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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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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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Tips on managing ADHD?

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 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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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 it's genetic nature is indisputable. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have adhd?

How to tell if I have adhd?

Full evaluation: contact your doctor to determine if there is a medical problem for your issues. If not, a psychologist or neuropsychologist should be able to determine if you have ADHD. ...Read more

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How to know if I have adhd?

How to know if I have adhd?

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

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What is the symptoms of adhd?

What is the symptoms of adhd?

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 more

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I need medication for my adhd?

I need medication for my adhd?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of adhd?

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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 more

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What are the signs of add/adhd?

What are the signs of add/adhd?

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 more

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