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Doctor insights on: Assistive Technology For Adhd

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Adhd (Definition)

ADHD is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Behavioral intervientions are often tried first ...Read more


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Is ADHD a real disease?

Is ADHD a real disease?

Yes: Changes in brain structure & chemistry found in persons with adhd in peer-reviewed studies have validated the diagnosis of adhd as a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that can impact learning, peer interaction and behavior over a person's lifespan. Chadd.Org is a good resource for learning about adhd diagnosis, treatment and legal rights of people with adhd at all ages. ...Read more

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What is good about adhd ?

What is good about adhd
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Mixed Picture: Kids or adults with adhd are often "high ennergy" people which can be helpful in certain situations. They may also look at things in slightly different ways and bring new perspectives into a situation. However, it is easy to see how even these positives can create negative situations. ...Read more

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Should I start medications for adhd?

Should I start medications for adhd?

Depends: The first thing to do is make sure a good evaluation is done by someone with expertise in the diagnosis, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist or a primary care provider with experience. Then, if the symptoms are mild they can respond to psychosocial interventions, such as sitting in front of the class or creating better structure in life. However, medications work very well and are very safe. ...Read more

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Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Maybe: Adhd has a very strong hereditary component. That means that in most cases it tends to run in families. However, in some cases adhd can be the result of injuries to an infant during pregnancy as a result of the use of alcohol or tobacco by the pregnant mother. ...Read more

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Any tips for someone with adhd?

Any tips for someone with adhd?

See your doctor : See your doctor. Confirm the diagnosis. Take your medicine as prescribed and avoid use of alcohol. Don't try to multitask while driving. ...Read more

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Is it possible having adhd symptoms and no medicine will work?

Is it possible having adhd symptoms and no medicine will work?

Neurofeedback or: biofeedback can be helpful if you can find a practitioner, usually a clinical psychologist. Also look into your diet w/the help of a nutritionist. ...Read more

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How do I know I have ADHD?

How do I know I have ADHD?

Get Diagnosed: See a Doctor and get examined. There are several approved screening tools you can fill out too that will easily give any Doctor and idea a to your possible ADHD. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the signs of add/adhd?

What are the signs of add/adhd?

Depends on age: The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate. The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence. ...Read more

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Is being irresponsible and a little rude related to ADHD in any way ?

Is being irresponsible and a little rude related to ADHD in any way ?

Possible: Kids and adults with ADD/ADHD are easily distracted especially in group situations, such as school, home, activities. They may not even hear a complete spoken sentence as a result. So they can appear rude. Short-term memory is limited so they forget lots especially if not written down. They are often called "rude" and "irresponsible" but can frequently turn it around with treatment. ...Read more

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