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What is the cause of adhd?

What is the cause of adhd?

Genetics: Most cases of adhd are inherited. There is great evidence to indicate that adhd is inherited and passed on for parent to child. Many factors can determine if inherited adhd will penetrate into clinically significant adhd, but it's genetic nature is indisputable. ...Read more

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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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What are the causes of ADHD and how can I stop it?

What are the causes of ADHD and how can I stop it?

ADHD: Adhd is a neurological condition with genetic causes increased by psychological or environmental factors. However, attentional issues cause be cause by depression, anxiety, insomnia, epilepsy/seizures, head injuries, substance use, thyroid issues, and other medication conditions. A medical evaluation may be warranted. Coping skills through therapy can also be useful. ...Read more

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Can taking adderral to treat ADHD cause worsening adhd?

Can taking adderral to treat ADHD cause worsening adhd?

Nice question part 2: Of stimulants may worsen the core symptoms of adhd. Also, a pharmacological relationship called starling's law, may play a role. This is where increasing doses of a particular medication peaks in effectiveness at a specific point, and further increases actually decrease effectiveness. ...Read more

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How can the headaches caused by ADHD medication be cured?

How can the headaches caused by ADHD medication be cured?

Stop/change the med: If the med is causing your headache, the best treatment is stopping that medicine. You should inform your doc of the side effect of your current med and possibly you will be evaluated and prescribed a different medication. Fortunately, there are many choices now for adhd treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can ADHD be the cause of OCD ? Or OCD the cause of ADHD ? Is there any relation ?

Can ADHD be the cause of OCD ? Or OCD the cause of ADHD ? Is there any relation ?

Relationship: I'll link to an interesting site. Causation does not seem likely in either direction but there can be a relationship. They can alternate, maybe even co-exist in different parts of life. In some ways they seem opposite and opposites are related. The pain of either one might result in self-help tendencies to act the other way. Find a good experienced therapist - it may help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Short term memory problems at 22. Long term memory is not impaired. Once information is learned it is stored forever. What can cause this? ADHD?

Short term memory problems at 22. Long term memory is not impaired. Once information is learned it is stored forever. What can cause this? ADHD?

Many causes possible: ButI always ask my patients in a psychiatric evaluation: were you ever a really good student in elementary school? If so, most like it is not ADHD. Why? because ADHD shows up early in life not later, say in middle school onwards. In fact, the American Academy of pediatrics has pushed detection to include preschoolers. If affecting daily life, see a doc to rule out any physical issues first. ...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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What's the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression?

What's the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression?

Timing: In adhd, concentration problems are all the time in multiple situations. In depression, concentration problems occur only during episodes of depression. Remember, depression is episodic and adhd is all the time. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression differ?

Can you please tell me how lack of concentration caused by ADHD and depression differ?

Concentration: A whole constellation of symptoms are associated with adhd (suggest that you goggle this). Although medication can improve focus it will not cure the underlying adhd. Poor concentration is a sx of stress &/or depression. When the depression is adequately treated, the concentration problems will likely resolve. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and that caused by depression?

What is the difference between lack of concentration caused by ADHD and that caused by depression?

History: The concentration problems of add have been present to some degree throughout one's life. Depression is usually episodic. If it is associated with diminished concentration, that will clear up when the depression does. ...Read more

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