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What are common symptoms of add in teens?

What are common symptoms of add in teens?

ADD: Can come in different categories: !- inattentive type 2- hyperactive type 3 - combined type. ...Read more

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In what ways are ADHD symptoms different in adults than in children?

In what ways are ADHD symptoms different in adults than in children?

ADHD: Symptoms of hyperactivity diminsh & become more of a restlessness. In many mpulsivity decreases somewhat as the person matures & develops internal controls. Inattention & distractibility diminish less & tend to be the major issue. People can develop skills to compensate to an extent including career choices that fit their symptoms better. 2/3 continue to have symptoms in adulthood. ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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I think i'm add. What are the symptoms of add in adults...

I think i'm add. What are the symptoms of add in adults...

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 more

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Can some autistic symptoms that are stable in childhood, get worse in adulthood?

Can some autistic symptoms that are stable in childhood, get worse in adulthood?

Autism: Autism is characterized by pattern of behaviors and social communication deficits.There may be repetitive patterns or ritualistic behaviors.The improvement with time and therapy helps. Developmental changes aid if therapy continued. The symptoms don't get worse with age. Discuss with a good psychiatrist about aba therapy as that is really helpful all the best. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants interfear with add in adults?

Can antidepressants interfear with add in adults?

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

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Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Does kleptomania occur more in children or in adults?

Adults: It is more common for children to take things, but the full blown diagnosis of kleptomania is more common in adults. ...Read more

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How common are tics in add kids?

How common are tics in add kids?

Incidence of tics in: Children with adhd is 6-11% prior to meds. Medications can induce tics, but group studies show no increase in kids with adhd on meds.The old warning about stimulants still exists because pharmaceutical companies feel it's not cost-effective to re-do the studies. Peer-reviewed studies show that when children with adhd & tics are given stimulants , 1/3 get better, 1/3 get worse & 1/3 stay the same. ...Read more

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Is hyperactivity found in all people with adhd?

Is hyperactivity found in all people with adhd?

Nope : Add is a neurobiologic condition that impacts executive control. Management of brain activities is under executive control. So hyperactivity is physical movement that isn't properly controlled. Underactivity is the same as over activity from neurologic perspective. Some add people are overactive, some are underactjve. Hyperactivity is not necessary for an add diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you deal with anxiety and depression in teenagers and young adults?

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How do you deal with anxiety and depression in teenagers and young adults?

Young dep./anxiety: Remain supportive & available to listen, be involved in their treatment. ...Read more

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Is depression common in children and teens?

Is depression common in children and teens?

Yes: http://www.childstats.gov/americaschildren/health4.asp http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/statistics/1mdd_child.Shtml. Sx might differ in children and adolescents. In younger children depression might manifest as somatic complaints (headaches, tummy aches, school- and separation anxiety). In adolesecents, it's more complicated, given their developmental stages (more behavioral acting out, irritability). ...Read more

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How is bipolar disorder different in teens and children compared to adults?

How is bipolar disorder different in teens and children compared to adults?

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 more

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Are children with ADHD always hyperactive? Can a child have ADHD and not show symptoms of hyperactivity? .

Are children with ADHD always hyperactive? Can a child have ADHD and not show symptoms of hyperactivity? 

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1) No. 2) Yes: Adhd-primarily inattentive type (ia) replaced add as a diagnosis when research showed that the underlying neurobiological & neurochemical bases were the same as for adhd-combined type, which has significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity.Adhd-ia is the most common type but c (or h/i in preschoolers) is more commonly referred. Ia is related to academic difficulties. ...Read more

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Can using antibiotics increase anxiety symptoms in some patients?

Can using antibiotics increase anxiety symptoms in some patients?

Yes: Especially with teenagers. Always monitor how a medication is effecting you (positive or negative) and report it to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can schizophrenia occur in a young child?

Can schizophrenia occur in a young child?

Yes, but rarely does: For reasons still poorly understood, schizophrenia is relatively rare until after puberty, but there are well-described cases in children as young as 4 years old. Aftter puberty, the risk rises, with the peak risk at 18-20. Research suggests this is related to major changes in brain architecture that occurs during puberty, but we still do not understand what causes the disorder. ...Read more

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Can you get symptoms of penile cancer in teenagers or young adults?

Can you get symptoms of penile cancer in teenagers or young adults?

Penile cancer is: Very, very, very unusual. Exubeant recreation is the most likely cause. Take a few days rest. If symptoms persist, you may have either trauma or infection, and may need the urgent care center. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of autism in teens and adults?

Can you tell me the symptoms of autism in teens and adults?

Good Website: http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/autism-symptoms core problems include: social interactions and relationships. Verbal and nonverbal communication. Limited interests in activities or play. ...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 can I do to be more focused in my life? Do I have add symptoms?

What can I do to be more focused in my life?  Do I have add symptoms?

