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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
Biologic disorder: Adhd is an inherited, neurobiological disorder that effects about 5% of the population. Untreated it leads to increased death (smoking, drug overdose, fatal auto crashes) or significant life impediments. It interferes with learning, socialization, relationships, finances, impulse control, academics, work performance, sleep. See my health files for websites and articles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO CURE: No cure but can be treated and managed with medications and therapy like behavior modification. Many diseases cannot be cured which would mean that it is somehow eradicated from your system. However, you can work on reducing the symptoms with treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Much as with attention-deficit, which was thought to not happen in adults, there is neither a biological reason, nor any evidence that sensory integration / sensory processing disorders like disorders of proprioception should vanish when one becomes an adult. Thus these disorders can definitely persist into adulthood. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Almost any age: Odd is typically more common among teenagers but can be diagnosed in school aged children. There is no age criteria for the diagnosis but diagnosing a toddler with odd would likely be inappropriate. Once a child understands what adults are looking for and intentionally engages in behavior that defies authority figures (this goes beyond parental defiance) then the child might be odd. ...Read more
Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life. ...Read more
Possibly: Newer studies show that ~ 30% of younger siblings of a child with autism display autistic behaviors early on. Of these ~ 40% are eventually diagnosed with autism, but many of the others have developmental language disorders. It is worth getting the little one evaluated & into early intervention services to re-direct that developmental path as much as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.
Probably not needed: if you are able to perform well at school, then you probably don't have a significant in attention problem, and rather some anxiety or other emotional issue. Pl get a new evaluation with the psychologist as you may need behavior therapy rather than ADHD meds. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autism specrum disor: Autism, autism spectrum disorders and pervasive developmental dirsorder all enompass identical group of neurodevelopmental disorders, initially described by dr. Leo kanner and hans asperger in 1943 and 1944, respectively. They are epigenetic disorders, caused by submicroscopic deletion or duplication of genes, also called copy number variation cnv. The gene expression is suppressed by environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Because the same: Deficits in social understanding (e.g., lack of theory of mind & facial recognition) underlie autism, asperger syndrome & pdd-nos, autistic spectrum disorder is the dsm-5 diagnosis that includes all 3. The myth is that all people with as have " genius" iq's; when the current definition of as requires an iq > 70, in the "normal" range, not necessarily avg. Or above, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no association between older parents and learning disabilities. Although, older mom's are more likely to have babies with down syndrome. And, there is emerging evidence that older fathers maybe at risk to have children with autism. Both of which, may have learning problems. ...Read more
They can, but: Children can certainly outgrow anxiety, but the likelihood would depend on at least 2 things: 1) the intensity, frequency and duration of the symptoms would be a factor. If all three of these are fairly high, prof. Help should be sought. 2) the child's support system. For example, chronic family problems could increase risk levels, and possibly lower the chances of the child outgrowing the anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes!: Provided that you mean adhd first diagnosed in adulthood. The diagnosis depends in part on evidence of adhd by age 7. Problem is, it is (or at least 20 years ago was) mainly picked up in childhood if it was the hyperactive type. The large number of inattentive type kids were not picked up, so we have to ask about symptoms in childhood specifically. Much researck in adhd first diagnosed in adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Young adult, previous Childhood ADHD diagnosis.Finding old Dx.documents=tricky. how to get new prescription in US? (Arrived on touristVisa& nowstaying>9months)?
See a primary care: provider on your insurance list for referral to a psychiatrist. Many family medicine doctors are well-versed in & comfortable evaluating & treating adult ADHD. Call the County Medical Society to obtain the names of 3 family medicine doctors. Call their offices & ask if they evaluate & treat adult ADHD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia.advice?
Would it be fair to say, with adhd, the childhood physical hyperactivity turns to mentally hyperactive as adults?
The natural course: Of adhd -combined type is that hyperactivity/impulsivity changes to an inner sense of restlessness. Teens & adults may still fidget by tapping/clicking pens, jiggling their legs, or getting up during classes or meetings. With updated neuropsychological testing for diagnosis, medication + cognitive/behavioral therapy + environmental manipulations through ada accommodations are available. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I've been dealing with ADHD since childhood and I've taken Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall and is desoxyn a legitimate medicine to take for my issue?
