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Are Vaccines A Cause Of Adhd
Is it true that vaccines can do more harm than good?I read that it lowers the immune system and can cause things like ADHD what's vaccine side effects?
No.: The answer is no! like when you naturally come in contact with chicken pox ; then can never get it again because your immune system learns to fight the virus, vaccines similarly boost your immune system. And there is no connection betw vaccines ; adhd, autism, etc. Etc. If you really want to know how important vaccines are, search online for pics ; info about the diseases we vaccine against! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Does it matter which flu vaccine a child with ADHD (takes methylin ER daily) receives? Shot or mist?
It does not matter: Both work very well. There is limited data to suggest that FluMist might work a little better. Another upside is no injection, but if you want to have FluMist administered and covered by insurance, certain plans do not cover it. Check first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ADHD: Adhd is a neurological condition with genetic causes increased by psychological or environmental factors. However, attentional issues cause be cause by depression, anxiety, insomnia, epilepsy/seizures, head injuries, substance use, thyroid issues, and other medication conditions. A medical evaluation may be warranted. Coping skills through therapy can also be useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Something like that: When you are depressed you may experience feeling restless, fidgeting, insomnia, or difficulty concentrating. So those symptoms might make you feel like you have adhd, but they could just be the depression. If the onset of those symptoms was concurrent with depression then it's likely just due to depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ignorance: Ignorance is widely available in the world -- and with it, rigidity to learning from others' experience. If you're asking questions, you're still open enough to be curious -- and that's a good sign of life! there may be prejudice about adhd for all kinds of reasons -- one being that the medications prescribed can easily be abused. The healthiest path is one of keeping eyes open, and learning! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that ADHD medications will cause my child to become even more hyperactive temporarily?
If one ADHD med causes bad side effects for my child (nausea), is it likely that all of the other types will as well?
No: One adhd medicine can very well cause a side effect that another one does not. It's an individual thing; one child does very well on methylphenidate and has a problem with amphetamine salts. A second child is just the opposite. A third needs something else entirely. The key is for you and your doctor to work together to find what works best for your child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a medication for ADHD or OCD is taken properly without showing side effects , can it cause long term side effects ?
ADHD: That would depend on the type of the medication and if other medical problems exist. ...Read more
If one stimulant for ADHD causes me more anxiety will all stimulant medication cause me anxiety? Does the anxiety go away?
Not necessarily, tho: Lots of caffeine + a methylphenidate or an amphetamine is probably not a good idea. Either stimulant can increase anxiety in a person with adhd & comorbid anxiety disorder(s) or decrease anxiety from a situational reaction to inability to please teachers, parents, bosses, meet deadlines, sustain relationships, etc. Because of having untreated adhd. The fda-approved adjunct Intuniv may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wanna be a surgeon but I have ADHD what can I do to make that happen cause when im on my meds im smart when im off it im not so smart ?
Ensure treatment: You certainly can become a physician and surgeon despite adhd, if you have the aptitude, work hard, and ensure you are on the treatment you need. Control your adhd, so it does not control your life! seek until you get the treatment that works and you tolerate! you may need different doctors, evaluations, treatments (medication/non-medication) along the way. Never give up on yourself! ...Read more
I have ADHD which causes me intense listlessness. I really want to work hard on my activities, but there's an unknown obstacle. What can I do?
Genetics: Most cases of adhd are inherited. There is great evidence to indicate that adhd is inherited and passed on for parent to child. Many factors can determine if inherited adhd will penetrate into clinically significant adhd, but it's genetic nature is indisputable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More complicated : Adhd is considered a neurodevelopmental/neurobehavioral disorder. This implies some inherent neurologic abnormalities that are genetic but environment can have a large influence. Poor sleep, dysfunctional family dynamics, poor diet, lack of physical activity and overuse of electronics will exacerbate. In some children addressing these factors may be all that is needed while others may need meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers