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Causes For 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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