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Doctor insights on: Another Term For Hyperactivity

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

or impulsive motor activity that has not been planned before being carried out. Restlessness and inability ...Read more


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What is cause of add hyperactive behaviour?

What is cause of add hyperactive behaviour?

Inherited or environ: Adhd has been associated with the father's genes, exposure to cigarettes or other drugs during pregnancy, and can be confused with many other issues. See your pediatrician or psychologist to be sure. ...Read more

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How can I keep my child from being hyperactive?

How can I keep my child from being hyperactive?

Treatment: Treatment is the cornerstone if your child has been formally diagnosed. Behavioral therapy also has a place in treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do with my boy that's hyperactive?

What can I do with my boy that's hyperactive?

Hyperactive child : It depend on the age of the child. If he is old enough your pediatrician can refere him to a psychiatrist to evaluate him for ADD & hyperactivity, some children do respond to medications & counseling. At home use time out & take away toys & no TV if not behaving but not physical or verbal punishment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes hyperactivity in children?

Please tell me what causes hyperactivity in children?

All that wiggles is : Not just ADHD, although that's a possibility, especially with genetic loading, Anxiety Disorders, chaotic home environment, sleep apnea, inadequate consolidated sleep from a behavior disorder, prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco &/or drugs, neurodevelopmental disorders with ADHD as part of the neurobehavioral profile. Behavioral symptoms require diagnostic evaluation to determine treatment plan. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what substances causes hyperactivity?

I'm curious as to what substances causes hyperactivity?

Hyperactivity causes: Any substance that causes central nervous system to be exessively stimulant,sugars in excess, also medications that have stimulant effects.food allergies are also known to be a causative factor,if suspected food allergy testing will be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hyperactivity?

What is the definition or description of: Hyperactivity?

Purposeless: Or impulsive motor activity that has not been planned before being carried out. Restlessness and inability to be still physically. ...Read more

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Is there a link between food and hyperactivity in children?

Is there a link between food and hyperactivity in children?

Linked in some cases: Like so many brain/behavior disorder, adhd is probably not one, "homogenous" condition, but reflects multiple causations, brain mechanisms and treatments, even tho they share similarities of course. Diet turns out to be a useful key for some children, but not a majority in controlled trials. When it works, it is worth the effort. The feingold diet is the most famous, indicting food dyes, sugar,. ...Read more

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How come I go hyperactive after having blue food colouring?

How come I go hyperactive after having blue food colouring?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other studies. Once all the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Is there a connectiong between hyperactivity and food additives?

Is there a connectiong between hyperactivity and food additives?

Undetermined: The to& for on food additives first peaked in the early 70s. By eliminating dyes & additives parents often saw improvement in behaviors although most testing could not verify effects. Later studies show minor effects of food additives as well as various foods, exclusion of which improves performance. A subset of the population is probably sensative but identification of the subgroup is difficult. ...Read more

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Attension defect hyperactivity syndrome of children, what is this?

Attension defect hyperactivity syndrome of children, what is this?

Big problem : People/ Kids can't pay attention due to a brain chemistry imbalance, and the meds target that so the person can focus and concentrate and remember what people say to him/her. ...Read more

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Are there additives in our food that cause children to become more hyperactive?

Are there additives in our food that cause children to become more hyperactive?

Maybe: This is a very significant debate in child psychiatry and pediatrics. My opinion is "no, " additives alone make little difference. But, refined, highly artificial foods, combined with a generally poor diet, compounded by poor parenting, and mediocre schooling, all can combine to create problems. ...Read more

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What is the best treatement you would propose for symphatetic hyperactivity syndrome?

What is the best treatement you would propose for symphatetic hyperactivity syndrome?

Need cause to treat: Treatment should be based on understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of your condition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a person had symptoms of hyperactivity, what disorder could be causing them?

Varies : You would typically think of adhd but there are other things to consider. If these are new symptoms that have developed in an adult or an older child other conditions would need to be considered. Adhd is a neurodevelopmental disorder that presents with symptoms before the age of seven. Some people are naturally more 'hyper' than others but mood disorders and substance abuse should be considered. ...Read more

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Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?

Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?

None: No natural remedy has been proven efficacious so far. Pharmacologic therapy utilizing stimulants plus behavior modification provides best results without significant side effects. Children who received stimulants for their adhd are not at higher risk to develop substance abuse later. ...Read more

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If my wife is hyperactive all the time, what are the chances our child will also be just as hyperactive?

If my wife is hyperactive all the time, what are the chances our child will also be just as hyperactive?

Hyperactivity: Hard to tell. It would be important to determine if there is another issue underlying or if it is a personality trait. If you are concerned consult with physician/specialist. Hyperactivity in kids can be sign of sleep disorder or inadequate sleep vs adults that get "tired' and "depressed.". ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some of the best careers for a woman who suffers from attention deficiet disorder (non-hyperactive)?

