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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 brain disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. ...Read more


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What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Biologic disorder: Adhd is an inherited, neurobiological disorder that effects about 5% of the population. Untreated it leads to increased death (smoking, drug overdose, fatal auto crashes) or significant life impediments. It interferes with learning, socialization, relationships, finances, impulse control, academics, work performance, sleep. See my health files for websites and articles. ...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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Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.

Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.

Probably not needed: if you are able to perform well at school, then you probably don't have a significant in attention problem, and rather some anxiety or other emotional issue. Pl get a new evaluation with the psychologist as you may need behavior therapy rather than ADHD meds. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does concerta stop impulsive behaviours in people who have adhd?

Does concerta stop impulsive behaviours in people who have adhd?

Certainly can: Concerta is a long-acting for of methylphenidate, a stimulant. Stimulants have been well studied in children and increasingly studied in adolescents and adults. They improve attention, decrease activity levels, and improve impulse control in 65-85% of those with adhd. ...Read more

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Is odd speech always present in schizophrenia?

Is odd speech always present in schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia+speech: Sc diagnosis requires "gross disorganization of speech or behavior, " so it is common to see abnormal speech content [due to the thinking disorder] and style, due to odd emotional tone and poor social skills. Involves hallucinations often, paranoid delusions="fixed false beliefs" the patient does not reality test. It often effects a downward work+social spiral+ loss of interpersonal function. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder)?

Is it possible that I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder)?

Unknown: If you do not provide any iformation with your question, no proper answer can be formed. Start over from scratch, the ?'s are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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Will ADHD exist without inattentiveness?

Will ADHD exist without inattentiveness?

Word games: Adhd is a label that implies both attention deficit and hyperactivity, when someone is inattentive in isolation (does happen) it is labeled add, if hyperactivity occurs without inattentiveness, it could be labeled hyperactivity disorder.As a practical feature, hyperactivity impairs focus, and I have never seen it used separately.Some folks have motor overflow habits that i would never label. ...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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Can you tell me about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Can you tell me about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Lots of Information: There is much information available on adhd both for adults and children. I suggest to start by contacting chadd (www.Chadd.Org). Chadd is "children and adults with adhd". ...Read more

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Is ADHD related to autism?

Is ADHD related to autism?

No: They are both neurobiologic disorders, but of different genetics, inheritance, causation (probably) & severity. Different brain areas are involved in these conditions. But autistic kids can have add, which makes managing their ad more difficult. ...Read more

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Thoughts on medicating children with adhd?

Thoughts on medicating children with adhd?

Depends on variables: I look at it like providing a crutch to a kid with a broken leg. With it s/he can get more done/without not so much.There are side effects to any med but the dose and form can be changed to fit the kids needs.Medicated add kids have a lower risk of incarceration and eventual drug use, for reasons unknown. ...Read more

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Almost 3 yr old daughter told probable autism. diangosis semantic pragmatic disorder, attention concentration deficit, hyperactive disorder. Need explained?

Almost 3 yr old daughter told probable autism. diangosis semantic pragmatic disorder, attention concentration deficit, hyperactive disorder. Need explained?

You deserve more: It sound like your toddler is diagnosed with potentially serious mental disorders. You deserve an explanation and your daughter's physician should arrange a meeting to discuss them with you- and also alternative differential diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are ADHD and autism related?

Not at all: Autism spectrum children (pdd) are devastatingly effected by their neurotrauma. Adhd kids have a deficiency in executive brain function, but treated are exceedingly successful and well adjusted people. Pdd kids do not have the cortical capacity to process many types of linguistic or social inputs. Adhd kids can be socially awkward, but PDD kids are social outliers. The two are incomparable. ...Read more

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Is it true that those with ADHD often have more autistic traits than folks without adhd?

Is it true that those with ADHD often have more autistic traits than folks without adhd?

Probably not: Many with adhd do have problems socially, and some clinicians tend to label any social difficulties as being "on the autism spectrum, " but usually the causes of social awkwardness in those with adhd are quite different from what happens with autism, and the long-term course of each illness is quite distinct. ...Read more

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Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

In some ways.: Add was thought to be a disorder of children and adolescents. Now we realize it doesn't magically disappear when you turn 18. So there may be many untreated adults out there with add that they have had for years. ...Read more

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How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

NO CURE: No cure but can be treated and managed with medications and therapy like behavior modification. Many diseases cannot be cured which would mean that it is somehow eradicated from your system. However, you can work on reducing the symptoms with treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Unsure: The only way to know is to find out what response you had in the past and what your physical condition is now. Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Is touretes, ocd, odd and anxiety in a child....A brain developement issue?

Is touretes, ocd, odd and anxiety in a child....A brain developement issue?

