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Adhd Impulsive Behavior
Low sugar, low carb : Adhd attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is often caused or worsened by fluctuating blood sugars as a result of sweet drinks. Reactive hypoglycemia leads to inability to concentrate as the brain is temporarily starved for glucose. Then the low sugar levels stimulate the release of adrenaline leading to the hyperactivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My med for ADHD works great for impulsivity,mood, etc.Night time however, I am left to my own devices.How can I control these to prevent harmful acts.
How can we work on controlling impulsivity (especially keeping hands to oneself) in a child with ADHD (not medicated)?
depending on age: After ruling out tactile sensory issues (hypo or hyper sensitive to touch/contact), i usually play a 'force field' game with children who continually touch, grab, or hug. Then it becomes a cue for social situations, 'remember the force field'. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: As in most areas of medicine, medications are prescribed and it is hoped that they will work, but they don't always perform at 100% level. Sometimes we have to change the medication or add in another medication to get improvement up to level that the patient and their family desires. Psychotherapy however should also be an important part of the treatment program so that the patient can learn psychological techniques to avoid the impulsivity. Best wishes. ...Read more
I just got diagnosed with adhd, mainly for impulsivity and attention and I'm going to be meeting with my Dr to figure out which medication I should use. I've heard that Ritalin/concerta can cause many more negative psychological side effects than adderall
All can have side ef: All these medicines have side effects. I want you to focus on cause. To learn causes of ADHD visit us at www.ehacstl.com. Also search YouTube for dr Doris Rapp. She will show you many causes of ADHD and how to treat the cause so that you may not need to depend on medicines ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: "impulsive behavior disorder" is not an official diagnosis. But Depakote is sometimes used for impulsivity associated with bipolar disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, and other psychiatric disorders. If the impulsivity is part of adhd, Depakote would not be a typical treatment. ...Read more
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