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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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I think i'm add. What are the symptoms of add in adults...

I think i'm add. What are the symptoms of add in adults...

Adult ADD: symptoms may include:poor organizational skills (home, office, desk, or car is extremely messy and cluttered),tendency to procrastinate, trouble starting and finishing projects, chronic lateness, frequently forgetting appointments, commitments, and deadlines, constantly losing or misplacing things (keys, wallet, phone, documents, bills), underestimating the time it will take you to complete tasks ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of add and adhd?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of add and adhd?

ADD, ADHD: Both have symptoms of inattention, inability to focus or stay on task, starting things but never finishing them, procrastination, inability to retain information and being easily distracted. The 'h' is for hyperactivity and includes impulsiveness and constant movement or fidgeting. ...Read more

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I have mixed symptoms of add and adhd, dr gave Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 10mg. I can't recall a conversation from 5 min ago. 3rd day with meds. Is this normal?

I have mixed symptoms of add and adhd, dr gave Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 10mg. I can't recall a conversation from 5 min ago.  3rd day with meds.  Is this normal?

No!: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an amphetamine drug, a stimulant. When side effects to a drug occur, a drug should be stopped. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and other stimulants are addictive, and should be stopped slowly, under a doctor's supervision. Addiction should not have occurred in 3 days. It is better to find the cause and fix it than cover symptoms with psychiatric drugs. Diet, allergies, learning problems are a few causes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of add vs adhd?

What are the symptoms of add vs adhd?

No longer an issue: Because the underlying neurobiological and neurochemical bases are the same for both, add is now called adhd-primarily inattentive type. Adhd-primarily hyperactive/impulsive type is seen in preschool age children. Children with adhd-combined type are more commonly referred for treatment, as the hyperactive/impulsive symptoms draw attention. See chadd.Org for full explanation. ...Read more

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How easy is it to diagnose adhd/add in adults?

How easy is it to diagnose adhd/add in adults?

Thorough eval: A number of criteria must be met to make an accurate diagnosis of ADHD/ ADD. It can present like other medical or mental conditions. A workup is necessary to ensure assessment is correct. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of add or ADHD and where is a website that I can read?

What are symptoms of add or ADHD and where is a website that I can read?

Many symptoms: The two best websites are from chadd at www.chadd.org. And the nimh (national institutes of mental health). http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index.shtml. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies that can help to diminish the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Are there any home remedies that can help to diminish the symptoms of ADHD in adults?

ADHD is complex: After careful evaluation most individuals require a multifaceted treatment approach which likely includes medication, skill development, & environmental adjustments (school & work). Healthy living habits (good sleep, nutrition, exercise, relationships, attitudes) help overall health & enhance other measures. Good source of info: http://www.Additudemag.Com/. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the main symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Doctors, what are the main symptoms of ADHD in adults?

Poor concentration: Difficulty completing tasks, easily distractible, trouble holding jobs, and forgetfulness are some of the common symptoms. Most psychologists can help you assess whether you may have adhd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of add/adhd? What are possible treatments that won't make me feel like a zombie?

What are the symptoms of add/adhd? What are possible treatments that won't make me feel like a zombie?

Symptoms include: Short attention span, easy distractibility, problems focusing, 25% have hyperactivity. Meds that do not make people feel like zombies include Provigil, Nuvigil, Amantadine, Imipramine. ...Read more

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