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Is it possible that I have a ADHD or hyperactive symptoms?

Is it possible that I have a ADHD or hyperactive symptoms?

Need evaluation: Not all hyperactive people have ADHD. Start with your primary care doctor to determine if there are medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, causing your symptoms. If none are found, the next stop would be a neuropsychologist. ...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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Can you tell me is add the same as ADHD without hyperactivity?

Can you tell me is add the same as ADHD without hyperactivity?

Official Diagnosis: Is adhd with specifier as to combined (inattention and hyperactive/impulsive), predominantly inattentive, or predominantly hyperactive/impulsive. Add is not currently an official diagnosis but many people use it to indicate the predominantly inattentive presentation and some people use it as a shorter way to indicate adhd. Can be confusing. ...Read more

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I was wondering is add just ADHD without hyperactivity? How do they differ?

I was wondering is add just ADHD without hyperactivity? How do they differ?

H - Hyperactivity: They are ~ same/treatments are the same. "ADD" means to me a patient is more quiet/distracted but ADHD means they are restless/fidgety/'squirrely' It is descriptive but the conditions are ~ same. ...Read more

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Are children with ADHD always hyperactive? Can a child have ADHD and not show symptoms of hyperactivity? .

Are children with ADHD always hyperactive? Can a child have ADHD and not show symptoms of hyperactivity? 

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1) No. 2) Yes: Adhd-primarily inattentive type (ia) replaced add as a diagnosis when research showed that the underlying neurobiological & neurochemical bases were the same as for adhd-combined type, which has significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity.Adhd-ia is the most common type but c (or h/i in preschoolers) is more commonly referred. Ia is related to academic difficulties. ...Read more

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If you know about ADHD without hyperactivity, please tell me the best treatments to try.?

If you know about ADHD without hyperactivity, please tell me the best treatments to try.?

As recommended : Whether there is hyperactivity or not, the treatment is the same. Hyperactivity doesn't drive treatment choices. Stimulants are still the first choice followed by Alpha 2 adrenergic agonists like intuniv. ...Read more

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Is it true that generally ritalin (methylphenidate) helps more for people with ADHD (with hyperactivity), and Adderall helps more for ADHD people without hyperactivity?

Is it true that generally ritalin (methylphenidate) helps more for people with ADHD (with hyperactivity), and Adderall helps more for ADHD people without hyperactivity?

Not really: Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall are similar. Adderall has mor effects on norepinephrine and can better help prefrontal action such as organizing and planning. In general, Adderall is more potent and more abused than ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hyperactive adhd?

How to tell if I have hyperactive adhd?

ADHD Diagnosis...: Most psychologists can diagnose adhd in adults without doing psychological testing. Find a therapist who specializes in adhd ; get an evaluation. There are also self report scales who adult adhd self report scales. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for ADHD inattentive (not hyperactive)?

What is a good medication for ADHD inattentive (not hyperactive)?

Normally the: psychostimulatants, but you'll need a medical doctor, likely a psychiatrist to really figure this out. If you want to try other approaches, including self-diagnosis, allergy assessment, behavioral treatment, herbal approaches before meds, go to: http//www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

or impulsive motor activity that has not been planned before being carried out. Restlessness and inability ...Read more