like the attetiional component both resond to the same kinds of treatment. Not ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
A Matter of Degree: It is all a matter of degree. So you may have mild impulsivity, but severe distractability.Or fair organizational skills, but bad hyperactivity.And th ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
35 years experience Neurology
ADD ADHD: Would suggest you visit the following website for a start to answering your question. http://www.diffen.com/difference/add_vs_adhd.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hyperactivity: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can present with or without hyperactivity. Add does not present with hyperactivity. One is not necessarily mo ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Guffanti
45 years experience Occupational Medicine
They are the same: Add is the old name for adhd inattentive type. You also have adhd - hyperactive type which is different.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
39 years experience Pediatrics
ADHD: That is different, for each child. ADHD has several factors, attention span, distractibility, and and how very busy their brains are. A better plan mi ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
All types of ADHD: Have the same criteria & the same underlying neurodevelopmental deficits: 6 or > significant symptoms of either inattention &/or of hyperactivity/impu ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
13 years experience Psychiatry
Get him evaluated: I would encourage him to see a psychologist with experience treating adolescents or potentially a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Stay safe!
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
5HTP: Possibly depression if you are not taking antidepressants, but not for ADHD.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: Researchers at the howard hughes medical center at duke university studied ritalin, (methylphenidate) as well as other stimulants that are used to tre ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Sure: You sure can. It's unfortunate but it can be managed through your doctor.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Porter
13 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe : If you are asking yourself that question, it is likely that you suffer from some degree or form of work or academic dysfunction related to your abilit ... Read More
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