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What is the typical medication for adult add?

What is the typical medication  for adult add?

Same as kids: Adderall, Ritalin and various time release brands of the same ingredients as well as strattera and sometimes wellbutrin (bupropion). ...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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Is there an alternative medication for adult add?

Is there an alternative medication for adult add?

I wish there were: As of now, we do not have a "cure" for add. But medication (stimulants, usually) and behavior retraining, are very effective. Even so, stimulants work for a limited number of hours, only temporarily taking away the symptoms. When they stop working, the brain reverts to add. Despite many myths, there is no evidence that various diets, herbal supplements or other type of intervention, wil help. ...Read more

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What is adult add, and how do I know if I have it?

What is adult add, and how do I know if I have it?

Adult ADD: First, in our over stimulated lives, most of us at times feel we cannot get it all done, and are overwhelmed. I often see this question as a cry for help. True attention deficit diagnoses should be made by a competent mental health provider. The diagnosis usually includes a childhood history of these symptom and/ or treatment for such. Get tested and get some help if it is warranted. ...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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What treatment options are there for adult add?

Quite a few: There is not enough space to answer here, so I am referring you to a comprehensive, but not overly technical website that covers this. Please go to: www.Webmd.Com/.../adult-adhd-getting-right-treatment-you adult adhd can affect every part of your life. Fortunately, there are effective treatment options. Find out which ones might work best for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Difficulty reading and concentrating as adult! add?

Difficulty reading and concentrating as adult! add?

Adult add: People don't develop add as adults. It should be present from childhood. Symptoms of add could be due to multiple causes including: sleep disorder as apnea, medication side effects, depression, anxiety, neurologic condition. Have an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the first steps I should take if I think I have adult add?

See a psychiatrist: Bring your school records (if possible) and any work evaluations, and your significant other(if you have one). Be honest about your substance use, including alcohol and cigarettes. Have your primary care doctor's info with you. Then the doctor will be better able to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Is messiness and disorganization of one's home symptoms of adult add?

Yes. However:: Differential diagnosis includes being lazy, being busy, having kids, having houseguests, recent tornadoes, recent earthquakes, and impending deadlines. ...Read more

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How common is it for messiness and disorganization of one's home, to be symptoms of adult add?

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

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What is the difference between adult add and the disorganized thinking involved in schizoaffective disorder?

Mood & psychosis: Although there are many, the biggest difference is that adults with add do not have severe mood fluctuations and psychotic symptoms that interfere with efficient and focused mental capacities, the latter of which being two hallmarks of schizoaffective disorder. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

Hyperactivity is a term that describes a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. It may be caused by hormonal or emotional disorders, and may also be present in children ...Read more


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