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Fiance has add, where to get treatment?

Fiance has add, where to get treatment?

Psychiatrist: If you suspect that your fiance has attention deficit disorder (add) and he/she is currently not getting treatment, it would be useful to get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to determine if the symptoms are due to add and to evaluate whether there are other issues to address. The most effective treatment for add is medication, while some types of therapies can assist. ...Read more

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What type of treatment is recommended and available for these children?

What type of treatment is recommended and available for these children?

Poor question: To receive an answer you need to provide basic information about the issue & specify a question. Questions on the site are not linked. So each question must make sense by itself.Your question provides no information about the condition or issue. ...Read more

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Best treatment for add?

Best treatment for add?

Medicine: I like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as this works well and quickly. ...Read more

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How is treatment for add different than for adhd?

How is treatment for add different than for adhd?

Medication works : For both, because the underlying neurobiological and neurochemical basis is the same for both. Add is now called adhd-primarily inattentive type. Adhd-primarily hyperactive/impulsive type is seen in younger children. Children with adhd-combined type are more commonly referred for treatment, as the hyperactive/impulsive symptoms draw attention. See chadd.Org for full explanation. ...Read more

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Any advice for add(adults)? Treatment options?

Any advice for add(adults)? Treatment options?

Several options: Give stimulants a try , fish oil, some herbal preparations seem to help check with your health food store.Get a good counselor to work on self understanding, structure and organization and self esteem. ...Read more

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Will my grades improve if I start my add treatment?

Depends on you: Treatment for ADD may help concentration, but it can not guarantee improved grades. You will determine how well you do in school. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for children with pandas?

What are the treatment options for children with pandas?

Yes w/ mixed results: The key factor in pandas treatment is to realize it is a post-infectious autoimmune d/o that attacks the brain. It is the immune response to strep (or other infectious agents) that activate the immune system and leads to symptoms. Pcn may prevent infection and immune activation; however, that may not be enough. In recurrence, look for carriers in the home or classroom. http://pandasnetwork.org. ...Read more

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Which tested treatment for autistic children is the best?

Which tested treatment for autistic children is the best?

Depends: Both age and behaviors may dictate what testing in necessary. Not all kids with developmental and social problems are autistic and not all autistic spectrum disorders need hours and hours of testing to clinch the diagnosis. Assuming you're talking about a child, start with a pediatrician with expertise in behavioral disorders and follow her/his advice. ...Read more

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Is there any really effective treatment of neuroblastoma in children?

Is there any really effective treatment of neuroblastoma in children?

Yes: Thankfully treatment of neuroblastoma has improved dramatically over the last decade. That is not to say that all children are curable; the outcome is greatly dependent on the risk stratification that your oncologist perform to tailor treatment. As expected children in the high risk group do not do as well as those in the low risk group. ...Read more

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