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Are kids with ADHD bad? Why their behavior is very bad?

Are kids with ADHD bad? Why their behavior is very bad?

Not bad kids: ADHD is a physical condition and does not result from psychological causes. To learn about physical causes search for dr Doris Rapp and ADHD on YouTube. SHE has several videos. Then also visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn that common causes for ADHD are environmental and nutritional ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me how ADHD effect one's behavior and how is it corrected?

Can you tell me how ADHD effect one's behavior and how is it corrected?

ADHD: is attention deficit hyperactive disorder, people with it have trouble sitting still, concentrating and are easily distracted by the slightest noises. It is corrected with a combination of medications & psychotherapy/ ...Read more

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Is it possible for food additives, such as e102, to cause adhd-like behavior in children?

Is it possible for food additives, such as e102, to cause adhd-like behavior in children?

In a small number of: Children with adhd there is an allergic or pharmacologically mediated behavior change on exposure to some dyes (e.g., tartrazine, quinolineyellow, sunset yellow, carmoisine, ponceau 4r, & allura red ) & sodium benzoate added to foods & medicines. If a child is allergic to certain foods or dyes & behavior changes can be seen with exposure, an elimination diet is worthwhile. ...Read more

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Can ADHD cause behavioral problems?

Can ADHD cause behavioral problems?

Absolutely!!: Adhd can cause more than just behavioral problems. Children with adhd can have social impairment, school failure or academic problems as well as a number of co-morbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiant disorder. Into adulthood, speeding tickets, divorce, credit/money and/or employment problems, are just a few problems they may have. ...Read more

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If ADHD wouldn't behavioral intervention be first course, not meds?

If ADHD wouldn't behavioral intervention be first course, not meds?

Not always: Adhd is a medical disorder, not a behavioral problem. Individual with adhd are often impulsive and it is the impulsivity that gets them into trouble. Their impulsive acts often occur prior to conscious thought. For behavioral interventions to work, you must think before you act, which many adhd individual can't do. The best option is medication with behavioral interventions. ...Read more

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What are some non-medical ways to deal with ADHD behaviors? Are there other options besides medication to help my child with his adhd? .

What are some non-medical ways to deal with ADHD behaviors? Are there other options besides medication to help my child with his adhd? 

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There are: Adhd can be relieved in many instances by helping the child learn a variety of coping mechanism. In addition co-existing anxiety and/or depression can make the adhd worse. Where possible creating an environment that does not strain attentional demands e.g. With noise and other distractions or demands that the child sit for long periods of time often helps. There are many things that can be tried. ...Read more

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My son has adhd, an is taking concerts for it, he gets in trouble a lot an acts like he can't help it. Is behavior issues associated with adhd?

My son has adhd, an is taking concerts for it, he gets in trouble a lot an acts like he can't help it. Is behavior issues associated with adhd?

Yes: In adhd, the child can have a lot of impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and poor attentiveness to instructions. All these areas can cause behavioral disturbances and get him in trouble in school -- or anywhere quiet, focused behavior is required. Behavioral training is important along with use of stimulant medications. Some of this can be practiced in school, in therapy, and at home. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is there a behavioral difference between unilateral hearing loss and add/adhd?

Is there a behavioral difference between unilateral hearing loss and add/adhd?

Likely different: Adhd has the hallmark difficulties of impulsivity, starting and stopping behavior. Different subtypes vary in their difficulties with inattention, hyperactivity and with the new dsm-5, other associated problems. Mental executive functioning encompasses many underlying difficulties in adhd. Hearing loss affects the ability to receive auditory input prior to processing by the brain. ...Read more

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Will children with ADHD truly benefit from behavior therapy?

Will children with ADHD truly benefit from behavior therapy?

They can: Well-designed and applied behavioral therapy is as effective in controlling adhd symptoms as are adhd medications. However, both require ongoing use to maintain efficacy. Adhd is a chronic disorder & no current interventions offer a cure, so be sure to use interventions you can sustain over time. With maturity, children may be able to take over aspects of self-monitoring, but structure is key. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a 2 year old who has extreme bad behavior problems and I think he has adhd it's sooooo hardly to get him to Seattle down for bed is it ok to gi?

Question cut off: Your question was cut off mid sentence so it is not clear what you were asking. Two year olds are in the counter dependent stage of development and view themselves as the king/queen of the universe. You need to lean some skills that will redirect his energy & allow you to set boundaries. Your doc may know some local therapists that can teach you. This is common & workable.We try to avoid drugs. ...Read more

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My 7 yr/dd has dysthymia, adhd, & disruptive behavior disorder & throws outrageous tantrums that last 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. How do I handle these rages?

My 7 yr/dd has dysthymia, adhd, & disruptive behavior disorder & throws outrageous tantrums that last 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. How do I handle these rages?

A Complex Problem -: However, my first suggestion would be to seek the consultation of a board certified child psychiatrist. It sounds as if behavioral techniques would be ineffective without concomitant psychopharmacology. Once the tantrums begin to recede, you can add psychotherapeutic interventions in order to help your child learn to cope with his feelings. ...Read more

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Is there any medication that can curb sociopathic behavior in a 9 year old with bipolar, rad, and ADHD who has not responded to 6 years of therapy?

Is there any medication that can curb sociopathic behavior in a 9 year old with bipolar, rad, and ADHD who has not responded to 6 years of therapy?

Start with work-up: No medication currently available treats sociopathy, but that is a quite rare condition at age 9, and you mention a number of other diagnoses that potentially are medication responsive. You did not state what you meant by "therapy" or whether the child has been on medications already. I recommend going to a strong academic center specializing in children and obtaining a thorough assessment. ...Read more

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I'm going to college in two years and I have adhd. Should i see a psychiatrist when i start college cognitive behavior therapy or something?

I'm going to college in two years and I have adhd. Should i see a psychiatrist when i start college cognitive behavior therapy or something?

Now is the time to: Get neuropsychological testing to validate the diagnosis of adhd, both to obtain accommodations for sat's ; act's ; to request student services under the americans with disabilities act from colleges ; universities to which you apply. Testing within 3 years of admission is required to receive medical ; psychological care through the student health clinic ; supports for academics ; daily living. ...Read more

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Adderall 20mg 3-4 day, Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg 57yrs old, ADHD, high b/p, getting aggressive behavior, and obese, On B/P Medications, many highs, & lows, why?

Adderall 20mg 3-4 day, Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg 57yrs old, ADHD, high b/p, getting aggressive behavior, and obese, On B/P Medications, many highs, & lows, why?

Checked in with doc?: There sound to be a lot of things going on at once here and I can't be sure they all have to do with either the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or some other single problem. You should call your doc and get in for another examination or have them make some adjustments based on your conditions. They know you better than anyone. ...Read more

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Are behavioural disorders such as ADHD caused biologically or dur to ones environmental factors?

More complicated : Adhd is considered a neurodevelopmental/neurobehavioral disorder. This implies some inherent neurologic abnormalities that are genetic but environment can have a large influence. Poor sleep, dysfunctional family dynamics, poor diet, lack of physical activity and overuse of electronics will exacerbate. In some children addressing these factors may be all that is needed while others may need meds. ...Read more

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What is adhd?

What is adhd?

ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a problem where the chemicals in the brain are out of balance. Simply put, the body tries to compensate for the deficit by constant movement, impulsive behavior and rapidly shifting from one thought to another and allowing distractions to change the flow of thoughts. Stimulants (adderall, etc) regulate the chemicals in the brain enabling better focus. ...Read more

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What causes adhd?

What causes adhd?

Not Known: Although there is clearly a genetic component to add/adhd the cause is truly unknown at this time. There are conditions that mimic , but the true causes need to be determined. ...Read more

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