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What are some of the daily issues of ADHD in children? Need detailed description for school project

What are some of the daily issues of ADHD in children? Need detailed description for school project

CHADD: This is the national foundation for children and adults with adhd. Website: http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD.aspx See tab 'understanding adhd'. Many other learning resources and media formats. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Is it bad to only give children ADHD meds during the school year and not during summer vacation?

Is it bad to only give children ADHD meds during the school year and not during summer vacation?

It is not optimal: Every day is a day for learning - be it academic learning in a classroom or social learning amongst peers and family members. It is ideal to be as free from distraction and impulsivity as possible in all settings, every day. ...Read more

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Do children with ADHD need to take methylphenidate during the school holidays? 

Do children with ADHD need to take methylphenidate during the school holidays? 

Maybe: While controversial, in a number of cases, children who have adhd do not need medications during the holidays. Generally, adhd affects most, if not all, aspects of a child's life. This includes school and home life. However, some children do not present with severe symptoms of hyperactivity or poor impulse control and parents can control their behaviors. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to control ADHD at school?

Can someone tell me how to control ADHD at school?

In general: Once a diagnosis of ADHD is made by a pediatrician or mental health clinician the next step is medication management as this is one syndrome in psychiatry that responds very well to medication management alone. However, behavior therapy is also quite helpful. See http://www.chadd.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=YHwgb0eUwhY%3D for other helpful information. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it usual to put a child on ADHD medicines only on school days?

JUDGMENT CALL: I expect a child to be learning all day every day - not just in school. The mind doesn't shut off. If a child has a sufficient problem with attention and focus that he can's learn from his weekend experiences he needs meds. If he creats family difficulty because of the adhd, he needs meds for himself and his family. I havent seen children damaged by properly prescribed meds in 40 years. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child to have ADHD yet still have good grades in school?

Is it possible for a child to have ADHD yet still have good grades in school?

Yes: Attention is one of the important aspect in learning. Ability to associate, information base to draw those associations from etc are important. If the behavior, activity, impulsivity cause you to disrupt the general flow of work in the class you are more likely to be classified as attention deficit disorder. Only a thorough educational psychological evaluation can sort these things out. ...Read more

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Please answer! what medication should you take with ADHD that helps in school?

It depends: Different ADHD medications work well for different people. I would recommend consulting a physician familiar with ADHD medication to help find the best medication for an individual. ...Read more

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Adhd help needed! can't get through school without help. Ashamed to tell anyone?

Adhd help needed! can't get through school without help. Ashamed to tell anyone?

You are unique: I agree with dr. Villar. There is no reason to be ashamed of being yourself. Each one of us is unique--we have our own strength profiles. Your value as a person is not dependent on you being like anyone else. What you want to achieve for yourself is what's important. Ask for help and be proud of yourself for getting involved and seeking to improve yourself. Your efforts will pay off. ...Read more

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Are there any natural medications that can help with ADHD kids who have troubles with school?

Are there any natural medications that can help with ADHD kids who have troubles with school?

While "natural" does: Not always mean "safe" (st. John's wort, sam-e) there are a few studies on nutrients that suggest at beneficial effects if omega 3 & omega 6 efa's are used together. A large study with zinc showed 29% of treated group vs. 20% of placebo group improved in hyperactivity/impulsivity. Stimulants allow the brain's own Dopamine & norepinephrine to circulate where needed, not " synthetic" da & ne. ...Read more

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I have ADHD and i get good grades in school why do people who don't have it don't care about anything they should be happy they don't have ADHD ?

I have ADHD and i get good grades in school why do people who don't have it don't care about anything they should be happy they don't have ADHD ?

Individual nature: You and your classmates have your own individual feelings about school and grades. Congratulations on your hard work and good grades, despite adhd! that is to your credit. Some of your classmates may be more interested in social and other activities than in studies. Surround yourself with others who are willing to work for success like you are. That way you can encourage each other too. ...Read more

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