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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...


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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...


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what is attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD?

A: Not necessarily. Diagnosis is reserved for children and adults who meet not only symptom criteria, but also other diagnostic criteria outlined by the American Psychiatric Association. Determining the presence of symptoms is only one part of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Furthermore, inattention and impulsivity are symptoms of other medical or psychological conditions, such as Bipolar Disorder.?...


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Attention Deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - my soon to be ex is taking our kids adhd meds and?

A: 16 Jun 2011 You need to talk with your divorce lawyer for advice. You might be able to get a restraining order or you might be able to gain complete custody. If you do not have a lawyer, you might be able to get help from CPS. CPS could at leat advise you on what to do. This is a potentialy dangerous situation and you need to get your kids away from him if he is doing all this!! Votes:+2CommentVote upReportAnonymous17 Jun 2011 Shorty924, Dzoo is correct with her answer. If I may add, working with ADHD kids for years, your kids need thier meds. You need to find a doc where you are and explain to him

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Attention Deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

A: 16 Jul 2011 I also have adult ADHD, but am older. My son, 26, has it, too. When he first started his meds, he had no appetite, sweating, dry mouth, and many same symptoms. It will decrease, but I''d probably start with half the dose, as he did, and worked up to 10 mgs. dextroamphetamine. Also, take early in the day. One of the most important things I''ve noticed is to be consistent with the medication daily, and your body will adjust. Or, you could ask your doctor to try one of several of the non-stimulant medications, such as Strattera. Anti-depressants, and some blood pressure meds. are also used for ADHD, so be sure you''re on the right medication(s). As always, it takes trial and error because everybody''s body...


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How to Treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder With Diet

A: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a childhood disorder characterized by problems with concentration, impulsiveness and hyperactivity. It can be treated with medication and counseling; however, since a 1922 study by W.R. Shannon in the ''American Journal of Disabled Children,'' studies have looked at the effect of diet on child behavior. In 1975, Dr. Ben. F. Feingold linked hyperactivity and learning disabilities to artificial food colors and flavors, according to the book ''Why is Your Child...


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Attention Deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - does adderall make your brain chatter go away?

A: 5 Jul 2011 Hi, this is quite normal, drugs used to treat ADHD will ''calm'' and ''relax'' the user. So improved sleep is expected. Can you explain more about the "brain chatter"? Votes:+1CommentVote upReport Kazamyst 5 Jul 2011Great, thanks Delila! Sure, I can try to go deeper into the "Brain Chatter". Hmmmm... I tried verbally to explain this to my Dad yesterday. For one thing I am also Schizoaffective Depressive Type, and have had my share of hearing voices. This is nothing like that. I guess maybe very chaotic in my mind, a thought will hit me, and then I''ll bounce to another thought. Also really annoying music...


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Attention Deficit hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Why did the price of Adderall skyrocket?

A: 4 Sep 2011 The DEA (I believe, or FDA) has a "quota" of how much a drug company can produce Schedule 2 medications. This year, the quota was reached very early in the year (I believe either March or April). Your prescription price likely skyrocketed due to the increased demand, and lowered supply, of the drug. Perhaps you could switch to regular short-acting Adderall until the quota issue is sorted out? I''d ask your doctor if the price is a big issue for you. Votes:+0CommentVote upReport AnUnHolyVow 8 Dec 2011I take the short acting and it is still way too much! Add your CommentSearch for questionsStill looking for

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How do I talk about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

A: Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects between 5 and 10 percent of all children in the United States, as well as countless numbers of adults. As widespread as it is, there is a lot of misunderstanding about ADHD among the general public. Some doubt there is really such a disorder at all, while others simply can''t comprehend how its symptoms affect those who have it. Misunderstanding makes talking about ADHD difficult, both for the person who has it and the person who doesn''t.Talking To Others About Your ADHDIf you have ADHD and need to talk about the...


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what is attention deficit disorder?

A: Attention deficit disorder, also known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a condition affecting children from early childhood around the age of 7 that can persist into adulthood, according to the non-profit group Help GuideCharacteristicsHelp Guide reports three primary characteristics of ADD: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. These three characteristics can present in each individual as one symptom or as a group of symptoms....


 
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