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Research on adult onset attention deficit disorder ?

Research on adult onset attention deficit disorder ?

Yes!: Provided that you mean adhd first diagnosed in adulthood. The diagnosis depends in part on evidence of adhd by age 7. Problem is, it is (or at least 20 years ago was) mainly picked up in childhood if it was the hyperactive type. The large number of inattentive type kids were not picked up, so we have to ask about symptoms in childhood specifically. Much researck in adhd first diagnosed in adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

Is there any new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) in children??

ADHD: Great Plains Laboratory in Kansas has specialized lab tests for ADHD and other information. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is attention deficit disorder physical or psychological?

Is attention deficit disorder physical or psychological?

Criteria for ADHD,: A neurodevelopmental disorder, define it as chronic & brain-based. It harmfully impacts a person's functioning in at least 2 settings ( home & school/work). Often with executive function (taking in, processing, organizing, storing & retrieving information) deficits, it can impact learning, behavior, academics/work, & peer interaction.Management = medications + behavior therapy + structure. ...Read more

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/can it be undiagnosed til adulthood? Is there help?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/can it be undiagnosed til adulthood? Is there help?

Sometimes: Sometimes adhd is missed in children and teens for a variety of reasons. The symptoms can then affect you as an adult in terms of your work and home life. If you suspect problems in attention, organization, procrastinating, impulsivity, etc it would be good to seek an evaluation from a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Many: The best treatment, is a proper evaluation.Once the diagnosis is established and comorbidities, if present addressed, the medications, usually stimulants are first line therapy along with behavioral intervention.Parenting, exercise, neurofeedback have demonstrated benefit, specially as adjuct therapies.Interactime metronome, cognitive training helps in some pts, dietary changes, vit etc, anecdotal response. ...Read more

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What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis?

What are language development milestones that disqualify an autism diagnosis?

"Normal" language: Language is one of 3 domains of impairment for a child to qualify for a diagnosis of autism. Delayed language is an exclusion for asperger's disorder, but normal language (not counting problems with articulation (clarity of speech)) not just in terms of understanding and using words but also in using language to communicate with others age-appropriately would make autism most unlikely. ...Read more

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Is attention defeset disorder a form of autism?

Is attention defeset disorder a form of autism?

No: These are two completely different disorders. They can co exist, however. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is attention deficit disorder (a.D.D.) or a.D.H.D.?

What sort of problem is attention deficit disorder (a.D.D.) or a.D.H.D.?

Also Organization: Dr. Auerbach's answer is very good. In addition, add/adhd kids have difficulty in organizational skills.This appears with planning study time, writing reports where the information/facts need to organized etc. ...Read more

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Has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder become more common in today's society?

Has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder become more common in today's society?

It seems to be: Diagnosed more often today than say 10 years ago. This can happen when a diagnosis gets a lot of attention in the news. This is a good thing since many people who had adhd in the past grew up thinking they were lazy, stupid or had behavioral problems. Not knowing what caused their problems led to low self esteem and poor school and work performance. Today they can be helped with therapy and meds. ...Read more

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What helps the most with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

What helps the most with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A proper evaluation: A proper assessment by a qualified, expirienced clinician is the best help for adhd.Once the evaluation is done, then a proper plan of care could be determined based on findings. ...Read more

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Could aspergers/high functioning autism be a type of developmental delayment?

A developmental : delay is failure to achieve a developmental milestone by the time 90% of tots do so. "DD" is used until a child can undergo formal IQ testing, ~ age 5-6 yrs. Delays in reciprocal social interaction like not waving "bye" back to someone at 10 mos. & in social communication like not pointing at desired objects at 12 mos. are early signs of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a Neurodevelopmental Disorder. ...Read more

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Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

No.: And it should not. Many no-surgical remedies and finally knee replacements. This should not diable a sixty year old since treatments exist to greatly minimize the problem. ...Read more

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Does touretts syndrome and OCD need special accomodations because of deeper neurological issues.?

Does touretts syndrome and OCD need special accomodations because of deeper neurological issues.?

Not necessarily. : Both of those issues can be well- controlled with medication. Is there any suspicion of a learning disorder which would require accommodation? ...Read more

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What sort of problem is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Focus.impulsv.hyper: Adhd: symptoms including attention deficit (inability to maintain focus), impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. Symptoms are typical and normal for 4 year olds, but start affecting all aspects of life (academic, social, family, athletic) when they persist beyond. Vanderbilt forms help objectively. Behavior modification, school involvement, and mainly stimulant medication are used as treatment. ...Read more

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Please answer! what mental illness has symptoms of over attachment and attention seeking behavior?

Please answer! what mental illness has symptoms of over attachment and attention seeking behavior?

Personality Disorder: Some personality disorders may cause a person to become overly attached to others, fear rejection and display attention seeking behavior. On the other hand, even normal people can display these symptoms under very stressful circumstances. ...Read more

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Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?

Link between learning disability and behavioral disorder? Is there a link between learning disability and behavioral disorder?

Sometimes: When an individual has a hard time learning, especially in a structured environment, like a classroom, inappropriate behavior can arise from frustration, boredom and anger. Sometimes brain mechanisms involved in learning and regulation of behavior overlap, which is another reason the two conditions can co-occur. ...Read more

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Any tip to recognize 12 y/o boy possible hyperactive attention deficit?

7 or more signs: Observe the boy and note if he shows seven or more signs of adhd. There are many signs of adhd including failure to pay attention, short attention span, poor organization, forgetfulness, often interrupts other people, often loses things, is easily distracted, talks a lot and fidgets with his hands and feet. ...Read more

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How to help a kid with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder?

How to help a kid with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder?

Proper Expert Help: Unfortunately some children are born with immaturities of the brain that may lead to both add(h) and learning disabilities. With proper help, these can generally be dealt with.Schools should provide special needs based teaching, while pediatricians and psych specialists may be able to help with other aspects such as medication and diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder negatively affecting a person's socialization, communication, and interests. It is usually detected in the first ...Read more