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Adhd associated with blank stare?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Is this new?
A blank stare can have lots of causes.
Those with inattentive adhd might be so preoccupied with their own thoughts that a blank stare would be the result. But, if this is new, have the child assessed by a pediatrician or neurologist.

In brief: Is this new?
A blank stare can have lots of causes.
Those with inattentive adhd might be so preoccupied with their own thoughts that a blank stare would be the result. But, if this is new, have the child assessed by a pediatrician or neurologist.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually
Blank stares occur in othe conition like petite mal epilepsy.

In brief: Not usually
Blank stares occur in othe conition like petite mal epilepsy.
Dr. Robert Marvit
Dr. Robert Marvit
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Depending on the degree of distractibility, an adhd person could stare off.
They themselves call it "zoning out." if a stare occurs during a voluntary activity such as speech, eating, driving, etc, then it could be petit mal or absence seizures. Think of charlie brown's teacher's "wah-wah-wah" sound turnig off an inattentive charlie. Best to check those symptoms out with your doctor.

In brief: Maybe
Depending on the degree of distractibility, an adhd person could stare off.
They themselves call it "zoning out." if a stare occurs during a voluntary activity such as speech, eating, driving, etc, then it could be petit mal or absence seizures. Think of charlie brown's teacher's "wah-wah-wah" sound turnig off an inattentive charlie. Best to check those symptoms out with your doctor.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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