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Home Remedies For Inattention
Many: The best treatment, is a proper evaluation.Once the diagnosis is established and comorbidities, if present addressed, the medications, usually stimulants are first line therapy along with behavioral intervention.Parenting, exercise, neurofeedback have demonstrated benefit, specially as adjuct therapies.Interactime metronome, cognitive training helps in some pts, dietary changes, vit etc, anecdotal response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Key question!: The benefits of continuing treatment when school is not in session often outweigh the risks of the medication. Remember, the problems from adhd are not just with grades. Adhd symptoms adversely effect a child's ability to make and maintain friends, have a positive relationship with parents, make less impulsive decisions with peers (e.g. Trying cigarettes or sex), and less likely to have accidents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ADHD treatment: ADHD is usually treated with stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta. It depends on the age of the child and how they respond. If one medication doesn't work most will respond to another type of medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More evaluation: Some children with attentional issues may have other problems. First have your child's vision and hearing checked. Talk with with your son's teacher/school about having him tested for learning disabilities such as dyslexia or visual or auditory processing problems. Also you can request an student study team and or individualized education plan from his school to optimize his learning. ...Read more
What medical treatment options are available for kids with attention deficit without hyperactivity?
Stimulant & non-: stimulant medications are equally as effective for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type as for ADHD-Combined Type. The 9 symptoms of Inattention impact academics more than the 9 symptoms. of Hyperactivity/Impulsivity. One research method to measure efficacy of ADHD meds is to confirm that the kids get more math problems done & more correct when meds levels are optimal in their bloodstreams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the treatment of attention deficit in adults, except drugs,psycotherapy,physical activity and healthy food,what can help to improve concentration?
ADD in adults: To better control ADD symptoms as an adult, besides medicines, diet and physical activity, u should also: Ensure proper sleep; Work on time management skills (to prevent frustration for not completing tasks); Develop a network of supportive people; and work on personal relationships (quality rather than quantity is imp) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
30 yr-old with chronic pain and narcolepsy who chooses to self medicate with marijuana. Feels strongly that cannabis is alleviating the symptoms.....?
Undetermined: At federal level - marijuana is still illegal. At state level - legalized in some, not so in others. Therefore, physicians at this time are legally bound to not recommend marijuana for routine use. More importantly, marijuana has not been studied for treatment of chronic pain and we do not know if it truly helps. Jury is still Out there.. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Inattention: An inability to focus effectively in order to perform tasks or memorize things. ...Read more
I'm wondering are hemi-inattention, hemispatial neglect, unilateral neglect and visual neglect synonymous?
Hemispatial neglect: is also called hemiagnosia, hemineglect, unilateral neglect, spatial neglect, contralateral neglect, unilateral visual inattention,hemi-inattention, neglect syndrome or contralateral hemispatialagnosia. Reduced awareness of stimuli on one side without sensory loss most commonly follows a "stroke" or hemorrhage of the other side of the brain. See http://m.jnnp.bmj.com/content/75/1/13.full for more. ...Read more
I have 80% symptoms of ADHD.How to be sure if I have ADHD or not? and also how can I improve my inattention problem.
A reliable resource: ankush0, Check out this website. It has some good ideas and basic and advanced information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adult-adhd/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20034552 ...Read more
Bad name : Adhd is a poor description of a disorder that involves inefficient executive brain function. Poor management of brain activity results in "adhd." the new dsm will discontinue this confusing name. Many things can disrupt attention - anxiety depression poor comprehension pain - but people with adhd have a fundamental inefficiency in managing brain activity. This results in symptoms of adhd. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
I am experiencing inattention. The following also describe me: Memory problems and Poor concentration. What should I do?
Possible ADHD: Start with a focused visit with your primary care doctor or neurologist who can start with an assessment for possible ADHD which is based on history and also screen for mood and chemical use disorders, both of which can cause inattention and poor concentration as well. Onset of symptoms is especially important, and if present since childhood, documents from teachers or parent observations help. ...Read more
Quite similar: The attentional problems with adhd are of two broad types: inattention and distractiibility. Inattention is trouble staying focused on a topic, even with the best of intentions, and "spacing out" can be a manifestation of that. Distractibility has to do with being unable to a new element in the environment when one needs to stay focused on something else, jumping from one activity to another. ...Read more