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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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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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How can I treat attention deficit disorder (add)?

How can I treat attention deficit disorder (add)?

Seek evaluation by a: Skilled clinician to confirm diagnosis and offer recommendations for your specific circumstances. Meanwhile additudemagazine.Com is an excellent resource regarding many aspects of understanding and treating adhd. Best regards. ...Read more

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How do the medicines help attention deficit disorder?

How do the medicines help attention deficit disorder?

Attention Deficit: Medications theoretically work by increasing dopamine/norepinephrine in the brain which helps focusing & task performance. ...Read more

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At what age can attention deficit disorder be diagnosed?

At what age can attention deficit disorder be diagnosed?

Adhd: Although it used to be believed that adhd was exclusively a childhood disorder and magically disappeared by the age of 18, this is no longer believed to be the case. Research has shown that symptoms of adhd continue into adulthood and can continue to impair people's ability to function. Consequently, you can be diagnosed with adhd at any age...Assuming the disorder is present of course. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have attention deficit disorder ?

I need help! How do I know if I have attention deficit disorder ?

Consult: The best way to tell is to consult a psychiatrist with expertise in the subject. If you'd like, you can do an online self-screening http://psychcentral.com/addquiz.htm ...Read more

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What is a good way to check if I have attention deficit disorder?

DSM 4: Check online the criteria for the disorder and that will give an idea. For more precise diagnosis, consult a psychiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What medication is available daily for attention deficit disorder?

What medication is available daily for attention deficit disorder?

Stimulants are still: The safest & most effective. The two stimulants, amphetamine & methlyphenidate, come in long, short & medium-acting delivery systems. One form is the active half of the mph molecule. Other are mixed amphetine salts; & mas + a lysine molecule. They differ in timing of onset of action, peak effect, & duration of action. Non-stimulants atomoxetine & Guanfacine are given daily & don't "wear off.". ...Read more

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What to if I am pretty sure that I have adult attention deficit disorder what should I do?

What to if I am pretty sure that I have adult attention deficit disorder what should I do?

Formal evaluation: There are neuropsychological tests that can ultimately confirm or refute this diagnosis, and the first step is to use simpler questionnaires or interview by a doctor familiar with the syndrome. There are treatments that can be helpful. Must make diagnosis before you consider those to be safe. ...Read more

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Can mercury cause attention deficit disorder?

Can mercury cause attention deficit disorder?

Mercury & ADHD: High mercury levels in the blood was found to be associated with add, according to study from hong kong, where consumption of deep sea fish is high. ...Read more

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Distractibility (Definition)

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