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What are signs of adult ADHD or adult add?

What are signs of adult ADHD or adult add?

Distractibility : Trouble with attention span, organization , feeling overwhelmed as work tasks increase, feeling restless and having trouble sitting through movies and tv shows, trouble retaining info that has been read, forgetting where you placed things, interrupting people mid sentence, being viewed by others as a ditz or a space cadet, not listening when people are talking to you directly, procrastinating, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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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


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What are the signs of add/adhd?

What are the signs of add/adhd?

Depends on age: The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate. The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence. ...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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What are some ways to manage signs of adhd?

What are some ways to manage signs of adhd?

Medication: Medications are #1 in managing adhd. Maintaining a strict daily routine, sleeping well, eating well, exercising, avoiding drugs and caffeine, & counseling may help, as might speech/language or pt therapy depending on deficiencies in each person. Knowing about adhd is very important. Understanding your condition is the basic first step to improving or conquering it. See my health files for more. ...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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