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Which questionnaires are recommended for ADHD assessment?

Which questionnaires are recommended for ADHD assessment?

The more the better: Questionnaires alone do not make the diagnosis of adhd. The gold standard is the cbcl >http://vinst.Umdnj.Edu/vaid/testreport.Asp?Code=cbca< cbcl helps address comorbidities. The diagnosis of adhd is made by history, physical and neurodevelopmental examination. It is a medical disease! ...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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Will the child be asked to complete a questionnaire as part of theadd/adhd assessment?

Depends on age: Children over 12 are usually given the achenbach youth self report (ysr), to match with parent & teacher reports. The ysr is a statistically proven tool in developing a diagnosis of childhood behavioral or learning problems. See http://www.Columbia.Edu/cu/ssw/projects/pmap/docs/nohysr.Pdf. ...Read more

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Saw a Psychiatrist for general assessment. Mentioned possibility of ADHD. Was told at the end I had no mental health condition. Is that a no for ADHD?

Saw a Psychiatrist for general assessment. Mentioned possibility of ADHD. Was told at the end I had no mental health condition. Is that a no for ADHD?

No mental health: condition includes ADHD. If you still wonder about that you can see a neuropsychologist or clinical psychologist for a second opinion. If the psychiatrist didn't test you the psychologist can. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can someone recommend a great psychiatrist in Staten Island for BP and ADHD? Who takes most insurance.

Can someone recommend a great psychiatrist in Staten Island for BP and ADHD? Who takes most insurance.

Look online..: Go online to your health insurance website and get names of psychiatrists near you who take your insurance. Go online to local hospital/medical center website and use doctor finder. Go to your state department of mental or behavioral health website and look for a low-fee clinic near you. Some excellent docs work at low-fee clinics or can be privately run, eg., Family Centers. Good luck. ...Read more

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What book(s) or resource(s) do you recommend to adults recently diagnosed with ADHD who want proven strategies & advice? No $ for coach, etc.

What book(s) or resource(s) do you recommend to adults recently diagnosed with ADHD who want proven strategies & advice? No $ for coach, etc.

Online: Go online to chadd.Org, which is free. They have good initial information and an extensive list of other resources, and from that list you can decide what's within your budget. ...Read more

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Do you think ADHD is different in women ? What self-help books/websites would you recommend ? Is it a good idea to work freelance with ADHD ?

Do you think ADHD is different in women ? What self-help books/websites would you recommend ? Is it a good idea to work freelance with ADHD ?

Yes : Women rarely have hyperactive symptoms as men do, but frequently they are the inattentive subtype, & are thought of as "ditzes." this is very unfortunate. Sari solden's book "women with attention deficit disorder" is older but is still quite the best on this topic. I suggest you read it for more information. ...Read more

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Would you recommend using drug to treat adults with adhd?

Would you recommend using drug to treat adults with adhd?

ADHD: Not necessariy. Try other options first, for instance daily aerobic exercise for 40 plus minutes can improve concentration and focus significantly. Supplementing with omega 3's can also be helpful in addition to learning techniques to increase concentration. If your focus does not improve consult with a mental health professional who specializes in adhd treatment. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I am feeling like I have ADHD or something please help?

What do you recommend if I am feeling like I have ADHD or something please help?

Time for consultatn: This is something you must have evaluated by a physician.You can schedule a visit, but write down all your symptoms and questions before you go to be sure you remember them all. After an evaluation, you and your doc can decide what and if treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Can you recommend any research studies which discuss ADHD medication in adult doses, and any tolerance reduction strategies? Thank you

Scholarly articles: Meta-analysis of the efficacy of methylphenidate for treating adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00406-008-0845-4. Once-daily atomoxetine for adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a 6-month, double-blind trial LA Adler, T Spencer, TE Brown Pharmacotherapy of adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a review TE Wilens, J Bi ...Read more

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Are there certain medications or supplements you recommend for hyperfocus in someone with inattentive adhd. Are there any that can make it worse?

Are there certain medications or supplements you recommend for hyperfocus in someone with inattentive adhd. Are there any that can make it worse?

Nothing: Replaces a face to face consultation with a psychiatrist to evaluate, rule out any medical conditions &/or contra-indications, diagnose and treat someone with adhd, inattentive type. To give you some advice without clinical exam would be unethical. Hope you are not too disappointed by my answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more