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Can you outgrow adhd?

Can you outgrow adhd?

Sometimes: Statistically, about 1/3 of those with adhd "outgrow" it, about 1/3 see significant improvement but continue to have some residual symptoms and impairment, and about 1/3 continue to have full-blown adhd. The hyperactivity part improves more often and more predictably than the inattentive part. Learning effective coping skill is key. ...Read more

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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


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Tips on managing ADHD?

Tips on managing ADHD?

ADHD: Best to be followed by a Medical Professional skilled and experienced in managing ADHD
In general avoiding alcohol and illicit drugs
Eating a balanced diet
Exercising at least 45 minutes each day
Do not smoke
Avoid excess caffeine and other stimulants
Get sufficient rest
Avoid stress
Engage in leisure time activities ...Read more

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Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Is ADHD or add heriditary?

Maybe: Adhd has a very strong hereditary component. That means that in most cases
it tends to run in families. However, in some cases adhd can be the result of injuries to an infant during pregnancy as a result of the use of alcohol or tobacco by the pregnant mother. ...Read more

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What is the cause of adhd?

What is the cause of adhd?

Genetics: Most cases of adhd are inherited. There is great evidence to indicate that adhd is inherited and passed on for parent to child. Many factors can determine if inherited adhd will penetrate into clinically significant adhd, but it's genetic nature is indisputable. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have adhd?

How to tell if I have adhd?

Full evaluation: Contact your doctor to determine if there is a medical problem for your issues. If not, a psychologist or neuropsychologist should be able to determine if you have ADHD. ...Read more

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How to know if I have adhd?

How to know if I have adhd?

Have it evaluated: The treatments available for this disorder are often schedule 2 controlled drugs that require prescription and are monitored by state and federal authorities. A proper evaluation by your physician along with charted documentation of your history and problems are necessary. Other non adhd issues can have symptoms that appear similar. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of adhd?

What is the symptoms of adhd?

ADHD: There are three types of adhd. Combined adhd (most common), inattentive adhd, which is marked by impaired attention and concentration, hyperactive-impulsive adhd, which is marked by hyperactivity without inattentiveness. The symptoms are too extensive to list out here but a good potential source is webmd. To get an actual diagnosis or evaluation, I would see a reputable psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I need medication for my adhd?

I need medication for my adhd?

ADHD MEDS: How do you know you have ADD? Many adults I see, think they have ADD, but they actually have other conditions. I recommend seeing a Board Certified Psychiatrist for a Comprehensive Evaluation. The Stimulant medications, like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall are powerful medications and are very closely related to Crystal Meth. They can be addictive with lots of side-effects. I usually try alternatives. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adhd?

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What are the symptoms of adhd?

ADHD: Adhd is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by inattetion, distractability, impulsivity, and hyperactivity., all behaviors that are more frequent and severe than typically observed in children of the same developmental age. Symptoms must persist for at least 6 months, occur before 7 yrs of age, and be evident in 2 or more settings. Differential diagnosis is broad. ...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 medicine is there for adhd?

What medicine is there for adhd?

Many: The first line medications are stimulants (in many iterations) like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & concerta. 2nd line are atypical antidepressants (strattera, desipramine) & alph-2's (clonidine & guanfacine). See my health files for a full description of medications and practice standards of the amer acad of pediatrics. ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have adhd?

How could I tell if I have adhd?

Get evaluated: The online tests aren't very good. Go to a psychologist and ask to be tested. ...Read more

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What happens at an ADHD testing?

ADHD testing: Simple screening for adhd can be done using simple behavioral check lists by teachers, parents (connors test). More accurate psychological tests for adhd would include the iq test, bender gestalt (copying designs), a clinical interview, and a complete developmental and family history ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adhd? :)

What are the symptoms of adhd? :)

Inattention hyperact: As the name says, two major categories of symptoms are: inattention (problems focusing, paying attention, distractability, forgetfulness) and hyperactivity (unable to sit still, fidgeting). Youth typically has both symptoms, whereas in adults we see more attentional problems but little or no hyperactivity. ...Read more

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What are the pills used for adhd?

What are the pills used for adhd?