Not that we know.: However, if asking whether it's genetic or not, there seems to be a genetic component to all of those disorders with odd (opositional defiant disorder) having no known link. Anxiety, especially panic disoder and agoraphobia, have a somewhat stronger link but not to the degree tourettes and OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) have. No brain "development issues" have been found in these disorders. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?

My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?

Combination approach: Programs for management would include medications such as stimulants and Amantadine, clonidine for the tics and anxiety and consult with a behavioral psychologist. A consultation with a speech and language therapist may help with the language difficulties. ...Read more

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Adhd and odd in young children can a three year old be diagnosed with ADHD or odd. And if so can they medicate them

Adhd and odd in young children can a three year old be diagnosed with ADHD or odd. And if so can they medicate them

Hello. : Hello. Preschool children have been diagnosed with odd and children as young as 3years old have been been diagnosed with adhd. However, it can be very hard to diagnose children this young. For istance, who is to say that a terrible, terrible 2 is an oppositional defiant disorder. One of the problems with making diagnoses this young, is that the child may actually have childhood bipolar or another mood disorder. If you want to have a child this young evaluated for these disorders, please ensure that it is done by a fellowship trained child psychiatrist. Also, please be aware that when children behave badly, they are often acting out the symptoms for a dysfunctional family. ...Read more

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My 8yr old son has very violent behaviour, was suggested he has, adhd, add, odd and gdd, but nothing actually diagnosed, why won't they diagnose him,

Ask for results of : Standardized tests of your son's iq, social/adaptive skills, & current academic levels. If significantly < average (<70), a diagnosis of intellectual disability warrants neurological & genetic evaluations for medical causes of id + adhd, aggression +/- autism to find the best medical, behavioral & educational management http://humanrights.Gov.Au/disability_rights/education/barriers_96.Html. ...Read more

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What location can I find info about mental disorders in children and youth. Ie. Adhd and odd?

What location can I find info about mental disorders in children and youth. Ie. Adhd and odd?

See below: Webmd and medscape offer excellent medical information. Please check each for the questions you have. After that, consult with your family physician more specifically if you or someone you care about may have these conditions. ...Read more

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How long does it take for geodon (ziprasidone) to get out of you system. Person is adhd, add, odd, bi-polor

How long does it take for geodon (ziprasidone) to get out of you system. Person is adhd, add, odd, bi-polor

General rule: If you have been taking Geodon (ziprasidone) for a while at a therapeutic dose level, then as long as it takes to get into the system at a therapeutic level 2-6 weeks is about how long it takes to leave the system 2-6 weeks. ...Read more

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My 8yr old with ADHD and odd has been on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 20mg for 2 months now and I have seen increased defiance should we add stratt era or up the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

My 8yr old with ADHD and odd has been on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 20mg for 2 months now and I have seen increased defiance should we add stratt era or up the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Needs pschycothe: Adding strattera may not help since strattera and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are being used forA.D.H.D. Some defiant behavior may be normal at this age ,but if more and persistent then the child needs psychotherapy treatment and positive parenting technique may help . Better you talk to your psychiatrist about it . ...Read more

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My 10 yr old adhd, bipolar, odd responds violently to all types of meds! i need a hospital/doc that can help find the right meds? Diagnosed at 5 with aspergers, adhd, tourettes, mood disorder, odd. Risperidone worked for a year, strattera for 6 mos., and

My 10 yr old adhd, bipolar, odd responds violently to all types of meds! i need a hospital/doc that can help find the right meds? Diagnosed at 5 with aspergers, adhd, tourettes, mood disorder, odd. Risperidone worked for a year, strattera for 6 mos., and

Dysregulatoin: Many children with an underlying dysregulated behavior pattern and 'melt down' frequently, are subject to many medications but do not respondwell. The underlying problem is problem with an excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. None of the meds you list work on that transmitter. Speak to your trating physician about medications that are glutamate blockers. I have had great success using thm. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms or signs that a child who is 8 have adhd, add, and odd, i've done research, signs are correct, but no one will help!

What are the symptoms or signs that a child who is 8 have adhd, add, and odd, i've done research, signs are correct, but no one will help!

Find a Dr who treats: There should not be much difficulty finding someone to treat an 8 year old. Especially if the symptoms are all classic. There are many different treatments and different treatments work better for different patients. Try to get a doctor recommendation from friends or possibly someone at the school may know a doctor who treats a lot of patients that could give you a name. ...Read more

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My 7 year old boy is increasingly violent and destructive in his disrespect of me, should I have him examined for odd/ADHD?

My 7 year old boy is increasingly violent and destructive in his disrespect of me, should I have him examined for odd/ADHD?

