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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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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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What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Biologic disorder: Adhd is an inherited, neurobiological disorder that effects about 5% of the population. Untreated it leads to increased death (smoking, drug overdose, fatal auto crashes) or significant life impediments. It interferes with learning, socialization, relationships, finances, impulse control, academics, work performance, sleep. See my health files for websites and articles. ...Read more

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Are these OCD behaviors symptoms of disabilities?

Are these OCD behaviors symptoms of disabilities?

OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors. Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What are some symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Three Core Symptoms: There are three core symptoms of adhd as it is currently understood, and the diagnostic criteria come from one of these three symptoms. They are: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It is possible to have problems particularly with inattention without the other two. ...Read more

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Symptoms of anxiety disorder?

Symptoms of anxiety disorder?

Nervousness: There are common physiological symptoms such as muscle tension, GI complaints, excessive sweating, palpitation and cognitive symptoms such as worries, fears, obsessive thoughts or compulsions. For an overview see: anxiety disorders the basics: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more

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How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

NO CURE: No cure but can be treated and managed with medications and therapy like behavior modification. Many diseases cannot be cured which would mean that it is somehow eradicated from your system. However, you can work on reducing the symptoms with treatment. ...Read more

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What is ADHD and symptoms of adhd?

What is ADHD and symptoms of adhd?

There ARE tests 4 it: Addis a neurobiological disorder, there are physical & neurodevelopmental findings. Synkinesiae, dysmetric eye movements, incoordination are easily found on exam. Tests of working memory r easily administered. Tower of london demonstrates statistically relavent findings diagnostic of add. So questionnaires are necessary, but of minimal use in the diagnosis. Therapeutic targets are state of the art. ...Read more

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cure the hyperactive symptoms of adhd?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cure the hyperactive symptoms of adhd?

Management: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and methylphenidate can help to manage the hyperactivity that can coexist with ADD. They do not cure the hyperactivity but do help to normalize behavior while the medication is taken and is active. ...Read more

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Does gingko help improve symptoms of ADHD inattentive type?

Does gingko help improve symptoms of ADHD inattentive type?

No: No evidence of consequence exists that ginko helps add of any type. Do not waste your money. ...Read more

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Will depression cause ADHD or similar symptoms?

Will depression cause ADHD or similar symptoms?

Something like that: When you are depressed you may experience feeling restless, fidgeting, insomnia, or difficulty concentrating. So those symptoms might make you feel like you have adhd, but they could just be the depression. If the onset of those symptoms was concurrent with depression then it's likely just due to depression. ...Read more

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Can Ritalin (methylphenidate) make Klonipin withdrawal symptoms worse?

Can Ritalin (methylphenidate) make Klonipin withdrawal symptoms worse?

Yes: It can cause additional tremors, hypertension, anxiety. Of course, untreated ADD will also make sedative withdrawal worse. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) increases ADHD symptoms?

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) increases ADHD symptoms?

Can cause agitation: Medications like Cymbalta (duloxetine) can cause activation and agitation causing restlessness and possible poor concentration. This is not adhd per se, but if you are more agitated and activated on the cymbalta, (duloxetine) it may mimic 'hyperactivity'. Please consult your prescribing physician as this may be a side effect of the Cymbalta (duloxetine) requiring an adjustment or change in medication. ...Read more

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Are anxiety and dementia symptoms identical?

Are anxiety and dementia symptoms identical?

No - very different: Anxiety includes emotions of dread, apprehension ; worry, and physical symptoms such as pounding heart, sweating, tremors/twitches, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, muscle tension, and headaches. Dementia is completely different -- it's a loss of brain function affecting memory, thinking, language, judgment, and behavior. A person with dementia may certainly feel anxious, though. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

See below: Adhd has core symptoms of hyperactivity and inability to focus. People with adhd are easily distracted by events in their environment and have trouble staying on task, completing school work. They also tend to be hyperactive, always moving, getting out of their desks, and being disruptive.. People with adhd also tend to be very impulsive. They may not think before acting. ...Read more

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Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...Read more

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Are ADHD and autism related?

Are ADHD and autism related?

Not at all: Autism spectrum children (pdd) are devastatingly effected by their neurotrauma. Adhd kids have a deficiency in executive brain function, but treated are exceedingly successful and well adjusted people. Pdd kids do not have the cortical capacity to process many types of linguistic or social inputs. Adhd kids can be socially awkward, but PDD kids are social outliers. The two are incomparable. ...Read more

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Can marijuana relieve anxiety and tic symptoms of autism?

Can marijuana relieve anxiety and tic symptoms of autism?

Quite questionable: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Cannabis can trigger anxiety so i think it's use would be questionable in this case. ...Read more

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Can OCD behaviors be symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

Can OCD behaviors be symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

No: I am not aware of any direct connection between the two two relatively common conditions can coexist. ...Read more

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Can tiredness/fatigue be symptoms of adhd?

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Can tiredness/fatigue be symptoms of adhd?

ADHD is never alone.: No. Adhd does not occur alone. Many patients also suffer from anxiety disorder, depression, bed wetting, bipolar disorder, and sleep problems amongst others ! these coexisting conditions certainly may cause tiredness. ...Read more

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To what extent does medication treat ADHD symptoms in ADHD people?

To what extent does medication treat ADHD symptoms in ADHD people?

Varies: When medications are adjusted by a skilled professional it is often possible to achieve normailzation of function relevant to the adhd symptoms using one or more meds titrated to sufficient dose while watching for side effects. Very often there are other conditions that add to impairment and this makes treatment more challenging. Non-medication measure are always important as well. ...Read more