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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that can affect children and adults and characterized by becoming easily bored, constant fidgeting and daydreaming.
It is a stimulant so yes for non aggressive or bipolar people no if u are bi polar or have short nervs
Both the Prefrontal Cortex and Amygdala are effected in a person  with ADHD, primarily an imbalance of dopamine in these areas. A  person with ADHD tends to have insufficient dopamine in their  Prefrontal Cortex and an oversupply of dopamine in their Amygdala,  although each case can vary.
ADHD is a disorder that begins at birth; diagnosis is usually made in the first years of school when hyperactive behavior becomes more apparent. In some diagnostic standards, symptoms appearing before age 7 is a requirement. If a person exhibits ADHD symptoms but has never had them in childhood, an...
Diets and/or food restriction have not been shown to be beneficial in treatment of ADHD.
IF Strattera is prescribed properly for ADHD symptoms, then yes, it  may help improve focus and attention thereby improving performance  in sports.   Using it without the ADHD diagnosis will not improve performance.
The 3 actually go hand in hand. Kids with autism normally have ADHD  AND SPD as well. There are many though, that have ADHD and SPD but  not autism. There is however a difference.   ADHD is mainly hyperactivity, and a hard time focusing.    Autism is developmental disorder and certain...
Xanax is the brand-name for a benzodiazepine; Benzodiazepines are used to treat anxiety and generally can be safely prescribed with most ADHD medication. This drug may decrease the effectiveness of some ADHD medications. Consult your pharmacist to be safe.
Yes. Since reward processing is an important part in ADHD, norepinephrine and Dopamine are important. There has been studies shown that there is a deficiency in DA in the hypothalamus, ventral striatum, caudate, and accumbens. All these sections as included and play a role in reward processing....
I would consult your psychiatrist.
find stims you can do. many people have stress balls, clickers, andother toys to help get the hyperactivity out. theres also this cubecreated with different stim uses that may help called Fidget Cube
Well, one day, in school, we were talking about different disabilities, and the teacher said, "Does everyone know Jason Earles from Hannah Montana?" And everyone except the boys said yes, and then, the teacher said, "Well he has some thing called ADHD. ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity...
In people with ADD/ADHD it actually calms them. If a person without  those disorders were to take it, it would make them hyper. It  boosts dopamine and serotonin in the brain. Those with ADHD/ADD  have out of whack neurotransmitters, which lowers their dopamine  and serotonin levels.
Upping your dosage on any medication is your doctor's call, not  yours. When you are initially diagnosed there will be a period when  dosage will need to be adjusted. Most typical time frame is 30 - 60  days.
This I'm not sure, but i do know that Focalain is a narcotic, and can only be prescribed every month, never more than that at a time. I'm sure different Dr's have different opinions...
Many things contribute to falling asleep while working or gaming on  the computer, including sleep deprivation, exhaustion, and poor  diet. The one constant is the repetitious nature of working and  gaming with the computer. Breaking up the monotony can help to  prevent a user from falling...
1) When talking, don't beat around the bush. We can't read in between the lines and get impatient when we don't know where you are going with the conversation. 2) If we forget something, it's not because we don't care. We really just have problems with working memory. 3) Social cues - we have a...
You can't, I've tried to do everything for it. In my opinion you should let your kid off meds and save you and your son a lot of trouble, I'm a extremley under-weight fourteen-year-old girl and you can thank the ADD meds for it, my parents make me take it, so if you don't want to see the poor kid...
Individuals with ADHD suffer from bad impulses, poor concentration, and have a hard time remaining still. Nicotine is stimulant like most ADHD medications. In fact, research has proven that individuals with ADHD more likely to try smoking at a younger age and more likely to transition into a full...
No, ADHD is not infectious. It is not a virus, but a lack of growth in certain regions of the brain; a person with ADHD has underdeveloped brain regions that control focus, attention, and planning.
Yes, Cephalexin and Strattera can be taken together. Cephalexin is  just an antibiotic and will have no effect on the Strattera.
ADHD is not linked directly to increased lying; however, there has not been any large studies conducted into this.
ADD is a depreciated term for attention-deficit disorder. More  appropriately, ADHD is used meaning attention-deficit  hyperactivity-disorder. There are three subtypes of ADHD:  predominately inattentive, predominately hyperactive, or a  combination.
No; ADHD is a disorder that you are born with.
Yes, individuals with ADHD are more likely to be multitasking. Clinically, this is believed to be a coping strategy to combat inattentiveness by combining two activities.
It's not ADD. It could be one or more of the following & I'm very familiar with this behavior:1-immaturity2-manipulation3-stupidityNow, the twisting things around is manipulation. he's trying to confuse you. stay focused on the subject at hand. for example, say, you're in a fight with him b/c he...
