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Add Hyper Focus
Lose focus when people talk, hard to start/finish tasks and stud, disorganized, low grades, poor social skills, anxiety. Just lazy/antisocial or add?
Variable: Some children and adults with adhd are not only able to focus on a task of personal interest to them but actually become "overfocused, " blocking out any and all stimuli except the task at hand--in adults this sometimes is called "spousal deafness." however, they typically are still vulnerable to distraction if they take a break and something else of interest pops up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Not in a quiet environment without distractions. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medication(s) tend to work well with wellbutrin (bupropion) to improve symptoms of ADHD (i.E., lack of focus, scattered energy)?
Perhaps: If you have attention deficit disorder it will help. ...Read more
ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gifted, inatentive adhd, mood imbalance, anxiety. I tried all ADHD drugs, only concerta makes me more calm. What could help me focus for a job ?
Could antidepressants like venlafaxine trigger cognitive impairment like low attention span / concentration even my mood is overall fine?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer