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I got asked by a student if i have ADHD, how can i know? my teachers and parents haven't pointed anything out to me..
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 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
Do schools regularly screen for ADHD or is this something that the teachers do on a case-by-case basis?
Varies a lot: Some states specifically forbid teachers to consider adhd as a diagnosis. Some teachers "don't believe in adhd"--but may be quite ready to blame parents for not being "strict enough" with their unruly child. On the other hand, many teachers have lots of experience with lots of different chidlren and are superb at picking out kids who "could use an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If the teacher tells me that my daughter forgets things all of the time at school, is this a sign of adhd?
Yes: Your child''s teacher, although not a physician, is a 6 hour daily observer of your child, and his/her input is important in assessing the history of a child undergoing a thorough evaluation for adhd. Forgetfulness is a cardinal symptom of inattention in a child and is a significant observation. Many questionnaires - achenbach, anser, connor's, eg - provide significant input from teachers for doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son has adhd. Is there anything besides medication that i can do to help him; especially for in school. Any tips i could give the teacher?
See CHADD.org: Optimal management of adhd is multimodal: medications, behavioral therapy/behavior management training for parents, & environmental manipulations at home & school. Take the report of his valid diagnosis of adhd by dsm-v criteria to his teacher & request a section 504, classroom modifications mandated by law. Have (neuro) psychological testing for learning disabilities & other comorbidities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think i've gotten add/adhd. Helped by teachers. Also need adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
My daughter is 24 never diagnosed with ADHD and now wants to take aderol. Is this dangerous? College graduate 3.24 gpa high school honor roll never any problems with teachers or coaches. I believe she took aderol in college and liked the way it made her
C A U T I O N !: In a recent position paper from the american academy of neurology cautioned against the prescription of "cognitive enhancing agents" [medications 2 sharpen thinking/attention/memory] in "typical" healthy students. Read summary here: http://bit.Ly/16niytn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just go for it!: You just have to go for it on some levels. Your parents may be open to the idea or may not, but that is who they are. If it is accurate that you are ADHD, then testing will show and treatment will give GREAT relief. Note that ADHD in NOT over diagnosed in the USA, it is under diagnosed according to the literature and adults and women with ADHD are hugely under-diagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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