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Concerned about adult adhd. Should talk to docor?

Concerned about adult adhd. Should talk to docor?

Absolutely: Adult adhd is an under diagnosed, under treated, misunderstood problem of significant concern. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If you feel that your doctor brushed you off, check out chadd.Org or the nimh. Adults with adhd have disorganization, impulsivity, procrastination, poor social skills, poor work performance, financial mismanagement and drug/alcohol problems. ...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 would an ADHD child behave with Asperger syndrome?

How would an  ADHD child  behave with Asperger syndrome?

A technical point: adhd symptoms really should be understood to be part and parcel of aspergers. In DSM, it is incorrect to make a second diagnosis of adhd if the child is already on the autism spectrum. Unless the child is so severely adhd that limits function or puts them at risk e.g. climbing so much or running that they injure themselves multiple times per week. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Can you tell me about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Lots of Information: There is much information available on adhd both for adults and children. I suggest to start by contacting chadd (www.Chadd.Org). Chadd is "children and adults with adhd". ...Read more

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Symptoms of adult ADHD?

Symptoms of adult ADHD?

ADHD: Conventional symptoms include forgetfulness and excessive daydreaming, as well as an inability to sit still, or constant fidgeting. Some more adult specific symptoms might include trouble with organization, traffic accidents, marital trouble, distractibility, trouble listening to others, restlessness, lateness, anger, trouble relaxing, trouble prioritizing and trouble starting tasks. ...Read more

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Will the child psychiatrist, pediatrician or child psychologist visit the child's school? 

Will the child psychiatrist, pediatrician or child psychologist visit the child's school? 

Yes: It is not unusual for a child psychologist, especially one who specializes in educational psychology, to visit a child's classroom to observe the the child, the child's interactions, and the learning environment. The need for a visit is largely dependent upon the diagnosis or suspected diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

Doctors recommendations for medication to treat explosive aggression in autistic adults?

Antipsychotics.: Antipsychotics such as Risperdal amongst others is very effective against the aggressive and violent behavior, . ...Read more

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Do people have better luck with concerta or strattera (atomoxetine) for ADHD children?

Do people have better luck with concerta or strattera (atomoxetine) for ADHD children?

Depends: The stimulants which include Concerta are still the gold standard of treatment for adhd. Strattera (atomoxetine) is effective but may not be for all patients. There is a subset of patients who for one reason or another are not candidates for stimulant tratment and may benefit from strattera (atomoxetine) and other non stimulants. ...Read more

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How to evict adult child with mental problems?

How to evict adult child with mental problems?

Avvo.Com: I would like to refer you to avvo.Com which is a legal site. It will enable you to obtain information from a lawyer in your area for free. ...Read more

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Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.

Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.

Probably not needed: if you are able to perform well at school, then you probably don't have a significant in attention problem, and rather some anxiety or other emotional issue. Pl get a new evaluation with the psychologist as you may need behavior therapy rather than ADHD meds. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How does a doctor test for ADHD on older adults?

How does a doctor test for ADHD on older adults?

ADD is testable : We look for symptoms & signs consistent with add. These include disorganization, poor interpersonal relationships, financial mismanagement, procrastination, disrupted executive cortical management, poor attention, impulsivity, interpersonal relationship problems, drug abuse, poor employment performance; among many others. We test for these signs in the exam. ...Read more

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What are signs of adult ADHD or adult add?

What are signs of adult ADHD or adult add?

Distractibility : Trouble with attention span, organization , feeling overwhelmed as work tasks increase, feeling restless and having trouble sitting through movies and tv shows, trouble retaining info that has been read, forgetting where you placed things, interrupting people mid sentence, being viewed by others as a ditz or a space cadet, not listening when people are talking to you directly, procrastinating, etc. ...Read more

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Is guanfacine (intuniv) effective for adult females with adhd?

Is guanfacine (intuniv) effective for adult females with adhd?

Worth to try: It is a safe medication that may help adult adhd especially if the hyperactivity component is present. The prescription dosage needs to be gradually titrated with the blood pressure checked to avoid hypotension. Best wishes! ...Read more

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A child with undiagnosed add/adhd should see a pedi psychiatrist or developmental pediatrician?

A child with undiagnosed add/adhd should see a pedi psychiatrist or developmental pediatrician?

Depends: It depends on who is available in your area check with your pediatrician first. Some general pediatricians, including myself can evaluate and diagnose adhd using various tools. Others refer the child to a psychologist for a battery of test, then may give medicine if needs too. Others refer to a psychiatrist or even a neurologist. A developmental pediatrician, if available, could also see him. ...Read more

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Please name the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for a child?

Please name the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for a child?

ADHD treatment: ADHD is usually treated with stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta. It depends on the age of the child and how they respond. If one medication doesn't work most will respond to another type of medication. ...Read more

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Can a person that doesn't have ADHD take ADHD medicine to focus?

Can a person that doesn't have ADHD take ADHD medicine to focus?

Not indicated: Most of these meds are schedule 2 controlled drugs. They are closely monitored by the feds. A doc that prescribes them without a valid diagnosis backed up with a chart & testing can loose their license &/or ability to prescribe these drugs. Possession without a prescription equates to possessing meth. While they might help you focus, they do come with risks other than side effects. ...Read more

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Would it be fair to say, with adhd, the childhood physical hyperactivity turns to mentally hyperactive as adults?

Would it be fair to say, with adhd, the childhood physical hyperactivity turns to mentally hyperactive as adults?

The natural course: Of adhd -combined type is that hyperactivity/impulsivity changes to an inner sense of restlessness. Teens & adults may still fidget by tapping/clicking pens, jiggling their legs, or getting up during classes or meetings. With updated neuropsychological testing for diagnosis, medication + cognitive/behavioral therapy + environmental manipulations through ada accommodations are available. ...Read more

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Can my daughter be an elementary school teacher with adhd, anxiety, and bipolar disorder?

Can my daughter be an elementary school teacher with adhd, anxiety, and bipolar disorder?

Yes: As long as she keeps her symptoms controlled with medication and therapy. I have a number of. Such patients who are functioning we'll in that role. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more