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My 7yr.Old daughter has fasnadhd.Do kids w FAS have a higher rate than normal kids of gettn ADHD n other emotional/mental disorders?

My 7yr.Old daughter has fasnadhd.Do kids w FAS have a higher rate than normal kids of gettn ADHD n other emotional/mental disorders?

Yes: Fetal alcohol syndrome is known to be a preventable cause of developmental disabilities, retardation, and physical problems. "behavior problems in FAS are manifold, including unpredictable extreme mood swings, impulsiveness, diminished judgment, attention deficit, lack of normal self-discipline, irresponsibility, and difficulty taking social cues".. (medicinenet.Com). ...Read more

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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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Do those who have adhd/add often suffer from other mental disorders?

Do those who have adhd/add often suffer from other mental disorders?

Yes: They may or may not. They could have anxiety or mood disorders. Substance abuse disorders or personality disorders or it could be an isolated diagnosis. ...Read more

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What location can I find info about mental disorders in children and youth. Ie. Adhd and odd?

What location can I find info about mental disorders in children and youth. Ie. Adhd and odd?

See below: Webmd and medscape offer excellent medical information. Please check each for the questions you have. After that, consult with your family physician more specifically if you or someone you care about may have these conditions. ...Read more

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Can mental illness's such as bi-polar disorder, ADHD and borderline personality disorder cause a person to burnout faster than others?

Can mental illness's such as bi-polar disorder, ADHD and borderline personality disorder cause a person to burnout faster than others?

If untreated...: All mental health problems can cause a person to "burn out" faster if gone untreated, especially those you listed. The above mental health problems have symptoms realted to hyperactivity and mood libility, which cause other problems such as fatigue etc (aka, burn out). I suggest one seeks proper mental health treatment for any and all mental health problems. ...Read more

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Some people claim that ADHD is not a real mental illness. What are doctor opinions?

Some people claim that ADHD is not a real mental illness. What are doctor opinions?

It is likely...: ...That some of the people diagnosed with adhd are actually people with a set of skills and preferences mismatched to the situations in which they live and education they are receiving. Take someone with a talent in arts or sports and try to make them into an accountant, and you'll get an accountant with adhd. Others, of course, have trouble concentrating on anything, and that's real adhd, . ...Read more

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How can I tell my doctor i think I have a mental disorder?

How can I tell my doctor i think I have a mental disorder?

Be honest: Your doctor hasn't hear it all, but he has heard most of it. Be honest and explain your concerns. He/she will help you figure out whether this is a problem. And, if it is a problem he/she will help you determine a course of action to deal with it. ...Read more

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Why is homosexuality no longer considered a mental disorder?

A meeting of the: psychiatric community makes a determination of what conditions are considered a mental disorder. these are published in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. These change every several years. ...Read more

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Can depression count as a mental disorder and what exactly is it?

Can depression count as a mental disorder and what exactly is it?

Depression: Yes. Diagnosis is by thorough evaluation & assessment thru good history intake & mental status examination. Depression scales such as zung scale & others are used to confirm severity of the depression & to gauge progress in therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Tripp
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Mental Disorder (Definition)

A mental disorder is psychological condition or set of behaviors that either causes the individual emotional distress and/or results in impairment in various ...Read more