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How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

NO CURE: No cure but can be treated and managed with medications and therapy like behavior modification. Many diseases cannot be cured which would mean that it is somehow eradicated from your system. However, you can work on reducing the symptoms with treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

Hyperactivity is a term that describes a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. It may be caused by hormonal or emotional disorders, and may also be present in children ...Read more


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Can you tell me about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Can you tell me about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Lots of Information: There is much information available on adhd both for adults and children. I suggest to start by contacting chadd (www.Chadd.Org). Chadd is "children and adults with adhd". ...Read more

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Is it possible to take care of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Is it possible to take care of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Yes: Either with therapy or medication but most often with both. Often learning disabilities are co-morbid with adhd and need to be evaluated. Also the symptoms of adhd can be present in other disorders which need to be assessed before assuming the diagnosis is adhd. ...Read more

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How could one tell if another has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

How could one tell if another has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

By their behavior: They would interrupt you frequently, usually moving their feet, moving to a different subject in their conversation multiple times. Couldn't finish a task or reading a page in an appropriate time. ...Read more

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Why is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder such a growing concern in the united states?

Why is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder such a growing concern in the united states?

Complicated: Adhd is diagnosed in the us much more than in any other developed country, and the use of medications for it are even more disproportionate. Some argue this proves we're overdiagnosing and overtreating adhd in the us, others, that adhd is underappreciated outside the us. A big change is ongoing treatment in adolescents and adults, leading to concerns about medication misuse and diversion, . ...Read more

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What can I do if my son has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( adhd) and I have always wondered why?

What can I do if my son has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ( adhd) and I have always wondered why?

Generally inherited: Children have either inherited the traits of adhd or have acquired them from an infection or trauma to the brain. Often a parent , or extended family members have similar features. 75% of affected children are inattentive, not hyperactive. Psychological/neuropsychological testing can check for learning disabilities that may be evident or will develop in the future. ...Read more

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What is the difference between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's?

Different disorders: Adhd refers to problems with attention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. "executive" functions are not as well developed as they should be. Asperger's falls in the autism spectrum. Asperger's symptoms include poor social skills, odd communication style (sing-song like speech), difficulty with changes in routines, preoccupations, and heightened sensitivity to sights and sounds. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Inattention (Definition)

Inattention is a clinical finding in which a person has decreased attention span. This can occur in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ...Read more


Distractibility (Definition)

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