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A 30-year-old member asked:

do i have inattention or add ?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
You need an: Evaluation by a psychologist or psychiatrist to be able to answer that question. If your inattention is causing you problems, why not be evaluated and get the help you need and deserve?
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Need evaluation: See a professional for evaluation possible testing & possibly a trial on meds.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
The diagnosis of ADHD with/without hyperactivity is made by a list of symptoms and there are no blood, radiographic or EEG tests but psychological testing can help quantify short term memory or attention and cognifitive ability. The criteria are published here:https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.html. If you believe you fulfill the criteria, consult with family doctor or psychiatrist
Feb 20, 2017
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
ADHD with/without hyperactivty is a diagnosis made on presence of symtoms present since before age 12. There are no blood or radiographic tests to confirm diagnosis, but phsychological testing can help quantitate short term memory, etc. and help define learning disabilityies. See https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.html for more information . A family doctor or phsychiatrist can dx and Rx
Feb 20, 2017

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A 50-year-old member asked:

I'm wondering are hemi-inattention, hemispatial neglect, unilateral neglect and visual neglect synonymous?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Hemispatial neglect: is also called hemiagnosia, hemineglect, unilateral neglect, spatial neglect, contralateral neglect, unilateral visual inattention,hemi-inattention, neglect syndrome or contralateral hemispatialagnosia. Reduced awareness of stimuli on one side without sensory loss most commonly follows a "stroke" or hemorrhage of the other side of the brain. See http://m.jnnp.bmj.com/content/75/1/13.full for more.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between hemi inattention and hemispatial neglect?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Equivalent: They both refer to the same disorder as a result of damage to a cerebral hemisphere.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Inattention?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Inattention: An inability to focus effectively in order to perform tasks or memorize things.

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