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Adhd associated with blank stare?

Adhd associated with blank stare?

Is this new?: A blank stare can have lots of causes. Those with inattentive adhd might be so preoccupied with their own thoughts that a blank stare would be the result. But, if this is new, have the child assessed by a pediatrician or neurologist. ...Read more

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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Why do I blank stare at times?

Why do I blank stare at times?

Maybe: Depending on the degree of distractibility, an adhd person could stare off. They themselves call it "zoning out." if a stare occurs during a voluntary activity such as speech, eating, driving, etc, then it could be petit mal or absence seizures. Think of charlie brown's teacher's "wah-wah-wah" sound turnig off an inattentive charlie. Best to check those symptoms out with your doctor. ...Read more

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How does a person look when having flashbacks? Blank stare?

How does a person look when having flashbacks? Blank stare?

Counseling: There are no magic pills or answers to fix some psychological issues. It takes time and counseling. Since you know the terms, I assume you are already seeing a counselor. Talk to your counselor. If you feel like you can not talk to your counselor, then get another counselor. ...Read more

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My daughter is one and I've notice when my daughter has a blank stare I see that her eyes wander. Her eyes don't cross but they the other way.?

My daughter is one and I've notice when my daughter has a blank stare I see that her eyes wander. Her eyes don't cross but they the other way.?

If both eyes turn: Out intermittently, seek referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist. Take a snapshot or video of her eyes when they wander to show her doctor. If one eye has blurred vision, she can develop amblyopia, or " lazy eye. If she has small, rhythmic movements (like brushing her hand against her hair) during a blank stare, ask about referral to a child neurologist to rule out minor motor seizures. ...Read more

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How can one diagnose ADHD?

How can one diagnose ADHD?

"One" cannot!: Make that diagnosis. A TRAINED Pediatrician, Child Psychologist or Psychiatrist for children and a Trained Adult Psychologist/Psychaitrist is necessary for an accurate Diagnosis!

Hope this helps
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How do add and ADHD differ?

How do add and ADHD differ?

Hyperactivity: ADD is an older term used for attetnion deficit disorder. Hyperactivity was an add on for the 25% of children who also have hyperactivity. ADHD is a term that includes Attention Deficit Disorder and hyperactivity. It is now modified by saying of the inattentive subtype of combined type. ...Read more

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ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive Type seen in some young children & ADHD-Primarily Combined Type commonly seen in school-age children, especially boys. Combined Type often changes to Innattentive Type in late adolescence & adulthood. ...Read more

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How can I help an ADHD friend?

How can I help an ADHD friend?

Read a book: It may help to read and then encourage your friend to read "driven to distraction" by hallowell. Great book for adult adhd. ...Read more

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Can you have both add and adhd?

Yes: Add is the outdated term for adhd. The current attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or adhd, has 3 sub-types. It includes predominantly hyperactive, predominantly inattentive and a combination of the two. ...Read more

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Adhd help please what can I do?

Adhd help please what can I do?

Work-Arounds, Coach: Find work-arounds 4 how it limits u so u can counteract the problems it creates in ur life...The ways it hurts u/others, the things that keep u from feeling successful/having satisfying relationships, etc. Having adhd is like having a personal assistant who forgets 2remind u of things, loses track of time, interrupts u when ur speaking, etc. Donald trump would fire! Work w/adhd specialist/coach. ...Read more

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What can ADHD pills does to you?

What can ADHD pills does to you?

Stimulation: Stimulant medication can correct a brain's underaroused state, the underpinning of ADHD. The medication will cause a person to be more alert and better focused. Uncommonly, they can cause a rapid heart rate and high blood pressure. the medications increase your brain's levels of Dopamine, responsible for focused attention, and nor epinephrin, responsible for alertness. ...Read more

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Do I have to be tested for adhd?

Do I have to be tested for adhd?

Yes: As an adult, if you did not have ADHD as a child, have not had a brain injury or infection, it is unlikely you have aDHD. You should have an appropriate evaluation to determine what you are dealing with. ...Read more

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Can ADHD medication really help?

Yes: The thing about stimulants, and "adhd" medications is that they help those with adhd but they also improve the focus and concentration of people without the disorder. However particularly for people without the diagnosis, they can often experience more anxiety and tremor from the medication. ...Read more

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Do I have ADHD if I channel surf?