Although children should not consume caffeine, my best educated guess is 65mg. The amount in 2 cans of Coke, roughly. On second thought, give the little bugger a bottle of Vivarin have him wash it down with some Jolt Cola and send me over the toxicology report from the medical examiner. That ought...
Symptoms of both ADD and bipolar disorder overlap. This means that they can either co-exist or maybe misdiagnosed as one while being the other. The implications of any diagnosis in Psychiatry are the following:1- The type of medication one will be prescribed2- The prognosis: ie. future of the person...
You could contact the superintendant of schools, and have them deal  with it. Or you could address the problem directly by setting up a  meeting with his teachers and Principles. If it gets out of hand  you could file unfair dismissal and take it to court.
Yes, although dxm will linger in your system longer because your  body won't be able to metabolize the dxm as good as without  Strattera.
In most cases, a sleeping medication taken separately from an ADHD medication (the most common class are stimulants) will not cause any ill effects. Consult your doctor to be safe and read all prescription information.
Attention Deficit Disorder would cause a person not to pay attention to your command and not even realize there was a command. Medications or vitamin deficiencies or illnesses can cause a reaction like that too. Damage to brain cells could be the culprit or the person simply refuses to listen to you...
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My mother has bipolar disorder and my dad is still with her but the thing is when she is sad just try your best to not pest her off.
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Unfortunately, some with ADHD do not respond to medication. Consult your doctor about other proven treatments for ADHD like behavioral therapy and meditation.
My first reaction is to say that you need the right medication and  the correct dosage. It takes some time to get things right. This is  especially true if you are working with an MD instead of a  psychiatrist. You should expect at least 2 - 3 months before  finding a good balance.
Those are his battle reflexes, which have kept him alive several times.
yes...always is.(:
If you go to the teens doctor tell them he or she has ADHD and they should recomend or have the teen try a type of medication usually they will ask some questions and that will help them figure out what medication is right for the teen
There isn't an opposite of ADHD par say. Schizophrenia would be the chemical opposite of ADHD since it involves too much dopamine in the brain as opposed to little dopamine in individuals with ADHD.
Just wait until he gets older and becomes a teenager. My son gets gives me a very hard time when he isn't allowed to use his psp. Children with ADHD get obsessed with things and that's the problem. It doesn't matter if he has certain toys, or a bike, or his psp, he gets very obsessive over it and if...
ummm probavly not??
Headache is listed as one of the side effects of Strattera for adults, but it is much less common in adults than in children. In adults, it is listed as "sinus headache." So, it can cause headaches in adults, but it is not one of the primary side effects.
Yes. ADHD is the medically correct name for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and replaces the previous term ADD. It consists of three subtypes: predominately inattentive, predominately hyperactive, and a combination.
Yes, technically. However, there is no medication approved for children under five for treating ADHD.
Yes; exercise has been found to increase attention and help reduce stress. For ADHD specifically, clinical studies have found that exercise can cause a lessening of symptoms. Exercise is best use in combination with a medication and/or psychotherapy.
A family physician should have adequate knowledge of ADHD and be able to diagnose and treat the disorder. However, in some cases referrals are made to psychiatrists or pediatricians who specialize in this area.
There are three subtypes recognized in ADHD: predominately hyperactive, predominately inattentive, and a combined subtype.
  i am 35 yr f 5'31/2. I weighed 158lbs when i first started taking 20mg adderrall xr and 10mg lexapro. Its been 6 1/2 weeks since i began, I now weigh 142 Lbs. You may lose your appetite and get very tired in the evening. I have no problems sleeping at all. I do not have OCD. I was diagnosed...
ADHD is diagnosed in boys three of four times more often
The controversy surrounds the most common group of drugs used to treat ADHD, psychostimulants. Psychostimulants can be addictive and abused, and some groups have feared the unknown side effects they may have. However, most medical research has shown that treating a person who has ADHD with...
No; ADHD is not a life threatening condition.
SSRI's are used to treat depression; there has been no clinical data to indicate they are useful for treating ADHD. However, in some cases they are prescribed to a person with ADHD who suffers from depression.
Yes; however they can occur outside of inheritance.
According to some sources, ADD and ADHD affect somewhere between 3% and 5% of all children. It actually gets diagnosed in up to 16% of all school aged children, which suggests that it may be over-diagnosed. While the conventional belief for years was that a person would "outgrow" it, more recent...
You do not have to do anything partically, but you can take medicine (like Ritalin). Or try to practice how to be calm and concentrate a bit more. Or you can meet a psycholog.
