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Can having ADHD lower your IQ test score?

Can having ADHD lower your IQ test score?

Unless treated, yes: Untreated adhd can make it difficult to focus and concentrate on answering the questions on an iq test -- resulting in a lower score. Appropriate treatment should normalize this. ...Read more

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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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Do symptoms of depression increase or decrease the likelihood of having adhd?

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Do symptoms of depression increase or decrease the likelihood of having adhd?

Depression: Depression affects concentration and attention, but has no correlation with adhd likelihood. ...Read more

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Will taking 200 mg of trazodone for insomnia lower my dopamine levels since I have ADHD?

Will taking 200 mg of trazodone for insomnia lower my dopamine levels since I have ADHD?

Not likely: Trazodone's mechanism of action really targets more the serotonin receptors as well as the histamine H1 receptors and a1 adrenergic receptors. It is not known to have much clinical effect on dopamine. ...Read more

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I have been on ADHD meds for 4 half years.vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70mg a day. Now on prozac which I like but didn't work at 10mg so now on 20. Week later, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) only lasts 6hrs. Wht is the best action w/o lower Prozac?

I have been on ADHD meds for 4 half years.vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 70mg a day. Now on prozac which I like but didn't work at 10mg so now on 20. Week later, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) only lasts 6hrs. Wht is the best action w/o lower Prozac?

You can: Take two doses of Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at 40 ng in the morning and 30 mg at noon. The Prozac should not affect the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) at all. See your doctor and discuss your problem and see if changing the dosage and scheduled time will work. ...Read more

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Can Addera?l be used to augment an antidepressant in someone who has vegetative depressive symptoms? Would dose be same as for ADHD or lower?

Can Addera?l be used to augment an antidepressant in someone who has vegetative depressive symptoms? Would dose be same as for ADHD or lower?

Yes: The dose must be closely monitored to avoid serotonergic syndrome. Start with the lowest dose under medical supervision of a psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist or behavioral neurologist ideally. ...Read more

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My son has so much energy he can't hold still even if it's moving his toes he's 5 he's starting to move his lower jaw a lot could it be add/adhd Maybe?

My son has so much energy he can't hold still even if it's moving his toes he's 5 he's starting to move his lower jaw a lot could it be add/adhd Maybe?

Perhaps: Please express your concerns to your son's Pediatrician. Referral to Psychologist and/or Psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment may be prudent. ...Read more

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Is Vyvanse and wellbutrin (bupropion) XL combo effective for treating ADHD (primarily inattentive) and major depression? Could this combo lower seizure threshold?

Yes and Yes...: Vyvanse is an excellent medication for adhd just as wellbutrin (bupropion) is and excellent medication for depression. Wellbutrin (bupropion) can be assoicated with seizures and should not be prescribed to those with a seizure disorder or lowered seizure threshold. ...Read more

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I have a bad cavity on my lower right tooth. I'm 24 weeks pregnant. Can I take local anesthesia & Tylenol (acetaminophen)? I read Tylenol (acetaminophen) it can lead to ADHD. Thanks

I have a bad cavity on my lower right tooth. I'm 24 weeks pregnant. Can I take local anesthesia & Tylenol (acetaminophen)? I read Tylenol (acetaminophen) it can lead to ADHD. Thanks

Take care of it: Dental caries (cavities) can lead to all sorts of health problems, none of which you'd like to experience when pregnant. There is no evidence that Tylenol (acetaminophen) leads to ADHD. Take care of yourself, and your cavities now! ...Read more

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Female, 30, waist-height ratio 37.6%, BMI 17.47. Internet says "anorexia" levels. Taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD but afraid of appetite loss. If these numbers do not get lower, still importanttogain weight?

Female, 30, waist-height ratio 37.6%, BMI 17.47. Internet says "anorexia" levels. Taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for ADHD but afraid of appetite loss. If these numbers do not get lower, still importanttogain weight?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) could : Cause weight loss. It will be important to add in Remeron (mirtazapine) if your appetite drops so as not to drop your bmi any lower. Bmi less than 16 is severe and could result in hospitalization. Best wishes for a happy holiday season. ...Read more

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What is adhd?

What is adhd?

ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a problem where the chemicals in the brain are out of balance. Simply put, the body tries to compensate for the deficit by constant movement, impulsive behavior and rapidly shifting from one thought to another and allowing distractions to change the flow of thoughts. Stimulants (adderall, etc) regulate the chemicals in the brain enabling better focus. ...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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Can you outgrow adhd?

