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Which questionnaires are recommended for ADHD assessment?

Which questionnaires are recommended for ADHD assessment?

The more the better: Questionnaires alone do not make the diagnosis of adhd. The gold standard is the cbcl >http://vinst.Umdnj.Edu/vaid/testreport.Asp?Code=cbca< cbcl helps address comorbidities. The diagnosis of adhd is made by history, physical and neurodevelopmental examination. It is a medical disease! ...Read more

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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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Will the child be asked to complete a questionnaire as part of theadd/adhd assessment?

Will the child be asked to complete a questionnaire as part of theadd/adhd assessment?

Depends on age: Children over 12 are usually given the achenbach youth self report (ysr), to match with parent & teacher reports. The ysr is a statistically proven tool in developing a diagnosis of childhood behavioral or learning problems. See http://www.Columbia.Edu/cu/ssw/projects/pmap/docs/nohysr.Pdf. ...Read more

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Should i go to USA to get diagnosed or treated for my ADHD. Im inattentive predominant. Cuz psychiatrists in Kuwait will rule out i have ADHD by 1st meetup using questionnaires directly from the internet. Theyll easily give me concerta to rid me off?

Should i go to USA to get diagnosed or treated for my ADHD. Im inattentive predominant. Cuz psychiatrists in Kuwait will rule out i have ADHD by 1st meetup using questionnaires directly from the internet. Theyll easily give me concerta to rid me off?

Medication effects: Thank you for informing about ADHD, Depression, , Prozac (fluoxetine), (fluoxetine) and Concerta. Inability to focus and restlessness can be due to Anxiety and ADHD. Prozac (fluoxetine) can cause Anxiety and restlessness. Concerta may increase effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) including serious Serotonin Syndrome. See Psychiatrist for •Diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression, ADHD •Prozac (fluoxetine) and Concerta effects and interaction •Decreasing dose •Therapy ...Read more

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How can ADHD be diagnosed in adults?

How can ADHD be diagnosed in adults?

Same as kids: Though various questionnaires and tests can help, most important in accurate diagnosis of adhd in adults is a good clinical interview that considers other more common possibilities for the symptoms and involves obtaining data from early childhood from the patient and other sources. There's no such thing as adhd that begins in adulthood; usually when symp begin in adulthood, diagnosis is not adhd. ...Read more

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Do the tests for ADHD include adults?

Do the tests for ADHD include adults?

Yes, tests exist but: No one "test" is determinative. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Adults can easily be evaluated. Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

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How do I get diagnosed with ADHD as adult?

How do I get diagnosed with ADHD as adult?

Ideal Option: Various other disorders can masquerade as adhd: adhd behavioral symptoms overlap widely with symptoms of other disorders such as anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, etc. Also it's possible to have adhd *and* one or more other disorders. If you want the best 4 yourself, i'd recommend getting a good psychological assessment. Ask around 4 psychs known 4 their psychological assessment skills. ...Read more

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How do you work with adults who have adhd?

How do you work with adults who have adhd?

Multiple Rc: I would reccomend a trial of stimulants or possibly some of the other effective medications. I would also recc getting involved with a counselor with experience with adhd to work on structure, organization, self esteem and evaluation the effectiveness of medication. ...Read more

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How can ADHD affect adults if left untreated?

How can ADHD affect adults if left untreated?

Serious Effects: Untreated add/adhd has been demonstrated to increse the risk of auto accidents by a factor of 3-5, changing jobs by 5 and increasing the rate of divorce.And these are only some of the possible consequences of uncontrolled add/adhd. ...Read more

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Is there any help out there for an ADHD adult?

Is there any help out there for an ADHD adult?

Yes: Adukts respond to the same medications that children and adolescents with adhd do. Medications like strattera, vyvanse, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR and Adderall XR are fda approved for adult adhd. ...Read more

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Would you recommend using drug to treat adults with adhd?

Would you recommend using drug to treat adults with adhd?

ADHD: Not necessariy. Try other options first, for instance daily aerobic exercise for 40 plus minutes can improve concentration and focus significantly. Supplementing with omega 3's can also be helpful in addition to learning techniques to increase concentration. If your focus does not improve consult with a mental health professional who specializes in adhd treatment. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get diagnosed with ADHD as an adult?

Can you suggest how to get diagnosed with ADHD as an adult?

Need evaluation: if you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a young child, it is unlikely to be adult ADHD. You should start with your doctor for a general check up. If nothering found,, a referral to a neuropsychologist would be warranted. ...Read more

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What are the names of most common ADHD medication adults take?

This is evolving: Research into adults with adhd has lagged behind that in child, but the medications that work for younger individuals also typically work for adults. Stimulants include (brand names) Adderall xr, concerta, Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) xr, and vyvanse. Nonstimulants include strattera and intuniv. ...Read more

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In what ways are ADHD symptoms different in adults than in children?

In what ways are ADHD symptoms different in adults than in children?

ADHD: Symptoms of hyperactivity diminsh & become more of a restlessness. In many mpulsivity decreases somewhat as the person matures & develops internal controls. Inattention & distractibility diminish less & tend to be the major issue. People can develop skills to compensate to an extent including career choices that fit their symptoms better. 2/3 continue to have symptoms in adulthood. ...Read more

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Can you be diagnosed with ADHD as an adult if you were not as a child?

Can you be diagnosed with ADHD as an adult if you were not as a child?

Yes: It can be complicated diagnosing adhd in adults who did not have that diagnosis as a child, but it certain does happen, especially so-called inattentive adhd. On the other hand, it is important to get a thorough assessment, because other disorders such as depression and anxiety that are more common in adults sometimes create symptoms that mimic adhd. Start with a good, thorough assessment. ...Read more

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How are adults diagnosed with adhd? Do adults have the same testing to diagnose ADHD as children, or is the process different? .

How are adults diagnosed with adhd? Do adults have the same testing to diagnose ADHD as children, or is the process different?

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See answer: Diagnosis of adhd/add requires a clinical interview by an experienced professional like a psychiatrist. There is also testing that can be done but diagnosis is not based on testing alone. The process is similar in children. ...Read more

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Symptoms of adult ADHD?

Symptoms of adult ADHD?

ADHD: Conventional symptoms include forgetfulness and excessive daydreaming, as well as an inability to sit still, or constant fidgeting. Some more adult specific symptoms might include trouble with organization, traffic accidents, marital trouble, distractibility, trouble listening to others, restlessness, lateness, anger, trouble relaxing, trouble prioritizing and trouble starting tasks. ...Read more

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Can adults check for ADHD?

Can adults check for ADHD?

Yes: Can certainly be looked for in adults. Would need to be assessed by the appropriate type of provider. I am unfortunately not aware of Canadian policies. According to DSM 5. Needing to have various types of symptoms consistent before a certain age in various environments and continuing to be seen and interfering while also ruling out other potential causes. (Symptoms can be found online, asrs ...Read more

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How accurate are adult ADHD tests?

How accurate are adult ADHD tests?

Not determinative: No add "test" is determinative, either for kids or adults. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Adults can easily be evaluated. Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

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