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Do you think I have add with hyperactivity or adhd?

Do you think I have add with hyperactivity or adhd?

Old terms: In the past a distinction was made between "add, " & "add with hyperactivity." in the current naming scheme (dsm-iv tr) everyone is adhd, with subsets of modifiers- mostly inattentive, mostly hyperactive/impulsive, or mixed subtypes. The dsm-v will change this to another naming scheme. Don"t hang too heavily on terminology. Doctors have been trying to define this entity precisely for decades. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Do i have anxiety or depression?

Do i have anxiety or depression?

Not enough info to: answer your question. Major Depression is a mood disorder lasting a minimum of two weeks. Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy,v concentration, v memory & suicidal thoughts. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or > ...Read more

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Do I possibly have add ADHD or dyslexia?

Do I possibly have add ADHD or dyslexia?

You should be tested: Although anxiety and depression can also cause academic underachievement, the most likely cause is add and/or dyslexia. If you're even raising the question you are having enough interference in your life to warrent a visit to a ckinician. The improvements with proper treatment can be life changing. ...Read more

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Do I have inattention or add ?

Using this site: You can get the best use from this public site by providing essential background information and asking a clear related question. Your short question provides nothing on which to base an answer. The doctors on this site donate their time to address your issues.Any minor cost for lengthy/wordy questions cover the cost of maintaining the site. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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What should I do if i probably have add or adhd?

What should I do if i probably have add or adhd?

Psychiatric consult: Adhd is a clinical medical illness, and as such, there are no tests or testing that can diagnose this condition. You need a thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist who is familiar with adhd. In my practice, this consists of a face to face evaluation that includes a family history, medical history, social history, review of symptoms, other medical conditions, and evaluation of all symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have add or adhd?

How can I tell if I have add or adhd?

Could be either: Both terms are sloppily used to describe the condition known, in the dsm-iv at least, as "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." interestingly, there are four types and one of those types can be "adhd of the inattentive type" -or - as the mother of one of my patients' reported - "adhd without the 'h'" sometimes people who are as hyper as the day is long describe themselves as "add." nope. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ADHD or bipolar disorder?

How do I know if I have ADHD or bipolar disorder?

Could be both: Adhd & bipolar disorder are conditions that require expert intervention for diagnosis & treatment. A person could have either or both at the same time (comorbid conditions). Bd are usually more rageful, irritable, aggressive & angry. Bd folks cycle through moods such as depression or extreme happiness (euphoria or mania). Adhd folks tend not to be that way. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anxiety or depression as I feel I have them?

How do I know if I have anxiety or depression as I feel I have them?

There are 33 Sx's of: anxiety and 9 of depression. In major depression, three-quarters of the time, anxiety is present, too, so there is some overlap. Here's a lay reference for depression Sx's: http://health.alot.com/conditions/depression-symptoms--367 Here's a source to diagnose your own anxiety: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html Use a psychologist for further guidance. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anxiety or depression?

Psychiatric Eval.: Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts.**anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep. ...Read more

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How do i tell if i have depression or anxiety?

How do i tell if i have depression or anxiety?

Start with phys exam: Read more at: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20032977

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How do I know if I have add (attention deficit disorder)?

How do I know if I have add (attention deficit disorder)?

ADHD is...: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. The sx's vary but the core sxs are distractibility, attention wandering, poor organization, inability to sit still etc. You'll need to take a test and go through a dx interview to do this right. Here's a link to do it yourself: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/adhd.html ...Read more

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I feel like I might have some sort of ADHD, depression, or anxiety, but I do not know which?

I feel like I might have some sort of ADHD, depression, or anxiety, but I do not know which?

That is why: a comprehensive psychiatric or psychological assessment is so important. They have sx's in common, overlapping sx's and it can be confusing. Take care. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have chronic depression or some other problem?

How do I know if I have chronic depression or some other problem?

Depression: Please make an appointment with your internist for a complete physical examination with appropriate blood tests. Talk with your doctor about how you feel. I'm sure that together, you can find the answer to your question. ...Read more

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I have panic disorder and agoraphobia. Think I may have asbergers. Do you recommend I get tested? Helpless can't do things alone no confidence :(

I have panic disorder and agoraphobia. Think I may have asbergers. Do you recommend I get tested? Helpless can't do things alone no confidence :(

Evaluation : If you are concerned and these conditions affect your ability to function consider seeking and evaluation from a psychiatrist or psychologist, including those on HealthTap. There are treatment and intervention options available. If getting this process started is difficult, consider asking someone u trust to help. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression, anxiety or a thyroid condition?

How do I know if I have depression, anxiety or a thyroid condition?

Consult your doctor: You need to have thorough history/physycal examination and if indicated blood test to find out what is wrong with you. ...Read more

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I have a.D.D and dislexia can I get medical marijuana?

I have a.D.D and dislexia can I get medical marijuana?

Probably not: I am not thinking that those conditions would presently constitute indications for the introduction of medical marijuana. There needs to be more research into the applications of medical marijuana and although there may be possibilities to utilize medical marijuana for the treatment of psychiatric conditions there is presently no awareness of its capacity to reduce symptoms in add and dyslexia. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anxiety problems or severe depression?

How do I know if I have anxiety problems or severe depression?

Symptoms: Symptoms of anxiety can include uncontrolled worrying, restlessness, increased muscle tension, irritability, problems wi sleep & concentration as well as feeling tired. Depression Sx’s may include *sad/angry/irritable mood, *low energy level, *lack of motivation, * absence of joy, * feeling helpless or hopeless,* feeling guilty, * low self-esteem, problems with memory, concentration or decision ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression or selective mutism?

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How do I know if I have depression or selective mutism?

Depression: Depression shows classic vegetative signs & symptoms such as sadness, despair, changes in sleep/appetite/energy , anhedonia, crying spells, all depending on severity of depression. ...Read more

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Do people with ADD have moodswings?

Do people with ADD have moodswings?

Yes: Emotional control, "mood swings," this is a common feature of ADHD. However, a direct evaluation would be better able to tell if the particular kinds of mood swings are a part of ADHD, or are unrelated. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have dyslexia or some other form of a learning disability?

I need help! How do I know if I have dyslexia or some other form of a learning disability?

Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia. ...Read more