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I am gifted and I have adult adhd. What is the link between the two ? Does one cause the other ? Are there books on this specific topic ?

I am gifted and I have adult adhd. What is the link between the two ? Does one cause the other ? Are there books on this specific topic ?

No real link: No, adhd does not cause "giftedness"- but it doesn't prevent it either. Individual variation accounts for this combination of traits. There is more to you than just these 2 traits however, so be intent on developing your full self. ...Read more

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Dr. Rachel Goldstein
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults (Definition)

Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity begins in childhood and may continue through adulthood. Symptoms are similar: poor attention span, impulsivity and hyperactivity which is disruptive to others. Adults who present for a diagnosis must meet criteria for ADD in childhood which a careful history will support. Medical causes for symptoms ...Read more


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How effective is clonodine for adult ADHD vs strattera (atomoxetine) or intuniv? Stimulants cause me bad anxiety. What's the best option that causes no drowsiness?

How effective is clonodine for adult ADHD vs strattera (atomoxetine) or intuniv? Stimulants cause me bad anxiety. What's the best option that causes no drowsiness?

Clonidine may work: stimulants have a better success rate. However second line medications such as straterra may help with less appetite problems or insomnia. Intuniv is a long acting med. that is similar to clonidine. If you are trying one I would suggest intuniv. Side affects could be fatigue and lowering of blood pressure. ...Read more

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Symptoms of adult ADHD?

Symptoms of adult ADHD?

ADHD: Conventional symptoms include forgetfulness and excessive daydreaming, as well as an inability to sit still, or constant fidgeting. Some more adult specific symptoms might include trouble with organization, traffic accidents, marital trouble, distractibility, trouble listening to others, restlessness, lateness, anger, trouble relaxing, trouble prioritizing and trouble starting tasks. ...Read more

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How accurate are adult ADHD tests?

Not determinative: No add "test" is determinative, either for kids or adults. An experienced mental health expert may or may not even utilize a proprietary "test". Adults can easily be evaluated. Such an evaluation includes a thorough history &discussion with the expert, who then can employ 1 or more tests, or not, to provide additional info. In the end, the evaluator should use tests with which he/she has confidence. ...Read more

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I need some advice for adult adhd?

See a professional: Get a full evaluation from a psychologist who can provide psychological testing. Prior to any medication trial make sure the diagnosis is accurate, ruling out depression and anxiety, then consider stimulant meds and ADHD coaching. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adult adhd?

There are a range of: symptoms.Not everyone has them all,but here are some: not finishing tasks or projects started,difficulty remembering appointments,difficulty paying attention,especially when doing repetitive or boring work,easily distracted by noise around you.There are often other conditions along with the ADD that need to be addressed,so please speak to your doctor and they can properly evaluate you for this. ...Read more

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Hello do you specialize in adult adhd?

General ?s on;y here: In this part of HealthTap you get to ask questions and our Doctors can choose to reply if they feel they can offer a bit of help. We have some who specialize in your concern, but you need to wait and see who replies. You can decide to pick from the crew and pay to have direct access. Go to Home page and find a Help icon to do that. Best! ...Read more

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How would you know if you have adult adhd?

How would you know if you have adult adhd?

Need evaluation: The only way to tell if you have adhd is to be evaluated by an experienced health care provider. Ask your doctor or health plan for a referral to someone who specializes in adhd or psychiatry. You can also go to a web site like chadd.Org and search their professional directory. ...Read more

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Where to get evaluated for adult adhd/add?

Where to get evaluated for adult adhd/add?

Adhd diagnosis: Since adhd is a psychiatric diagnosis, listed in dsm-iv, the "best" diagnosis should be done by a psychiatrist. ...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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