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Adhd Disease Disorder
Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?
All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more
Symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, anti-social personality disorder, what to do?
Yes: Many people have one or more parents with mental health disorders. Off spring may grow up with no mental health problems or they may develop the same or different disorders than their parents. ...Read more
No: Statistically, individuals who have adhd have no greater chance of developing bipolar disorder than the average population so long as there is no family history of bipolar disorder. There is some statistically greater chance of having adhd is someone has bipolar disorder, but the connection there is unclear. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?
Genetics: Bipolar disorder has been found to have some hereditary basis. This doesn't mean that there is a 100% chance that the offsoring of someone with bipolar d/o will enx up with it as well, but rather there is more likelihood as compared to the general population. I believe bipolar d/ o is now the 2nd highezt of mental d/o, being surpassed by adhd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Generalized anxiety disorder refers to a persistent pattern of worrying about a variety of real or imagined possible bad events that can occur to the point that it interferes with day-to-day functioning. It is quite common, often runs in families, and can be surprisingly debilitating. It also it quite responsive to various treatments, both talk therapies and medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Conduct Disorder: Conduct disorder occurs in childhood and adolescence. It involves long-term (chronic) behavior problems like defiant, impulsive behavior; drug use; truancy before age 13; and criminal activity. It can be associated w/addiction in the parents, child abuse, family conflict, poverty, etc. Untreated or treated unsuccessfully, kids with this may go on to develop antisocial pd after age 18. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
That might happen: If a person with a severe schizotypal personality disorder had decompensated into psychosis ; is only seen over a brief period of time. However, most providers avoid making a diagnosis until they are satisfied that diagnostic criteria have been met. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: That is like asking which flavor is better chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. There are degrees of severity for each of the conditions you mention. All of them can be debilitating. Likewise all of them can be successfully treated. ...Read more
What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?
Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more
Therapy: Individual and family therapy. Individual counseling for your child may help him or her learn to manage anger and express feelings in a healthier way. Family counseling may help improve your communication and relationships, and help members of your family learn how to work together. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No simple answer b/c: It depends on the person and the severity of the disorder. Persons with bipolar i can be psychotic as are individuals w/ schizoaffective disorder, which means a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. All things being equal, the person with schizoaffective disorder with bipolar characteristics is likely to have more mental health problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: One's thyroid gland is kind of like the body's thermostat. If it is not functioning properly, it can adversely affect a person's mood and cause depression, mania and anxiety. Also, medications given to help a person's mood may not work properly in the face of abnormal thyroid functioning. To make matters even more complicated, lithium (given for bipolar d/o) may cause thyroid problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biologic disorder: Adhd is an inherited, neurobiological disorder that effects about 5% of the population. Untreated it leads to increased death (smoking, drug overdose, fatal auto crashes) or significant life impediments. It interferes with learning, socialization, relationships, finances, impulse control, academics, work performance, sleep. See my health files for websites and articles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same brain area: The main difference between add and adhd is the h - hyperactivity. Hyperactivity is a feature that can occur with attention deficit disorder. Some people have it, others don't. We see hyperactivity more in boys, whereas inattention occurs more in girls. The core of adhd is the inattention and impulsivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does ADHD and hypothyroid disease have similar symptoms making it possible to diagnose one instead of the other?
Should ADHD patients have abnormal signs since childhood to get the disease?Or the patient was normal person and suddenly he had it in the adulthood ?
Criteria: Current criteria, even after slightly modified recently, requires some signs to have been present during childhood; it is not that necessarily must have been diagnosed at that age. Scales and assessment tools help, as well as a careful history (school, work, collateral info). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly : There is at times and association between the two disorders. Some could have both of them at the same time. Generally what you see is that people could be misdiagnosed as one or the other, and upon follow-up later they discover that they were misdiagnosed. That is due to the fact that both disorders share some common symptoms. ...Read more
Hello friends, I am suffering from a disease called ADHD , now I am very irritable. Is this normal?
It depends: Adhd can be very frustrating. It's hard to stay on top of things at home & at work. Many people do not understand why you have difficulty completing tasks. This could make you irritable. I would encourage you to speak to a therapist about how you are feeling. They may have some techniques that will help you. ...Read more
What happens if a person misdiagnosed with ADHD and having another(e.G. Depression) take stimulants for the disease?
Incomplete treatment: If someone has been misdiagnosed and therefore not treated with the appropriate medication, your condition could worsen. Certainly at the least you may not see much improvement in symptoms. Since depression sometimes includes symptoms of poor concentration, feeling like you are partially treated may be possible. Often careful psychological testing is necessary to distinguish one from the other. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hi. My husband has kidney disease and takes Adderrall for his quite intense ADHD. A friend of mine says that He should not be taking it?
Maybe he shouldn't: It depends on how bad your husband's kidney disease and ADHD are. Like many decisions, medicines require analyzing the risk of the treatment with potential benefits. For Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) there are several risks (higher BP, weight loss, sleeplessness) that may not be an issue for him. If his kidney disease is stage 4 or greater, dosing adjustments are strongly recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
40 yr old bf vapes pot for severe ADHD.He wont take ADHD meds cuz speed made him nervous&sick as kid.What else to take?BAD heart disease in his fam.
He can talk to a : psychiatrist about his medication & self-medication history, as there are non-stimulant medications approved for use in adults with ADHD, engage a therapist to help him with organizational skills & join CHADD.org to learn about work accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. He can see his primary physician about his cardiac risk factors. But, it's his choice to do any of these. ...Read more
I am recovering from Lyme disease with 7th CN palsy as a result. I am prescribed 15mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) QD for ADHD. Is it contraindicated with my condition?
Should be ok: You should be able to safely take your prescribed medication with your condition, but as always, make sure your prescribing physician is aware of all health conditions you have. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Perceptual disorder: Is characterized by impaired ability to perceive the nature of objects or concepts through use of the sense organs (vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste, proprioception (unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself), vestibular system (balance and spatial orientation). Specific impairments require evaluation and treatment. Best regards. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Help please! is ADHD a serious disorder or a flimsy and periodically normal pattern of behaviour?
Yes, BUT: It is more likely that symptoms of schizoaffective d/o are acting like adhd the diagnosis of adhd requires that the symptoms are not caused by another condition if the DX of schizoaffective disorder is correct in the person you are thinking of, most people with schizoaffective d/o have significant adhd symptoms. Be very careful about stimulant use in schizoaffective d/o. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can have schizoaffective disorder and diabetes, schizoaffective disorder and ptsd, schizoaffective disorder and adhd. You can also take medications for both conditions. With your particular combination, i would encourage you to do regular aerobic exercise, get adequate sleep, do mindfulness meditation, and eft (emotional freedom technique / tapping) -- to get mind & body better regulated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disorder for sure!: Brain studies show differences between persons w/ & w/o adhd, particularly in the left prefrontal cortex. Nimh demonstrated that the brains of kids w/ adhd are 3-4% smaller than those w/o adhd. There is also evidence of differences in neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine & Dopamine (altho the differences are complicated). Adhd causes problems w/ learning, school performance & behavior. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son has ADHD and explosive disorder we are having a heck of a time with him he is medicated what should we do?
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