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Does Gingko Help Improve Symptoms Of Adhd Inattentive Type
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prednisone greatly improves my inattentive adhd. Many others have noticed this as well. Is it possible for prednisone to effect norepinephrine levels?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, I have ADHD, Inattentive type and NOS learning divisibility. Whats best for me? Concerta, Adderall XR/IR, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Ritalin, Methylphenidate??? :)
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eval: Neuropsyche testing, psychological or psychiatric eval.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: If something is important enough to you - you will succeed! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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