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Is attention deficit disorder treatment only for school, or do you use it every day of the year?

Is attention deficit disorder treatment only for school, or do you use it every day of the year?

Key question!: The benefits of continuing treatment when school is not in session often outweigh the risks of the medication. Remember, the problems from adhd are not just with grades. Adhd symptoms adversely effect a child's ability to make and maintain friends, have a positive relationship with parents, make less impulsive decisions with peers (e.g. Trying cigarettes or sex), and less likely to have accidents. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Inattention (Definition)

Inattention is a clinical finding in which a person has decreased attention span. This can occur in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ...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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Are there any diet tips for a child with attention deficit disorder?

Are there any diet tips for a child with attention deficit disorder?

Many proported: Unfortunately no diet has improved symptoms. A well balanced diet is all your child needs along with proper evaluation by your pediatrician for consideration of medical treatment, which does help. ...Read more

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What to do if i need advice from people with attention deficit disorder?

What to do if i need advice from people with attention deficit disorder?

Info recommendation: Check out the book delivered from distraction. I recommend it to all of my adult adhd patients. It has great info for better coping with and understanding this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What long and short term effects of attention deficit disorder are there?

It depends!: People with adhd have challenges due to difficulties paying attention and maintaining adequate self-control, especially as required for academic tasks. If these symptoms are well managed, for example, by a combination of medications and/or behavioral interventions, the adhd ceases to cause chronic failures and disappointments. There are numerous success stories available! ...Read more

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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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If you function a lot better on caffeine, the you must have attention deficit disorder?

ADD CAFFEINE: Caffeine is a stimulant but not used to treat adhd. It wakes you up to function and have the energy to work. Adhd is a syndrome of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ...Read more

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How do prescription medicines for attention deficit disorder work?

How do prescription medicines for attention deficit disorder work?

Mechanism of action.: Stimulant medicine stimulates central nervous system activity; blocks reuptake and increases release of a chemical called norepinephrine and dopamin . Methylphenidate and detroamphatamine/amphetamine group of medicines are the examples of stimulants. Non-stimulant such as strattera (atomoxetine) inhibits reuptake of norepinephrine. Exact mechanism how it works is unknown in all the meds i described. ...Read more

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Could anxiety disorder has any connection with attention deficit disorder ?

Could anxiety disorder has any connection with attention deficit disorder ?

Yes: You could have both and anxiety would make add symptoms worse. Check with a psychiatrist to consider and adjust medications properly if you have both. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more


Distractibility (Definition)

A condition in which the attention of the mind is easily distracted by ...Read more