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Hyperactivity In Adults
Would it be fair to say, with adhd, the childhood physical hyperactivity turns to mentally hyperactive as adults?
The natural course: Of adhd -combined type is that hyperactivity/impulsivity changes to an inner sense of restlessness. Teens & adults may still fidget by tapping/clicking pens, jiggling their legs, or getting up during classes or meetings. With updated neuropsychological testing for diagnosis, medication + cognitive/behavioral therapy + environmental manipulations through ada accommodations are available. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ADD in adults: Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity begins in childhood and may continue through adulthood. Symptoms are similar: poor attention span, impulsivity and hyperactivity which is disruptive to others. Adults who present for a diagnosis must meet criteria for ADD in childhood which a careful history will support. Speaking to spouses or significant others is often helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please explain what are the symptoms where a person should be given medication for adult attention hyperactive disorder instead of taking a high dose of xanax (alprazolam)?
Actually a formal : Psychiatric evaluation will help to determine if the person has some form of an anxiety disorder or (and) if there is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. When both diagnoses are present, the prescriber needs to carefully determine which medication (s) are indicated ; it what order. ...Read more
I am an adult with adhd.I take adderall, lamictal, and buspar (buspirone).How do I stop the nonstop talking, racing thoughts and especially thr hyperactivity?
Talk to psychiatrist: Your symptoms suggest a mood disorder which is not adequately treated, or side effects from adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). See your psychiatrist asap. The doctor will probably adjust dosages of medication, or may add something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hyperactive child : It depend on the age of the child . If he is old enough your pediatrician can refere him to a psychiatrist to evaluate him for ADD & hyperactivity, some children do respond to medications & counseling. At home use time out & take away toys & no TV if not behaving but not physical or verbal punishment. Good luck. ...Read more
All that wiggles is : not just ADHD, although that's a possibility, especially with genetic loading, Anxiety Disorders, chaotic home environment, sleep apnea, inadequate consolidated sleep from a behavior disorder, prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco &/or drugs, neurodevelopmental disorders with ADHD as part of the neurobehavioral profile. Behavioral symptoms require diagnostic evaluation to determine treatment plan. ...Read more
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