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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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How easy is it to diagnose adhd/add in adults?

How easy is it to diagnose adhd/add in adults?

Thorough eval: A number of criteria must be met to make an accurate diagnosis of ADHD/ ADD. It can present like other medical or mental conditions. A workup is necessary to ensure assessment is correct. ...Read more

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I need to find a new effective medication used to treat ADHD in adults?

Get eval: There are several good medications but each has to be matched to the characteristics of the patient, and sometimes it requires the use of a primary medication plus a second "adjunctive" medication. This can only be determined by working with your health care provider. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies that can help to diminish the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Are there any home remedies that can help to diminish the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

ADHD is complex: After careful evaluation most individuals require a multifaceted treatment approach which likely includes medication, skill development, & environmental adjustments (school & work). Healthy living habits (good sleep, nutrition, exercise, relationships, attitudes) help overall health & enhance other measures. Good source of info: http://www.Additudemag.Com/. ...Read more

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Can nuvigil be used to help with ADHD in adults?

Can nuvigil be used to help with ADHD in adults?

Maybe: Nuvigil is a derivative of provigil. Provigil has been shown to be effective in treating adhd in several well done reports, eg, psychiatry res. 2009 aug 15;168(3):234-7. E pub 2009 may 12. Similar studies are pending on nuvigil, so its use would be as a third line if other treatments fail. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the main symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Doctors, what are the main symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Poor concentration: Difficulty completing tasks, easily distractible, trouble holding jobs, and forgetfulness are some of the common symptoms. Most psychologists can help you assess whether you may have adhd. ...Read more

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Is adderrall the most effective drug to treat adult inattentive ADHD ?

Is  adderrall the most effective drug to treat adult inattentive ADHD ?

No, but it works: Two classes of stimulants are used to treat adhd--methylphenidate and amphetamine. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is one type of amphetamine. Both classess of stimulants have similar benefits, response rates, and side effects; but, individual responses differe markedly, so finding the type and form that works best for you can take some close work with an experienced physician. ...Read more

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Recent diagnosis of adult ADHD inattentive-15-45mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) no effec then concerta 36-108 mildimprov what can doc prescription next? why are these not working?

Recent diagnosis of adult ADHD inattentive-15-45mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) no effec then concerta 36-108 mildimprov what can doc prescription next? why are these not working?

Cog Behavior Tx: Of course it would be a nice thing to have it all solved by a medication - but very often, it takes more. It's good you had improvement. CBT can round that out and you'll learn skills that you can use forever in many areas of life. Consider a combo! ...Read more

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What is inattentive adhd?

What is inattentive adhd?

A type of ADHD: It is a type of adhd that is manifested predominantly by inattention and not by hyperactivity-impulsivity during the most recent six-month period. ...Read more

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