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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Inattention (Overview)

Inattention is a clinical finding in which a person has decreased attention span. This can occur in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or use of stimulant drugs.


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Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

See below...: All the symptoms u describe are not uncommon with depressive disorders...Although more details are needed, to know for sure... I hope u are in psychotherapy working on the underlying emotional issues. I have seen many a client have their physical symptoms disappear as their depression lifted... Of course, a general physical work up with ur md is a good idea as well... Wishing you well! ...Read more

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Inattention (Overview)

Inattention is a clinical finding in which a person has decreased attention span. This can occur in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or use of stimulant drugs.


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Describe your experience with add "inattention"?

Describe your experience with add "inattention"?

ADHD- Primarily: Inattentive type is a neurodevelopmental disorder with criteria of 6/9 or > significant symptoms of inattention in 2 settings for 6 mos or >, with symptoms starting < age 7 that cause harmful dysfunction in academics/learning, peer interaction &/or behavior, often with deficits in remembering, processing, "filing, " retrieving & organizing information & executive functions (the "ceo" of the brain). ...Read more

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ADHD (Tip)

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Be sure to get a careful evaluation that rules out any medical condition that may cause inattention. ...See more

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What medical treatment options are available for kids with attention deficit without hyperactivity?

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 more

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What are the rasons of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? And what are the treatments?

What are the rasons of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? And what are the treatments?

Multiple reasons: There are multiple reason from affected areas of the brain to problems with neurotransmitter levels that is the reason treatments vary from patients to patients and is such a complex disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Not really: Adhd symptoms typically become less severe during adolescence, and about 30-40% of adults who once had adhd no longer have impairing symptoms. But, currently, we have not treatment that gets rid of this disorder. A number of treatments can greatly reduce major symptoms, but they return when the treatments stop. ...Read more

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Describe your experience with add "inattention"?

ADHD- Primarily: Inattentive type is a neurodevelopmental disorder with criteria of 6/9 or > significant symptoms of inattention in 2 settings for 6 mos or >, with symptoms starting < age 7 that cause harmful dysfunction in academics/learning, peer interaction &/or behavior, often with deficits in remembering, processing, "filing, " retrieving & organizing information & executive functions (the "ceo" of the brain). ...Read more

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Do I have inattention or add ?

Need evaluation: See a professional for evaluation possible testing & possibly a trial on meds. ...Read more

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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

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Inattention = adhd?

Inattention = adhd?

Not neccearily: Attention deficit is a necessary symptom for a diagnosis for adhd but not all issues with attention are due to adhd. Problems with attention can also be seen in disinterest in particular subject, immaturity, post head injury syndrome, delerium etc. ...Read more

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