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Add In Adults
ADHD- Primarily : Inattentive Type is usually seen in adults, even those who also had significant Hyperactivity/Impulsivity as a child. Symptoms of impaired ability to sustain attention for tasks, distractibility, forgetfulness, difficulty organizing & completing tasks, inattention to details, etc., must have started before age 10 & cause harmful dysfunction at work/school & home. Psychiatrists evaluate & treat. ...Read more
No test: The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is by history. There is no test that shows whether or not you have it. If there are a sufficient number of symptoms of attention deficit or of hyperactivity-impulsivity which cause problems, have been present since early childhood (before age 7), and there is no other clear cause, then you have attention deficit. ...Read more
Adult ADD: symptoms may include:poor organizational skills (home, office, desk, or car is extremely messy and cluttered),tendency to procrastinate, trouble starting and finishing projects, chronic lateness, frequently forgetting appointments, commitments, and deadlines, constantly losing or misplacing things (keys, wallet, phone, documents, bills), underestimating the time it will take you to complete tasks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Book Length: You are asking a question that would be a book length answer. We only have four hundred characters here. It is best to give doctor's your specific symptoms and to not prejudge a diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: There are multiple natural ways to help manage add. Cognitive behavioral therapy, adhd support groups, life coaches, exercise, adequate diet, meditation, get plenty of sleep and taking regular, short, mental breaks. Some supplements may be beneficial like omega 3 fatty acids. This link may be helpful for you: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/adhd_add_adult_strategies.Htm. ...Read more
What are effective alternatives to methylphenidate for the treatment of add in adults? The current shortage is causing me a lot of $ problems. Help
They may: Add/adhd can be related to imbalances in certain chemicals, similar to the "chemical imbalances" that may cause depression and anxiety. Not to worry though, with a good relationship with a caring provider, you can be managed closely, and the proper medications may help both your depression and the add. Best wishes. ...Read more
Brain image can: give you other information, but a neuropsychologist or a clinical psychologist who specializes in ADD/ADHD would best. He/she can test and determine this from psychological assessment and provide strategies and support if needed. Peace and good health. We are identifying more ADD/ADHD in adults than in the past. ...Read more
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