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What is ADHD and symptoms of adhd?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: ADHD- braind isorder

Adhd is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a brain disorder. Some symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity-impulsivity begin by age 6, though full-fledged symptoms may not be clear till later. Symptoms may get better but persist in adulthood.
There is no test to diagnose it - if there are enough symptoms that affect function, the diagnosis is made. It is best treated with medicines.

In brief: ADHD- braind isorder

Adhd is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a brain disorder. Some symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity-impulsivity begin by age 6, though full-fledged symptoms may not be clear till later. Symptoms may get better but persist in adulthood.
There is no test to diagnose it - if there are enough symptoms that affect function, the diagnosis is made. It is best treated with medicines.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal
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