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Adhd Neurological Disorder
Why do so many doctors diagnose ADHD and other neurological disorders when it's not their speciality? Shouldn't they be referred to a specialist?!
Generally: It is a good idea for other doctors to refer or provide some provisional diagnoses for patients in the mental health arena. Some doctors don't because they do feel comfortable or have had additional training in certain areas. For example a number of pediatricians are further trained in add/adhd management and diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: In-utero neurotrauma/toxicity (oxygen/blood loss, or alcohol/mj/nicotine/drug/virus exposure) short gestation (<39 weeks), birth trauma, concussion, severe head injury, chemotherapy/radiation exposure, infection, poisons (lead, etc), poor nutrition can all worsen inherited adhd or cause a condition similar to adhd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had spinal meningitis at 18 months, and neurological testing at age 4 only indicated adhd, can it give you a susceptibility to migraines and/or pain?
Possible: It is not impossible that the initial insult to your brain with the infection could have triggered the migraine headache disease process. It would be difficult to prove. Many migraine sufferers do not know the real cause of their headache, but know how to treat it. And in some people, the cause can be multifactorial. Finding what triggers a migraine can be almost curative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have there been any recent/ongoing studies on the long term effects (brain structure changes, cognitive, neurological, cardio, etc.) of Adderall use for the treatment of adult adhd? Akin to those studies on ssris and structural changes in the amygdala, la
More complicated : Adhd is considered a neurodevelopmental/neurobehavioral disorder. This implies some inherent neurologic abnormalities that are genetic but environment can have a large influence. Poor sleep, dysfunctional family dynamics, poor diet, lack of physical activity and overuse of electronics will exacerbate. In some children addressing these factors may be all that is needed while others may need meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How psychomotor retardation and attention impairment in disorders like MDD and ADHD are quantified with psychometric tests or by other means?
My son is 5 yrs. Old has been diagnosed w adhd, ptsd, anxiety disorder, depression, sensory process disorder has trouble w daily functions of life what do?
ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive Type seen in some young children & ADHD-Primarily Combined Type commonly seen in school-age children, especially boys. Combined Type often changes to Innattentive Type in late adolescence & adulthood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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