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what is adhd and symptoms of adhd?

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Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience Sleep Medicine
ADHD- braind isorder: Adhd is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a brain disorder. Some symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity-impulsivity begin by age 6, though full-fledged symptoms may not be clear till later. Symptoms may get better but persist in adulthood. There is no test to diagnose it - if there are enough symptoms that affect function, the diagnosis is made. It is best treated with medicines.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
There ARE tests 4 it: Addis a neurobiological disorder, there are physical & neurodevelopmental findings. Synkinesiae, dysmetric eye movements, incoordination are easily found on exam. Tests of working memory r easily administered. Tower of london demonstrates statistically relavent findings diagnostic of add. So questionnaires are necessary, but of minimal use in the diagnosis. Therapeutic targets are state of the art.
Answered on May 22, 2013
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