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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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I think I might have innatentive adhd?

I think I might have innatentive adhd?

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 more

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How does lamotrigine improve innatentive ADHD symptoms-since concerta diddnt do much the doc added lamitrogine.

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

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What is inattentive adhd?

What is inattentive adhd?

A type of ADHD: It is a type of adhd that is manifested predominantly by inattention and not by hyperactivity-impulsivity during the most recent six-month period. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for ADHD if inattentive?

How do you get tested for ADHD if inattentive?

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 more

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How do you get tested for ADHD inattentive type?

How do you get tested for ADHD inattentive type?

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 more

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What is a good career for someone with ADHD inattentive?

What is a good career for someone with ADHD inattentive?

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 more

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Does gingko help improve symptoms of ADHD inattentive type?

Does gingko help improve symptoms of ADHD inattentive type?

No: No evidence of consequence exists that ginko helps add of any type. Do not waste your money. ...Read more

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My brother is ADHD inattentive, I am really scared about medication?

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 more

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Are there different medications necessary to help with adhd, inattentive type children?

Are there different medications necessary to help with adhd, inattentive type children?

No: Inattentive add will respond to much the same medications as adhd , although with much individual variation, and yes.., some kids only improve with medication. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See expert: The questionnaire type of instrument is a screening test only. See your doctor for a definitive diagnosis, or referral to an expert who deals with this problem. ...Read more

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Why would girls be diagnosed more commonly with the inattentive type adhd?

Why would girls  be diagnosed more commonly with the inattentive type adhd?

Gender differences: Girls seem to present less frequently with the restlessness and hyperactivity that characterizes some boys. Only about 25% of children with ADHD exhibit hyperactivity. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with ADHD inattentive type and good at math. Can I be a programmer?

Yes: Yes, yes, yes....Do not place any handicaps on yourself, you could be a good anything if you work hard at it, belief in yourself and enjoy what you do , and if you have adhd? Well take tour meds, practice task building skills and....Succeed! ...Read more

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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 more

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Which medications are the most commonly used and real effective for ADHD inattentive type ? I heard that efficacy depends on ADHD type .

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

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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

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How does lamitrogine help in ADHD inattentive pt taking concerta 36mg?

How does lamitrogine help in ADHD inattentive pt taking concerta 36mg?

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

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Is adderrall the most effective drug to treat adult inattentive ADHD ?

Is  adderrall the most effective drug to treat adult inattentive ADHD ?

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 more

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