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How to test if I have add (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) without going to a doctor? Any websites?

How to test if I have add (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) without going to a doctor?  Any websites?

Dr Google: Web sites are helpful but only a licensed qualified doctor can make this diagnosis. Visiting these sites is a good start, if you believe you do have it, then consult your doctor for referral or evaluation. See my health files for more leads. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

or impulsive motor activity that has not been planned before being carried out. Restlessness and inability ...Read more


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Can a person have attention deficit disorder without having learning disabilities?

Can a person have attention deficit disorder without having learning disabilities?

Certainly: About 1/3 of individuals with adhd also have a learning disorder--and likewise, about 1/3 of those with a learning disorder have adhd. The two together can make school that much tougher, but there are good treatments for both. ...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 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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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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Is it possible that I have add (attention deficit disorder)?

Possibly: You may have it, although the only way to find out is to talk to a professional! you may benefit from talking to a psychologist or psychiatrist to see about receiving an evaluation. Stay safe! ...Read more

Distractibility (Definition)

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


Dr. Corey Clay
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Inattention (Definition)

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