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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)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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