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Can there be a natural way to help cure adult add?

Can there be a natural way to help cure adult add?

Yes: There are multiple natural ways to help manage not cure add. Cognitive behavioral therapy, adhd support groups, life coaches, exercise, adequate diet, meditation, get plenty of sleep and taking regular, short, mental breaks. Some supplements may be beneficial like omega 3 fatty acids. This link may be helpful for you: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/adhd_add_adult_strategies.Htm. ...Read more

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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Adult add and extreme dicomfort and body cracking..No pain..Any advice.Ritalin does not help dicomfort?

Adult add and extreme dicomfort and body cracking..No pain..Any advice.Ritalin does not help dicomfort?

association?: Your add and bodily discomfort are likely not associated. Ritalin would be anticipated to address your attention issues but not those related to physical pain. ...Read more

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I just started strattera 10 days ago for adult add. I take inAM. trouble sleeping the last 3 nights. related? Would changing time I take pill help?

I just started strattera 10 days ago for adult add. I take inAM. trouble sleeping the last 3 nights. related?  Would changing time I take pill help?

Prob not help: You are already taking Strattera in the am. Taking later in day would just prob increase your symptoms. The insomnia is a possible side effect from the med. Many times this will either disappear or decrease substantially over two weeks. If it does not decrease, you might speak with your provider about the dosage, as individuals metabolize meds differently and you may need to change the dose. ...Read more

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Help please! is anyone out there being treated for bipolar and adult add/adhd?

Help please! is anyone out there being treated for bipolar and adult add/adhd?

Common association: There are, in fact, many people that suffer from both disorders. We call it "co-morbidity." this association of symptoms is quite common. The treatment consists in treating first the mood fluctuations and depression and then treat the add with behavior reprogramming plus or minus stimulants or strattera. The prognosis tends to be good and depends in general by how severe the bipolar part is. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adult add?

What are the symptoms of adult add?

A life time history: Of distractibility, inattention, forgetfulness, time mismanagement, procrastination, day dreaming, disorganization, resulting in academic underachievement and later trouble at work. History of break-ups of romantic relationships is frequent. Girls r more "inattentive type" & boys more "hyperactive" in childhood. Often adhd condition runs in families & substance abuse history may co-exist. ...Read more

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What would you say are most helpful books on adult add?

What would you say are most helpful books on adult add?

Executive Assistant: A practical guide for those who could really use an executive assistant to remind them of important events/tasks, to keep them focused, to keep them on time for things, and to stay organized: "add-friendly ways to organize your life" by judith kolberg. Would be good if assistant were unafraid you'd fire him/her and could tell you when you were interrupting others, appearing disinterested, etc. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of adult add?

How can I best take care of adult add?

Stimulant +therapy: The stimulant needs to be right for you. That means effective, without side effects. 30% of people respond better to one versus all other stimulants. If you combine it with therapy (behavior retraining) your improvement will be significant. Gradually, you will become more confident and ambitious, taking on projects you always wished to do but never could. Until now. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I find out if I have adult add?

How can I find out if I have adult add?

Diagnosis: See a psychiatrist or psychologist for a psychological assessment. The doctor may conduct a thorough interview and provide some simple questionaires for you, your family, and fellow workers. The doctor may also give you some psychological tests, some of which may be computerized. ...Read more

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Can I get treated for adult add without insurance?

Can I get treated for adult add without insurance?

Probably: Look under your state's mental health & developmental services agency for their free or low-cost adult mental health outpatient clinic. See chadd.Org. ...Read more

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