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Is there an age that is too early to begin ADHD medications to help with school performance?

Is there an age that is too early to begin ADHD medications to help with school performance?

No: Dr block is biased and mistaken about the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of adhd. Her views form a minority of thinking and are anti-scientific. Prospective data clearly shows that the earlier adhd is treated, the more likely it will dissipate in late adolescence or early childhood. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Adhd (Definition)

ADHD is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Behavioral intervientions are often tried first ...Read more


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Is ADHD depression/anxiety just a pure result of poor performance in life (school/career), or is there actually something more biological about it?

Is ADHD depression/anxiety just a pure result of poor performance in life (school/career), or is there actually something more biological about it?

Poor performance: does not create ADHD. It might contribute to depression or anxiety but it is probably more likely that those conditions would impact on school and career. There can be a strong biological component to them. ...Read more

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Adhd help needed! can't get through school without help. Ashamed to tell anyone?

Adhd help needed! can't get through school without help. Ashamed to tell anyone?

You are unique: I agree with dr. Villar. There is no reason to be ashamed of being yourself. Each one of us is unique--we have our own strength profiles. Your value as a person is not dependent on you being like anyone else. What you want to achieve for yourself is what's important. Ask for help and be proud of yourself for getting involved and seeking to improve yourself. Your efforts will pay off. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to control ADHD at school?

Can someone tell me how to control ADHD at school?

In general: Once a diagnosis of ADHD is made by a pediatrician or mental health clinician the next step is medication management as this is one syndrome in psychiatry that responds very well to medication management alone. However, behavior therapy is also quite helpful. See http://www.chadd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=YHwgb0eUwhY%3D for other helpful information. Take care. ...Read more

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Please answer! what medication should you take with ADHD that helps in school?

Please answer! what medication should you take with ADHD that helps in school?

It depends: Different ADHD medications work well for different people. I would recommend consulting a physician familiar with ADHD medication to help find the best medication for an individual. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child to have ADHD yet still have good grades in school?

Is it possible for a child to have ADHD yet still have good grades in school?

Yes: Attention is one of the important aspect in learning. Ability to associate, information base to draw those associations from etc are important. If the behavior, activity, impulsivity cause you to disrupt the general flow of work in the class you are more likely to be classified as attention deficit disorder. Only a thorough educational psychological evaluation can sort these things out. ...Read more

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Can ADHD cause school problems?

Can ADHD cause school problems?

Yes.: ADHD can cause problems with attention and concentration in school. The impulsivity and hyperactivity can also cause behavioral problems which get the individual in a lot of trouble . Untreated, ADHD can impact both social and psychological aspects of your life. ...Read more

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Is it usual to put a child on ADHD medicines only on school days?

JUDGMENT CALL: I expect a child to be learning all day every day - not just in school. The mind doesn't shut off. If a child has a sufficient problem with attention and focus that he can's learn from his weekend experiences he needs meds. If he creats family difficulty because of the adhd, he needs meds for himself and his family. I havent seen children damaged by properly prescribed meds in 40 years. ...Read more

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I take Vyvanse 40mg but don't feel as it is working? What ADHD medication is best to take for studying and test? I just have trouble in school.

I take Vyvanse 40mg but don't feel as it is working? What ADHD medication is best to take for studying and test? I just have trouble in school.

Vyvanse: Not sure what dose u were started on & for how long until u reached 40mg. The maximum allowed dose can be 70 mg. Per day, so please talk to your prescribing doc. If you are showing inadequate response on current dose. ...Read more

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I have ADHD and i get good grades in school why do people who don't have it don't care about anything they should be happy they don't have ADHD ?

I have ADHD and i get good grades in school why do people who don't have it don't care about anything they should be happy they don't have ADHD ?

Individual nature: You and your classmates have your own individual feelings about school and grades. Congratulations on your hard work and good grades, despite adhd! that is to your credit. Some of your classmates may be more interested in social and other activities than in studies. Surround yourself with others who are willing to work for success like you are. That way you can encourage each other too. ...Read more

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