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What are tests for add for adults?

What are tests for add for adults?

No test: The diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is by history. There is no test that shows whether or not you have it. If there are a sufficient number of symptoms of attention deficit or of hyperactivity-impulsivity which cause problems, have been present since early childhood (before age 7), and there is no other clear cause, then you have attention deficit. ...Read more

Dr. Rachel Goldstein
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults (Definition)

Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity begins in childhood and may continue through adulthood. Symptoms are similar: poor attention span, impulsivity and hyperactivity which is disruptive to others. Adults who present for a diagnosis must meet criteria for ADD in childhood which a careful history will support. Medical causes for symptoms ...Read more


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Are adult add and ADHD tests requested by a psychatrist expensive or no ?

Are adult add and ADHD tests requested by a psychatrist expensive or no ?

Ask!: Ask the psychiatrist how much therapy, testing, and other interventions will cost. It may be less expensive than the consequences of living with untreated adhd. ...Read more

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I need some advice for adult adhd?

I need some advice for adult adhd?

See a professional: Get a full evaluation from a psychologist who can provide psychological testing. Prior to any medication trial make sure the diagnosis is accurate, ruling out depression and anxiety, then consider stimulant meds and ADHD coaching. ...Read more

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Are the computer software for biofeedback for add children just a gimmick?

Are the computer software for biofeedback for add children just a gimmick?

Some are: In the 70's the gizmo was a $20, 000 piece of equipment with rows of " pac-man." if the child gazed steadily at the screen, the "pac-men" gobbled each other up. Children with adhd can " hyperfocus" on tv or video games the same way, especially if they're fast-paced & provide immediate reinforcement. This does not generalize to real-life situations nor improve ability to inhibit one's own behavior. ...Read more

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How does a doctor test for ADHD on older adults?

How does a doctor test for ADHD on older adults?

ADD is testable : We look for symptoms & signs consistent with add. These include disorganization, poor interpersonal relationships, financial mismanagement, procrastination, disrupted executive cortical management, poor attention, impulsivity, interpersonal relationship problems, drug abuse, poor employment performance; among many others. We test for these signs in the exam. ...Read more

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Have to submit a urinalysis for a job. How useful are at home tests?

Have to submit a urinalysis for a job. How useful are at home tests?

Not sure of question: How useful are home tests for what? If you are asking about whether the home tests are useful in seeing if illegal substances are present in your urine, i wouldn't bet my job on it. Many employers use tests that are much more sensitive than most of the "home tests" in determining presence of banned/illegal substances. Better you stop using than trying to avoid detection. ...Read more

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Recommend a reputable online Canadian pharmacy for RX drugs. I have done business with them before and was satisfied, but looking for a particular RX.

Recommend a reputable online Canadian pharmacy for RX drugs. I have done business with them before and was satisfied, but looking for a particular RX.

BBB: An excellent resource to find a reputable online Canadian pharmacy is the Better Business Bureau: www.bbb.org For "City and State/Province OR Postal Code," type "Manitoba" & hit RETURN.At the top of the page, select "Category" & type "Pharmacies" & hit RETURN.Click on "Pharmacies" (in small sized font, 1/3 down the page), check them out, choosing one that both ships to US and has an A+ rating. ...Read more

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At what age can a child begin treatment for add or adhd?

At what age can a child begin treatment for add or adhd?

Sometimes 3 or 4: If you are seeing a specialist in child psychiatry, in some severe cases medication might be started cautiously as young as 3 years of age. This should only be done under the supervision of a sub-specialist in this area and in combination with behavioral interventions. There is research, however, showing that adhd can be reliably diagnosed and safely treated in pre-school age kids. ...Read more

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Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Will doctors use differnt BMI calculations for teens and adults?

Calculation is same: The formula to calculate the bmi is the same for people of all ages. However, the standards of how much of the population is above a certain bmi number changes with age, location, ethnic background and overall health. A 13 year old with a bmi of 22 may be way at the top of the obesity scale, while, for an adult, a bmi of 22 is just middle-level overweight. ...Read more

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Can you reccomend a reliable, available and personable practitoner of biomedical treatment for autism?

Can you reccomend a reliable, available and personable practitoner of biomedical treatment for autism?

Here is a place to start: www.lifescript.com/.../a-autism-la-new-orleans.aspx find a doctor who treats or diagnoses autism in new orleans, la. You can also get referrals from: support.Autism-society.Org/site/clubs?Club_id=1170;pg=main new orleans, la 70130 ... The autism society of greater new orleans appreciates donations in support of our mission to provide information and referrals, ... ...Read more

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I would like help on a advanced intravenous calculation for dosage calculation for medical admin class?

Med calls: I would look at your textbook.Then go to app store and look at medical calculators. Of do 2nd opinion with we and we can work it out. ...Read more

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How can I get doctor's prescription for ADHD for adults?

How can I get doctor's prescription for ADHD for adults?

Start with an eval: I highly recommend starting with a thorough evaluation by someone trained in diagnosing adhd in adults. The most important first step is to make sure it really is adhd and that adhd is the main problem. Many other disorders, both mental and physical, can cause many of the symptoms of adhd. After a thorough evaluation, this professional can treat you appropriately or refer you to someone who can. ...Read more

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Hi - desperately looking for respected doctors that accept insurance in dc area to provide integrative care (testing, nutrition) for add symptoms. Thx?

Hi - desperately looking for respected doctors that accept insurance in dc area to provide integrative care (testing, nutrition) for add symptoms. Thx?

Call State Med Socie: I personally am not aware of any specific md that meets that criteria, but you can get guidance from the local chapter of the medical society (state and local). They can direct you to a list of names or refer you to another resource. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can adults check for ADHD?

Can adults check for ADHD?

Yes: Can certainly be looked for in adults. Would need to be assessed by the appropriate type of provider. I am unfortunately not aware of Canadian policies. According to DSM 5. Needing to have various types of symptoms consistent before a certain age in various environments and continuing to be seen and interfering while also ruling out other potential causes. (Symptoms can be found online, asrs ...Read more

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I'm trying to take a pregnancy test online for free?

I'm trying to take a pregnancy test online for free?

There is no free: pregnancy tests online that I know of. You can go to Dollar General and get a cheap test,, but not free. ...Read more

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I was looking for labs online after an appt & found for last appt summary a code listed for 'long term drug user'.. am baffled. Why? Am not a druggie.

I was looking for labs online after an appt & found for last appt summary a code listed for 'long term drug user'.. am baffled. Why? Am not a druggie.

Ask: Request an explanation. A mistaken diagnosis can follow you indefinitely. You've got a history of depression and somebody may have jumped to a conclusion about you. With the emphasis on "identifying possible drug users" and the goofy idea that "if you say you are not an addict, then you are", this may be a propagated error. Set the record straight with your physician. It's your basic right. ...Read more

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Is a neuropsychological test necessary to receive treatment for adult add?

Is a neuropsychological test necessary to receive treatment for adult add?

Proper eval a must: Such things as inadequate restorative sleep, poor diet, other medical conditions and anxiety all present problems of focus, a proper evaluation is needed.Some of the meds used are controlled (restricted drugs) for which your doc must show just reason for use or risk loss of license. Some docs are less concerned with testing and will just give you something and hope it helps....poor care. ...Read more

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Is there a decent site for me to find peer reviewed medical research articles? I need to find decent, free ones for A&P..

Is there a decent site for me to find peer reviewed medical research articles? I need to find decent, free ones for A&P..

Yes: Try Pubmed it has many citations and occasionally full articles. Also look at MedScape. If those do not work for you check with your professors. ...Read more