Focus: You need to do regular exercises, sleep on regular times, do some meditation, relax, do some yoga and read books which will calm you down, decrease restless and improve your focus. If this does not work then see your primary physician to see if you need any further intervention. ...Read more

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How come my anxiety and add symptoms go away when I am very tired?

How come my anxiety and add symptoms go away when I am very tired?

Being tired: May force you to relax your body and therefore slow down the symptoms of adhd and anxiety. Learning relaxation techniques can also help with anxiety, . ...Read more

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I have been struggling with add symptoms and was wondering if there were any remedies. I got feedback from end of the year work review saying to focus?

I have been struggling with add symptoms and was wondering if there were any remedies. I got feedback from end of the year work review saying to focus?

Eliminate alternativ: Lack of focus can be triggered by some correctable issues that have nothing in common with ADD.Lack of restorative sleep, erratic nutrition, thyroid disease, other chronic illnesses , etc. If you work on the things that you can fix, and still have a problem, a thorough checkup is needed. It is easy to go online and identify with symptom lists for ADD, it is more appropriate to see a professional. ...Read more

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Hi - desperately looking for respected doctors that accept insurance in dc area to provide integrative care (testing, nutrition) for add symptoms. Thx?

Hi - desperately looking for respected doctors that accept insurance in dc area to provide integrative care (testing, nutrition) for add symptoms. Thx?

Call State Med Socie: I personally am not aware of any specific md that meets that criteria, but you can get guidance from the local chapter of the medical society (state and local). They can direct you to a list of names or refer you to another resource. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some medications to help treat my own ADD symptoms without needing a prescription? I drink coffee but it only helps a small amount.

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Not effective: if you truly have ADD, then you need professional follow up and prescription medications, good luck ...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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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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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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Can OCD cause ADD symptoms? I have trouble concentrating in school even when OCD thoughts are gone. I can focus on things that interest me though.

Can OCD cause ADD symptoms? I have trouble concentrating in school even when OCD thoughts are gone. I can focus on things that interest me though.

Not cause,associated: It's not that OCD causes ADD symptoms, but more of an association between the two. I see that you are on two antidepressants as well as stimulant treatment for ADD. Keep up your appointments with your prescribing physician to evaluate your response to medications and potentially offer other useful cognitive behavior therapies. ...Read more

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Add.Symptoms-basal temp 96.9, exc. Hairloss/breakage, cold intol., low energy, weight gain, brain fog, dry skin, brittle nails, headaches, irrit.Bowel, moody.?

Add.Symptoms-basal temp 96.9, exc. Hairloss/breakage, cold intol., low energy, weight gain, brain fog, dry skin, brittle nails, headaches, irrit.Bowel, moody.?

Hypothyroidism: Please see your physician to assess for hypothyroidism. This will involve checking a blood tests (at least a tsh). Other conditions can cause these signs/symptoms, however, this is the classic presentation you submitted. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of add?

What are the symptoms of add?

Varies: ADD (without hyperactivity) is often hardest to pick up because these kids/adults are usually well-behaved but way underachieving academically and socially. ADD symptoms: short attention span, daydreaming, disorganized (messy room/desk, losing things), mood lability, getting in trouble as a result and low self-esteem over time. Medical factors that can cause these symptoms must be ruled out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of add?

What are the symptoms of add?

Varies: ADD (without hyperactivity) is often hardest to pick up because these kids/adults are usually well-behaved but way underachieving academically and socially. ADD symptoms: short attention span, daydreaming, disorganized (messy room/desk, losing things), mood lability, getting in trouble as a result and low self-esteem over time. Medical factors that can cause these symptoms must be ruled out. ...Read more

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What to do if coping with symptoms of add!?

What to do if coping with symptoms of add!?

So many things!: You don't have to "cope" anymore - there are so many therapies available. First, make sure diagnosis is correct. Many of the symptoms of ADD overlap with treatable medical conditions. Next proper sleep is essential. You need to get 7-9 hours of good sleep nightly - no exceptions. Next are behavioral interventions that can be incorporated into your life. Finally, lots of different meds are possible ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of add in cybergirls?

What are the symptoms of add in cybergirls?

Same as others: Mostvadd symptoms can be modified by things that focus attention and interest. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of add and how do people behave?

What are symptoms of add and how do people behave?

Subtle: Add tends to refer to patients with add, inattentive type. They are not hyperactive, but struggle academically. They are easily distracted and have difficulty following in class or sitting to finish homework. Homework can take much longer to finish. They also have difficulty retaining information and may struggle with retaining information they study or read. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please can I get some advice? Coping with symptoms of add!?

Please can I get some advice? Coping with symptoms of add!?

Encourage either: Psychologic or psychiatric evaluation for a clear cut and accurate diagnosis. A treatment plan will follow. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of add for adults?

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

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I think i'm add. What are the symptoms of add in adults...

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 more

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