What's ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Biologic disorder. Adhd is an inherited, neurobiological disorder that effects about 5% of the population. Untreated it leads to increased death (smoking, drug overdose, fatal auto crashes) or significant life impediments. It interferes with learning, socialization, relationships, finances, impulse control, academics, work performance, sleep. See my health files for websites and articles.
Changes in brain . structure & chemistry found in persons with adhd validate the diagnosis of ADHD as a neurodevelopmental disorder with significant symptoms of Inattention &/or Hyperactivity/Impulsivity that impact learning, peer interaction &/or behavior, often over a person's lifespan. CHADD.org is a good resource to learn about ADHD diagnosis, treatment and legal rights of people with ADHD at all ages.

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How can one cure ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

NO CURE. No cure but can be treated and managed with medications and therapy like behavior modification. Many diseases cannot be cured which would mean that it is somehow eradicated from your system. However, you can work on reducing the symptoms with treatment. Read more...
No . Adhd is an inherited neurobiological disorder thought to be caused by multiple gene abnormalities. Until we can safely re-engineer genes, we won't be able to cure it. Medications work safely and better for adhd than medications work for almost any other medical condition. See my health files for more research and data. Read more...
No cure exists. Changes in brain structure & chemistry found in persons with ADHD validate the diagnosis of ADHD as a neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that impact learning, peer interaction &/or behavior, often over a person's lifespan. CHADD.org is a good resource to learn about ADHD diagnosis, multimodal management of symptoms & legal rights of people with ADHD to minimize functional impairment. Read more...

Can you tell me about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)?

Lots of Information. There is much information available on adhd both for adults and children. I suggest to start by contacting chadd (www.Chadd.Org). Chadd is "children and adults with adhd". Read more...

How is it possible to know if I have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder adhd?

Adhd. Inattention, overactivity, impulsivity. For example, not finishing tasks, easily distracted, forgetful, disorganized, losing things, act before thinking, etc. Read more...
Symptoms. If you have the symptoms of adhd, as dr. Ali answered, then you may have the disorder. Check with your doctor for an evaluation or referral. See chadd.Org or nimh site: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/can-adults-have-adhd.Shtml. I've got a copy on my health files. Read more...

What can I do if my son has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) and I have always wondered why?

Generally inherited. Children have either inherited the traits of adhd or have acquired them from an infection or trauma to the brain. Often a parent , or extended family members have similar features. 75% of affected children are inattentive, not hyperactive. Psychological/neuropsychological testing can check for learning disabilities that may be evident or will develop in the future. Read more...

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (adhd) is a growing concern in the united states. How does ADHD differ?

Not sure about the ? I am not sure you asked the question as intended as you inquired how adhd is different from adhd. You correctly identified that there appears to be an increase in this diagnosis. This problem , when correctly identified, sits on a neurodevelopmental spectrum with other disorders. One reason we may see more children with hyperactivity, poor focus and impulse control is increased use of electronics. Read more...

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's are very similar, don't you think that ADHD could be a variant of the autism spectrum?

No I do not. Adhd and asperger/autism spectrum disorders are distinctively different. Adhd is a disruptive behavior disorder with few problems with socialuzation at it's core. Asds have a great deal to do with a person being socially perplexed. It is possible to have one or the other or both. Also, the treatments for adhd in terms of medications do not help much with the social impairments seen in the asds. Read more...
No. Attention deficit disorder and asperger's are completely different problems. They can co-exist, but are not the same. Read more...
Nope. These are very distinct conditions. They both are brain diseases, but that's where it ends. Both can be comorbid with each other, meaning they can exist together. Their genetic & biological underpinnings are in completely different areas of brain. Read more...
4/4 doctors agree. Children with adhd-combined type have trouble with peer interactions and prosocial skills largely due to their impulsivity, impatience and intrusiveness. This is often tolerated by peers till age 7, when neuro-typical kids want to get their work done. People with asperger's, in varying degrees, lack theory of mind, the ability to understand that someone else can have a different point of view. Read more...
Adhd/autism. No, but u can have coexisting asperger with adhd. Intellectually, they are different. Read more...

Is it possible that I have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder)?

Unknown. If you do not provide any iformation with your question, no proper answer can be formed. Start over from scratch, the ?'s are not linked on the site. Read more...