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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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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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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'm 18 and I have adhd. How do I control my impulsivity?

See a psychiatrist: For treatment of your add and she can also work with you on your impulsivity. ...Read more

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Impulsive behaviour is bipolar or is ADHD usually?

Impulsive behaviour is bipolar or is ADHD usually?

Either or neither: Impulsvie behavior by itself is indicative of neither.Severerity of problem, length of symptoms and other coexisting factors will contribute to the underlhying diagnosis.If symptoms are severe seek professional help. ...Read more

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How can we work on controlling impulsivity (especially keeping hands to oneself) in a child with ADHD (not medicated)?

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 more

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Could concerta stop impulsive behaviour in people with adhd?

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

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Which ADHD type is characterized by impulsivity & inattention symptoms without hyperactivity ?

Which ADHD type is characterized by impulsivity & inattention symptoms without hyperactivity ?

ADD: Add without hyperactivity is simply add. It can sometimes be overlooked because the kids are not as conspicuous as the ones bouncing around the classroom. ...Read more

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Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid. What meds do you think would be most beneficial?

Recently dx with ADHD combined type (mostly Inattention with some impulsivity) along with generalized anxiety. These are Comorbid.  What meds do you think would be most beneficial?

ADULT ADHD: ...WITH ANXIETY MAY BE AFFECTED EFFECTIVELY WITH NON PSYCHOSTIMULANTS AS IN STRATTERA-ATOMOXETINE HCL-, OTHERS MAY BE...CLONIDINE OR GUANFACINE. ANY PSYCHOSTIMULANT MA EXACERBATE ANXIETY, UNLESS ONLY SECONDARY TO THE ADHD AND EXPECTATIONS AT WORK OR SCHOOL. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Do people use Depakote for impulsive behavior disorder?

Do people use Depakote for impulsive behavior disorder?

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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Is impulsive behavior the first sign of future suicidal or homicidal behavior?

Is impulsive behavior the first sign of future suicidal or homicidal behavior?

Probably not: The first signs of suicidal or homicidal behavior tend to be either depression or a general lack of concern for the well-being of others. While someone that impulsive may make a decision the harm themselves or others, we are more interested in suicidal or homicidal thoughts as a precursor to such behavior. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Impulsive behavior?

Impulsivity: Impulsivity can be though of as self destructive actions undertaken without clear thought as to consequences for those actions. ...Read more

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How do compulsive and impulsive behavior differ?

How do compulsive and impulsive behavior differ?

Compulsive behaviors: Are repetitive, performed according to certain rules or in a stereotypical fashion; a tendency to repeat the same, often purposeless acts; with sense of having to do it. Impulsive behaviors are performed with little forethought and without regards to consequences, driven by the desire to obtain pleasure, gratification or arousal. Both involve brain function and may occur in same person. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a compulsive and impulsive behavior?

Whats the difference between a compulsive and impulsive behavior?

Both Can Impair: Compulsive behavior is behavior that is driven by a need to be fulfilled. There is a growing level of anxiety until one acts on the behavior. The behavior is often well circumscribed. Impulsive behavior is behavior that arises spontaneously without regard to consequences. The behavior, often random, can be reckless. Both types of behavior can cause impairment in a number of real life settings. ...Read more

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What's wrong with me mentally? Impulsive behavior that causes harm to myself with accidents?

What's wrong with me mentally? Impulsive behavior that causes harm to myself with accidents?

Find a therapist: There are lots of reasons you might be having this pattern of behavior. Without know how old you are, if these are new behaviors or longstanding ones, and what else is involved, e.g., alcohol or drugs, no one can give a firm answer. It obviously bothers you--and should--so ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a therapist to explore what is going on. ...Read more

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Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Epilepsy and impulsive behavior; any relationship?

Could be: Especially if you possess complex partial seizures. Discuss with your neurologist, but do not disregard possibility of medication adverse effect, especially if you are taking a Dopamine agonist. ...Read more

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How does impulsive behavior effect people you love?

Many ways: Impulsive behaviors can get us into a lot of problems. Can ruin relationships, alienate us from those we love, cause us legal, social, financial and other problems and the list goes on and on. ...Read more

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Is drug use a big cause of irrational and impulsive behavior?

Is drug use a big cause of irrational and impulsive behavior?

One of Many: There are many possible explanations for irrational or impulsive behavior. Substance abuse (including alcohol) is certainly responsible for a great many problematic behaviors. If one has a concern about unexplained irrational or impulsive behavior a consultation with a professional is a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it possible that drug use cause irrational and impulsive behavior?

Certainly, while the: user is high on methamphetamine or if the user has a " swiss cheese" brain from micro-strokes caused by " meth." Drug-seeking behavior can also be quite irrational. Many other examples come to mind-PCP, Cocaine, LSD..for example ...Read more

Impulsive (Definition)

Acting before thinking. Behavior characterized by little or no forethought or consideration of possible consequences. Commonly seen in attention deficit disorder, mood disorders, substance abuse disorders, & some personality disorders ...Read more