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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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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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Can gingko help with symptoms of add and alzheimers?

Can gingko help with symptoms of add and alzheimers?

Still to be proven: A lot of herbs have said to help and various cultures have used various products for centuries stating these help but we scientist need hard core data to prove double blind ad is a complicated illness with genetic markers and plaque formation and apoe4 and the understanding we have now than before is making quantum leap but. Not there yet visit nia national institute of aging. ...Read more

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I am on Prozac (fluoxetine) for ibd related anxiety, can this exacerbate add symptoms?

I am on Prozac (fluoxetine) for ibd related anxiety, can this exacerbate add symptoms?

No: Antidepressants like Prozac (fluoxetine) have not been shown to worsen adhd symptoms. However, if you are on medication for adhd, perhaps it is lowering the effectiveness of that medication. On the other hand, if you are still anxious, the anxiety can make it hard for you to concentrate, leading to adhd-like symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and showing symptoms of heartburn, would Prilosec work?

I'm 21 and showing symptoms of heartburn, would Prilosec work?

Most likely would.: Some other things you can do to improve your heartburn follow. Elevate head of bed, avoid tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoid meals late at night, wait at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if ...Read more

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Can marijuana relieve anxiety and tic symptoms of autism?

Can marijuana relieve anxiety and tic symptoms of autism?

Quite questionable: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Cannabis can trigger anxiety so i think it's use would be questionable in this case. ...Read more

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Can slow processing speed give symptoms like OCD symptoms ?

Can slow processing speed give symptoms like OCD symptoms ?

It can...: Possibly represent ocd. When i read about slow processing speed on psycho-educational testing in an anxious kid, it often fits with my clinical diagnosis of ocd. There is a wide range of dosage of fluvoxamine; if you are tolerating it well, make sure you discuss your symptoms with your doctor and get on a dose that is more helpful to you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Symptoms of adult ADHD?

Symptoms of adult ADHD?

ADHD: Conventional symptoms include forgetfulness and excessive daydreaming, as well as an inability to sit still, or constant fidgeting. Some more adult specific symptoms might include trouble with organization, traffic accidents, marital trouble, distractibility, trouble listening to others, restlessness, lateness, anger, trouble relaxing, trouble prioritizing and trouble starting tasks. ...Read more

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Do you know of over-the-counter medications for children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder?

Do you know of over-the-counter medications for children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder?

Possibly: Many conditions may mimic adhd. Discuss with your pediatrician. Sleep disorders may respond to melatonin, dietary issues may respond to otc medications and dietary supplements. Caffiene's stimulant property can be helpful but can have problems with managing doseage and is short acting. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and starting to show symptoms of heartburn. Would Prilosec work?

I'm 21 and starting to show symptoms of heartburn. Would Prilosec work?

Most likely: It can take up to a week to show improvement, so may need maalox or other liquid antacid for when symptoms bad at first. If not improving by 10 days, should see your dr. ...Read more

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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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I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can you help with advice for medication?

Really depends: There are 2 broad classes of meds for adhd--stimulants and nonstimulants. There are 2 types of stimulants, and each has a number of different formulations that differ mostly by length of action and mode of administratation. I suggest you find someone with expertise in treating adults with adhd and discuss when you're having problems and what kind & help you decide if meds are the best approach. ...Read more

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Does diet modification or weight loss help with ADHD symptoms?

Does diet modification or weight loss help with ADHD symptoms?

Depends: Many obese adhd kids eat themselves into obesity because they are unable to inhibit (a primary symptom of adhd) and lose weight when treated because they can learn to eat properly. Losing weight, per se, will not help adhd. The only dietary modifications that help adhd kids is the avoidance of caffeine or chocolate. ...Read more

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Can anxiety physical symptoms start premenstrual ?

Can anxiety physical symptoms start premenstrual ?

Yes,absolute-: ly. You may need some medication for this, like an SSRI antidpressant w///antianxiety properties like zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Are you able to prescribe medicines for mental illnesses? I.E. OCD, anxiety, MDD, ADHD

Are you able to prescribe medicines for mental illnesses? I.E. OCD, anxiety, MDD, ADHD

No, not on Healthtap: but if you are having problems with your mood, discuss with your family doctor who may Rx or refer you to a psychiatrist. Medications definitely have a role in treatment, and I advise that you do not hesitate to seek help. ...Read more

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Does gfcf diets help symptoms of autism?

Does gfcf diets help symptoms of autism?

Diet: Diets generally have no effect on autism though some people think controlling and modulating diets do effect communication ...Read more

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Which symptoms does sertraline help relieve for social anxiety and agoraphobia?

Which symptoms does sertraline help relieve for social anxiety and agoraphobia?

Sertraline: Sertraline can help most symptoms of anxiety and prevent panic attacks. It may also help agoraphobia, which is often associated with panic attacks. Combining sertraline (or other ssri's) with psychotherapy (especially cognitive behavioral therapy) yields the best and most long-lasting results. ...Read more

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Would getting a prescription for ADHD and anxiety help them?

Would getting a prescription for ADHD and anxiety help them?

Not necessarily: It takes more than that. Treatment of both adhd and anxiety is a process, not a prescription. It takes a comprehensive treatment approach, expert medication management, personal/family commitment to improvement, and sustained work. And, it's all well worth it. ...Read more