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Dr. Rachel Goldstein
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults (Overview)

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. Medical causes for symptoms must be ruled out.


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What is the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What is the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Many: The best treatment, is a proper evaluation.Once the diagnosis is established and comorbidities, if present addressed, the medications, usually stimulants are first line therapy along with behavioral intervention.Parenting, exercise, neurofeedback have demonstrated benefit, specially as adjuct therapies.Interactime metronome, cognitive training helps in some pts, dietary changes, vit etc, anecdotal response. ...Read more

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Dr. Rachel Goldstein
221 doctors shared insights

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults (Overview)

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. Medical causes for symptoms must be ruled out.


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What are the rasons of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? And what are the treatments?

What are the rasons of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? And what are the treatments?

Multiple reasons: There are multiple reason from affected areas of the brain to problems with neurotransmitter levels that is the reason treatments vary from patients to patients and is such a complex disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Is it possible to get rid of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Not really: Adhd symptoms typically become less severe during adolescence, and about 30-40% of adults who once had adhd no longer have impairing symptoms. But, currently, we have not treatment that gets rid of this disorder. A number of treatments can greatly reduce major symptoms, but they return when the treatments stop. ...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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What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

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 is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder defined?

How is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder defined?

ADHD: The criteria can be more objectively measured by using the asrs - a widely available instrument. It is suspected when students underachieve - perform worse than iq/achievement testing would suggest or are inconsistent. The impact can be evident at home with poorer self-esteem and rejection - by parents and friends. Heightened impulsvity, hyperactivity, fidgetiness, and disruptiveness are typical. ...Read more

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What are the signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What are the signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

As in the name: A-d/hd represents a class of disorders that are usually first diagnosed in childhood. They are characterized by inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. A proper diagnosis is quite nuanced and requires a professional. ...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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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


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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