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Is messiness a symptom of add or depression?

Is messiness  a symptom of add or depression?

Possibly both: It would be possible for someone with either condition to be messy, but it would be for different reasons. In add the person may be very distractible and unfocused; in depression s/he may be very low energy and unmotivated to clean up. A clinical evaluation with a skilled mental health professional would be able to differentiate. Sometimes a person could have both conditions. ...Read more

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Describe your experience with add "inattention"?

Describe your experience with add "inattention"?

See below: Patient having symptoms of get distract easily, not pay attention or sustain attention, do careless mistake, try to finish work quickly, forget things. ...Read more

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Is nasal congestion a symptom of generalized anxiety disorder?

Is nasal congestion a symptom of generalized anxiety disorder?

No: No, it is not. It may be allergies or other causes. Sometimes, anxiety patients can make a congested nose worse by blowing too hard. Be gentle as you blow your nose. See your doctor for a work up of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Does gingko help improve symptoms of ADHD inattentive type?

Does gingko help improve symptoms of ADHD inattentive type?

No: No evidence of consequence exists that ginko helps add of any type. Do not waste your money. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is attention deficit disorder (a.D.D.) or a.D.H.D.?

What sort of problem is attention deficit disorder (a.D.D.) or a.D.H.D.?

Also Organization: Dr. Auerbach's answer is very good. In addition, add/adhd kids have difficulty in organizational skills.This appears with planning study time, writing reports where the information/facts need to organized etc. ...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ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive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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What is the treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

Are you saying: That you have poorer concentration because of your anxiety disorder? Treat the anxiety disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Maybe: Adhd has a very strong hereditary component. That means that in most cases it tends to run in families. However, in some cases adhd can be the result of injuries to an infant during pregnancy as a result of the use of alcohol or tobacco by the pregnant mother. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause attention problems as severe as ADD and is venlafaxine suitable for such combination of Anxiety and ADD?

Could anxiety cause attention problems as severe as ADD and is venlafaxine suitable for such combination of Anxiety and ADD?

Yes possibly: its important to have a diagnostic evaluation by a psychologist or psychiatrist (that is good at differential diagnosis) to first evaluate what you have, before deciding on a treatment plan. Anxiety can cause problems in attention, focusing, concentration, etc. Depression can also come with these symptoms. ADD/ADHD can occur with anxiety and/or depression. Treatment follows the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does omega3 help with ADHD symptoms?

Does omega3 help with ADHD symptoms?

Perhaps: There are a few studies that seem to indicate it may help some of the behaviors. As with any supplement there are possible side effects - stomach aches, loose stools, fishy breath and at high doses can have bleeding problems. Read consumereview.org article on comparison of brands. Many products are not made up of what is needed for the brain function you are looking for. ...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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What is cause of add hyperactive behaviour?

Inherited or environ: Adhd has been associated with the father's genes, exposure to cigarettes or other drugs during pregnancy, and can be confused with many other issues. See your pediatrician or psychologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Will depression cause ADHD or similar symptoms?

Will depression cause ADHD or similar symptoms?

Something like that: When you are depressed you may experience feeling restless, fidgeting, insomnia, or difficulty concentrating. So those symptoms might make you feel like you have adhd, but they could just be the depression. If the onset of those symptoms was concurrent with depression then it's likely just due to depression. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

What is the best treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

Maybe not ADD: Untreated anxiety can manifest as in attention therefore treating the anxiety with therapy and or medications can lead to improved attentional ability. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have add (attention deficit disorder)?

Is it possible that I have add (attention deficit disorder)?

Possibly: You may have it, although the only way to find out is to talk to a professional! you may benefit from talking to a psychologist or psychiatrist to see about receiving an evaluation. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Can tiredness/fatigue be symptoms of adhd?

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Can tiredness/fatigue be symptoms of adhd?

ADHD is never alone.: No. Adhd does not occur alone. Many patients also suffer from anxiety disorder, depression, bed wetting, bipolar disorder, and sleep problems amongst others ! these coexisting conditions certainly may cause tiredness. ...Read more

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Are digestive symptoms alone a sign of ibs?

Are digestive symptoms alone a sign of ibs?

Absolutely: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is an illness where the gut does not communicate with itself and the rest of the body properly. As a result, bloating and constipation usually alternate with cramping and diarrhea. Many other illnesses can cause similar problems, and a trip to your doctor is essential in figuring things out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible that fish oil make add worse (attention deficit disorder)?

Is it possible that fish oil make add worse (attention deficit disorder)?

If rancid, maybe: If you use a fish oil product that has gone rancid, it will be pro-inflammatory and possible harmful. Also if it contains heavy metals, it could worsen the condition. Research the companies and choose a brand that is pure, fresh, potent, sustainably harvested, etc. Store yours in the freezer when you get it. ...Read more

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Would shakiness be a symptom of fibromyalgia? ?

Would shakiness be a symptom of fibromyalgia? ?

Not typically: 25 yo fibromyalgia (FM) male ? "shakiness" as symptom of FM. Shakiness is atypical FM symptom; especially in 25 yo. This symptom involves arms/neck commonly in elders w. central nervous system disorders; which Neurologist can diagnosis. Unilateral leg shakiness might occur w. pelvic instability, found in some w. FM; wherein sacroiliac joint ligament injury initiates ipsilateral leg unsteadiness. ...Read more

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