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Adult Add Symptoms Test
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Confusion: Major problem is focusing on tasks ; organizing them hierarchically. Getting to sleep is difficult because of racing ; anxious thoughts. Many have been given Ritalin as school children. In california legions of people with this problem have been dramatically benefitted by medicinal cannabis, which helps easy restful sleep, ablility to wake ; organize a day, ; to perform executive functions. ...Read more
How is 'adult add ' diagnosed? I went to a local psychiatrist today for the first time. I've had symptoms most of my life; he didn't diagnosis or treat me.
Ask the evaluator: It's possible he didn't think you have adhd. According to dsm-4 (official diagnostic manual) you'd need to have signs of it by age 7. If you didn't have it in childhood, it's not adhd. It's also possible he needs more data from you or others to make the diagnosis. In my opinion, he owes you an explanation of his thinking in any case. Psychiatry shouldn't be mysterious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is pretty common: However it can also be a symptom of ocd . Many people do not realize that some people keep piles of things as part of ocd. It's the opposite of neat cleanly habits of ocd. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of adult add and adhd? I feel that this may have been my my problem for a long time. I want to get tested soon.
No basic test: The DX of adhd relies on evaluation and observational, objective data, for example, from teachers, parents, others. Some insurance plans pay for the psychological testing that might be needed, but, again, observations and records from childhood are often helpful in determining the proper diagnosis. Save money by finding a doctor who works with your insurance, & gathering school records yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on how careful wants to be before possibly starting on controlled substances and what your physician's standards or level of risk-tolerance. Certainly lots of people are. Some psychological or neuropsych testing may be needed for documentation for school accomodations. Neuropsych testing can provide info such as what types of attention, memory or executive skills are issues and r/o ld. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i may have adult add/adhd. I have all the symptoms listed on http://helpguide.Org/mental/adhd_add_adult_symptoms.Htm including anxiety. If i take ritalin, is it ok to use benzos for anxiety?
Long-acting stimu-: lants are effective for adults with a valid diagnosis of ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type, which requires that significant symptoms of inattention caused harmful dysfunction at home & school for at least 6 mos. by age 10 years. Adderall XR decreases sedative effects of Trazadone & Ativan, which interact to decrease concentration & motor skills. Thus, "ADHD" symptom-onset is vital for diagnosis. ...Read more
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