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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Adhd In Infants

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Dr. Anthony Vertino Dr. Vertino
Clinical Psychology
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What are autism and ADHD affected infants?

What are autism and ADHD affected infants?

Differences: I would look at the primary symptoms of social connection/disconnection. Autistic children are more difficulty to engage, establish eye contact, follow faces, learn familiar faces, and often don't coo or babble with their care givers. Adhd infants are usually quite social and interactive with their caregivers. In fact, because we give them so much attention, they may not even seem inattentive. ...Read more

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

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


Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What are the signs of add/adhd?

What are the signs of add/adhd?

Depends on age: The younger the child, the more hyperactivity and impulsivity will predominate. The older the person, the more distractibility, disorganization, communication problems, and underachievement will predominate. Also, the severity of these symptoms is important, not just their presence. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What are some ways to manage signs of adhd?

What are some ways to manage signs of adhd?

Medication: Medications are #1 in managing adhd. Maintaining a strict daily routine, sleeping well, eating well, exercising, avoiding drugs and caffeine, & counseling may help, as might speech/language or pt therapy depending on deficiencies in each person. Knowing about adhd is very important. Understanding your condition is the basic first step to improving or conquering it. See my health files for more. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Don't all children occasionally show signs of add/adhd?

Don't all children occasionally show signs of add/adhd?

No: All people show signs of anything, if you extend the definition widely enough. But adhd kids have a pervasive, chronic deficiency of executive brain function. The problem is there almost all the time. If a normal child forgets her homework one day, or is impulsive another, then they are still normal, and would not meet the clinical or neurological criteria for adhd. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Kunen Dr. Kunen
Clinical Psychology
41 years in practice
University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School
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Is not doing well in the clock drawing test a sign of ADHD? I'm 22

Is not doing well in the clock drawing test a sign of ADHD? I'm 22

Some questions 1st: This test is often used to assess for dementia, mental status, certain types of brain injury that can cause neglect of parts of the visual field, and sometimes mental retardation. It is not a standard ADHD test, but it is sometimes used as a measure of executive functions, which is part of ADHD. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen Dr. Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
35 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What are the symptoms or signs that a child who is 8 have adhd, add, and odd, i've done research, signs are correct, but no one will help!

What are the symptoms or signs that a child who is 8 have adhd, add, and odd, i've done research, signs are correct, but no one will help!

Find a Dr who treats: There should not be much difficulty finding someone to treat an 8 year old. Especially if the symptoms are all classic. There are many different treatments and different treatments work better for different patients. Try to get a doctor recommendation from friends or possibly someone at the school may know a doctor who treats a lot of patients that could give you a name. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Vertino Dr. Vertino
Clinical Psychology
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Diagnosed with ADHD when younger and wants to join the military.No need for medication in years and no longer shows signs.Any way to be diagnosed?

Diagnosed with ADHD when younger and  wants to join the military.No need for medication in  years and no longer shows signs.Any way to be diagnosed?

Updated eval: Wasn't sure if you meant being 'undiagnosed'. Recent updates from psychiatrists or psychologists should confirm the current health status and assist the person in enlisting in the military. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez Dr. Enriquez
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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What are signs and symptoms of adhd?

What are signs and symptoms of adhd?

See my Health Files: See my health files for many articles and websites that outline the diagnosis and treatment of adhd. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Is it possible that I have add/adhd or show signs of it?

Is it possible that I have add/adhd or show signs of it?

Unlikely: If you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a child and have not experienced a brain injury or infection, it is unlikely you have ADHD. Consult your doctor to determine if you have a medical issue like hyperthyroidism, that can mimic ADHD symptoms. You should also explore depression, anxiety and other emotional issues that can present with similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Ernest Bordini Dr. Bordini
Clinical Psychology
28 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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Are having a bad attention span and being a bit childish mean signs of adhd?

Are having a bad attention span and being a bit childish mean signs of adhd?

Could or not: Certainly bad attention span is a symptom of adhd, but not unique to it. Being childish or immature are usually perjorative terms for being impulsive, impatient, fidgety having low frustration tolerance, not attending to social cues. These also are not unique to adhd, but many children slapped with labels of immaturity in early grades are now recognized as adhd. Thorough assessment is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Roger Coger Dr. Coger
Clinical Psychology
years in practice
St. Louis University College of Medicine
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I think i may have adhd, found some symptoms in wikipedia. Is there any checklist or signs that i can check at home? Thanks!

See specialist: Symptoms of adhd may be caused by many different conditions which affect attention, impulsivity and concentration. In order to be properly diagnosed and get effective treatment, you would need to be seen by a specialist (adhd trained psychologist or psychiatrist) ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Adhd/ocd, do I have them? What are the signs or symptoms?

Adhd/ocd, do I have them? What are the signs or symptoms?

OCD. ADHD: www.mayoclinic.com/health/obsessive-compulsive-disorder/... Obsessive-compulsive disorder — comprehensive overview covers ocd symptoms, ocd treatment, coping and more. Causes·treatments and drugs·anxiety·tests and diagnosis·hoarding·risk factors attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder ;#40;adhd;#41;: symptoms ... www.mayoclinic.com/health/adhd/ds00275/dsection=symptoms if these seem to fit you see a psychiatrist or psychologist for further assessment and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is it possible that I have signs of ADHD and social anxiety?

They can co-exist.: Encourage you to seek out evaluation ; treatment with a psychologist ;.Or psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Anand Dr. Anand
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Government Medical College, Amritsar
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What are the sign of an ADHD child,and how to manage or what are the treatment?

What are the sign of an ADHD child,and how to manage or what are the treatment?

See psychiatrist: Child with A.D.H.D.is having attention disorder ,cannot focus,is impulsive and hyperactive .His behavior may be aggressive and destructive.He may be causing disturbance in the classroom.He should be seen,examined by psychiatrist and treated with medicine also to get behavior therapy ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Hi I have a son who is now 12 and he has austim, adhd. I have a daughter who is 5 and she doesn't have it. I'm trying for a baby but will it have it?

Hi I have a son who is now 12 and he has austim, adhd. I have a daughter who is 5 and she doesn't have it. I'm trying for a baby but will it have it?

Studies of younger: siblings of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder found autism-specific changes on specialized MRI's of the brain at 6 months & later clinical symptoms of ASD in 1/5 siblings & some clinical symptoms in 1/3 vs.1/68 in the general population. If your son has an abnormal Chromosomal Microarray or a positive DNA Probe for Fragile X, a prenatal genetic counselor can discuss your risk. See below. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky Dr. Satulovsky
Psychiatry
24 years in practice
National University of La Plata Faculty of Medicine
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Should ADHD patients have abnormal signs since childhood to get the disease?Or the patient was normal person and suddenly he had it in the adulthood ?

Should ADHD patients have abnormal signs since childhood to get the disease?Or the patient was normal person and suddenly he had it in the adulthood ?

Criteria: Current criteria, even after slightly modified recently, requires some signs to have been present during childhood; it is not that necessarily must have been diagnosed at that age. Scales and assessment tools help, as well as a careful history (school, work, collateral info). ...Read more

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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam Dr. Bhoopalam
Pediatrics
39 years in practice
Bangalore University, M. S. Ramaiah Medical College
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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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What are signs of adult ADHD or adult add?

Distractibility : Trouble with attention span, organization , feeling overwhelmed as work tasks increase, feeling restless and having trouble sitting through movies and tv shows, trouble retaining info that has been read, forgetting where you placed things, interrupting people mid sentence, being viewed by others as a ditz or a space cadet, not listening when people are talking to you directly, procrastinating, etc. ...Read more

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