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attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

A: Dear distracted, attention deficit disorder, now known as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), was viewed as a childhood disorder that disappeared during adolescence. Now, it''s known that ADHD can last through adolescence and into adulthood. Generally, students with ADHD have average to above average intelligence and possess special talents and abilities, like boundless energy and creative problem solving. On the other hand, 25 to 35 percent of students with ADHD fail to graduate from high school, and young adults with ADHD have a six-fold risk for substance abuse as compared with their peers who are otherwise similar to them. Based on general prevalence...


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What are the treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A: According to the Mayo Clinic, attention deficit Hyperactivty Disorder affects both children and adults. ADHD can affect performance in school and work, personal relationships and social interaction. Treatments usually include a combination of medication and psychotherapy.Stimulant MedicationsStimulant medications are thought to help normalize the chemical action of neurotransmitters in your brain. Some examples of this type of medication are methylphenidate, dxtroamphetamine-amphetamine, dxtroamphetamine and lisdexamfetamine....


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What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Does Ritalin help?

A: Dear Reader, Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not mean that you are stupid! Many people with ADHD are smart even gifted and lots of others have special talents that go beyond their skills in school. ADHD, similar to other mental health concerns as well as learning disabilities and other conditions, can affect people`s ability to do as well as they`d like to, or are expected to do, in school and in other areas of their lives. Getting diagnosed and participating in appropriate treatment for ADHD can make a huge difference. The three main symptoms of ADHD difficulty concentrating, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior play out in different ways in different...


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is there a cure for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) ?

A: No cure, just treatment. Treatment is more than just taking medicine, though is helpful and enabling. Learning good habits such as writing yourself notes and setting timers to remember things also help. Hi! I have just been diagnosed with it http://hubpages.com/hub/I-think-I-have-Adult-ADHD The medication seems to be helping so far. There are two treatments available for adhd and they are stimulant medications and behavioural therapies. For more information read the following hub http://hubpages.com/hub/treatment-of-adhd-in-child This hub might answer your question about ADHD. I''m not an ADHD denier, but the ''condition'' needs to be approached with caution having worked with children who probably genuinely have the condition whilst others have been labelled with it simply to mask or...


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attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - what kind of dr do I see for my adhd?

A: I would you say a psychiatrist Hope this helps Yes, I do agree Add your Comment fragile1Ditto!-(to the above 2 replies) I take Adderal for ADHD and my Psychiatrist had given me a prescription for this med. I take 20mg, 2x day and it does help tremendously as far as focusing goes. I thought that I would have some energy being it is a stimulant but as I''m told, being I have ADHD, the medication works to control the behavior and to allow me to be able to focus, pay more attention, and basically think before my impulsive thoughts and behavior! I was told if I did not have the ADHD, and I was taking it just because of the stimulant effects, that I would indeed have not only energy, but "bouncing off the walls", as well!-(Unfortunately, I don''t reap the...


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What do you think so many of today's kids have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A: Wha...look at that chicken...like this song...should I wear....no, no it didn&''t mean that.....radio dial.....yahoo.......meds.....weird, nah....what did you say? cause their parents don&''t discipline them properly because they want to "lump" boys and girls in the same classroom where boy learn differently then girls Ability to pay attention is spiritual power. Deduce the rest......
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attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Is there a possibility of me having ADHD?

A: As for what I have read it is about a 3 hour testing. From what I have researched it should include you, your spouse/partner, and parent and or siblings (if available). Also helpful to bring in records of childhood history and behavior. You may be asked to complete behavior checklists or questionnaires to give the professional more detailed information about the problematic behaviors. As for the medication if you still are worried about interactions of medications giving to you by your doctor I would suggest talking to your pharmacist. They have available knowledge to medication interactions. Wellbutrin is used as an off-label for ADHD. I hope this has helped. I would like to include that doing your own research of ADHD may be very helpful in treating you. As for what I have read it is...


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What is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Does Ritalin help?

A: Dear Reader, Having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not mean that you are stupid! Many people with ADHD are smart ? even gifted ? and lots of others have special talents that go beyond their skills in school. ADHD, similar to other mental health concerns as well as learning disabilities and other conditions, can affect people''s ability to do as well as they''d like to, or are expected to do, in school and in other areas of their lives. Getting diagnosed and participating in appropriate treatment for ADHD can make a huge difference. The three main symptoms of ADHD ? difficulty concentrating, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior ? play out in different ways in different...


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attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - What are the biological factors that are affected?

A: I actually wrote a LONG elaborate response but before it could post, my answer was erased (very frustrating!) b/c I think I accidentally clicked cancel and return....
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attention deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - My son is going to be 10 and has been on meds for?

A: What are the names of the medicines your son used for sleep? Sometimes medicine combinations can be used together, even though they are not recommended, provided it is closely monitored. Maybe you should talk to your doctor about your concerns. See http://www.drugs.com/enc/sleeping-difficulty.html You might want to ask your doctor if he could try Daytrana instead of Vyvanse. It is a skin patch form of ADHD medication that we have used very successfully with our 12yo son. It is great because you can remove it whenever YOU want to stop the flow of meds to try to reduce interference with sleep. He removes it right after school unless he has an important activity in the evening when he needs full focus (ball game, etc.). The effects linger long enough to get through homework and/or activities,...
 
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