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Are having a bad attention span and being a bit childish mean signs of adhd?

Are having a bad attention span and being a bit childish mean signs of adhd?

Could or not: Certainly bad attention span is a symptom of adhd, but not unique to it. Being childish or immature are usually perjorative terms for being impulsive, impatient, fidgety having low frustration tolerance, not attending to social cues. These also are not unique to adhd, but many children slapped with labels of immaturity in early grades are now recognized as adhd. Thorough assessment is needed. ...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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My 15 month old has an attention span of like 2 seconds and is very mean to other kids her dad has ADHD bipolar and ptsd is the cause for concern?

My 15 month old has an attention span of like 2 seconds and is very mean to other kids her dad has ADHD bipolar and ptsd is the cause for concern?

No, yes, and maybe.: A toddler with short attention is not a concern, but yes a toddler who's mean to others is a problem. Parents with such a child can work with a pediatrician plus learn special parenting skills to get rid of the meanness. A history of psychiatric illness is both bad and good. It's bad to have, but it's good that the illness is known, so parents can try to prevent the child from getting the illness. ...Read more

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How long (time wise) is a childs with ADHD and ADD's attention span? We want to set a timetable.

How long (time wise) is a childs with ADHD and ADD's attention span?  We want to set a timetable.

ADHD: That is different, for each child. ADHD has several factors, attention span, distractibility, and and how very busy their brains are. A better plan might be to take tasks, and break them down. Write it as a list that they can refer to. Clean room: 1-pick up trash, 2- put toys away, etc. I've even suggested using a timer, 3-make bed, 5 minutes. This focuses on their success, rather than the problem ...Read more

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How do you know if you have adhd? I have a very low attention span, and can't concentrate while studying. I'm currently on medication for ocd.

How do you know if you have adhd? I have a very low attention span, and can't concentrate while studying. I'm currently on medication for ocd.

We're Trained 2 Help: Quizzes don't cut it. Diagnosing adhd requires assessing symptoms & their history and ruling out other disorders. You see adhd behavioral symptoms overlap widely w/those of other disorders -e.g., anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, etc. Also, someone may be diagnosed wadhd & other disorder(s). See psychiatrist or clinical psychologist 4 good assessment. We spend yrs training 4 this. ...Read more

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I was always told growing up that I had ADD or ADHD now that I am married my wife has always pointed out to me and I have noticed my attention span and Not staying focused or focusing on one thing at a time and generallyfocusing problems over the years ha

I was always told growing up that I had ADD or ADHD now that I am married my wife has always pointed out to me and I have noticed my attention span and Not staying focused or focusing on one thing at a time and generallyfocusing problems over the years ha

?Your question is ?: A third or more of kids who have ADD/ADHD will grow up to have the same problem as adults. Because many recognize the issue and learn to self monitor they can do well off medication. Some choose to avoid medication due to the way it makes them feel or side effects. Some would benefit from continuing treatment into their adult years. ...Read more

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What's the difference between inattention in ADHD (short attention span) and spacing out?

Quite similar: The attentional problems with adhd are of two broad types: inattention and distractiibility. Inattention is trouble staying focused on a topic, even with the best of intentions, and "spacing out" can be a manifestation of that. Distractibility has to do with being unable to a new element in the environment when one needs to stay focused on something else, jumping from one activity to another. ...Read more

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Does fish oil supplements help improve the attention span in ADHD children?

Does fish oil supplements help improve the attention span in ADHD children?

There was one large : Study that showed that giving both omega 3 & omega 6 helps children with adhd who are being treated with stimulants. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a bad attention span and unable to remember things being told

What is the cause of a bad attention span and unable to remember things being told

Multiple possible: There are many possibilities for difficulty with attention and remembering. A couple include anxiety and various anxiety disorders, and also add. Probably you want to see your family physician first for a general health exam, but seeing a psychiatrist for an evaluation will help discern what's causing this difficulty in you. A helpful treatment plan can then be created. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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What should I do if I have incredibly bad memory and low attention span?

See Doctor: Are these symptoms new or long-standing? What if anything has changed in your life? These symptoms could be the result of many things. If you hae concerns, consult your doctor. ...Read more

Attention Span (Definition)

One definition would be the length of time a person can remain focused on a single subject, object or topic in an uninterrupted fashion. ...Read more


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