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How Do You Get Attention Deficit Disorder
Adhd: Although it used to be believed that adhd was exclusively a childhood disorder and magically disappeared by the age of 18, this is no longer believed to be the case. Research has shown that symptoms of adhd continue into adulthood and can continue to impair people's ability to function. Consequently, you can be diagnosed with adhd at any age...Assuming the disorder is present of course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends!: People with adhd have challenges due to difficulties paying attention and maintaining adequate self-control, especially as required for academic tasks. If these symptoms are well managed, for example, by a combination of medications and/or behavioral interventions, the adhd ceases to cause chronic failures and disappointments. There are numerous success stories available! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor concentration: Add is a condition recognized in childhood, if later poor attention becomes a concern, doctor needs to collect thorough history, including school performance. There several medications which found to be helpful for this problem, including Adderall and ritalin. Anxiety commonly accompanies add and medication for add may help to have less anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stimulants are still: The safest & most effective. The two stimulants, amphetamine & methlyphenidate, come in long, short & medium-acting delivery systems. One form is the active half of the mph molecule. Other are mixed amphetine salts; & mas + a lysine molecule. They differ in timing of onset of action, peak effect, & duration of action. Non-stimulants atomoxetine & Guanfacine are given daily & don't "wear off.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: "the causes for rejection for appointment, enlistment, and induction (without an approved waiver) are an authenticated history of: attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (314), or perceptual/learning disorder(s) (315) is disqualifying, unless applicant can demonstrate passing academic performance and there has been no use of medication(s) in the previous 12 months.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Formal evaluation: There are neuropsychological tests that can ultimately confirm or refute this diagnosis, and the first step is to use simpler questionnaires or interview by a doctor familiar with the syndrome. There are treatments that can be helpful. Must make diagnosis before you consider those to be safe. ...Read more
ADD is: a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inability to sustain attention to tasks , easy distractibility, impulsivity, cognitive fatigue, interpersonal difficulties, mood lability, sleep difficulties, tendency to interrupt, difficulty waiting one's turn, underachievement, all of which occur in more than one life situation. ...Read more
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