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Doctor insights on: Does Gingko Help Improve Symptoms Of Adhd Inattentive Type

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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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Are there any OTC meds to help or improve focus.I have ADHD but no ld. I'm struggling during my 1st semester in college. Currently no doc or meds.

Are there any OTC meds to help or improve  focus.I have ADHD but no ld. I'm  struggling during my 1st semester in college. Currently no doc or meds.

Try a proper tx: Try something proven to work. How much time do you have to experiment with tried and failed otc remedies? Instead of that, get a referral from your school for a psychiatrist who understands adhd and follow a comprehensive treatment plan. Change your focus from fighting your adhd, to performing well in school, which will be so much more doable and rewarding. ...Read more

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Does gingko help improve symptoms of ADHD inattentive type?

Does gingko help improve symptoms of ADHD inattentive type?

No: No evidence of consequence exists that ginko helps add of any type. Do not waste your money. ...Read more

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How does lamotrigine improve innatentive ADHD symptoms-since concerta diddnt do much the doc added lamitrogine.

How does lamotrigine improve innatentive ADHD symptoms-since concerta diddnt do much the doc added lamitrogine.

Unusual use: It's a unique formula anti-convulsant now introduced to psych disorders. Bipolar, PTSD, Depersonalization are mentioned as benefiting from mood stabilization it provides. I've not read of ADHD, but ask your provider. Here's a link: http://www.psycom.net/depression.central.lamotrigine.html Let us know what happens. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for ADHD inattentive type?

How do you get tested for ADHD inattentive type?

Neurodevelopmental : Neurodevelopmental testing can demonstrate scattered attention, deficient working memory, poor summarization/comprehension, slow cognitive tempo, poor saliency determination & metacognition. These neurologic findings cannot be seen on questionnaires, so you must be tested to demonstrate these deficiencies. ...Read more

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Are there different medications necessary to help with adhd, inattentive type children?

Are there different medications necessary to help with adhd, inattentive type children?

No: Inattentive add will respond to much the same medications as adhd , although with much individual variation, and yes.., some kids only improve with medication. ...Read more

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Which medications are the most commonly used and real effective for ADHD inattentive type ? I heard that efficacy depends on ADHD type .

Which medications are the most commonly used and real effective for ADHD inattentive type ? I heard that efficacy depends on ADHD type .

Actually trial and : Error. Actually, a lot depends on the individual rather than the type that they have. One medication may work extremely well for one person but not at all for another. For that reason it becomes very much a trial and error process. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why would girls be diagnosed more commonly with the inattentive type adhd?

Why would girls  be diagnosed more commonly with the inattentive type adhd?

Gender differences: Girls seem to present less frequently with the restlessness and hyperactivity that characterizes some boys. Only about 25% of children with ADHD exhibit hyperactivity. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with ADHD inattentive type and good at math. Can I be a programmer?

Yes: Yes, yes, yes....Do not place any handicaps on yourself, you could be a good anything if you work hard at it, belief in yourself and enjoy what you do , and if you have adhd? Well take tour meds, practice task building skills and....Succeed! ...Read more

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Is it weird for my son to have ADHD inattentive type instead of the hyperactive type?

Not at all: The predominantly inattentive subtype of adhd is the most common variety in males & females, therefore, it is likely to be present in any child with a higher likelihood. In the "old days, " hyperactivity was used as the predominant symptom of adhd, but we now know that it is the control of activity, rather than the activity itself that is the basic pathophysiology (that which is abnormal) in adhd. ...Read more

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Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?

Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?

Yes: There are several promising studies using zinc, magnesium, vit b6 amino acids, phosphatidylserine and neurofeedback.There are also numerous studies proving the efficacy and safety of medications (if used properly by a knowledgeable physician) behavioral intervention and parent skill training, although time consuming is efficacious and for the most part free of side effects.Discuss with your md. ...Read more

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Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)

Unsure: The only way to know is to find out what response you had in the past and what your physical condition is now. Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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What is inattentive adhd?

What is inattentive adhd?

A type of ADHD: It is a type of adhd that is manifested predominantly by inattention and not by hyperactivity-impulsivity during the most recent six-month period. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for ADHD if inattentive?

How do you get tested for ADHD if inattentive?

Carefully: There are no blood tests, labs or medical scans to diagose adhd.Symptom checklists , rating scales, broadband assessments, and continue performance tests are helpful but not diagnostic.A careful, thorough history, physical exam and clinical observation by a well trained , experienced professional is the correct approach. ...Read more

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What is a good career for someone with ADHD inattentive?

What is a good career for someone with ADHD inattentive?

Yes: Follow your calling, adhd is a diagnosis, not a disability and certainly it is not who you are.Get a proper diagnosis, proper treatment learn to deal with your symptoms through behavioral intervention, and enjoy , perhaps you might stay away from air traffic controller, lol. ...Read more

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My brother is ADHD inattentive, I am really scared about medication?

Maybe not only way: You don't say how old your brother is. Inattentive adhd can be quite responsive sometimes to even low doses of stimulants; however, if it is just attention and focus, behavioral and structural approaches also have been shown to be quite helpful. External structure from parents and teachers may be as effective as medications. But, like meds, they only work when appllied consistently. ...Read more

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