Many: I assume you mean treatments. There are stimulants-the best & safest, atypical antidepressants, tricyclic antidepressants, alpha2-cholinergic agonists, narcolepsy drugs, cholinergic drugs. Treatemnt of diseeases that mimic add, see your doctor or neurodevelomentalist to get the entire run down. Every med is different with every patient, although stimulants are effective in over 80% of patients. ...Read more

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What is ADHD and symptoms of adhd?

What is ADHD and symptoms of adhd?

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 more

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How to tell for sure if I have adhd?

How to tell for sure if I have adhd?

ADHD: No specifi c test exists for adhd. Observations of doctors, parents,
teachers, and others are key. Depression and anxiety must
be ruled out.

For an adhd diagnosis,
the child must have six or more of eight specifi c symptoms for
at least 6 months, and these must interfere with daily functions. ...Read more

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What are some societal issues of adhd?

What are some societal issues of adhd?

Many.: Social skill acquisition is learned. This is one of the primary areas of an add pts problem. Usually add pts are 2-4 years behind their chronological age peers in acquiring these skills. This can cause problems as suspected. Eventually, if treated with stimulant medication, these patients catch up with their peers. Usually this occurs around age 25. ...Read more

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Urgent! What are the symptoms for adhd?

ADHD: There are a number of symptoms of ADHD to include inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. In addition, daydreaming, distractibility, and disorganized are present as well. Since one of the core features of ADHD is working memory problems, ADHD individuals have difficulty holding onto information for a brief period of time without distraction and using that information in some functional way. ...Read more

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What to do if I realized I may have adhd?

What to do if I realized I may have adhd?

Seek psychological /: Psychiatric assessment for accurate diagnosis. Things are not always what they seem. If you do have adhd then treatment options can be reviewed. ...Read more

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What would be my strong suit if I'm ADHD?

Business: There are many very successful entrepreneurs with ADHD. There is something about the impulsivity that helps one persistently create new products and markets. Your key is finding good advisors and great team members to execute and do the detail work.
http://www. Forbes. Com/sites/dalearcher/2014/05/14/adhd-the-entrepreneurs-superpower/ ...Read more

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Please explain what are your views on adhd?

Please explain what are your views on adhd?

ADHD: People with adhd can function just fine, if it is something they are interested in. If not interested, then they become bored easily and lose focus. The problem with adhd is how to get them to be interested in the boring things of life. Until then, we rely on medications and other techniques to get through life. ...Read more

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Is there a way to really know if I have adhd?

No gold standard: Adhd is a clinical diagnosis. You need someone with experience and expertise to make the diagnosis, especially in adults, since it often is a matter of excluding other causes for the same symptoms. Get assessed by a reputable psychologist or psychiatrist experienced with adhd. You can't "catch" adhd as an adult, so a key issue is whether you had symptoms during childhood. If not, it's not adhd. ...Read more

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In what ways are the tests for ADHD conducted?

In what ways are the tests for ADHD conducted?

"Testing" for ADD: Add/adhd is a diagnosis based on a clinical exam, accomplished in the context of patient history, family history, exclusion of other causes, and mental status exam. Rating scales are frequently used and are helpful (& required by amer. Acad. Of pediatrics). Computerized performance testing is also helpful. However, there is no one independent "test" for add; the diagnosis cannot be made by it. ...Read more

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Symptoms of adult ADHD?

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 more

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What is inattentive adhd?

What is inattentive adhd?

A type of ADHD: It is a type of adhd that is manifested predominantly by inattention and not by hyperactivity-impulsivity during the most recent six-month period. ...Read more

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How is ADHD med, intuniv?

How is ADHD med, intuniv?

Helps hyperactivity: Intuniv is extended release version of Guanfacine (tenex) that has the indication for treating hypertension but is also used "off label" for heroine withdrawal and to calm hyperactivity. In my experience it often helps children with adhd sleep better and tends to decrease reactivity in many children with either adhd or odd. Dosing is usually best in evening, but smaller does can help during day. ...Read more

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Does sleep help your adhd?

Does sleep help your adhd?

Abdolutely: In fact, a steady sleeping regimen should be part of your treatment plan and it will help with both concentration and any mood liability you may have as well. Work on sleep hygiene for best results as well. ...Read more

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Is stratera good for adhd?

Is stratera good for adhd?

Sometimes: Atomoxetine (strattera) is helpful for adhd in certain patients, but it is not a first line choice. It has side effects in liver and increased suicidality. ...Read more