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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)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 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 .

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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