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

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 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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Which doctor knows better about ADHD , lack of concentration , memory loss problems ? A neurologist or psychatrist ? Please help. I want the knowledge

Which doctor knows better about ADHD , lack of concentration , memory loss problems ? A neurologist or psychatrist ? Please help. I want the knowledge

Additional symptoms: For pure adhd cases, i usually recommend psychiatrists that specialize in adhd. If there are other symptoms like memory loss, changes in cognitive status or cognitive functioning, especially new or rapid changes, i would recommend a neurologist. ...Read more

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I've been having problems concentrating for years now and also been having problems with memory loss. Lately it has gotten pretty bad. What should I d?

I've been having problems concentrating for years now and also been having problems with memory loss. Lately it has gotten pretty bad. What should I d?

Talk with doctor: If a condition seems to be worsening then you should talk with your doctor. Ask about different factors that can cause memory loss such as medications as well. ...Read more

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Can my memory loss be attributed to adhd?

Evaluate: People with adhd rarely truly have memory loss, they may not attend and it may not be getting in. Memory loss is a very subjective complaint and really the best way to really determine if you have memory loss is neuropsychological testing. According to studies people are really generally bad at judging their memory, however if there is a big change - see a physician and consider neuropsych tests. ...Read more

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No energy during the day can't concentrate memory loss wide awake at night Tryed many sleep meds none work told I have insomnia cud it be ADHD instead?

Hope you are not: taking the Paxil (paroxetine) at night. (it's an activating antidepressant and should be taken in the morning) You were not on this medication the last time you posted. You need to tell your doctor you are having problems with memory, insomnia and attention. Consider seeing a specialist www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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What would be an example of an ADHD associated memory problem? For example would name remembering be one?

What would be an example of an ADHD associated memory problem? For example would name remembering be one?

Yes: The concurrence of problems with any of the skill sets used in learning runs about 40% in people with ADHD.This includes issues with short or long term memory, reading, math, etc. Name finding issues may exist with or without ADHD. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop ADHD as a teenager even if you didn't have any problems beforehand?

Is it possible to develop ADHD as a teenager even if you didn't have any problems beforehand?

Possible: If you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a young child, the only way to acquire it is by having a brain injury or brain infection. There are many conditions that can mimic ADHD. Start with an evaluation by your primary care doctor, and if necessary have a neuropsychological evaluation. ...Read more

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What medications are there for memory loss that is not caused by alzheimer's?

What medications are there for memory loss that is not caused by alzheimer's?

Brain Power: For patients with memory disorders we use cholinesterase inhibitors like rivastigmine or donepezil. In advanced cases of alzheimer's disease memantine has proven benefit. Some advocate the use of omega 3, or Alpha lipoid acid with controversial data supporting its use. New data suggests that being physically fit during middle age reduces risk of memory disorders (dementia) at age70. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more