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Is ADHD a real disease?

Is ADHD a real disease?

Yes: Changes in brain structure & chemistry found in persons with adhd in peer-reviewed studies have validated the diagnosis of adhd as a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that can impact learning, peer interaction and behavior over a person's lifespan. Chadd.Org is a good resource for learning about adhd diagnosis, treatment and legal rights of people with adhd at all ages. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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How does ADHD medicine affect my mood?

How does ADHD medicine affect my mood?

ADHD & mood: Depends on the type of adhd medication, for example, stimulants such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) raise the mood & improves alertness, but can trigger anxiety in ones predisposed to anxiety. Some other medications for adhd such as Clonidine can blunt affect & cause sedation. ...Read more

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Melatonin for ADHD kids. How much beneficial is it ? to slow them down from hyperactivity symptom?

Melatonin for ADHD kids. How much beneficial is it ? to slow them down from hyperactivity symptom?

For sleep: Melatonin is helpful for some people who have difficulty falling asleep. Children with ADHD often have sleep difficulties, but shouldn't be considered therapeutic for daytime ADHD symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms ADHD in a 3year old child?

What are the symptoms ADHD in a 3year old child?

Same: The symptoms of adhd are the same , innatention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, however diagnosing a three year old with adhd raises some eyebrows, symptoms could be severe enough that might merit a diagnosis, but see a behavioral psychologist or a developmental pediatrician, before someone talks you into medications. ...Read more

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What are the signs of add/adhd?

What are the signs of add/adhd?

Depends on age: The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate. The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence. ...Read more

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Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?

Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?

See a primary care: provider on your insurance list for referral to a psychiatrist. Many family medicine doctors are well-versed in & comfortable evaluating & treating adult ADHD. Call the County Medical Society to obtain the names of 3 family medicine doctors. Call their offices & ask if they evaluate & treat adult ADHD. ...Read more

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Is ADHD a real disease?

Yes: Changes in brain structure & chemistry found in persons with adhd in peer-reviewed studies have validated the diagnosis of adhd as a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that can impact learning, peer interaction and behavior over a person's lifespan. Chadd.Org is a good resource for learning about adhd diagnosis, treatment and legal rights of people with adhd at all ages. ...Read more

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Been having problems for years i'm 18 now and thought about me having adhd(inattentive case) I took a ADHD test and got 92/120 what should I do?

Been having problems for years i'm 18 now and thought about me having adhd(inattentive case) I took a ADHD test and got 92/120 what should I do?

See expert: The questionnaire type of instrument is a screening test only. See your doctor for a definitive diagnosis, or referral to an expert who deals with this problem. ...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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