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Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?

Attention deficit: Many of the symptoms you describe are an adhd presentation, but you also report anxiety. I would encourage you to consult your physician and also get a referral for a psychological evaluation for diagnosis and treatment planning. ...Read more

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Can energy drinks calm people with add and bipolar disorder?

Can energy drinks calm people with add and bipolar disorder?

ADD maybe bipolar no: Caffeine is a stimulant that can have similar effect as add meds but this will potentially make bipolar sx worse. ...Read more

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Does add cause difficulty focusing on every tasks including those of personal interest?

Does add cause difficulty focusing on every tasks including those of personal interest?

Yes: Adult add is probably underdiagnosed. Nobody focuses easily on stuff they hate or find boring; the add sufferer has trouble focusing on play and the things they like. The real question is, "will add medication help me?" some of my colleagues recommend a therapeutic trial. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of add can't focus in class, anger problems, anxiety?

Are symptoms of add can't focus in class, anger problems, anxiety?

It's Messy! : Diagnosing adhd following "best practices" involves evaluating symptoms & their history and ruling out other disorders. Its symptoms overlap widely w/those of other disorders e.g., anxiety, depression, learning differences, etc. Also, someone may be diagnosed w/adhd and w/other disorder(s). I'd recommend seeing a clinical psychologist 4 a thorough assessment & 4 treatment recs tailored 2 ur needs. ...Read more

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Using ritalin (methylphenidate) to focus on work could lead to depression?

Using ritalin (methylphenidate) to focus on work could lead to depression?

Ritalin (methylphenidate) use: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant and is used in treatment of adhd. It acts to increase Dopamine levels in the brain. It cannot cause depression. It actually may help relieve anxiety or depression often associated with adhd. If you experience worsening symptoms, seek immediate consultation with a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Which add med is more successful in memory retention and focus?

Which add med is more successful in memory retention and focus?

Which med: None of the adhd medications standout as being particularly better than the other in terms of improving forgetfulness or memory problems. What seems to be most effective.Is finding the.Right adhd medication that works.For you and that you can tolerate. If the med improves your ability to concentrate and focus, your immediate memory should improve as well. ...Read more

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ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive Type seen in some young children & ADHD-Primarily Combined Type commonly seen in school-age children, especially boys. Combined Type often changes to Innattentive Type in late adolescence & adulthood. ...Read more

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Do people with add have difficulty focusing on only boring job task or also those of personal interest?

It varies: For anyone addor not the more interesting and engaging a task is the better one can focus-there is not a cut and dry border. ...Read more

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Do adhd/add medications stiffen the ability to hyperfocus?

No: I am assuming you mean improve it. No, stimulants should only be used in those with a legitimate diagnosis of add, and then only sparingly. ...Read more

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Does depression hinder teen's abiility to focus in school?

Does depression hinder teen's abiility to focus in school?

Yes: Depression involves a preoccupation with negative thoughts about oneself and their surroundings, feelings of inadequacy, indecisiveness, decreased motivation and interest in normal activities, and lack of energy. All of these could effect the ability to focus in school. ...Read more

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Could antidepressants like venlafaxine trigger cognitive impairment like low attention span / concentration even my mood is overall fine?

Could antidepressants like venlafaxine trigger cognitive impairment like low attention span / concentration even my mood is overall fine?

Yes, a side effect: Those are possible side effects. Talk w/ your Dr about them and if you wish to stop - have them plan a safe weaning - don't just stop! The risks can be bad. Do consider good psychotherapy w/ or w/o another Rx. It optimizes the success rate! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of add? Does add (compared to adhd) mean my daughter is more of lack-of-focus dreamer than a hyper kid who can't settle down?

ADD: Add symptoms the following is a comprehensive list of add symptoms (also known as inattentive adhd): failure to attend to details, written or spoken tendency to make careless mistakes when accomplishing tasks difficulty focusing or sustaining attention during work, school or even play drawn irresistibly to irrelevant or extraneous sensory input struggles with “follow through” on chores, homework, . ...Read more

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Why are ADD and ADHD considered a learning disability?

Why are ADD and ADHD considered a learning disability?

ADHD- Primarily : Hyperactive/Impulsive Type, Primarily Inattentive Type & Combined Type impact academics, peer interaction &/or behavior < age 10. Because attention & memory interface, all types of ADHD impact learning & co-exist with Specific Learning Disorders in Reading, Written Expression & Math ~ 30-35% of the time, but are a different neurodevelopmental disorder than Learning Disorders. See CHADD.org. ...Read more

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