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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
Might: People perform at their best when they have proper sleep, proper nutrition, are free from illness and in comfortable settings.If you fail at any of these, which are common, it is a bit much to decide you have a treatable neurologic condition first evident at 17.It might happen & a proper evaluation by a neurologist & psychologist may confirm it.Just taking drugs because you think so makes no sense ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does lamotrigine improve innatentive ADHD symptoms-since concerta diddnt do much the doc added lamitrogine.
Unusual use: It's a unique formula anti-convulsant now introduced to psych disorders. Bipolar, PTSD, Depersonalization are mentioned as benefiting from mood stabilization it provides. I've not read of ADHD, but ask your provider. Here's a link: http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.lamotrigine.html Let us know what happens. Good luck. ...Read more
Carefully: There are no blood tests, labs or medical scans to diagose adhd.Symptom checklists , rating scales, broadband assessments, and continue performance tests are helpful but not diagnostic.A careful, thorough history, physical exam and clinical observation by a well trained , experienced professional is the correct approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurodevelopmental : Neurodevelopmental testing can demonstrate scattered attention, deficient working memory, poor summarization/comprehension, slow cognitive tempo, poor saliency determination & metacognition. These neurologic findings cannot be seen on questionnaires, so you must be tested to demonstrate these deficiencies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Follow your calling, adhd is a diagnosis, not a disability and certainly it is not who you are.Get a proper diagnosis, proper treatment learn to deal with your symptoms through behavioral intervention, and enjoy , perhaps you might stay away from air traffic controller, lol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eval: Neuropsyche testing, psychological or psychiatric eval.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: If something is important enough to you - you will succeed! ...Read more
Maybe not only way: You don't say how old your brother is. Inattentive adhd can be quite responsive sometimes to even low doses of stimulants; however, if it is just attention and focus, behavioral and structural approaches also have been shown to be quite helpful. External structure from parents and teachers may be as effective as medications. But, like meds, they only work when appllied consistently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been having problems for years i'm 18 now and thought about me having adhd(inattentive case) I took a ADHD test and got 92/120 what should I do?
My inattentive ADHD is not receptive to medication. Is it sluggish cognitive tempo ? How is it treated ?
Other factors: When adhd does not respond to usual medications, a reassessment is in order.Do we have the correct diagnosis? Are there any other co-existing behavioral, emotional , developmental, enviromental or physiological co-existing factors? Has medication been optimized? These and other questions need to be anwsered..A re-evaluation will help>further testing including apsychoeducational assesment is in order. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Which medications are the most commonly used and real effective for ADHD inattentive type ? I heard that efficacy depends on ADHD type .
Actually trial and : Error. Actually, a lot depends on the individual rather than the type that they have. One medication may work extremely well for one person but not at all for another. For that reason it becomes very much a trial and error process. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Stability: Adding the medication helps stabilize the moods os a patient. The ups & downs even out. Sometimes this can be very helpful to such patients. ...Read more
No, but it works: Two classes of stimulants are used to treat adhd--methylphenidate and amphetamine. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is one type of amphetamine. Both classess of stimulants have similar benefits, response rates, and side effects; but, individual responses differe markedly, so finding the type and form that works best for you can take some close work with an experienced physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer