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How Many Children Are Diagnosed With Adhd
Same way: The autism diagnostic observation scales are geared at different age levels, pre-verbal & verbal. Cognition ( intellect), processing of verbal & non/verbal information, language comprehension & expressive non-verbal & verbal social communication, reciprocal social interaction, & presence of stereotypies or narrow, restricted areas of interest are all tested. Social understanding @ 6 & >up by tops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It happens, notoften: Most common reason is graves disease, usually kids 10-14, about 3/100, 000, far more girls than boys, can happen younger. Sometimes others in family may have it, not always. It can be effectively treated with medicine and close follow-up; kids often do better than adults. Also, toddlers can get into others' meds, and newborns can be affected if their moms are hyperthyroid. ...Read more
Better screens: One of the reasons is for sure the increasing awareness of it (thanks to the media mainly) and improvement of the diagnostic screenings in schools, hospitals etc. So, at least in part, is about finding it more effectively which gives us the impression that it became more prevalent. ...Read more
What percentage of kids are mentally gifted? How many kids are treated with ADHD actually are gifted?
No relationship.: "gifted" refers to performance on standardized IQ testing, which is designed so that "average" is an IQ of 100 and, depending on your definition, 1 to 3.5 percent are in the highly superior range. Individuals with adhd, on average, are not more likely to be intellectually gifted than those without adhd. But, when matched for iq, those with adhd may perform less well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thalassemia: One study estimates that symptomatic individuals arise at 1 in 100,000 throughout the world each year. The number is closer to 1 in 10,000 in the European Union where the disease is more frequently expressed. Currently, there are approx. 1000 patients with severe thalassemia in the US. ...Read more
SEVERAL: Intensive behavioral therapy and intensive behavioral therapy are recommended as level 1 interventions by the aap.Cbt, parent training, neurofeedback have met with some success.Auditort integration training, hyperbaric oxygen, chelation, herbals and supplements (other than fish oil) have shown no beneficial results in or thare are no significant scientific studies to support them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Difficult to know: The incidence of asthma (or new diagnosis) of asthma is tough number to actually know. The best guess would be based on the prevalence (number of people who have ever had asthma) and the total population. For children this would estimated to about 120, 000 each year. The CDC is a great source for this information www.Cdc.Gov. The number of people with asthma is on the rise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are all babies born with ADHD features, and only those who don't outgrow it become diagnosed as adhd?
No: Adhd, add, tourette and various degrees of behavior are all abnormally acquired. My hard won experience in practice over 54 years has proved to me that the all too common standard american diet (sad) and the free use of sugar, pop, ice cream etc. Is a major cause affecting millions of our children. Add to that industrial pollution and you have a nightmare situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How are adults diagnosed with adhd? Do adults have the same testing to diagnose ADHD as children, or is the process different?
Are gifted kids oftentimes misdiagnosed with adhd? Do they show symptoms/characteristics similar to kids with adhd?
Why do so many children get diagnosed with learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, or adhd?
Trendy, w/ a reason: Med diagnoses often are fed by trends. The trend often starts however w/ a large unmet need- such as too many kids struggling in our society. Then we find we actually can do something about it- there are excellent meds, approaches, treatments now that can make a difference. So people seek care & drs diagnose in order to provide treatment. Plus, the definitions for these conditions have broadened. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complicated answer: Most commonly, symptoms don't manifest until late teens or early twenties. Children who are diagnosed as bipolar can be very energetic, have less need for sleep, temper tantrums and aggression are out of range for the precipitant. They can also be grandiose and inappropriately sexual for their age. Often the first episode in a child is depression. Caution i f there is a family hx of bp. ...Read more
Yes: Adhd affects the brain, but does not prevent the person from having children. The opposite can happen, because of less ability for impulse control and other adhd problems, leading an adhd person to create more pregnancies (as a consequence of poor planning or poor impulse control). Adhd runs in some families, so children may inherit adhd from parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are children with ADHD always hyperactive? Can a child have ADHD and not show symptoms of hyperactivity?
1) No. 2) Yes: Adhd-primarily inattentive type (ia) replaced add as a diagnosis when research showed that the underlying neurobiological & neurochemical bases were the same as for adhd-combined type, which has significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity.Adhd-ia is the most common type but c (or h/i in preschoolers) is more commonly referred. Ia is related to academic difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as kids: Though various questionnaires and tests can help, most important in accurate diagnosis of adhd in adults is a good clinical interview that considers other more common possibilities for the symptoms and involves obtaining data from early childhood from the patient and other sources. There's no such thing as adhd that begins in adulthood; usually when symp begin in adulthood, diagnosis is not adhd. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Evaulation by a pro: Obsessive thought and compulsive behaviors that result in significant dysfunction is uncommon in it's full form at 5yrs, however people you go on to develop full blown OCD often report very early symptoms. Clearly an evaluation by a good chil;d psychiatrist would be important to determine appropriate treatment. There are many good behavioral and nutritionally based approaches for young children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Birth defects: Well birth defects are the number one cause of infant death. So many people with birth defects don't survive childhood. But more adults than you think have birth defects. And better medical care for children with birth defects helps them to survive longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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