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Doctor insights on: Adhd (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

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What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Biologic disorder: Adhd is an inherited, neurobiological disorder that effects about 5% of the population. Untreated it leads to increased death (smoking, drug overdose, fatal auto crashes) or significant life impediments. It interferes with learning, socialization, relationships, finances, impulse control, academics, work performance, sleep. See my health files for websites and articles. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

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. ...Read more

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Adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) (Tip)

Inattention makes them not complete tasks and move on to others, so they appear hyperactive. ...See more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Living with ADD/ADHD (Checklist)

Organize a place to do paperwork with least distractions possible
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Can you tell me about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Can you tell me about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Lots of Information: There is much information available on adhd both for adults and children. I suggest to start by contacting chadd (www.Chadd.Org). Chadd is "children and adults with adhd". ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder)?

Is it possible that I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder)?

Unknown: If you do not provide any iformation with your question, no proper answer can be formed. Start over from scratch, the ?'s are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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Adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) (Tip)

Distractability, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and problems with organizational activities---adhd. ...See more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

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How is it possible to know if I have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder adhd?

How is it possible to know if I have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder adhd?

Symptoms: If you have the symptoms of adhd, as dr. Ali answered, then you may have the disorder. Check with your doctor for an evaluation or referral. See chadd.Org or nimh site: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/can-adults-have-adhd.Shtml. I've got a copy on my health files. ...Read more

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What can I do if my son has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( adhd) and I have always wondered why?

Generally inherited: Children have either inherited the traits of adhd or have acquired them from an infection or trauma to the brain. Often a parent , or extended family members have similar features. 75% of affected children are inattentive, not hyperactive. Psychological/neuropsychological testing can check for learning disabilities that may be evident or will develop in the future. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Hirshberg Dr. Hirshberg
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Adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) (Tip)

Be sure to get a careful evaluation that rules out any medical condition that may cause inattention. ...See more

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Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

ADHD: Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas has specialized lab tests for ADHD and other information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) (Tip)

Many kids with adhd symptoms have sleep disorders that contribute to attention problems. ...See more

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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder  and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

No I do not: Adhd and asperger/autism spectrum disorders are distinctively different. Adhd is a disruptive behavior disorder with few problems with socialuzation at it's core. Asds have a great deal to do with a person being socially perplexed. It is possible to have one or the other or both. Also, the treatments for adhd in terms of medications do not help much with the social impairments seen in the asds. ...Read more

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What are the tests for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What are the tests for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Neuropsychology: The best of the tests available include neuropsychological testing. It includes tests of attention, vigilance, flexibility of thinking, and executive function ...Read more

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Adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) (Tip)

Adhd is a neurobiologic disorder of the regulation of brain activity, not the acitivty itself. ...See more

Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

or impulsive motor activity that has not been planned before being carried out. Restlessness and inability ...Read more


Distractibility (Definition)

A condition in which the attention of the mind is easily distracted by ...Read more