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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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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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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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Is guanfacine (intuniv) effective for adult females with adhd?

Is guanfacine (intuniv) effective for adult females with adhd?

Worth to try: It is a safe medication that may help adult adhd especially if the hyperactivity component is present. The prescription dosage needs to be gradually titrated with the blood pressure checked to avoid hypotension. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

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Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

Antipsychotics.: Antipsychotics such as Risperdal amongst others is very effective against the aggressive and violent behavior, . ...Read more

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Child psychiatrist question? Is conversion therapy for teens effective?

Child psychiatrist question? Is conversion therapy for teens effective?

No : I am assuming that " therapy to convert ones sexual orientation " if it is somethimg else than sorry . There is a section of therapist that may claim otherwise but general agreement in academia is that it is not. ...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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Help docs, is intuniv or kapvay effective in treating ADHD in children and adults?

Help docs, is intuniv or kapvay effective in treating ADHD in children and adults?

Both are indicated.: Intuniv is long acting Tenex (guanfacine) and Kapvay is long acting clonidine. Both are alpha-2 agonists and decrease the Norepinephrine drive. The effect therefore is to calm. Both can be effective, however, of the two, the clonidine molecule has a greater propensity towards sedation. Discuss with your doctor further please. Take care. ...Read more

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Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Pervasive developmental disorder for adults or kids?

Autism specrum disor: Autism, autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental dirsorder all enompass identical group of neurodevelopmental disorders, initially described by dr. Leo kanner and hans asperger in 1943 and 1944, respectively. They are epigenetic disorders, caused by submicroscopic deletion or duplication of genes, also called copy number variation cnv. The gene expression is suppressed by environment. ...Read more

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Should gps be testing for learning disabilities in adults.?

Should gps be testing for learning disabilities in adults.?

Yes: Among many other government mandated suggestions, your general physician has been asked to screen his older patients for early signs of cognitive decline. ...Read more

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Is intuniv or kapvay effective in treating ADHD in both children and adults?

Is intuniv or kapvay effective in treating ADHD in both children and adults?

Yes: These medications are effective in both adults & children. It makes sense to have a comprehensive treatment approach that also involves cognitive behavioral therapy as well as other modalities like mindfulness meditation. ...Read more

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Do ADHD children have more detention than other students?

Do ADHD children have more detention than other students?

The hyperactive type: Children who have the hyperactive subtype and are not treated, are likely to have detention more often than non ADD children. ...Read more

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Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

No: Although seem people use caffeine (as pills or in food or drink), no over-the-counter medications have been shown to be effective for treating adhd. Some parents notice that their children are less symptomatic when ill and taking cough syrup, but that is general sedation and illness, not treatment of adhd specifically. ...Read more

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Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

Does deplin work for ADHD in kids?

No studies yet: Deplin has not yet been studied in children with adhd, so we don't know the answer to this question. A clinical trial at nih is planned for adults with adhd, though. They plan to use deplin along with oros-methylphenidate -- but results will be some time in coming since they're only at the recruitment phase now. Sorry! ...Read more

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How is bipolar disorder different in teens and children compared to adults?

How is bipolar disorder different in teens and children compared to adults?

Good Question: The whole issue of bipolar disorder in children is controversial, mostly because what we call bipolar disorder in children tends to look different than with adults. Chidlren with bipolar disorder tend to be more irritable, and their moods tend to be more fluctuating or mixed. There are not usually the clear cycles of mania and depression that occur more with teens and adults. ...Read more

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Is synaptol medication effective for ADHD children?

Is synaptol medication effective for ADHD children?

No scientific : Evidence supports this claim. It seems that the company has marketed its product outside the U.S.A. After this action of 3/21/13: "the national advertising division has recommended that hello life, llc, discontinue unsupported claims that its synaptol, a homeopathic remedy, treats or relieves symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." please use chadd.Org for valid information on adhd. ...Read more

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Suggested residential centers for teens with bipolar?

Suggested residential centers for teens with bipolar?

If residential : treatment is covered by your insurance plan, it requires medical, psychiatric (neuro)psychological, & educational documentation that the child's illness is refractory to comprehensive outpatient treatment regimens despite parental adherence. See http://www.wolfcreekacademy.org/why/bipolar-disorder/#site-wrap or http://m.treatment.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_results.php?state=NY&spec=241 ...Read more

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How effective is dextrostat for adult adhd?

How effective is dextrostat for adult adhd?

Short-acting dextro-: amphetamine marketed as Dextrostat was off the market for a while. Onset of action is 20-60 minutes, peak effect is at 1-2 hours & duration is 4-6 hours. requiring multiple daily doses timed for onset prior to waning of the previous dose. Single daily- dosed Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) & Adderall last ~ 12-14 hours & have lower risk of diversion. Monitor heart rate & blood pressure when on any form of amphetamine. ...Read more

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Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

No there are not: No there are no mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Do psychologists test for adhd?

Do psychologists test for adhd?

They can: Psychologists and educational psychologist both are trained in the kinds of testing typically used for diagnosing adhd. However, part of diagnosing mental disorders in general is still an art, so having someone with experience with a specific disorder such as adhd can be a reall advantage both for diagnosis and for getting the most useful information about next steps in terms of treatment. ...Read more

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Please name the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for a child?

Please name the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for a child?

ADHD treatment: ADHD is usually treated with stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta. It depends on the age of the child and how they respond. If one medication doesn't work most will respond to another type of medication. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

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?

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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