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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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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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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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What are the symptoms of adult add?

What are the symptoms of adult add?

A life time history: Of distractibility, inattention, forgetfulness, time mismanagement, procrastination, day dreaming, disorganization, resulting in academic underachievement and later trouble at work. History of break-ups of romantic relationships is frequent. Girls r more "inattentive type" & boys more "hyperactive" in childhood. Often adhd condition runs in families & substance abuse history may co-exist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for adult add?

Highly Variable!: Usually the symptoms relate to ability to concentrate for sustained periods. This can erode productivity. It is unusual for the pattern to emerge after age 40. ...Read more

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Could it be i suffer from adult add?

Maybe,maybe not : There are certainly adult add patients. You provided no usable information to comment further. An evaluation by your pcp, neurologist or psychiatrist would be needed to verify or exclude the possibility. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of adult add?

How can I best take care of adult add?

Stimulant +therapy: The stimulant needs to be right for you. That means effective, without side effects. 30% of people respond better to one versus all other stimulants. If you combine it with therapy (behavior retraining) your improvement will be significant. Gradually, you will become more confident and ambitious, taking on projects you always wished to do but never could. Until now. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I find out if I have adult add?

How can I find out if I have adult add?

Diagnosis: See a psychiatrist or psychologist for a psychological assessment. The doctor may conduct a thorough interview and provide some simple questionaires for you, your family, and fellow workers. The doctor may also give you some psychological tests, some of which may be computerized. ...Read more

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What place to get treated for adult add?

Talk with your PCP: You need to start with your pcp/doc to see what services they provide or which providers do so locally.This can vary by location, with some neurologists, psychiatrists or family docs involved depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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When should someone get tested for adult add?

When should someone get tested for adult add?

If you have symptoms: While there is no specific or definitive test for adhd per sa, several rating scales have been employed combined with a complete history to make the diagnosis. With regard to the question, you get tested if you think you have the symptoms enough to interfere with your level of functioning. We think it's inherited, so of you have family and symptoms, get evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the typical medication for adult add?

What is the typical medication  for adult add?

Same as kids: Adderall, Ritalin and various time release brands of the same ingredients as well as strattera and sometimes wellbutrin (bupropion). ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medication for adult add?

Is there an alternative medication for adult add?

I wish there were: As of now, we do not have a "cure" for add. But medication (stimulants, usually) and behavior retraining, are very effective. Even so, stimulants work for a limited number of hours, only temporarily taking away the symptoms. When they stop working, the brain reverts to add. Despite many myths, there is no evidence that various diets, herbal supplements or other type of intervention, wil help. ...Read more

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Can I get treated for adult add without insurance?

Can I get treated for adult add without insurance?

Probably: Look under your state's mental health & developmental services agency for their free or low-cost adult mental health outpatient clinic. See chadd.Org. ...Read more

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What is adult add, and how do I know if I have it?

What is adult add, and how do I know if I have it?

Adult ADD: First, in our over stimulated lives, most of us at times feel we cannot get it all done, and are overwhelmed. I often see this question as a cry for help. True attention deficit diagnoses should be made by a competent mental health provider. The diagnosis usually includes a childhood history of these symptom and/ or treatment for such. Get tested and get some help if it is warranted. ...Read more

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Please explain where to get treated for adult add?

Please explain where to get treated for adult add?

Talk with your PCP: You need to start with your pcp/doc to see what services they provide or which providers do so locally.This can vary by location, with some neurologists, psychiatrists or family docs involved depending on the circumstances. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural way to help cure adult add?

Can there be a natural way to help cure adult add?

Yes: There are multiple natural ways to help manage not cure add. Cognitive behavioral therapy, adhd support groups, life coaches, exercise, adequate diet, meditation, get plenty of sleep and taking regular, short, mental breaks. Some supplements may be beneficial like omega 3 fatty acids. This link may be helpful for you: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/adhd_add_adult_strategies.Htm. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hoarding and adult add?

Sometimes.: Most often hoarding is a symptom of an obsessive compulsive disorder but may be associated with attention deficit disorder (to a much smaller extent). ...Read more

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What would you say are most helpful books on adult add?

What would you say are most helpful books on adult add?

Executive Assistant: A practical guide for those who could really use an executive assistant to remind them of important events/tasks, to keep them focused, to keep them on time for things, and to stay organized: "add-friendly ways to organize your life" by judith kolberg. Would be good if assistant were unafraid you'd fire him/her and could tell you when you were interrupting others, appearing disinterested, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adult add in a 57 yr old male?

What are the symptoms of  adult add in a 57 yr old male?

Confusion: Major problem is focusing on tasks ; organizing them hierarchically. Getting to sleep is difficult because of racing ; anxious thoughts. Many have been given Ritalin (methylphenidate) as school children. In california legions of people with this problem have been dramatically benefitted by medicinal cannabis, which helps easy restful sleep, ablility to wake ; organize a day, ; to perform executive functions. ...Read more