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What is the definition or description of: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults?

What is the definition or description of: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults?

ADD in adults: 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. Speaking to spouses or significant others is often helpful. ...Read more

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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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How do I know if I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

How do I know if I  have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Qualified Clinician: There's no definitive diagnostic test for adhd — no blood analysis, no brain scan, no genetic screen — so it's not easy to tell whether a child or an adult has the disorder. A good clinical evaluation performed by a qualified individual such as a pediatrician, psychiatrist or psychologist is essential. Psychological testing can be beneficial in making this diagnosis. Start with your primary md. ...Read more

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What helps the most with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What helps the most with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A proper evaluation: A proper assessment by a qualified, expirienced clinician is the best help for adhd.Once the evaluation is done, then a proper plan of care could be determined based on findings. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What are some symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Three Core Symptoms: There are three core symptoms of adhd as it is currently understood, and the diagnostic criteria come from one of these three symptoms. They are: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It is possible to have problems particularly with inattention without the other two. ...Read more

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is permanent once a person has it?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is permanent once a person has it?

Real biological : Adhd persists into adulthood 65% of the time. Hundreds of studies have proven it to be a neurobiological disorder with a genetic and neurotoxic basis. It is not a conglomeration of symptoms. See my health hints and health files for further information. ...Read more

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How is it possible to know if I have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder adhd?

Symptoms: If you have the symptoms of adhd, as dr. Ali answered, then you may have the disorder. Check with your doctor for an evaluation or referral. See chadd.Org or nimh site: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/can-adults-have-adhd.Shtml. I've got a copy on my health files. ...Read more

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What types of children are at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What types of children are at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A partial list: First, adhd is highly heritable, so having a parent or sibling who has adhd or a family history of adhd is the most common set-up. Then comes prematurity; the smaller the baby, the higher the risk of adhd. Many genetic syndromes are associated with with adhd, giving researchers the opportunity to look at the genes involved with adhd. Less common are brain infections or injuries. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Many: The best treatment, is a proper evaluation.Once the diagnosis is established and comorbidities, if present addressed, the medications, usually stimulants are first line therapy along with behavioral intervention.Parenting, exercise, neurofeedback have demonstrated benefit, specially as adjuct therapies.Interactime metronome, cognitive training helps in some pts, dietary changes, vit etc, anecdotal response. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Not really: Adhd symptoms typically become less severe during adolescence, and about 30-40% of adults who once had adhd no longer have impairing symptoms. But, currently, we have not treatment that gets rid of this disorder. A number of treatments can greatly reduce major symptoms, but they return when the treatments stop. ...Read more

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Inattention (Definition)

Inattention is a clinical finding in which a person has decreased attention span. This can occur in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ...Read more


Distractibility (Definition)

A condition in which the attention of the mind is easily distracted by ...Read more