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What cause add?

What cause add?

Many things: The cause of adhd symptoms are many, allergies, low blood sugar, learning problems, nutritional deficiencies to name a few. Everyone deserves a thorough medical evaluation to look for these causes. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Not known.: It used to be thought it came from slight brain damage during pregnancy, but no longer. Perhaps it's an adaptive trait for very threatening environments left over from earlier evolution. Maybe, too, that's why it's so common. ...Read more

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What causes add?

What causes add?

Don't really know: The actual cause of adhd is really unknown. Spect scans have been able to show abnormalities in the frontal lobe of those with adhd, but this doesn't explain cause. It is believed to be a chemical, rather than purely a behavioral disorder. Theories on cause are endless from diet, genetics, vitamin deficiency, toxin exposure, fetus development, etc. ...Read more

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Can absence seizures cause add?

Can absence seizures cause add?

Very unlikely: Not that i'm aware of, but they could be misdiagnosed as attention deficit disorder. During an absence seizure, the child looks as though he/she is zoning out and may be thought to not paying attention, and this could be misdiagnosed. ...Read more

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Can vestibular dysfunction cause ADD? Where can I find a doctor who treats this?

Can vestibular dysfunction cause ADD? Where can I find a doctor who treats this?

No. ADHD is a : Neurodevelopmental Disorder. Diagnostic criteria = onset before age 10 of significant symptoms of inattention &/or hyperactivity that cause harmful dysfunction at home & school or work for at least 6 mos. After evaluating you for neurological & systemic illnesses that cause pain, vertigo & diminished attention span, your PCP will know if you need referrals to ENT, neurology &/or psychiatry. ...Read more

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Food additives - do you think it's possible that food additives cause add or learning disabilities?

Food additives - do you think it's possible that food additives cause add or learning disabilities?

Maybe: Some people, particularly younger children, are supersensitive to artificial dyes, flavors or preservatives. Most docs believe that adhd and ld are inherited or caused by brain injury. But these are just the brains that are more susceptible to adverse effects from these ingredients. It's best to discuss this with your doc using your observations to help limit (or not) the child's diet. ...Read more

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Does geodon (ziprasidone) cause add, akathisia or inability to sit still. Have trouble sitting on one place?

Does geodon (ziprasidone) cause add, akathisia or inability to sit still. Have trouble sitting on one place?

Akathisia, not ADD: Geodon (ziprasidone) can cause akathisia, a kind of motor restlessness. In some people, this can be an experience of not being able to sit still. This differs from add, a more comprehensive problem. Please talk with your doctor about what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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What benefits does taking Vitamin D3 provide? Is there any truth to claims that it boosts GH levels and can actually cause added height in adults?

What benefits does taking Vitamin D3 provide? Is there any truth to claims that it boosts GH levels and can actually cause added height in adults?

Many, Yes and No: There are many benefits of taking Vit D3 including preventing many forms of cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis,diabetes,depression & many other illnesses.It also enhances immune function, reducing risk of influenza. It can raise GH levels but no adult can grow after bone growth plates close in adolescence. Adults should take 5-8000 iu/day. See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer ...Read more

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Can Paxil (paroxetine) cause add/Adhd? Feeling very overwhelmed with daily tasks, mind is everywhere and feel anxiety about things I have to do.

Can Paxil (paroxetine) cause add/Adhd? Feeling very overwhelmed with daily tasks, mind is everywhere and feel anxiety about things I have to do.

No: Paxil (paroxetine) side effects can included nervousness, tremors and dizziness. These side effects may seem like a loss of focus or concentration (ADHD) and contribute to the reported anticipatory anxiety. Go back to the doctor and discuss the best course of action, medication change or dosage change. Talk therapy will help a lot as well. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Can OCD cause ADD symptoms? I have trouble concentrating in school even when OCD thoughts are gone. I can focus on things that interest me though.

Can OCD cause ADD symptoms? I have trouble concentrating in school even when OCD thoughts are gone. I can focus on things that interest me though.

Not cause,associated: It's not that OCD causes ADD symptoms, but more of an association between the two. I see that you are on two antidepressants as well as stimulant treatment for ADD. Keep up your appointments with your prescribing physician to evaluate your response to medications and potentially offer other useful cognitive behavior therapies. ...Read more