  == Answer ==     There are many drugs that can be prescribed to treat ADD/ADHD. There are stimulant drugs that dramatically increase attention and focus. Some of these are Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Provigil, to name a few.   There are SSRIs (seratonin re-uptake inhibitors)like...
psychologist/counselor if you want behavior modification treatment, psychiatrist if you want treatment with medication, psychiatrist or psychologist if you need to be evaluated to find out if you have ADHD. If you want meds don't go to a primary (family) physician. They will prescribe them for you,...
== Answer ==   Go back to Dr. who prescribed medications and explain what meds are/are not doing for you. It is hard to say why they are not working for you but every medication has different outcomes with every person. Good Luck!   * You might want to look for an alternative non drug way to...
Where I work it depends on the context. Not sure if it's an actual grammar/style rule. We capitalize it if it's a specific diagnosis but not as a general term. Also it should be written as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (according to the DSM-IV-TR).
My first thought when I read this was "Well, of course you do"! But, when I went to answer your querry, I realized just how in depth the answer could be. So, allow me to tell you what I know from my experience with my own diagnisis.First, I would say that if you received a full ADD/ADHD assessment...
not really sure what you're actually asking...you can be in the military if you have ADHD but you can't be in the military if you have to take medication, it's too difficult to get them if you're overseas or in combat.
It's not a question of should you snort strattera but can you. Short answer is yes but you probably shouldn't. It burns badly and hits you quicker & slightly stronger but I certainly wouldn't recommend it. Usually an NRI needs to build up in your system to work but it will work short term in...
    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may be accompanied by other diagnoses including depression or learning disabilities. But even without such complications, the child and later the adult with ADHD grows up hearing so many "stop that" when he starts an argument or fight because he...
If you have the White Spots, You should have a Bath With 10-20 Drops Of tea tree oil It worked on me it might take long but it works
I dont think you can get rid of it... but the more you learn about it, the more you can make the best of it. There are wonderful books written by Dr. Edward Hallowell that are about AD/HD. AD/HD can be a great thing when you know how to deal with it.
The first thing you should know is that the psyche is too complex for today's technology. There only is theory related to mental disorders and technology to map the brain (MRIs, PET scans, CT scans, etc.) Therefore, there is no definitive test for any mental disorder. It's not like a blood test...
If you do not concentration, and if you also are hyper. And is you daydream alot and are impatient then you might have ADHD.
You could recommend a psychologist, or maybe some medicine like Ritalin.Or you can give these tips to the parents:1. Accept that there is a problem, whether or not you accept the diagnosis. Denial will not help you or your child.2. Do not expend energy grieving that your child is "labeled." No, it's...
inability to focus and concentrate correctly
Most doctors would probably say yes. I say it depends on the child.It is not easy for us parents to decide what is better or worse when it comes to our children and their medicine.We are raised to trust doctors, and still we read and hear about so many doctors having done serious mistakes. (We do...
Yes, for most individuals with ADHD medication can help greatly. Medication is the most cost-efficient option and provides much faster results than behavioral therapy; medication has not been proven to alter long-term outcomes. The best treatment for ADHD is a combination of medication, behavioral...
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Coffee contains caffeine, a mild stimulant. ADHD is commonly treated with stimulants, and while for most people stimulants make them hyper; those with ADHD seem to calm down when receiving stimulants.
ADHD was defined in 1902, although the disorder first appeared as  early as 1798. ADHD was originally called a "defect of moral  control" but it's founder, Dr. Still, knew the disorder was a  medical problem, not a spiritual disorder.
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Walt Disney was never diagnosed with ADHD or any other learning disabilities.
Yes adhd affects millions of people it normally starts in childhood and then it can either disappears or stay with you through out your whole life.
adhd stands for attention deficit hyperactive disorder. It can make people of all ages unable to concentrate on all different activities. ADHD is also characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattentiveness. People who have this have difficulty in paying attention during a conversation or...
There is question about where ADHD arises from, although studies suggest it is genetically inherited.
Marijuana causes a lovely, relaxed mood while you are getting high (which is the short arm of the curve) and irritability, anxiety and bad feelings while it is wearing off (the long arm of the curve.) In Bipolar individual, this makes the tendency to mood swings WORSE, and pretty much invalidates...
ask your doctor, they'll give that person medication.
Yes it does. In fact it can have terrible effects on the quality ofwork at school and beyond as well as in your social life. If youthink you or one of your loved ones has ADD or ADHD you better haveit checked as soon as possible. There are many forms of medication and alternative treatments forADD...
i hope not cause i just took nine haha
ADHD can affect anyone
Liver damage did not emerge as a Strattera side effect during short-term Strattera clinical trials of 6,000 patients. However, Straterra has now been on the market for several years. The longer time and larger pool of people taking the drug allowed a Strattera liver damage side effect to present...
you can mix anything with marijuana.
I have adhd is not easy I find it hart 2 sit dan xx