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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. Rachel Goldstein
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults (Definition)

Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity begins in childhood and may continue through adulthood. Symptoms are similar: poor attention span, impulsivity and hyperactivity which is disruptive to others. Adults who present for a diagnosis must meet criteria for ADD in childhood which a careful history will support. Medical causes for symptoms ...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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Daily water intake for a adult man?

Daily water intake for a adult man?

Simple: No water is necessary.Fluid value in foods or other liquids can easily meet the daily hydration need.As long as they take in enough hydrating materials to pee every 6-8 hours and maintain normal activities they have done enough. ...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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How will kids with add act in class?

How will kids with add act in class?

Multiple ways: It depends on the age and the type of adhd that they have. Some of the possible ways are: daydreaming, not staying on task, not focusing, not paying attention, easily distracted, making noises, disturbing others, out of their seat, talking too much, not waiting turn, interrupting others, being loud, missing assignments, having trouble with authority, not completing schoolwork, disorganized, etc. ...Read more

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Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Maybe: Adhd has a very strong hereditary component. That means that in most cases it tends to run in families. However, in some cases adhd can be the result of injuries to an infant during pregnancy as a result of the use of alcohol or tobacco by the pregnant mother. ...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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ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD and ADHD is same disorder?

ADD was last used in: 1980, having been replaced by ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type in the DSM-IV & DSM V to stress that the underlying neuropathology is the same as that for ADHD-Primarily Hyperactive/Impulsive Type seen in some young children & ADHD-Primarily Combined Type commonly seen in school-age children, especially boys. Combined Type often changes to Innattentive Type in late adolescence & adulthood. ...Read more

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Is add or ADHD considered a disability for a child?

Yes, if not treated: The best thing you can do as a parent of an add child is to treat it. The treatment, medication and behavior retraining is effective. So effective, in fact, that often it can erased the handicap and brings the child up to the level of his peers. Not treated, add can scar a child for life. Not sure if your child has add? Get him/her tested. Better safe than sorry! ...Read more

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Any height enhancers for an adolescent with short parents?

Any height enhancers for an adolescent with short parents?

See below: Normal growth is supported by good nutrition, adequate sleep, and regular exercise. It remains as one of the best overall indicators of your teen's good health. Despite data collected for growth charts, "normal" heights and weights are difficult to define. Your teen's growth pattern is largely determined by genetics. Shorter parents, for instance, tend to have shorter kids. ...Read more

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Could an adult take junior strength motrin?

Could an adult take junior strength motrin?

Yes: The kid tabs vary in strength from 50-100mg (junior usually 100) depending on the manufacturer. Adult dosage runs 200 to 400mg while maximum adult dosage is 600mg up to 4 times a day. ...Read more

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Can two short parents have an average height child?

Can two short parents have an average height child?

Possible: The expected height of kids would be average parental height + 2.5 inch for boys and -2.5in for girls. If either or both parents have genetic material on board from their families that should have made them taller, there is some chance that a taller child could be produced. Often the eventual stature of kids can be predicted in mid childhood using their bone maturity and pattern of growth. ...Read more

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Can my 5 year old stepdaughter be autistic, add or adhd?

Confusing question: Certainly these diagnoses have been applied to kids of that age. You provide no background information on which to base an opinion about a specific issue. If you have a specific question, start over and provide enough background information to support your question.The site is not a chat room and questions are not linked. ...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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Pediasure okay for adults?

Pediasure okay for adults?

I suppose: Pediasure is a dietary supplement that is designed to meet some of the nutrition need of growing kids. An adult could gain some benefit from its use, but would get similar benefit from less expensive products like Carnation Breakfast Essentials if a shake like drink is desired. I prefer a good steak balanced with a few sides, but that's just me. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants interfear with add in adults?

Can antidepressants interfear with add in adults?

They may: Add/adhd can be related to imbalances in certain chemicals, similar to the "chemical imbalances" that may cause depression and anxiety. Not to worry though, with a good relationship with a caring provider, you can be managed closely, and the proper medications may help both your depression and the add. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why are ADD and ADHD considered a learning disability?

ADHD- Primarily : Hyperactive/Impulsive Type, Primarily Inattentive Type & Combined Type impact academics, peer interaction &/or behavior < age 10. Because attention & memory interface, all types of ADHD impact learning & co-exist with Specific Learning Disorders in Reading, Written Expression & Math ~ 30-35% of the time, but are a different neurodevelopmental disorder than Learning Disorders. See CHADD.org. ...Read more

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Could teenage eating disorder stunt adult height?

Could teenage eating disorder stunt adult height?

Absolutely: Malnutrition during a critical growth period such as early adolescence absolutely can delay height growth. Anorexia, inadequately treated, definitely can result in malnutrition. Growth occurs only during a defined period of time. Once that period has passed, one cannot "catch up, " even if eating goes back to normal. ...Read more

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Can an adult use a child's laxative?

Can an adult use a child's laxative?

Yes: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a perfect example. It is often used in chidren and certainly can be used in adults. ...Read more