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How is it possible to know if I have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder adhd?

How is it possible to know if I have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder adhd?

Symptoms: If you have the symptoms of adhd, as dr. Ali answered, then you may have the disorder. Check with your doctor for an evaluation or referral. See chadd.Org or nimh site: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/can-adults-have-adhd.Shtml. I've got a copy on my health files. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...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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Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

ADHD: Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas has specialized lab tests for ADHD and other information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Biologic disorder: Adhd is an inherited, neurobiological disorder that effects about 5% of the population. Untreated it leads to increased death (smoking, drug overdose, fatal auto crashes) or significant life impediments. It interferes with learning, socialization, relationships, finances, impulse control, academics, work performance, sleep. See my health files for websites and articles. ...Read more

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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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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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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder  and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

No I do not: Adhd and asperger/autism spectrum disorders are distinctively different. Adhd is a disruptive behavior disorder with few problems with socialuzation at it's core. Asds have a great deal to do with a person being socially perplexed. It is possible to have one or the other or both. Also, the treatments for adhd in terms of medications do not help much with the social impairments seen in the asds. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder)?

Is it possible that I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive 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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What are the tests for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What are the tests for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Neuropsychology: The best of the tests available include neuropsychological testing. It includes tests of attention, vigilance, flexibility of thinking, and executive function ...Read more

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What are the tests for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder?

What are the tests for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder?

Many: Most docs answer this question thinking about a specific diagnostic test like blood test, xray, or blood pressure. But many signs are found in adhd pts. Since this is a neurologic disease, it has neurologic findings. Eg, poor executive function, synkinesia, dyskinesia, poor working memory, temporal sequential ordering problems can all be tested. Eye muscle dyskinesia an inerrant sign in adhd. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Focus.impulsv.hyper: Adhd: symptoms including attention deficit (inability to maintain focus), impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. Symptoms are typical and normal for 4 year olds, but start affecting all aspects of life (academic, social, family, athletic) when they persist beyond. Vanderbilt forms help objectively. Behavior modification, school involvement, and mainly stimulant medication are used as treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

How do I know if I  have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Qualified Clinician: There's no definitive diagnostic test for adhd — no blood analysis, no brain scan, no genetic screen — so it's not easy to tell whether a child or an adult has the disorder. A good clinical evaluation performed by a qualified individual such as a pediatrician, psychiatrist or psychologist is essential. Psychological testing can be beneficial in making this diagnosis. Start with your primary md. ...Read more

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What helps the most with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What helps the most with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A proper evaluation: A proper assessment by a qualified, expirienced clinician is the best help for adhd.Once the evaluation is done, then a proper plan of care could be determined based on findings. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

See below: Adhd has core symptoms of hyperactivity and inability to focus. People with adhd are easily distracted by events in their environment and have trouble staying on task, completing school work. They also tend to be hyperactive, always moving, getting out of their desks, and being disruptive.. People with adhd also tend to be very impulsive. They may not think before acting. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Three Core Symptoms: There are three core symptoms of adhd as it is currently understood, and the diagnostic criteria come from one of these three symptoms. They are: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. It is possible to have problems particularly with inattention without the other two. ...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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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is permanent once a person has it?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is permanent once a person has it?

Real biological : Adhd persists into adulthood 65% of the time. Hundreds of studies have proven it to be a neurobiological disorder with a genetic and neurotoxic basis. It is not a conglomeration of symptoms. See my health hints and health files for further information. ...Read more

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My son has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder how can I help him most?

My son has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder how can I help him most?

Find the cause: In my practice, i work at finding the real underlying cause of the adhd symptoms rather than covering symptoms with drugs. These can be learning or processing problems, diet, nutritional deficiencies or allergies. When the cause is treated, drugs are not needed. ...Read more

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Has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder become more common in today's society?

Has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder become more common in today's society?

It seems to be: Diagnosed more often today than say 10 years ago. This can happen when a diagnosis gets a lot of attention in the news. This is a good thing since many people who had adhd in the past grew up thinking they were lazy, stupid or had behavioral problems. Not knowing what caused their problems led to low self esteem and poor school and work performance. Today they can be helped with therapy and meds. ...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


Distractibility (Definition)

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