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A 42-year-old member asked:

what can i do to deal with adhd during the summer?

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Dr. Stephen Guffanti
Occupational Medicine 45 years experience
Two types of ADHD: If your child is add type then you want to train him to focus. Here are 3 key things that help. 1. Encourage him to pursue his passion, but don't do it for him. (no one is inattentive to his passion) 2. Turn off the tv, video games etc. (1 hour of tv/movie a day will lower attention of 9% of the population to add levels - 3 hours lowers 27%) 3. Listen to my free podcasts at adhdoractivechild.Com.
Dr. Peter Williams
ADHD and Autism 41 years experience
Stay on Meds: The best thing to do is stay on your meds, 7/365. If you are not on meds, get on them. If you are on them and they don't work, find another prescriber or an ADHD expert who can advise your prescriber.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Are there any alternatives for regular ADHD medication?

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Dr. Marlene Eisen
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Yes: Behavior modification, learning to focus on one thing at a time, hypnotherapy, which helps with focused attention, and restructuring behavior patterns. In hypnotherapy, one becomes aware of the observing ego, which may help monitor and alter behavior patterns.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can ADHD make you want to kill yourself if you're too crazy/psycho with no medicine?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hmm: It sounds as if there may be more going on then adhd. Please obtain psychiatric care promptly if you have thoughts of killing yourself
A 43-year-old member asked:

What tips can you give me to conquer my adhd?

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Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Stimulants, feedback: Different therapies are helpful, but only while on stimulant meds. Biofeedback works but must be kept up as a maintenance, that gets costly. Stimulants are some of the safest, most effective medications in the field of medicine.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between ADHD and add? Which is more serious?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hyperactivity: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can present with or without hyperactivity. Add does not present with hyperactivity. One is not necessarily more serious than the other.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What happens if a normal person takes ADHD (or add) pills?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Stimulants: Stimulants could cause jitters, insomnia, sweating, nausea, decreased appetite etc.

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