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You have asked a lot of questions about ADD, try and calm down go to this website http://www.oneaddplace.com/addcheck.htm it is a little test to see if you have a tendency towards ADD. If you do, then go and see your doctor and discuss appropriate medication.

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What kind of doctor treats ADD for adults?

Psychiatrists treat ADD in adults.


If you have an anxiety disorder and ADD will ADD medication make the anxiety worse?

It can, but it might not. ADD medications in the "stimulant" category--e.g. methylphenidate (Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin) and Adderall--while excellent medications for attention deficit disorder, can make anxiety symptoms worse. Strattera, an ADD medication not in the "stimulant" category, usually does not worsen anxiety symptoms. In fact, it might even improve them. On the other hand, there are excellent anti-anxiety medications available. So it would make sense to treat the anxiety at the same time as you're treating the ADD. Then both problems are solved.


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What is the best medicine for add in adults?

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Can you enable home screen wallpapers and multitasking on iOS 4.0 iPod touch using a jailbreak after your iPods already updated. As in not using the original update file but to plug in and jailbreak?

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Can an inability to handle multitasking be a symptom of adult ADD?

Yes, an inability to anything you need to concentrate on is a symptom, No multitasking is a talent some people have it and some don't I certainly can't multitask and I do not have ADD and I know this because I lived with someone who had ADD. Not necessarily. The human brain isn't good at multitasking in the "common" sense of the word. Regardless of any claims made to the contrary. Neurologists are confirming (not finding - they've already found out) that the manner after which the brain functions makes it a "one-thing-at-a-time" kind of machine. What the brain is good at is switching from one task to another. This promotes the illusion that some people are good at multitasking. But, in truth, they really aren't doing "two things at once" as some might think.


Learning Disabilities in Adults?

Learning disabilities in adults are quite common, but may go undiagnosed for years. Just like children, adults can suffer from ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, and others that can be disruptive to work and personal life. The problem with adult learning disabilities is that they often cause different symptoms than in children, or may be stigmatized. Adults with ADD/ADHD, for example, may feel that their symptoms are indicative of laziness rather than a treatable disorder.


Is addrerall taken for anxiety?

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What percentage of adults with OCD also have ADD or ADHD?

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Does an adult with add depression and anxiety qualify for disability?

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What happens if you take adderall but you really have anxiety?

first off adderall isnt for anxiety its for add, adhd. And if you take something for its intended purpose them itll do whats its supposed to do


How does adult ADD-ADHD affect relationships with other adults and partners?

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Does vitamin b help young adults with ADD focus better?

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What is the diffrence between ADD and ADHD?

ADHD is a common condition that effects children and adolescents, while ADD is more common in adults.


What are the Symptoms of add in adults?

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If you add RAM to your computer what will you be able to do?

By adding more RAM to your computer you will be able to increase the performance and multitasking ability. Also games and other software would run faster too.


What is a good medicine for a 7 year old boy with high separation anxiety the doctor wanted to put him on adderall but i am not sure if he's adhdadd?

My suggestion would be to take him to a physician that specializes in ADHD/ADD to properly diagnose him. If he is not ADHD/ADD, then adderall will likely make his anxiety worse. In fact, it could make it much worse. Adderall is an amphetamine and can cause nervousness, irritability, weight loss, insomnia, dysphoria, and intense anxiety in children that do not have ADHD/ADD. On the other hand, if he does have ADHD or ADD, it may improve his focus & concentration, his behavior likely will improve, & his impulse control may improve. Getting the proper diagnosis is really REALLY important. ADHD/ADD, depression, & anxiety often display similar symptoms in children (and adults as well) and can be confused for one another easily. Only a doctor that specializes in ADHD/ADD can properly diagnose him. A physician in that field can sift through the similarity of the symptoms to other conditions and determine whether it is ADHD or another syndrome that may be causing the symptoms the boy is displaying. I am studying to become a pharmacist but am by no means qualified to counsel you on what medications he should take. From the pharmacology book I have, cognitive -behavioral therapy combined with medication often has the best outcome for treating separation anxiety. Medications that could help with anxiety/separation anxiety include Prozac (this is the only SSRI antidepressant FDA approved for children under 12 and is most commonly used to treat separation anxiety), or Tofranil (TCA antidepressant but requires careful monitoring in children). There are other anti-anxiety agents available, but since he is only 7 years old, care must be taken to make sure these medications are safe for children (and many anti-anxiety medications such as Xanax, the SSRI antidepressant Paxil, the TCA antidepressant Elavil, etc. are not indicated for kids under 18 and in some cases may be contraindicated for children). I hope i helped a little bit and please make sure to find a physician that specializes & is very qualified in his or her field of study. They will be able to help him the most & with the best outcome. Good luck to the both of you.


Does adult add cause depression and anxiety or is it the other way around?

It works both ways in this case. ADHD/ADD is generally not taken seriously in adult cases, which leads to a lack of medication/psychological treatment. This could lead to a depression due to the fact that you generally will feel that you are not normal, or that you can't do things right. But in most cases, ADHD/ADD is something you are born with, and thus it is not "created", but in some cases a depression/anxiety can force the brain into making the same chemical imbalances as you see in a ADHD/ADD case. Although this happens, it is also arguable that the imbalance was present at birth, but the brain had learnt how to manage with it.


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Is there a connection between ADHD and anxiety?

ADHD is a hyperactivity of the brain which causes a person to think rapidly and lose focus. Anxiety is when we turn that power in on ourselves, obsessing over and over on microscopic detail. Where there's one, there's usually the other and quite often anxiety is misdiagnosed as ADD in children.


How many types of 'ADD' 'OCD' and 'ADHD' is there?

ADD is an attention disorder, ADHD is like ADD, but often more activity. OCD is an anxiety disorder where people struggle with obsessions, and act on them through compulsions. Now days ADD and ADHD are interchangeable. I have ADD and OCD.


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What is the most common mental health problem experienced by young adults?

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Can Strattera cause adults with ADD to become depressed or increase anxiety?

Strattera's side effects could make someone depressed. For about the last year and a half I've been off and on Strattera. During the school year, I felt a lot more anxiety and depression while on it, since I was drowsy, and it made me feel withdrawn and irritable, and I wasn't performing very well in school. I stopped taking it during the school year, and I've started up in the summer. The side effects seem to be getting less intense, but if they don't my doctor is going to decrease the dose. Feeling "Emotionally Flat" as she said is a sign that the dose is too high.