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For the treatment of attention deficit in adults, except drugs,psycotherapy,physical activity and healthy food,what can help to improve concentration?

For the treatment of attention deficit in adults, except drugs,psycotherapy,physical activity and healthy food,what can help to improve concentration?

ADD in adults: To better control ADD symptoms as an adult, besides medicines, diet and physical activity, u should also: Ensure proper sleep; Work on time management skills (to prevent frustration for not completing tasks); Develop a network of supportive people; and work on personal relationships (quality rather than quantity is imp) ...Read more

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Distractibility (Definition)

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


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

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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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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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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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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Could the use of audio therapy(brainwave entrainment,isochronic tones) help to improve memory and concentration in adults with attention deficit?

Could the use of audio therapy(brainwave entrainment,isochronic tones) help to improve memory and concentration in adults with attention deficit?

No: No research has supported the efficacy of these treatments for ADHD. The best therapy for ADHD is an appropriate medication and cognitive behavioral therapy for support. Good reliable sources of information for parents with kids with ADHD (or other issues) are the AAP parent site: healthychildren.org and the Nemours site: kidshealth.org. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes attention deficit disorder?

What causes attention deficit disorder?

ADD : Seems to be due to differences in how the brain processes information, since medication reduces the symptoms of attention deficit disorder ...Read more

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How do you diagnose attention deficit disorder?

How do you diagnose attention deficit disorder?

No biological marker: exists for any of the 3 types of ADHD. Criteria: 6/9 significant symptoms of inattention with or without 6/9 significant symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity that began before age 10 & caused harmful dysfunction at school/work & home for 6 months or more. Diagnosis: medical, educational, psychological & family history + physical, neurological, neurodevelopmental & (neuro)psychological testing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have attention deficit disorder?

What to do if I have attention deficit disorder?

Have it evaluated: The treatments available for this disorder are often schedule 2 controlled drugs that require prescription and are monitored by state and federal authorities. A proper evaluation by your physician along with charted documentation of your history and problems are necessary. Other non adhd issues can have symptoms that appear similar. ...Read more

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How can I treat attention deficit disorder (add)?

How can I treat attention deficit disorder (add)?

Seek evaluation by a: Skilled clinician to confirm diagnosis and offer recommendations for your specific circumstances. Meanwhile additudemagazine.Com is an excellent resource regarding many aspects of understanding and treating adhd. Best regards. ...Read more

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What to do when you have attention deficit disorder?

First steps: If you haven't been, get tested. There are great neuropsychological tests out there that will help define the disorder and your strengths in functioning. Tailoring treatment to these functional strengths is key. It may take medication, but definitely will mean changes to the way you do things and try to process information. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have attention deficit disorder ?

Evaluate: Many people do not "out grow" adhd. A diagnosis requires an evaluation by a trained professional. Many adults get diagnosed after their children are diagnosed. Most children with adhd have at least 1 parent with it. If you have a child, parent, or sibling with it, there is about 40% chance you do to. Treating it can still be life changing. ...Read more

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How do the medicines help attention deficit disorder?

How do the medicines help attention deficit disorder?

Attention Deficit: Medications theoretically work by increasing dopamine/norepinephrine in the brain which helps focusing & task performance. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have attention deficit disoder?

How to determine if I have attention deficit disoder?

A few ways: You can 1) take a connors test www.Mhs.Com/product.Aspx?Gr=cli&prod=conners3&id=overview? which will give an indication if you have it 2) speak with a psychologist about your symptoms & history 3) discuss & consider a trial on medication with a psychiatrist 4) get psychological testing if you need it for school or work accommodations. Psychologists can help you decide which of the above to do 1st. ...Read more

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How exactly does an attention deficit medication work?

How exactly does an attention deficit medication work?

Unknown: We're still unsure both what mechanisms in the brain are different with adhd to cause the symptoms seen and how various medications that improve those symptoms work. Dopamine and norepinephrine are the two neuroregulators most often invoked as mediating the medication effects of stimulants and nonstimulants that improve adhd, but exactly how they exert those benefits remains under active study. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have attention deficit disorder?

Is it possible that I have attention deficit 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 do you know if you have attention deficit disorder?

How do you know if you have attention deficit disorder?

Poor concentration: Add is a condition recognized in childhood, if later poor attention becomes a concern, doctor needs to collect thorough history, including school performance. There several medications which found to be helpful for this problem, including Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate). Anxiety commonly accompanies add and medication for add may help to have less anxiety. ...Read more

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Inattention (Definition)

An inability to focus effectively in order to perform ...Read more