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Could you tell me what happens when adult ADHD is left untreated?

Could you tell me what happens when adult ADHD is left untreated?

Continue symptomati: If an adult had symptoms of ADHD as a child, if symptoms continue, problems with attention, focus, troubles persevering at tasks will continue. ...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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Could someone possibly effectively manage adult ADHD without medication?

Could someone possibly effectively manage adult ADHD without medication?

Depends upon: Degree of impact on work, relationships, operating a motor vehicle, etc. Skill development is necessary regardless of medication & some are able to use skills to compensate for adhd impact. Medication properly prescribed is necessary & beneficial for most individuals. Obtain evaluation & work with professional to develop an individualized treatment plan for best response & function. ...Read more

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What is the cure for adult adhd?

What is the cure for adult adhd?

Medications: Adhd is a medical illness similar to diabetes. There is a biological, inherited, genetic predisposition. After a thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist who is knowledgeable about adhd in adults, you will be more likely to have an accurate diagnosis. At that point, treatment options will be discussed. Medication treatments are the foundation of treatment for adhd, which are effective and safe. ...Read more

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Can adult ADHD make u feel tired?

Can adult ADHD make u feel tired?

Not "per se": It s not in the definition. However, if you noticed it, you might want to consider other explanations, like: obstructive sleep apnea, "withdrawal" or "crashing" after a stimulant effect is gone (eg 8 or 10 hours after a dose of adderall), or depression (sometimes product of real life problems caused by the adhd derivatives..Like poor performance at work, etc). These situations are very common. ...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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What do doctors do to diagnose adult adhd?

What do doctors do to diagnose adult adhd?

Testing and clinical: Testing is one way to go. It is expensive and hard to find a place to do it. For psychiatrists with experience in diagnosing add/adhd, a targeted interview investigating key symptoms, will give you a diagnosis in one hour. You can discuss also the treatment options at that time. Add in adults is widely prevalent, but it depends on the daily routine and job demands to become an obvious problem. ...Read more

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What are some ways i can overcome adult adhd?

What are some ways i can overcome adult adhd?

Driven to Distractio: Most of my adult patients with adhd love the books....Driven to distraction and delivered from distraction by edward m. Hallowell M.D. This would be a great place to start. ...Read more

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Adult ADHD meds don't seem to work anymore. Are there any other options?

Many options: Not long ago, one medication for ad/hd (stimulants) was used. Today, multiple completely different medicines (with unique mechanisms of action). Behavioral therapies and use of assistive technologies on the web and in smatphones can also make a big difference. Some evidence shows neuro-training and biofeedback approaches to be promising. Talk with your primary doc about an ad/hd specialist. ...Read more

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Do I have adult ADHD if I jump from one website to another every few min?

Do I have adult ADHD if I jump from one website to another every few min?

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 more

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

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 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


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