Not design: Desoxyn is another name for Methamphetamine, and is not a first choice of medication for ADHD. Mother medications, some of them derivatives of methamphetamine such as Adderall , Ritalin, Strattera, and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are better choices and have evidence in the literature and positive outcomes to support their use. Try Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), Ive heard good things about results ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hello , i believe I have had ADHD-pi from childhood but was never diagnosed and it is starting to take a toll on my daily life so I was hoping to find out about being evaluated ?
Evaluation by a: psychiatrist skilled in ADHD is best for a definitive answer. Many conditions may present like ADHD and may also coincide with ADHD which affects 4.4% of adults and can impact many aspects of daily life and function. Medications are often necessary for best function. Therapy may help with skill development to address your daily life and emotions. Best regards for good health. See Additudemag.com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should ADHD patients have abnormal signs since childhood to get the disease?Or the patient was normal person and suddenly he had it in the adulthood ?
Criteria: Current criteria, even after slightly modified recently, requires some signs to have been present during childhood; it is not that necessarily must have been diagnosed at that age. Scales and assessment tools help, as well as a careful history (school, work, collateral info). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Psychological suffering since childhood.After 20 years and dozen doctors no one agrees(adhd, gifted, mood/anxiety disorder). How can I know what i have?
Uncertainty: One approach to diagnostic uncertainty is to establish & maintain treatment with one behavioral health provider. Regular contact with one provider over an extended duration of time can increase the probability of diagnostic certainty. This in turn, can increase the precision of treatment options. However, the goal of treatment is to alleviate suffering irregardless of diagnostic label. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Old childhood head trauma. Possible cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD? Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?
30-65% chance: Longitudinal studies lasting more than 20 years have shown that adhd resolves in about 35% of children. But if stimulant treatement is started before 7 yo, the risk of persisting into adulthood drops to 35%. In other words, if treatment is started early, instead of a 65% chance of still having adhd in adulthood, the risk drops to 35%. Good reason to treat early. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Speak to your doctor: You have not provided descriptive information. The best place to start is with your child's pediatrician. Let him or her know your concerns and a description of your child's behavior and activity level. In addition, if your child is in school, get information about performance, ability to focus and attend and effect of classroom distractions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many : Structure, good diet, holding child accountable for actions, proper school placement, athletics & exercise, proper diagnosis and stimulant medication. The latter being the most important since it repairs the pathophysiology if adhd at the cellular level. See my health files for references. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consistency: There are lots of non-medical things you can do to help a child with adhd. Schedules are important with these kids. Getting plenty of rest really helps. Setting up expectations as well as consequences is essential. Despite some parents best efforts this is not enough. You may wish to consult your doctor about further treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on variables: I look at it like providing a crutch to a kid with a broken leg. With it s/he can get more done/without not so much.There are side effects to any med but the dose and form can be changed to fit the kids needs.Medicated add kids have a lower risk of incarceration and eventual drug use, for reasons unknown. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do not get it: ADHD is a neurochemical disorder of the brain, probably there during gestation. Doctors are reluctant to diagnose ADHD before age 5 years, especially in boys. It is possible to acquire ADHD symptoms from brain injury, brain infections or taking medications that have the symptoms as a side effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity can be silent for ears in a bright and curious child; the curiosity acts like a stimulant to engage attention. Later in life, with less structure, symptoms of add become apparent: e.g., disorganization, procrastination, forgetfulness, spacing off, daydreaming may be subtle but present if searched for. Adult add is real. Get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes they can: Although many adhd children are not aggressive, their impulsivity and high levels of physical activity can set them up for situations in which they or others become upset, leading to aggression. In toddlers with adhd, the most common cause of referrals in aggression in the preschool setting. Older children may be teased and scapegoated, which may to anger and aggression. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See your Doctor: Your family doctor can direct you in finding the appropriate path to the diagnosis and treatment. He/she will take a history and look for inattention, lack of focus, hyperactivity, and other symptoms and decide if psychological testing be done to help in the diagnosis. If the testing shows adhd, then your family doctor may decide to begin treatment or refer you to a child psychiatrist for care. ...Read more