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Dsm Iv Criteria For Adhd
Tourette Syndrome: Multiple motor tics & at least one vocal tic for at least a year, with no tic-free period of longer than 2months. Common comorbid conditions are adhd, ocd, & other anxiety disorders. Vocal tics include throat-clearing, " huffing, " & "barking";motor tics may be simple or complex. Coprolalia (blurting out " dirty" words) occurs in about 10%. Copropraxia ("dirty" movements) is rarer. See tsa.Org. ...Read more
How many disorders does dsm-iv-tr list under the category for pervasive developmental disorders (pdds)?
What is the criteria to be admitted into a pediatric psych ward at a children' hospital? Anorexia, Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation.
Many: factors can lead to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization . The decision to admit is based on the danger posed by the condition and the determination that it cannot be managed on an outpatient basis. Preventing harm is one goal but hospitalization can be required to conduct a proper diagnostic evaluation and to initiate treatment that will allow the patient to be safely cared for outside the hosp. ...Read more
Addiction: Alcohol/drugs can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. ...Read more
The more the better: Questionnaires alone do not make the diagnosis of adhd. The gold standard is the cbcl >http://vinst.Umdnj.Edu/vaid/testreport.Asp?Code=cbca< cbcl helps address comorbidities. The diagnosis of adhd is made by history, physical and neurodevelopmental examination. It is a medical disease! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Criteria: The criteria for bipolar ii indicates that you have a history of at least one hypomanic episode (not manic). You must also have had at least one or more major depressive episodes. These episodes can impair your ability to function. Bipolar i is usually more debilitating than bipolar ii. ...Read more
Will the dsm v change my son's high functioning autism diagnosis? He barely qualified under the dsm iv.
In truth, HFA has: Never been a separate diagnostic category. His diagnosis will be autistic disorder, as for those currently dx'ed with asperger syndrome & pdd-nos. Because core deficits exist in varying degrees in all people with autism, e.g., lack of theory of mind, + impaired facial recognition, social reciprocity, & social communication, all deserve appropriate behavioral, social & educational interventions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adhd med right 4 me? Diagnosed as child. Procrastination, organization issues, bored easily, temper, restless, impulsive, but school unaffected.
Probably not needed: if you are able to perform well at school, then you probably don't have a significant in attention problem, and rather some anxiety or other emotional issue. Pl get a new evaluation with the psychologist as you may need behavior therapy rather than ADHD meds. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bipolar Disorder: I believe you just asked this question, but previously supplied information that you've already been prescribed Lamictal and wellbutrin (bupropion). You need to be working with a psychiatrist on this. Other medications for bipolar disorder include lithium, depakote, and seroquel -- zyprexa also. Psychiatrists generally try not to use antidepressants like wellbutrin (bupropion) unless absolutely needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the cure for social anxiety/avoidant personality disorder?
No, not, nein, : Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a treatment for add/adhd. Social anxiety/ avoidant personality disorder would be best addressed through psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy may be effective. If medication were to be considered for anxiety, it would more likely be a ssri - not adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). ...Read more
My med history antisocial personality disorder needs correcting -asked therapist for 10 yrs -for gad and bipolar- to write correction but she wrote axis II deferred -would u infer likely 'true'?
Can all patients of borderline personality disorder get sent to mental institutions for some time?
I got a diagnoses of dsm axis 2 personality disorder with features of narcissistic, borderline, ocd, dependent and histrionic. Why such a loose defini?
"Features" only: Key word here is "features" of various personality types. The interviewer noted that you have a fixed pattern of relating to the world and others no matter what the situation (personality disorder). This apparently includes features found in several personality disorders but no definitive one stood out. Firmer delineation may come over time, but characteristics of these disorders may overlap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: premature infants are at risk for learning disabilities. Many academic programs have follow up programs which include developmental pediatricians, pediatric neurologists and developmental psychologists, who can evaluate and help manage former premies who have learning problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 it's genetic nature is indisputable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have it evaluated: The treatments available for this disorder are often schedule 2 controlled drugs that require prescription and are monitored by state and federal authorities. A proper evaluation by your physician along with charted documentation of your history and problems are necessary. Other non adhd issues can have symptoms that appear similar. ...Read more
ADHD: There are three types of adhd. Combined adhd (most common), inattentive adhd, which is marked by impaired attention and concentration, hyperactive-impulsive adhd, which is marked by hyperactivity without inattentiveness. The symptoms are too extensive to list out here but a good potential source is webmd. To get an actual diagnosis or evaluation, i would see a reputable psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ADHD MEDS: How do you know you have ADD? Many adults I see, think they have ADD, but they actually have other conditions. I recommend seeing a Board Certified Psychiatrist for a Comprehensive Evaluation. The Stimulant medications, like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall are powerful medications and are very closely related to Crystal Meth. They can be addictive with lots of side-effects. I usually try alternatives. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
ADHD: Adhd is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by inattetion, distractability, impulsivity, and hyperactivity., all behaviors that are more frequent and severe than typically observed in children of the same developmental age. Symptoms must persist for at least 6 months, occur before 7 yrs of age, and be evident in 2 or more settings. Differential diagnosis is broad. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on age: The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate. The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Many: The first line medications are stimulants (in many iterations) like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & concerta. 2nd line are atypical antidepressants (strattera, desipramine) & alph-2's (clonidine & guanfacine). See my health files for a full description of medications and practice standards of the amer acad of pediatrics. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
ADHD testing: Simple screening for adhd can be done using simple behavioral check lists by teachers, parents (connors test) . More accurate psychological tests for adhd would include the iq test, bender gestalt (copying designs), a clinical interview, and a complete developmental and family history ...Read more
Inattention hyperact: As the name says, two major categories of symptoms are: inattention (problems focusing, paying attention, distractability, forgetfulness) and hyperactivity (unable to sit still, fidgeting). Youth typically has both symptoms, whereas in adults we see more attentional problems but little or no hyperactivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: I assume you mean treatments. There are stimulants-the best & safest, atypical antidepressants, tricyclic antidepressants, alpha2-cholinergic agonists, narcolepsy drugs, cholinergic drugs. Treatemnt of diseeases that mimic add, see your doctor or neurodevelomentalist to get the entire run down. Every med is different with every patient, although stimulants are effective in over 80% of patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There ARE tests 4 it: Addis a neurobiological disorder, there are physical & neurodevelopmental findings. Synkinesiae, dysmetric eye movements, incoordination are easily found on exam. Tests of working memory r easily administered. Tower of london demonstrates statistically relavent findings diagnostic of add. So questionnaires are necessary, but of minimal use in the diagnosis. Therapeutic targets are state of the art. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ADHD: No specifi c test exists for adhd. Observations of doctors, parents, teachers, and others are key. Depression and anxiety must be ruled out. For an adhd diagnosis, the child must have six or more of eight specifi c symptoms for at least 6 months, and these must interfere with daily functions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many. : Social skill acquisition is learned. This is one of the primary areas of an add pts problem. Usually add pts are 2-4 years behind their chronological age peers in acquiring these skills. This can cause problems as suspected. Eventually, if treated with stimulant medication, these patients catch up with their peers. Usually this occurs around age 25. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ADHD: There are a number of symptoms of ADHD to include inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. In addition, daydreaming, distractibility, and disorganized are present as well. Since one of the core features of ADHD is working memory problems, ADHD individuals have difficulty holding onto information for a brief period of time without distraction and using that information in some functional way. ...Read more
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