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Help please! is diazepam used to help treat add or adhd?

Help please! is diazepam used to help treat add or adhd?

Not usually: Not usually. Diazepam works on certain parts of the brain which cause a anti-anxiety, and calming, and anticonvulsant effect. Medicines for adhd are very different, usually stimulants are prescribed which work differently on the brain. ...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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How do non-stimulant drugs help add kids pay attention?

How do non-stimulant drugs help add kids pay attention?

Norepinephrine is : The brain chemical whose circulating levels are, essentially, kept where they need to be by non-stimulants in the parts of the brain that inhibit behavior. They work ~65% of the time after building up a blood level & must be given daily. Stimulants keep Dopamine circulating, work 80-90% of the time & wear off daily. Read " straight talk about psychiatric medications for kids" by dr. Tim wilens. ...Read more

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Do add meds help with procrastination?

Do add meds help with procrastination?

Not really: Add meds are supposed to help you choose what you want to focus on, then allow you to do that. Sometimes they reduce procrastination by allowing a person to keep focused enough to get through their tasks without being off-task so much. However, add meds don't make boring things less boring, or make it any easier to do tasks that are challenging for you for reasons other than inattention. ...Read more

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I need some advice for adult adhd?

I need some advice for adult adhd?

See a professional: Get a full evaluation from a psychologist who can provide psychological testing. Prior to any medication trial make sure the diagnosis is accurate, ruling out depression and anxiety, then consider stimulant meds and ADHD coaching. ...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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Can more music classes help children with adhd?

Can more music classes help children with adhd?

Depends: Adhd kids (ak) do well if they are doing what they want, not necessarily what their parents want. The rigors of practice frequently turn off an ak if they aren't fully committed. If an ak has a musical or artistic ability, & they want to pursue it, then learning art, music, singing or an instrument can be an area where they develop "expertise, " & therefore increase their expectation of success. ...Read more

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How do you help a child with add who won't take his medication and can't complete tasks?

How do you help a child with add who won't take his medication and can't complete tasks?

Adhd Adherence: Hosenbocus et al 2009 found that when a child is receiving a long-acting medication for treatment of adhd, he may feel less stigmatized, is more likely to be adherent and achieve remission. A child in remission can benefit from other treatment modalities thus improving long-term prognosis. Medications such as Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) show promise due to the fact that is converted in the intestine with long life. ...Read more

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Best ways to help a child with adhd?

Best ways to help a child with adhd?

Many : Structure, good diet, holding child accountable for actions, proper school placement, athletics & exercise, proper diagnosis and stimulant medication. The latter being the most important since it repairs the pathophysiology if adhd at the cellular level. See my health files for references. ...Read more

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Adult adhd medication management help ?

Adult adhd medication management help


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Adult ADHD: Diagnosing ADHD in adults for the first time requires a careful history and evaluation to document onset in childhood. If childhood onset not clear, other causes for symptoms must be ruled out. Neuropsychologcal testing may be useful to clarify cognitive issues. Medications may be stimulants or non-stimulants. In addition, behavioral and coping strategies are often effective. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will meditation help add?

Will meditation help add?

Yes: It is helpful and brain research indicates that your attentional control will improve and brain changes will happen over time. ...Read more

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How can applied behavioral analysis therapy help an autistic child?

How can applied behavioral analysis therapy help an autistic child?

AUTISM: Treatment for an autistic child had improved a lot since there was emphasis on autism. They can live and function a normal life with various therapy available. ...Read more

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Have scientists found ways to treat adult add besides medication?

Retraining: If your add is moderate or severe, you can't manage it without medication. Behavior retraining is effective. It is about learning better skills in time management, using the calendar to track events and appointments, organize your tasks by priority, prevent procrastination by scheduling "soft" deadlines a day or two before the real deadline--techniques that should be tailored to your needs. ...Read more

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Does taking omega-3 help a child with learning problems?

Does taking omega-3 help a child with learning problems?

It could: There is a lot of evidence that omega-3's, in the proper dose, of course, can help with learning problems. But rather than solving the problem, supplements are more a part of an overall solution combined at least with diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Can you give me some natural supplements useful for moderate teenage acne?

Can you give me some natural supplements useful for moderate teenage acne?

Antibiotics, B.P.: There's nothing "unnatural" about antibiotics and benzoyl peroxide, which have yielded consistently excellent results for many years. A dermatologist will prescribe the combination that works best for you. Don't waste your money on "natural supplements"; they don't work, and will only delay resolution and increase your risk of permanent scarring. Trust me, i've been treating acne for 30 years. ...Read more

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I want to add some weight and strength. Will a protein rich diet help me?

I want to add some weight and strength. Will a protein rich diet help me?

Exercise with weight: You need strength training to challenge your muscles, that will give you more muscles and increased strength. Your protein needs is probably about 1 gram of protein for every kilogram of weight. Too much protein and or calories as protein doesnt enhance muscle growth, it can end up as fat just as well. It can also put a strain on your kidneys who have to deal with the extra protein. ...Read more

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Can a therapist who works mainly with children also help a young adult?

Can a therapist who works mainly with children also help a young adult?

Yes: Probably. Therapists are trained to work with adults and children. At a later time, they may choose to specialized in working with children. The important elements in a therapist are empathy, compassion, respect which are aided by intuition. These should easily translate from children to young adults. ...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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