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Can You Tell Me If I Have Add
No: The diagnosis of add can be made after a proper history, physical and neurological exam and screening tests. If you have reviewed some on line sites with q and a profiles that make you suspect the problem, call your doc and see if he/she works with that problem. ...Read more
The best way to tell: Is for you to go to a qualified professional for assessment. In my opinion, the best way is to see a psychologist, neuropsychologist or psychiatrist. Ned hallowell md writes excellent books on adhd. One is "driven to distraction (revised): recognizing and coping with attention deficit disorder". You can find his books, and others, at the library, new/used bookstores, and online. ...Read more
Complete Exam: ADHD is very common, and many people who think they have ADHD will benefit from treatment. However, interestingly, more than half of adults with ADHD have a 2nd mental health issue. So you must get an evaluation by someone who is trained & experienced in Adult ADHD, and you must have a thorough and comprehensive evaluation to sort everything out., including other possible medical problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation: Start with your doctor, who can evaluate for medical problems that might be causing your problems. If none are found, get a referral to a neuropsychologist, whose testing should help find out what the problem might be, ADHD or another disorder of attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A mental health: Professional needs to diagnose ocd. Symptoms may include a fear that something bad is going to happen if you don't, e.g., more a certain way, say certain words, count things, etc. Psychological and/or medical help can be effective. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I can't but if you: Have possible symptoms see your physician to have the diagnosis ruled in or ruled out. Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease in which the person has elevated blood sugar. Common diabetes symptoms can include weight loss, increased hunger, increased urinary, increased frequency of urination. ...Read more
? were you as kid ?: The "symptoms" of ADD are vague & overlap with other issues. You do your best when you have adequate restful sleep, good nutrition, good health and a stable working environment. If you have voids in any of these you can appear ADD. A good workup by your doc including a sleep study could cover the basics. Referral to a psychologist for testing may be indicated if these are normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not w available info: Bipolar Disorder is a mood disorder that can present with possible symptoms of mania, hypomania, depression, mixed state and normal state. Mania or hypomania: 1 may show aggression, agitation, v judgment & impulse control, distractability, rapid thoughts & speech, ^ libido, V sleep, spending sprees, high risk behaviors, elation, ^ physical activity or psychosis. When depressed 1 may have low ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a comprehensive: Psychiatric evaluation to know. Depression sx’s can include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read more
Ask: Tell what the symptoms you are having are.Then ask if the doc believes it is consistant with adult add.Make sure your doctor is familiar with this condition. ...Read more
Could be either: Both terms are sloppily used to describe the condition known, in the dsm-iv at least, as "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." interestingly, there are four types and one of those types can be "adhd of the inattentive type" -or - as the mother of one of my patients' reported - "adhd without the 'h'" sometimes people who are as hyper as the day is long describe themselves as "add." nope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is hope: Depression is a mood disorder. Often there is a change in sleep, eating, energy, a sense of helplessness or hopelessness. Etc. Adjusting to change, grief, etc can be triggers. The good news is that depression is quite treatable. Psychotherapy &/or medication are effective. The first step is to contact someone. There are helplines, crisis lines, counseling centers, pcp, employee assistance, etc. ...Read more
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