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Does fetal alcohol syndrome cause adhd?

Does fetal alcohol syndrome cause adhd?

Dr. F. makes a good: point. People whose ADHD was not treated before puberty have 2x the risk of substance abuse & alcoholism as those who were treated or have no ADHD. Genetic, biological & environmental factors contribute to the complex neurobehavioral profile of kids with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders which includes a subset of ADHD that can be difficult to treat with medications, especially in the young. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Adhd (Definition)

ADHD is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Behavioral intervientions are often tried first ...Read more


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Is ADHD the same as fetal alcohol syndrome?

Is ADHD the same as fetal alcohol syndrome?

No, absolutely not. : Fetal alcohol syndrome is a complex set of symptoms resulting from brain damage in a child caused by the ingestion of alcohol by the baby's mother while she was pregnant with the child. Though uncertain, adhd is thought to be primarily a genetic deficit of Dopamine transmission, but may result from other causes-including alcohol. Fas can be 100% prevented; adhd can be treated but not prevented. ...Read more

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Trying to stop using alcohol to control sudden anxiety from adhd. On Adderall for 3 years with success. Xanax or Valium option. Pls no addicton respon?

Trying to stop using alcohol to control sudden anxiety from adhd. On Adderall for 3 years with success. Xanax or Valium option. Pls no addicton respon?

Alcohol wrong answer: Alcohol is short-acting, causes physical dependence, which means larger and larger doses are required over time, and is toxic. Benzos may have some of the same issues, although less organ toxicity. If you have been prescribed stimulants for your ADHD, the increased anxiety may be side effect from those, and lower doses or different med may help.Antidepressants have good anxiety effects, fewer SEs ...Read more

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How does ADHD medicine affect my mood?

How does ADHD medicine affect my mood?

ADHD & mood: Depends on the type of adhd medication, for example, stimulants such as Adderall raise the mood & improves alertness, but can trigger anxiety in ones predisposed to anxiety. Some other medications for adhd such as Clonidine can blunt affect & cause sedation. ...Read more

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How does ADHD medication affect those without adhd?

How does ADHD medication affect those without adhd?

Like +++ coffee: If you don't have adhd, the stimulant will cause irritability, tremors, headache, stomach ache, muscle cramps, insomnia, agitation, & in higher doses hallucinations or hypertension, arrhythmia, or rapid heart rate. In spite of all those, adhd medications are extremely safe. ...Read more

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Can ADHD medication affect creativity?

Can ADHD medication affect creativity?

Sometimes: Some people feel that their adhd medication affects their creativity. It's difficult to say since their perception may be significantly affected by the adhd as well. Work with your doctor to find the best possible dosage that allows you to focus on your work, while being able to think creatively as well. ...Read more

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How can ADHD affect adults if left untreated?

How can ADHD affect adults if left untreated?

Serious Effects: Untreated add/adhd has been demonstrated to increse the risk of auto accidents by a factor of 3-5, changing jobs by 5 and increasing the rate of divorce.And these are only some of the possible consequences of uncontrolled add/adhd. ...Read more

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How can diet affect someone with adhd?

How can diet affect someone with adhd?

Rarely: See my health hints on adhd. Some adhd patients, particularly younger ones, are made worse by petroleum dyes, chocolate, and caffeine. However, the cause of adhd is neurobiological and not dietary. See http://www.Healthyplace.Com/adhd/nimh/adhd-in-children-and-adults-homepage/menu-id-888/. ...Read more

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Does taking ADHD meds affect the longevity of my life?

Possible: Most studies on adhd meds last 6 weeks although some have gone as far as 6 years. But as the meds are for a lifetime and the side effects can be sudden death it is possible that the meds affect longevity. ...Read more

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