YES.: Violent & destructive behavior in a 7 year old is worrisome, especially since it may increase as he approaches adolescence. Whatever the cause, he needs to be evaluated. I suggest you take him first to his pediatrician to see if there is a medical reason for his behavior. S'he can then refer him to the appropriate specialist. I wish the best for both of you. ...Read more

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Is adhd, add and odd forms of autism like aspergers, alway thought they were part of the spectrum?

No: Adhd, add and odd are not related to autistic spectrum disorder at all. Someone can have both. Odd is only in children. ...Read more

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My daughter scored a 70 on her autism test through the resource center she has had some other testing done she has odd and ADHD ?

My daughter scored a 70 on her autism test through the resource center she has had some other testing done she has odd and ADHD  ?

Autism: Autism, add and odd can be screened using rating scales.At times some psych batteries are done for school iep plans.There is still a clinical interview and evaluation needed to clarify the DX and address the core disabling issues.Best will be to review it with psychiatrist or a psychologist. Don't worry all these issues are very well understood and treated much effectively in 2012. All the best. ...Read more

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My son is 14 and diagnosed with odd and ADHD . On concerta. Not helping seems to be getting worse. Not listening to us at home or at school. Help?

My son is 14 and diagnosed with odd and ADHD . On concerta.  Not helping seems to be getting worse. Not listening to us at home or at school. Help?

Medication is one: Part of a comprehensive approach to treatment including behavior modification, school accommodations, etc. Consult a behavior specialist. Go to additudemagazine.Com & ross greene, phd for one approach. There are many other approaches & articles on various aspects of adhd & odd. Talk with your prescriber who may wish to consider alternative med: adderall, vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) strattera, intuniv. ...Read more

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My son, who is 8 years old, has Bipolar ODD and ADHD. I'm finding it impossible to find a doctor willing to take him on because of the multiple diagnoses which he received after being committed to a children's hospital psych ward. Can you make any reco

My son, who is 8 years old, has Bipolar ODD and ADHD. I'm finding it impossible to find a doctor willing to take him on because of the multiple diagnoses which he received after being committed to a children's hospital psych ward. Can you make any reco

There R doc who will: There are many doctors that manage these complex children. Usually they are subspecialists in pediatric psychiatry or developmental pediatrics. They usually work within a team approach with counselors, therapists and tutors to cover all areas of disability. Check with your nearest children's hospital. ...Read more

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What is adhd?

ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a problem where the chemicals in the brain are out of balance. Simply put, the body tries to compensate for the deficit by constant movement, impulsive behavior and rapidly shifting from one thought to another and allowing distractions to change the flow of thoughts. Stimulants (adderall, etc) regulate the chemicals in the brain enabling better focus. ...Read more

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What causes adhd?

What causes adhd?

Not Known: Although there is clearly a genetic component to add/adhd the cause is truly unknown at this time. There are conditions that mimic , but the true causes need to be determined. ...Read more

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Can you outgrow adhd?

Can you outgrow adhd?

Sometimes: Statistically, about 1/3 of those with adhd "outgrow" it, about 1/3 see significant improvement but continue to have some residual symptoms and impairment, and about 1/3 continue to have full-blown adhd. The hyperactivity part improves more often and more predictably than the inattentive part. Learning effective coping skill is key. ...Read more

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Tips on managing ADHD?

ADHD: Best to be followed by a Medical Professional skilled and experienced in managing ADHD In general avoiding alcohol and illicit drugs Eating a balanced diet Exercising at least 45 minutes each day Do not smoke Avoid excess caffeine and other stimulants Get sufficient rest Avoid stress Engage in leisure time activities ...Read more

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Is ADHD a real disease?

Is ADHD a real disease?

Yes: Changes in brain structure & chemistry found in persons with adhd in peer-reviewed studies have validated the diagnosis of adhd as a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that can impact learning, peer interaction and behavior over a person's lifespan. Chadd.Org is a good resource for learning about adhd diagnosis, treatment and legal rights of people with adhd at all ages. ...Read more

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Is add/adhd hereditary?

Is add/adhd hereditary?

Yes: Adhd is highly hereditable. The incidence of adhd is about 5% of population. Identical twins have a concordance of >80% (if one twin has adhd, it's >80% likely the other will). Full blood siblings have a rate of 35%, parent to child rate is 20%, if both parents are adhd, the child rate is closer to 50%. Faraone sv, biederman j, milberger s. An exploratory study of adhd among second-degree relative. ...Read more

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How is ADHD Test done ?

ADHD is diagnosed by: clinical criteria of 6/9 or > significant symptoms of Inattention +/- Hyperactivity /Impulsivity that caused harmful dysfunction at home & school for 6 mos. or > by age 10, even if ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type was not diagnosed in childhood. There are no biological markers; neuropsychological deficits found in people with ADHD are also found in people with other Neurodevelopmental Disorders. ...Read more

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