Can you outgrow adhd?

Sometimes: Statistically, about 1/3 of those with adhd "outgrow" it, about 1/3 see significant improvement but continue to have some residual symptoms and impairment, and about 1/3 continue to have full-blown adhd. The hyperactivity part improves more often and more predictably than the inattentive part. Learning effective coping skill is key. ...Read more

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Tips on managing ADHD?

ADHD: Best to be followed by a Medical Professional skilled and experienced in managing ADHD
In general avoiding alcohol and illicit drugs
Eating a balanced diet Exercising at least 45 minutes each day
Do not smoke
Avoid excess caffeine and other stimulants
Get sufficient rest
Avoid stress
Engage in leisure time activities ...Read more

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Is ADHD a real disease?

Is ADHD a real disease?

Yes: Changes in brain structure & chemistry found in persons with adhd in peer-reviewed studies have validated the diagnosis of adhd as a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that can impact learning, peer interaction and behavior over a person's lifespan. CHADD. Org is a good resource for learning about ADHD diagnosis, treatment and legal rights of people with ADHD at all ages. ...Read more

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Is add/adhd hereditary?

Is add/adhd hereditary?

Yes: Adhd is highly hereditable. The incidence of adhd is about 5% of population. Identical twins have a concordance of >80% (if one twin has adhd, it's >80% likely the other will). Full blood siblings have a rate of 35%, parent to child rate is 20%, if both parents are adhd, the child rate is closer to 50%. Faraone sv, biederman j, milberger s. An exploratory study of adhd among
second-degree relative. ...Read more

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How is ADHD Test done?

How is ADHD Test done?

ADHD is diagnosed by: Clinical criteria of 6/9 or > significant symptoms of Inattention +/- Hyperactivity /Impulsivity that caused harmful dysfunction at home & school for 6 mos. Or > by age 10, even if ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type was not diagnosed in childhood. There are no biological markers; neuropsychological deficits found in people with ADHD are also found in people with other Neurodevelopmental Disorders. ...Read more

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Could ADHD people drive?

Most do: Adhd is not a listed disorder that would disqualify one for a drivers license in most states. ...Read more

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Can ADHD actually exist?

An actual disorder: ADHD is a neurochemical diosrder well researched and validated. It involves a deficiency of brain Dopamine and nor epinephrin.
The disorder is over diagnosed so people can be sceptics about the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I need help with my ADHD?

See a psychologist: Start with a good solid diagnosis and areas of your life where ADHD may affect you most. ...Read more

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Have adhd what meds help?

Have adhd what meds help?

Stimulants: Stimulants are the most commonly prescribed. Nonstimulants may also help if you are a nonresponder to stimulants or have significant anxiety as well. ...Read more

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What is good about adhd ?

What is good about adhd
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Mixed Picture: Kids or adults with adhd are often "high ennergy" people which can be helpful in certain situations. They may also look at things in slightly different ways and bring new perspectives into a situation. However, it is easy to see how even these positives can create negative situations. ...Read more

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Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Maybe: Adhd has a very strong hereditary component. That means that in most cases
it tends to run in families. However, in some cases adhd can be the result of injuries to an infant during pregnancy as a result of the use of alcohol or tobacco by the pregnant mother. ...Read more

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How can I assess for adhd?

How can I assess for adhd?

Do sample test ?s: There are many sample tests available online to test yourself to see if you may have adhd--for example, if you google "adhd test" you should get quite a few options to check it out. U can also consult your doc to get an assessment--he/she may use some "check-list' questions to see if u have adhd. There is no blood test/scan for adhd. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I assess for adhd?

How can I assess for adhd?

ADHD: Diagnosis is made on a clinical basis. There are some very good structured clinical interview forms available that ask lots of pertinent questions and have rating scales. Seeing a psychiatrist known for assessing adhd is important. That md should provide the tests. No lab test can diagnose adhd. ...Read more

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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 its genetic nature is indisputable. ...Read more

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How can one diagnose ADHD?

"One" cannot!: Make that diagnosis . A TRAINED Pediatrician, Child Psychologist or Psychiatrist for children and a Trained Adult Psychologist/Psychaitrist is necessary for an accurate Diagnosis!

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I have adhd. What can I do?

I have adhd. What can I do?

Learn: We all have strengths and weaknesses. In some scenarios, adhd is a strength. When properly organized, can multitask better than others, put things together mechanically better, see the 'big picture' better. Making the best of your strengths and working around your weaknesses will help your successful career. www.additudemag.com is a great resource. ...Read more