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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?

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 more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Does it matter which flu vaccine a child with ADHD (takes methylin ER daily) receives? Shot or mist?

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 more

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Do vaccinations increase of child's risk of developing add or adhd?

Do vaccinations increase of child's risk of developing add or adhd?

No: There is no evidence whatsoever that vaccines increase the risk of add or adhd. In fact, a study some years ago in england demonstrated a lower incidence of add/adhd in vaccinated children than unvaccinated children. Food for thought! ...Read more

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What causes adhd?

What causes adhd?

Not Known: Although there is clearly a genetic component to add/adhd the cause is truly unknown at this time. There are conditions that mimic , but the true causes need to be determined. ...Read more

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Are behavioural disorders such as ADHD caused biologically or dur to ones environmental factors?

Are behavioural disorders such as ADHD caused biologically or dur to ones environmental factors?

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 more

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What is the cause of adhd?

What is the cause of adhd?

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 more

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What are the causes of ADHD and how can I stop it?

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 more

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What are possible causes of a lifelong tendency to misplace or permanently lose things? (ADHD diagnosis ruled out via neurocognitive testing)

What are possible causes of a lifelong tendency to misplace or permanently lose things? (ADHD diagnosis ruled out via neurocognitive testing)

Many causes: There are numerous possible causes for chronic problems with what is considered to be working memory deficits. These can include psychiatric illnesses other than ADHD such as anxiety and depressive disorders. A long history of poor organizational skills can also come from a learned behavior that you need to correct by actively working in your organizational skills. ...Read more

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What causes ADHD medicine out of your system?

METABOLISM: Most adhd medication metabolizes fairly rapidly, usually within hours. Traces of medication may last longer but are unlikely to be clinically significant. ...Read more

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If I have ADHD without taking medications , can it be the cause that lead me to find excuses to not study or to do something else than studying ?

Unlikely ADHD: Too many young people are given the diagnosis of adhd and put on medication. Look for ways to increase your concentration abilities. Carve out short periods of time with no other distractions (music, phone, other people around) and put in a solid 20 minutes. Feel good about it and take a break and get back into it. Studying is not easy for most people. Study what is most difficult first! ...Read more