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I think i may have adhd, found some symptoms in wikipedia. Is there any checklist or signs that i can check at home? Thanks!

I think i may have adhd, found some symptoms in wikipedia. Is there any checklist or signs that i can check at home? Thanks!

See specialist: Symptoms of adhd may be caused by many different conditions which affect attention, impulsivity and concentration. In order to be properly diagnosed and get effective treatment, you would need to be seen by a specialist (adhd trained psychologist or psychiatrist) ...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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My son has adhd. Is there anything besides medication that i can do to help him; especially for in school. Any tips i could give the teacher?

My son has adhd. Is there anything besides medication that i can do to help him; especially for in school. Any tips i could give the teacher?

See CHADD.org: Optimal management of adhd is multimodal: medications, behavioral therapy/behavior management training for parents, & environmental manipulations at home & school. Take the report of his valid diagnosis of adhd by dsm-v criteria to his teacher & request a section 504, classroom modifications mandated by law. Have (neuro) psychological testing for learning disabilities & other comorbidities. ...Read more

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My son's teacher is concerned that he has adhd..How to know for sure?

My son's teacher is concerned that he has adhd..How to know for sure?

Evaluation: Talk to your child's pediatrician. Referral to the professional that treats adhd, a psychiatrist or psychologist, may be in order. There are tests that will help the professionals make the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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If the teacher tells me that my daughter forgets things all of the time at school, is this a sign of adhd?

If the teacher tells me that my daughter forgets things all of the time at school, is this a sign of adhd?

Yes: Your child''s teacher, although not a physician, is a 6 hour daily observer of your child, and his/her input is important in assessing the history of a child undergoing a thorough evaluation for adhd. Forgetfulness is a cardinal symptom of inattention in a child and is a significant observation. Many questionnaires - achenbach, anser, connor's, eg - provide significant input from teachers for doc. ...Read more

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I think I have adhd, how do I talk to my teacher?

I think I have adhd, how do I talk to my teacher?

Discuss concerns: Discuss concerns not only with your teacher but also your pediqtrician, the sooner you get help, the better the results. ...Read more

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Do schools regularly screen for ADHD or is this something that the teachers do on a case-by-case basis?

Do schools regularly screen for ADHD or is this something that the teachers do on a case-by-case basis?

Varies a lot: Some states specifically forbid teachers to consider adhd as a diagnosis. Some teachers "don't believe in adhd"--but may be quite ready to blame parents for not being "strict enough" with their unruly child. On the other hand, many teachers have lots of experience with lots of different chidlren and are superb at picking out kids who "could use an evaluation. ...Read more

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I got asked by a student if i have ADHD, how can i know? my teachers and parents haven't pointed anything out to me..

I got asked by a student if i have ADHD, how can i know? my teachers and parents haven't pointed anything out to me..

Please discuss with: your doctor. There are evaluation symptom scales that they can review with you and then let you know if you have ADD/ADHD or not. ...Read more

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My daughter is 24 never diagnosed with ADHD and now wants to take aderol. Is this dangerous? College graduate 3.24 gpa high school honor roll never any problems with teachers or coaches. I believe she took aderol in college and liked the way it made her

My daughter is 24 never diagnosed with ADHD and now wants to take aderol. Is this dangerous? College graduate 3.24 gpa high school honor roll never any problems with teachers or coaches.  I believe she took aderol in college and liked the way it made her

C A U T I O N !: In a recent position paper from the american academy of neurology cautioned against the prescription of "cognitive enhancing agents" [medications 2 sharpen thinking/attention/memory] in "typical" healthy students. Read summary here: http://bit.Ly/16niytn. ...Read more

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Can my daughter be an elementary school teacher with adhd, anxiety, and bipolar disorder?

Can my daughter be an elementary school teacher with adhd, anxiety, and bipolar disorder?

Yes: As long as she keeps her symptoms controlled with medication and therapy. I have a number of. Such patients who are functioning we'll in that role. ...Read more

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I think i've gotten add/adhd. Helped by teachers. Also need adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

ADHD is inborn: Adhd may occur with head trauma, but otherwise it may have been evident will still inside the womb. Stimulants, alca, meditation, massage---all may help. ...Read more

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