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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Skills/Work-Arounds?: Try work-arounds 4 how it limits u so u can counteract the problems it creates in ur life...The ways it hurts u/others, the things that keep u from feeling successful/having satisfying relationships, etc. Having adhd is like having a personal assistant who forgets 2remind u of things, loses track of time, interrupts u when ur speaking, etc. Donald trump would fire! work w/adhd specialist/coach? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I recently got diagnosed with ADHD and Adderall 20mg XR isn't working for me. What do you recommend?
What book(s) or resource(s) do you recommend to adults recently diagnosed with ADHD who want proven strategies & advice? No $ for coach, etc.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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