Please tell me what are some of the best careers for a woman who suffers from attention deficiet disorder (non-hyperactive)?

Most adult men &: Women have ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type, though more men had Combined Type at school age. If your ADHD-IA is well-controlled by ongoing therapy/coaching, environmental manipulations & medications, work at your levels of interest, cognition & education. If not, request ADA accommodations on job applications. CHADD.org lists accommodations that you can tailor to address your areas of deficit. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of add and hyperactivity attacks?

What are the symptoms of add and hyperactivity attacks?

Not attacks: Adhd is a chronic condition which is associated with decreased executive functions or "self monitoring" of behavior, see your pediatrician for a proper evaluation, stimulants work in 70 percent of patients, so start with generics. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the basics on how hyperactive thyroids occurs?

Can you tell me the basics on how hyperactive thyroids occurs?

Too much hormone: Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid produces too much hormone more than what your body needs. It can happen in many conditions such as Grave's disease, thyroiditis, isolated nodule, or taking too much iodine or food that contain too much iodine. ...Read more

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Is there someway to focus better if I am not hyperactive?

Is there someway to focus better if I am not hyperactive?

Eval: Look at symptoms of attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity on line. If you meet many of the criteria, would recommend an eval by a psychologist or a psychiatrist. They can see if you have the condition and make treatment recommendations. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is ADHD characterized by extreme hyperactivity?

Is ADHD characterized by extreme hyperactivity?

It Certainly can be: Adhd stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder so yes, adhd can be characterized by extreme hyperactivity. Of course, not all children with adhd will exhibit this. Some children with adhd can seem like they are the "energizer bunny". They are always on the go, have difficulty sitting still, fidget, and talk excessively. There are other disorders in children that can mimic adhd. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have a ADHD or hyperactive symptoms?

Is it possible that I have a ADHD or hyperactive symptoms?

Need evaluation: Not all hyperactive people have ADHD. Start with your primary care doctor to determine if there are medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, causing your symptoms. If none are found, the next stop would be a neuropsychologist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have ADHD or some sort of hyperactive issue?

How to know if I have ADHD or some sort of hyperactive issue?

Hard to say: You ask a question with no background information. This makes any valid answer impossible. The differentiation of these two labels requires specific testing and observations. Without both, an answer on the site would just be speculation. Find an educational psychologist to do an evaluation and you may find the answer. ...Read more

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If you have ADHD does it mean that you are going to be hyperactive?

If you have ADHD does it mean that you are going to be hyperactive?

No: Only 25% of children with ADHD are hyperactive. The initials are a misnomer. As children who are hyperactive grow up, the hyperactivity tends to resolve, eventhough their problems with attention and focus remain. ...Read more

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My 2y. O. Son is exaggeratedly hyperactive. What is the symptoms of adhd?

My 2y. O. Son is exaggeratedly hyperactive. What is the symptoms of adhd?

At that age: Attention span can be short. If hyperactivity/impulsivity is disruptive, he needs an evaluation. His pediatrician needs your prenatal, labor & delivery records, his birth records, & a 3-generation family history. Describe exact behaviors you observe, when & where. Development, especially of social communication & reciprocal social interaction + sleeping/eating patterns are key to diagnosis. ...Read more

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What blood markers are indicative of a hyperactive thyroid?

What blood markers are indicative of a hyperactive thyroid?

Low TSH: The most sensitive test for determining thyroid levels is the TSH level. Low levels imply that the thyroid function is high, whereas high TSH implies that the thyroid function is low. The thyroid levels (t4, t3) should be measured if the TSH is abnormal. ...Read more

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Best drug for add? Not hyperactive

It's the same: Treatment. Although Adderall XR and Vyvanse tend to be considerably more robust. Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) XR and Concerta tend to be gentler as they work by one mechanism of action and not two as the others mentioned do and can be the better place to start. But first speak to your doc or psychiatrist about this. Take care. ...Read more

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Can sugar really cause hyperactivity in children?

Can sugar really cause hyperactivity in children?

Read on: A simple sugar the body uses for quick energy so initially the child will get a boost but ultimately becaus the Insulin levels go high they get low blood sugar and get lethargic cranky etc. And crave more sugar. If u mean does it cause adhd no. ...Read more

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Does sugar really cause hyperactivity in children?

Does sugar really cause hyperactivity in children?

My opinion,yes: I have seen hundreds of children with add, adhd and even autism where there is laboratory proof of vitamin b1 deficiency. This vitamin is of vital importance in the metabolism of sugar. This can and does affect the normal functions of the brain, particularly the part of the brain that deals with emotions. Please see my blog "oxygen, the spark of life". ...Read more