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Both are indicated.: Intuniv is long acting Tenex (guanfacine) and Kapvay is long acting clonidine. Both are alpha-2 agonists and decrease the Norepinephrine drive. The effect therefore is to calm. Both can be effective, however, of the two, the clonidine molecule has a greater propensity towards sedation. Discuss with your doctor further please. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good Question: The whole issue of bipolar disorder in children is controversial, mostly because what we call bipolar disorder in children tends to look different than with adults. Chidlren with bipolar disorder tend to be more irritable, and their moods tend to be more fluctuating or mixed. There are not usually the clear cycles of mania and depression that occur more with teens and adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abilify (aripiprazole) for symptoms: In my experience, Abilify (aripiprazole) can often ameliorate the irritability of some children who have a diagnosis of autism. Suramin, used for years as an anti protozoan agent, has shown some promise in mice for reversing some aspects of a theoretic cause of autism and is apparently now in human clinical trials. Perhaps this is what you had in mind when asking about a new autism medication. ...Read more
How are adults diagnosed with adhd? Do adults have the same testing to diagnose ADHD as children, or is the process different?
What are some of the non-drug treatments for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children?
Unknown: I'm not aware of any good data showing animal assisted therapy is either helpful or useless for adhd. There is data, however, to show that time spent in nature reduces the severity of adhd symptoms for the next several days following the time spent in nature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the treatment of attention deficit in adults, except drugs,psycotherapy,physical activity and healthy food,what can help to improve concentration?
ADD in adults: To better control ADD symptoms as an adult, besides medicines, diet and physical activity, u should also: Ensure proper sleep; Work on time management skills (to prevent frustration for not completing tasks); Develop a network of supportive people; and work on personal relationships (quality rather than quantity is imp) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: The condition changes over time and has a tendency to improve some with just loving support. Various therapies help families suppress troublesome behavior and help the kid with communicating needs.Research is finding evidence of genetic changes in these kids, so accept this as more like a Down Syndrome than a bad ear infection. You do the best with what you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: None of the standard medications for adhd are associated with suicidality in young children. Atomoxetine (strattera) has been associated with a slight increase in suicidation in adolescents and adults, however. Any time a new medication is started the parents or the patient should be in close contact with the doctor, communicating any concern that arises. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a child and adolescent psychatrist have more knowledge in ADHD cases and additional training than a normal psychatrist ?
Child psychiatrist: General psychiatry requires 4 years' residency training after medical school. Child ; adolescent psychiatry requires 2 additional years beyond general psychiatry. However, many child and adolescent psychiatry programs training to begin during year 4 of general psychiatry -- so the the total required is 5 years. Both general ; c;a psychiatrists are trained to treat adhd, but c;a sees more of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: Children with autism spectrum disorders often require the help of many different professionals. Some are teachers, teacher assistants, pediatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists, nurses, nutritionists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, behavioral therapists, and many more. ...Read more
SEVERAL: Intensive behavioral therapy and intensive behavioral therapy are recommended as level 1 interventions by the aap.Cbt, parent training, neurofeedback have met with some success.Auditort integration training, hyperbaric oxygen, chelation, herbals and supplements (other than fish oil) have shown no beneficial results in or thare are no significant scientific studies to support them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is someone with inattentive ADHD much less likely to be diagnosed with the disorder by the age of 7 as compared to the classic hyperactive ADHD child?
Yes it is harder to: Diagnosing add usually takes longer than adhd. You cannot miss the hyperactive child with attention deficit. They can't sit still and get in trouble in school pretty quickly when they are expected to sit and listen. When a child just has add their symptoms are more subtle. They are often seen as lazy since they have difficulty completing tasks and are diagnosed later or not diagnosed but failing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple ways: It depends on the age and the type of adhd that they have. Some of the possible ways are: daydreaming, not staying on task, not focusing, not paying attention, easily distracted, making noises, disturbing others, out of their seat, talking too much, not waiting turn, interrupting others, being loud, missing assignments, having trouble with authority, not completing schoolwork, disorganized, etc. ...Read more
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