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

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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I just got diagnosed with adhd, mainly for impulsivity and attention and I'm going to be meeting with my Dr to figure out which medication I should use. I've heard that Ritalin/concerta can cause many more negative psychological side effects than adderall

I just got diagnosed with adhd, mainly for impulsivity and attention and I'm going to be meeting with my Dr to figure out which medication I should use. I've heard that Ritalin/concerta can cause many more negative psychological side effects than adderall

All can have side ef: All these medicines have side effects. I want you to focus on cause. To learn causes of ADHD visit us at www.ehacstl.com. Also search YouTube for dr Doris Rapp. She will show you many causes of ADHD and how to treat the cause so that you may not need to depend on medicines

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Adhd might just be impulsive behavior disorder?

Adhd might just be impulsive behavior disorder?

Yes: Yes, impulsivity is commonly present in adhd, but remember we all could be impulsive at times, the behavior has to be present for a while and be severe enough to cause impairement, ie work, love/live relations, school etc.

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If i wasn't born with adhd, could it be impulsive behavior disorder?

If i wasn't born with adhd, could it be impulsive behavior disorder?

How do you know: If you do not have adhd? 40 yrs ago many people who had adhd were not diagnosed with adhd. Meet with a psychologist and they will help diagnose you and help decide a course of treatment.

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Which ADHD type is characterized by impulsivity & inattention symptoms without hyperactivity ?

Which ADHD type is characterized by impulsivity & inattention symptoms without hyperactivity ?

ADD: Add without hyperactivity is simply add. It can sometimes be overlooked because the kids are not as conspicuous as the ones bouncing around the classroom.

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I'm 18 and I have adhd. How do I control my impulsivity?

See a psychiatrist: For treatment of your add and she can also work with you on your impulsivity.

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Does concerta stop impulsive behaviours in people who have adhd?

Does concerta stop impulsive behaviours in people who have adhd?

Certainly can: Concerta is a long-acting for of methylphenidate, a stimulant. Stimulants have been well studied in children and increasingly studied in adolescents and adults. They improve attention, decrease activity levels, and improve impulse control in 65-85% of those with adhd.

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How can we work on controlling impulsivity (especially keeping hands to oneself) in a child with ADHD (not medicated)?

How can we work on controlling impulsivity (especially keeping hands to oneself) in a child with ADHD (not medicated)?

depending on age: After ruling out tactile sensory issues (hypo or hyper sensitive to touch/contact), i usually play a 'force field' game with children who continually touch, grab, or hug. Then it becomes a cue for social situations, 'remember the force field'.

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Impulsive behaviour is bipolar or is ADHD usually?

Impulsive behaviour is bipolar or is ADHD usually?

Either or neither: Impulsvie behavior by itself is indicative of neither.Severerity of problem, length of symptoms and other coexisting factors will contribute to the underlhying diagnosis.If symptoms are severe seek professional help.

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Could concerta stop impulsive behaviour in people with adhd?

Sometimes: As in most areas of medicine, medications are prescribed and it is hoped that they will work, but they don't always perform at 100% level. Sometimes we have to change the medication or add in another medication to get improvement up to level that the patient and their family desires. Psychotherapy however should also be an important part of the treatment program so that the patient can learn psychological techniques to avoid the impulsivity. Best wishes.

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Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.

Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.

Probably not needed: if you are able to perform well at school, then you probably don't have a significant in attention problem, and rather some anxiety or other emotional issue. Pl get a new evaluation with the psychologist as you may need behavior therapy rather than ADHD meds. Best of luck!

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Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid. What meds do you think would be most beneficial?

Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid.  What meds do you think would be most beneficial?

Testing: The challenge with comorbid attention deficit and generalized anxiety disorder is whether there is more than meets the eye. Without a thorough neuropsychological exam including attention, achievement, ability, memory, perception, behavior and a computerized internet based actuarial assessment personality test like the MMPI-A/2 its hard to know what medications to use. Other conditions can exist.

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What is the best help for an 8 year old ADHD girl? She is extremely inattentive, very emotional, low self esteem and impulsive tantrums

What is the best help for an 8 year old ADHD girl? She is extremely inattentive, very emotional, low self esteem and impulsive tantrums

Combination Rx: Most data show a benefit to medication (if the kid responds) along with behavioral (talk) therapy. These kids are smart enough to know they are different and often feel isolated by their struggles. They need an experienced therapist to help teach them coping skills to deal with their problems. Either therapy used alone has limited but some benefit.

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Hello i have ADHD and i take 18 concerta but it makes me very implusive but when i take 36 i get kinda calmer and i wanna know why?

Hello i have ADHD and i take 18 concerta but it makes me very implusive but when i take 36 i get kinda calmer and i wanna know why?

Dosing effect: Finding the proper dose of any of these meds is somewhat trial & error. If a lower dose allows you to feel impulsive, while the higher dose does not, it suggests you need the higher dose for any real benefit to treatment.

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My daughter has ADHD, Hyper/Implusive dominant. How does online therapy work?

My daughter has ADHD, Hyper/Implusive dominant. How does online therapy work?

Online advise go ChP: Wheras the doctor contact can help you confirm that your child has ADHD, a formallpsychiatric evaluation and hix. rulilng cardivascular problems in family and patient is essential. Baseline monitoring of Ht., wt, BP, HR, RR are indicated. Txmtt will most likely involve the use of stimulants, therefore, it iis suggested that you see a child psychiatrist who will tx. you daughter effectively.

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Can you outgrow adhd?

Can you outgrow adhd?

Sometimes: Statistically, about 1/3 of those with adhd "outgrow" it, about 1/3 see significant improvement but continue to have some residual symptoms and impairment, and about 1/3 continue to have full-blown adhd. The hyperactivity part improves more often and more predictably than the inattentive part. Learning effective coping skill is key.

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Tips on managing ADHD?

ADHD: Best to be followed by a Medical Professional skilled and experienced in managing ADHD In general avoiding alcohol and illicit drugs Eating a balanced diet Exercising at least 45 minutes each day Do not smoke Avoid excess caffeine and other stimulants Get sufficient rest Avoid stress Engage in leisure time activities

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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.

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