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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

Distractibility (Definition)

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


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What to do when you have attention deficit disorder?

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 ?

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 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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Can mercury cause attention deficit disorder?

Can mercury cause attention deficit disorder?

Mercury & ADHD: High mercury levels in the blood was found to be associated with add, according to study from hong kong, where consumption of deep sea fish is high. ...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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How to know if I have add (attention deficit disorder)?

How to know if I have add (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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Is attention deficit disorder physical or psychological?

Is attention deficit disorder physical or psychological?

Criteria for ADHD,: A neurodevelopmental disorder, define it as chronic & brain-based. It harmfully impacts a person's functioning in at least 2 settings ( home & school/work). Often with executive function (taking in, processing, organizing, storing & retrieving information) deficits, it can impact learning, behavior, academics/work, & peer interaction.Management = medications + behavior therapy + structure. ...Read more

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How to know if I have add (attention deficit disorder) ?

How to know if I have add (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 do I know if I have add (attention deficit disorder)?

How do I know if I have add (attention deficit disorder)?

ADHD is...: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. The sx's vary but the core sxs are distractibility, attention wandering, poor organization, inability to sit still etc. You'll need to take a test and go through a dx interview to do this right. Here's a link to do it yourself: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html ...Read more

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Inattention (Definition)

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