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I am gifted and I have adult adhd. What is the link between the two ? Does one cause the other ? Are there books on this specific topic ?
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
Is it possible to be diagnosed with p.T.S.D and adult adhd? Even though I have never been diagnosed with adhd?
YES, and...: Agree w/drs. Fowler & zimmerman. Just adding: sometimes adhd is missed in childhood b/c the person works hard to compensate for/hide symptoms. Onset of another illness (eg ptsd, depression, etc.) on top of baseline adhd then makes it even harder to compensate for pre-existing adhd, so the 2nd disorder comes w/its own symptoms, while also unmasking the hidden adhd & both diagnoses become apparent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need evaluation: The only way to tell if you have adhd is to be evaluated by an experienced health care provider. Ask your doctor or health plan for a referral to someone who specializes in adhd or psychiatry. You can also go to a web site like chadd.Org and search their professional directory. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not determinative: No add "test" is determinative, either for kids or adults. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Adults can easily be evaluated. Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No standout: Essentially all of the medications that work for children with adhd also work for adults. The decision of which to use depends on your individual circumstances: do you need treatment every day? How long during the day? What are the main symptoms? A wide array of options exist, so it should be possible for someone familiar with what's available to help find a treatment that meets your needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are a range of: symptoms.Not everyone has them all,but here are some: not finishing tasks or projects started,difficulty remembering appointments,difficulty paying attention,especially when doing repetitive or boring work,easily distracted by noise around you.There are often other conditions along with the ADD that need to be addressed,so please speak to your doctor and they can properly evaluate you for this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No Single Test 4 Dx: Many people don't realize that there's no specific test that confirms diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (w/ or w/out hyperactivity). Important 2 rule out difficulties associated w/same symptoms of adhd, incl. Medical conditions, depression, anxiety, etc. Adhd can also be diagnosed in conjunction w/other conditions. 4 mayo clinic on adult adhd see http://mayocl.In/o69pd0. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 25yrs old and I have all the symptoms of adult ADHD and these symptoms are happening fluently.What meds or vitas I should take? What should I do?
Cognitive Assessment: Visiting with a psychiatrist or psychologist can help begin to determine if your symptoms are due to adhd. A neuropsychological evaluation is particularly helpful for determining if your symptoms are due to adhd, other neurological problems, or psychological factors. Should adhd be the correct diagnosis, then consulting with a psychiatrist is best to discuss medications (e.g., psychostimulants). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any other "as effective" ways to get the same results as medication for adult adhd? But i mean i wouldn't see the difference between them?
Sadly, no: If you have a well-established diagnosis, stimulant or non- stimulant medications address the neurochemical basis if adhd. Medications keep your brain's own Dopamine & norepinephrine circulating where needed for sustained attention. Cognitive-behavioral therapy & environmental manipulations are also important, even ada accommodations at work. See chadd.Org for info & support. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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