Do I have ADHD if I channel surf?

One symptom: Does not make an illness. Perhaps you are just bored. If you have concerns, why not make an appoitnment with a psychiatrist in your area for an evaluation? You have nothing to loose and perhaps a lot to gain. ...Read more

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How to cure ADHD through medicine?

How to cure ADHD through medicine?

Medicine and therapy: Adhd can be treated with medicines including stimulants and non stimulant choices. It will help with the lack of concentration and focus as well frustration tolerance and reduction of impulsivity. Behavior therapy, including cognitive behavior therapy is just as important to address issues with communication, organization skills, academic issues and relationship issues. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is most current ADHD medicine?

Several: There have been several new meds: Daytrana and Quillivant to name a few. But newer does not mean better. For example, many switched from Concertan to Vyvance, to find no benefit and sometimes even worse outcome. ...Read more

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How do know if your child has ADHD?

How do know if your child has ADHD?

History/testing: Such diagnoses require a significant review of history, level of function, exam and a variety of tests. Alternative medical, emotional and behavioral conditions can mimic these conditions. Consult your pcp to start the process. ...Read more

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What exactly does ADHD medicine do?

Balances transmitter: ADHD results from a deficiency of Dopamine and Nor Epinephrin in the brain. Stimulants, methylphenidate and amphetamines increase brain dopamine and nor epinephrin, which improves the underaroused state of the brain in ADHD ...Read more

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Can ADHD medication help my grades?

Can ADHD medication help my grades?

If you have ADHD or: Add - stimulants or other adhd medications may be very helpful. I am not a proponent of using adhd medications solely for the purpose of performance enhancement. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of adhd?

They are...: 1. Easily distracted and difficulty focusing attention
2. Very impulsive behavior
3. Difficulty organizing jobs, tasks or projects
4. Also on the go or hyperactivity
all patents with adhd have these characteristics to some degree. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is ADHD real or fake?

Real: ADD/ADHD is a neurochemical abnormality which has been well studied. The neurochemical basis is a brain with too low levels of the neurotransmmitters Dopamine and Nor epinephrin.
The diagnosis is over used, but many children and adults suffer from the disorder. ...Read more

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What are some better things about adhd?

What are some better things about adhd?

Creativity: These are generalities and may not apply to many: people with adhd have a different way of thinking. They are typically very creative and think of solutions to problems that don't occur to others. They are also often very social, fun and enthusiastic. They are active and are often "the life of the party." they are more aware of surrounding noises, movements. This can help with hunting. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with adhd?

Treatment with Meds: If you had an evaluation for ADHD and it was positive, the next thing that you MUST do is get appropriate treatment. This begins with a trial of stimulant medication.
There are two first-line medications for the treatment of ADHD and those are Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, etc.) & Dextroamphetamine (Adderall, etc.).
The dosing needs to sufficiently robust so that you get full-day effects. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the symptoms of adhd?

How can you reduce the symptoms of adhd?

Medication: The common teaching is that medications are first-line treatment for adhd. The most important thing is getting the diagnosis correct, then if it is adhd, stimulants are typically first-line. ...Read more

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How can you study efficiently with adhd?

How can you study efficiently with adhd?

Manage the situation: Set reasonable time periods to study daily.
Reduce other distractions/noises (including phones, music, tv, video games etc)
study hard for 20 minutes and take a short 5 minute break to rehearse what you studied.
Get organized with materials and lists of what needs to be studied.
Doing a bit of exercise like jumping jacks or squats also helps keep adhd folks focused. ...Read more

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How can I control ADHD withour medicine?

Manage environment: For inattetnion, avoid noisy environments and situations that are likely to cause distractions. Plan ahead to give sufficient time to complete tasks. Get appropriate sleep and eat a balanced diet with protein at each meal to balance the effect of carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Will ADHD exist without inattentiveness?

Will ADHD exist without inattentiveness?

Word games: Adhd is a label that implies both attention deficit and hyperactivity, when someone is inattentive in isolation (does happen) it is labeled add, if hyperactivity occurs without inattentiveness, it could be labeled hyperactivity disorder. As a practical feature, hyperactivity impairs focus, and I have never seen it used separately. Some folks have motor overflow habits that I would never label. ...Read more