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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)

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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10 yr history of severe sob attributed to anxiety. Ads/cbt/meditation only slightly helpful. S/s disappear with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Anxiety caused by adhd?

10 yr history of severe sob attributed to anxiety. Ads/cbt/meditation only slightly helpful. S/s disappear with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Anxiety caused by adhd?

Anxiety in ADHD: It is a common sign found in persons with adhd. The intrinsic mechanism is unclear but it may be mediated by the dysregulation of the noradrenergic system which underlies adhd. Since there is an imbalance of most brain neurotransmitters, depression and mood disorders are likely to accompany adhd if untreated. Medications, behavioral modification and meditation improve all symptoms in adhd. ...Read more

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What causes adhd?

What causes adhd?

Not Known: Although there is clearly a genetic component to add/adhd the cause is truly unknown at this time. There are conditions that mimic , but the true causes need to be determined. ...Read more

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What causes ADHD medicine out of your system?

METABOLISM: Most adhd medication metabolizes fairly rapidly, usually within hours. Traces of medication may last longer but are unlikely to be clinically significant. ...Read more

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Is it possible for food additives, such as e102, to cause adhd-like behavior in children?

Is it possible for food additives, such as e102, to cause adhd-like behavior in children?

In a small number of: Children with adhd there is an allergic or pharmacologically mediated behavior change on exposure to some dyes (e.g., tartrazine, quinolineyellow, sunset yellow, carmoisine, ponceau 4r, & allura red ) & sodium benzoate added to foods & medicines. If a child is allergic to certain foods or dyes & behavior changes can be seen with exposure, an elimination diet is worthwhile. ...Read more

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Can masterbation cause ADHD ?

ADHD causes: True ADHD is a condition that one is born with. Masturbation will not cause ADHD; there are no specific behaviors that will cause ADHD. ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalus cause adhd?

ADHD/Hydrocephalus: No correlation as to cause/effect.

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There is clinical evidence to prove that artificial colors and preservatives in food causes adhd?

There is clinical evidence to prove that artificial colors and preservatives in food causes adhd?

No: There is no conclusive properly performed research showing causality between expsoure to dyes or additives & adhd. However, naturalistic experience shows worsening of symptoms in a few, but not all adhd children. This effect is rarely seen in adults. The older the pt is, the less likely there are clinical signs of exposure and mostly hyperactivity. Rarely, college pts perform less well with dyes. ...Read more

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Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Frontal damage: The frontal lobes of the brain are where we focus and attend and control behavior. Serious brain trauma can damage these frontal brain centers. Persistent problems with attention and behavior control can be an outcome of such trauma. ...Read more

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Could an epidural given for labor cause adhd?

Not that I know of.: As far as i know there is no connection between epidural for labor and add/adhd. ...Read more

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Will depression cause ADHD or similar symptoms?

Something like that: When you are depressed you may experience feeling restless, fidgeting, insomnia, or difficulty concentrating. So those symptoms might make you feel like you have adhd, but they could just be the depression. If the onset of those symptoms was concurrent with depression then it's likely just due to depression. ...Read more

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