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A 40-year-old member asked:

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

3 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
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.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
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.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Will the child be asked to complete a questionnaire as part of theadd/adhd assessment?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Generally No: Children generally are not asked to fill out these assessment forms, but people around the children are. Thus parents and teachers often fill out these forms, which are very important in helping the diagnosis.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Are there other types of ADHD besides when a kid is hyperactive?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Of course: Some kids "daydream." other kids daydream sometimes, and run around too much at other times. There are as many "types" of adhd as there are kids.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can ADHD medication cause problems with memory loss in teenagers?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Probably not: This is not a common side effect, although we are all different.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Does diet modification or weight loss help with ADHD symptoms?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Absolutely: Both diet and specific supplementation are very useful, and very helpful. Weight loss goes hand in hand with proper dietary modification.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Should a child on a anti-seizure medication be on a add (attention deficit disorder)?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
YES: Could treat add after seizure meds control seizures.

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