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What is a natural way to calm down ADHD in a teenager?

What is a natural way to calm down ADHD in a teenager?

Natural Remedies: Research shows benefit of aerobic exercise, diet (Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible), and mental conditioning. You can train your brain to increase your ability to concentrate. Focus on pre-frontal cortex and consider exercises that work attention, mental flexibility, concentration, and impulse control. Brain Training sites: FitBrains, MemoryImprovementTips, BrainCurls, Lumosity, Cognifit, BrainHQ ...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 possible that ADHD become clearer in a teenager?

Is it possible that ADHD become clearer in a teenager?

Doubt it: Most kids with disorders of focus and activity level are apparent by age 4-6 with a few able to hide the issues to the 4th grade when the productivity requirement of school will flush them out. Teens who have new trouble dealing with studies are more likely to be unrested or have subtile learning deficits.I view any quest by parents or kids for that magic pill at this age with suspicion. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop ADHD as a teenager even if you didn't have any problems beforehand?

Is it possible to develop ADHD as a teenager even if you didn't have any problems beforehand?

Possible: If you did not have symptoms of ADHD as a young child, the only way to acquire it is by having a brain injury or brain infection. There are many conditions that can mimic ADHD. Start with an evaluation by your primary care doctor, and if necessary have a neuropsychological evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the most current information about ADHD in children and teenagers?

What is the most current information about ADHD in children and teenagers?

Chronic & treatable: Adhd is the best-studied psychiatric disorder in children and adolescents. Controversies aside, there is strong evidence that it is a real, chronic, potentially severely impairing disorder for which a number of interventions, including medications & behavioral treatments, can markedly ease symptoms but do not "cure" the disorder. Also, 2/3 of the time, other disorders coexist that complicat rx. ...Read more

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What is a good alternative OTC meds for adhd/bipolar meds for teenagers? She was taking vynasse but it seems to not work well

What is a good alternative  OTC meds for  adhd/bipolar meds for teenagers? She was taking vynasse but it seems to not work well

Working with your MD: A teen with ADHD and BiPolar disorder needs to be followed closely by PMD, and psychiatrist and likely a therapist. There are no over the counter alternatives. ...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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