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how can one cure adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience Psychiatry
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.
Answered on Aug 22, 2020
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
No : Adhd is an inherited neurobiological disorder thought to be caused by multiple gene abnormalities. Until we can safely re-engineer genes, we won't be able to cure it. Medications work safely and better for adhd than medications work for almost any other medical condition. See my health files for more research and data.
Answered on Apr 9, 2018
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No cure exists: Changes in brain structure & chemistry found in persons with ADHD validate the diagnosis of ADHD as a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that impact learning, peer interaction &/or behavior, often over a person's lifespan. CHADD.org is a good resource to learn about ADHD diagnosis, multimodal management of symptoms & legal rights of people with ADHD to minimize functional impairment.
Answered on Oct 15, 2017
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