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Is there a surgery to help your adhd ? not cure it just help it ?

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Dr. Humberto Quintana
Psychiatry 44 years experience
None reported: There is no surgical treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd).
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
No surgery: The neurological circuitry involved in adhd is extensive, and not localized to 1 part of the brain only. All brain parts are needed for optimal function. There may be parts and functions we don't understand well yet -- but you can be sure that what god put in there, belongs there. At some point deep brain stimulation may be an option, but not yet.
Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry 58 years experience
NICE WISH: At this time we think of adhd as a neurological problem of inefficient neural networks that become efficient with meds, minerals, vitamines, neurobiological feedback and some other approaches - including educating kids and parents. Schools can make accommodations uckh as special classes and longer times for tests. Lots can be done to help, but you can't cut it out surgically. Getting help.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
No: There is no surgical cure for adhd. Some experts have found that studies have shown that sleep-disordered breathing is actually helping to cause behavioral problems in children, and making them sleepy. Thus suggestions of removing tonsils and adenoids has created a buzz as a treatment for adhd. See an ear nose throat expert if you have snoring or disrupted sleep or frequent tonsillar infections.

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