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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. Medical causes for symptoms must be ruled out. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children?

What are the symptoms of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children?

The symptoms of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children include:: Easily distracted, Forgetfulness, Inattention, Low self esteem, Restlessness, Impaired memory. ...Read more

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What types of children are at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What types of children are at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A partial list: First, adhd is highly heritable, so having a parent or sibling who has adhd or a family history of adhd is the most common set-up. Then comes prematurity; the smaller the baby, the higher the risk of adhd. Many genetic syndromes are associated with with adhd, giving researchers the opportunity to look at the genes involved with adhd. Less common are brain infections or injuries. ...Read more

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What are some of the risk factors for getting Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children?

What are some of the risk factors for getting Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children?

The risk factors for getting Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children include:: Lead exposure, Low birth weight, Traumatic Brain Injury, Alcohol consumption during pregnancy, Smoking in pregnancy, Iron deficiency anemia. ...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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Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

No: Although seem people use caffeine (as pills or in food or drink), no over-the-counter medications have been shown to be effective for treating adhd. Some parents notice that their children are less symptomatic when ill and taking cough syrup, but that is general sedation and illness, not treatment of adhd specifically. ...Read more

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Do you know of over-the-counter medications for children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder?

Do you know of over-the-counter medications for children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder?

Possibly: Many conditions may mimic adhd. Discuss with your pediatrician. Sleep disorders may respond to melatonin, dietary issues may respond to otc medications and dietary supplements. Caffiene's stimulant property can be helpful but can have problems with managing doseage and is short acting. ...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 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?

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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What sort of problem is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

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

Distractibility (Definition)

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


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Inattention (Definition)

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