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Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

Are auditory distractibility and ADHD common in adults?

In some ways.: Add was thought to be a disorder of children and adolescents. Now we realize it doesn't magically disappear when you turn 18. So there may be many untreated adults out there with add that they have had for years. ...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


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What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Biologic disorder: Adhd is an inherited, neurobiological disorder that effects about 5% of the population. Untreated it leads to increased death (smoking, drug overdose, fatal auto crashes) or significant life impediments. It interferes with learning, socialization, relationships, finances, impulse control, academics, work performance, sleep. See my health files for websites and articles. ...Read more

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How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

NO CURE: No cure but can be treated and managed with medications and therapy like behavior modification. Many diseases cannot be cured which would mean that it is somehow eradicated from your system. However, you can work on reducing the symptoms with treatment. ...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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Is it possible that I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder)?

Is it possible that I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder)?

Unknown: If you do not provide any iformation with your question, no proper answer can be formed. Start over from scratch, the ?'s are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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

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 can I do if my son has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( adhd) and I have always wondered why?

Generally inherited: Children have either inherited the traits of adhd or have acquired them from an infection or trauma to the brain. Often a parent , or extended family members have similar features. 75% of affected children are inattentive, not hyperactive. Psychological/neuropsychological testing can check for learning disabilities that may be evident or will develop in the future. ...Read more

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Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

ADHD: Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas has specialized lab tests for ADHD and other information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can a little girl have ADHD with a logical learning disability?She's showing attention deficit with a bad logico-mathemathical thinking. What to do ?

Yes: Adhd can affect many types of learning, causing gaps in knowledge and inability to understand certain concepts. Talk with her pediatrician about treatment. Some children will need tutoring to catch up on concepts they missed out on. A psychologist may be helpful for testing to find out what she needs. Also a therapist may help with self-esteem or trouble handling frustrations. ...Read more

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder  and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

No I do not: Adhd and asperger/autism spectrum disorders are distinctively different. Adhd is a disruptive behavior disorder with few problems with socialuzation at it's core. Asds have a great deal to do with a person being socially perplexed. It is possible to have one or the other or both. Also, the treatments for adhd in terms of medications do not help much with the social impairments seen in the asds. ...Read more

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Should I take ADHD meds if distractable?

Should I take ADHD meds if distractable?

See doc: You should take add meds if you are diagnosed with add & they are prescribed by the evaluating doctor. Distractibility can be caused by many things - depression, neurologic diseases, thyroid disease, sleep apnea, other medications, language disabilities, processing problems. That's why you need to see a competent doc to be assessed for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I can get easily distracted and it's hard for me to focus and pay attention sometimes, do I have add or adhd?

I can get easily distracted and it's hard for me to focus and pay attention sometimes, do I have add or adhd?

It's possible: Although the symptoms you describe are consistent with adhd, there are many other conditions that can cause difficulty with focus and concentration. A few examples include thyroid dysfunction, depression, or an anxiety disorder. You will need to see a psychiatrist, a primary care doctor familiar with adhd, or a mental health professional to help discover the real reasons. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Research on adult onset attention deficit disorder ?

Research on adult onset attention deficit disorder ?

Yes!: Provided that you mean adhd first diagnosed in adulthood. The diagnosis depends in part on evidence of adhd by age 7. Problem is, it is (or at least 20 years ago was) mainly picked up in childhood if it was the hyperactive type. The large number of inattentive type kids were not picked up, so we have to ask about symptoms in childhood specifically. Much researck in adhd first diagnosed in adults. ...Read more

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Has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder become more common in today's society?

Has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder become more common in today's society?

It seems to be: Diagnosed more often today than say 10 years ago. This can happen when a diagnosis gets a lot of attention in the news. This is a good thing since many people who had adhd in the past grew up thinking they were lazy, stupid or had behavioral problems. Not knowing what caused their problems led to low self esteem and poor school and work performance. Today they can be helped with therapy and meds. ...Read more

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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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What to if I am pretty sure that I have adult attention deficit disorder what should I do?

Formal evaluation: There are neuropsychological tests that can ultimately confirm or refute this diagnosis, and the first step is to use simpler questionnaires or interview by a doctor familiar with the syndrome. There are treatments that can be helpful. Must make diagnosis before you consider those to be safe. ...Read more

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Is a.A.D.D considered a legal disability? I have a.A.D.D. Adult attention deficit disorder and i want to know if this is considered a disability cause I have gone through quite a few jobs and well go through the typical mental problems that come along w

The : The americans with disabilities act (ada) does not dictate what medical conditions constitute disabilities. It provides a general definition of disability that the person must meet. To receive social security disability or ssi disability benefits, an individual must be able to show that they are unable to work and earn gainful employment. ...Read more

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Distractibility (Definition)

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