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Symptoms Of Add And Adhd In Adults
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
See below...: Irritability, racing speech, little sleep with no apparent fatigue, poor judgment, increased risk-taking behavior, hypersexuality, delusions, hallucinations. Other disorders often mistaken for teenage bipolar disorder include adhd, conduct disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd), schizophrenia. A specialist, psychologist or psychiatrist, is best positioned to interpret such symptoms. ...Read more
Are children with ADHD always hyperactive? Can a child have ADHD and not show symptoms of hyperactivity?
1) No. 2) Yes: Adhd-primarily inattentive type (ia) replaced add as a diagnosis when research showed that the underlying neurobiological & neurochemical bases were the same as for adhd-combined type, which has significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity.Adhd-ia is the most common type but c (or h/i in preschoolers) is more commonly referred. Ia is related to academic difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope : Add is a neurobiologic condition that impacts executive control. Management of brain activities is under executive control. So hyperactivity is physical movement that isn't properly controlled. Underactivity is the same as over activity from neurologic perspective. Some add people are overactive, some are underactjve. Hyperactivity is not necessary for an add diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There ARE tests 4 it: Addis a neurobiological disorder, there are physical & neurodevelopmental findings. Synkinesiae, dysmetric eye movements, incoordination are easily found on exam. Tests of working memory r easily administered. Tower of london demonstrates statistically relavent findings diagnostic of add. So questionnaires are necessary, but of minimal use in the diagnosis. Therapeutic targets are state of the art. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some of the non-drug treatments for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children?
Works but short time: Ritalin has a long history of effectiveness for add/adhd, but the problem is it's duration of action is short, and often to have benefit for a long part of the day you have to take ti 2-3 times. There are longer acting forms of Ritalin (methylphenidate) from several manufacturers. Your provider can help guide you to one that should work, if not one try another. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Book Length: You are asking a question that would be a book length answer. We only have four hundred characters here. It is best to give doctor's your specific symptoms and to not prejudge a diagnosis. ...Read more
ADHD: Symptoms of hyperactivity diminsh & become more of a restlessness. In many mpulsivity decreases somewhat as the person matures & develops internal controls. Inattention & distractibility diminish less & tend to be the major issue. People can develop skills to compensate to an extent including career choices that fit their symptoms better. 2/3 continue to have symptoms in adulthood. ...Read more
Can some symptoms of depression appear similar to those of ADHD and vice versa? How common is their comorbidity?
ADHD: Conventional symptoms include forgetfulness and excessive daydreaming, as well as an inability to sit still, or constant fidgeting. Some more adult specific symptoms might include trouble with organization, traffic accidents, marital trouble, distractibility, trouble listening to others, restlessness, lateness, anger, trouble relaxing, trouble prioritizing and trouble starting tasks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers