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What are tests for add for adults?

What are tests for add for adults?

No test: The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is by history. There is no test that shows whether or not you have it. If there are a sufficient number of symptoms of attention deficit or of hyperactivity-impulsivity which cause problems, have been present since early childhood (before age 7), and there is no other clear cause, then you have attention deficit. ...Read more

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Can adults check for ADHD?

Can adults check for ADHD?

Yes: Can certainly be looked for in adults. Would need to be assessed by the appropriate type of provider. I am unfortunately not aware of Canadian policies. According to DSM 5. Needing to have various types of symptoms consistent before a certain age in various environments and continuing to be seen and interfering while also ruling out other potential causes. (Symptoms can be found online, asrs ...Read more

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Do the tests for ADHD include adults?

Do the tests for ADHD include adults?

Yes, tests exist but: No one "test" is determinative. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Adults can easily be evaluated. Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

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How does a doctor test for ADHD on older adults?

How does a doctor test for ADHD on older adults?

ADD is testable : We look for symptoms & signs consistent with add. These include disorganization, poor interpersonal relationships, financial mismanagement, procrastination, disrupted executive cortical management, poor attention, impulsivity, interpersonal relationship problems, drug abuse, poor employment performance; among many others. We test for these signs in the exam. ...Read more

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Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

No studies yet: Deplin has not yet been studied in children with adhd, so we don't know the answer to this question. A clinical trial at nih is planned for adults with adhd, though. They plan to use deplin along with oros-methylphenidate -- but results will be some time in coming since they're only at the recruitment phase now. Sorry! ...Read more

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How do they test for add and adhd?

How do they test for add and adhd?

Great question : Add is a neurobiological condition that has neurological signs. Like many conditions, questionnaires are used initially, but these are not definitive. The neurodevelopmental examination detects signs & findings typical of add such as synkinesia, abnormal eye movements, dyskinesia, poor working memory, temporal sequential problems, mixed dominance, disordered handwriting, impulsivity, poor saliency. ...Read more

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At what age can a child begin treatment for add or adhd?

At what age can a child begin treatment for add or adhd?

Sometimes 3 or 4: If you are seeing a specialist in child psychiatry, in some severe cases medication might be started cautiously as young as 3 years of age. This should only be done under the supervision of a sub-specialist in this area and in combination with behavioral interventions. There is research, however, showing that adhd can be reliably diagnosed and safely treated in pre-school age kids. ...Read more

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Are adult add and ADHD tests requested by a psychatrist expensive or no ?

Are adult add and ADHD tests requested by a psychatrist expensive or no ?

Ask!: Ask the psychiatrist how much therapy, testing, and other interventions will cost. It may be less expensive than the consequences of living with untreated adhd. ...Read more

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Do psychologists test for adhd?

Do psychologists test for adhd?

They can: Psychologists and educational psychologist both are trained in the kinds of testing typically used for diagnosing adhd. However, part of diagnosing mental disorders in general is still an art, so having someone with experience with a specific disorder such as adhd can be a reall advantage both for diagnosis and for getting the most useful information about next steps in terms of treatment. ...Read more

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Is a neuropsychological test necessary to receive treatment for adult add?

Is a neuropsychological test necessary to receive treatment for adult add?

Proper eval a must: Such things as inadequate restorative sleep, poor diet, other medical conditions and anxiety all present problems of focus, a proper evaluation is needed.Some of the meds used are controlled (restricted drugs) for which your doc must show just reason for use or risk loss of license. Some docs are less concerned with testing and will just give you something and hope it helps....poor care. ...Read more

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Help docs, is intuniv or kapvay effective in treating ADHD in children and adults?

Help docs, is intuniv or kapvay effective in treating ADHD in children and adults?

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 more

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When is it good to test for add or ADHD in a 4 yr old?

When is it good to test for add or ADHD in a 4 yr old?

It depends: It is sometimes difficult to determine adhd in younger children. I get concerned when a child is having more trouble with attention than others in their age group, having trouble learning, and having problems at home and school (not just in one setting). See your pediatrician to talk about your concerns. The first steps are frequently some behavior modifications which your doctor can recommend. ...Read more

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Is elderberry syrup safe and effective for children to take for immune support?

Is elderberry syrup safe and effective for children to take for immune support?

Maybe: There Are claims of antiviral properties but no good evidence based studies. And the manufacturing practices of some of the alternative medicines can be of poor quality. The best way to boost your child's immunity is through good nutrition, adequate rest and exercise, frequent hand washing and timely vaccinations. ...Read more

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How do doctors test for bipolar in young teens?

How do doctors test for bipolar in young teens?

Evaluation: Evaluation would include interview of patient and parents. Observation ; work up to rule out problems with drugs, alcohol or underlying medical issues. ...Read more

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How would a child have medical tests for autism?

How would a child have medical tests for autism?

Medical causes?: Medical evaluation is done in a child with autism to try to find the cause: thorough physical exam, measure head, ears, eyes and more, look for major or minor unusual features, skin pigmentation. Complete neurological exam. Assess all areas of development. Genetic microarray & dna probe for fragile x on all; other labs if needed. Mri of brain, eeg if warranted by history or neurological findings. ...Read more

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How do you test for bipolar disorder in a child?

How do you test for bipolar disorder in a child?

Testing: Your child will need to have a comprehensive history taking, physical exam, and specific psychological testing that will help in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. There may be other disorders that are present and can be established during this evaluation. ...Read more

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I need some advice for adult adhd?

I need some advice for adult adhd?

See a professional: Get a full evaluation from a psychologist who can provide psychological testing. Prior to any medication trial make sure the diagnosis is accurate, ruling out depression and anxiety, then consider stimulant meds and ADHD coaching. ...Read more

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Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more

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Do they have prescription drug for children with high cholesterol, level 182, a girl?

Do they have prescription drug for children with high cholesterol, level 182, a girl?

Yes, but...: 182 for total cholesterol is not horrible; first thing to try is diet and exercise. Meeting with a dietitian is often helpful. Only if the level was higher and not responding to lifestyle changes would I start cholesterol lowering drugs in children. ...Read more

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