ADD/ADHD is a genetic trait. Thirty years ago, there was no diagnosis or treatment. While people exhibited the symptoms, they merely had to cope.
During the 1980s, treatment involved a Central Nervous System stimulant, believed to be a norepinephrine re-uptake inhibitor, which allowed such students to focus upon boring subjects, for a longer period of time.
During the 2000s, clinicians found that ADD/ADHD children often did not outgrow the symptoms. For instance, a child that was physically hyperactive as a child may simply talk incessantly, as an adult.
Incidence, therefore, has not increased. Only diagnosis & treatment has increased. ADD is not a genetic defect. Neither is it a disease.
Consider that some people get thin on carbohydrates, while others become obese. Some people have brown hair, others blonde. Some like football, others like Chess.
ADD is simply a different wiring pattern in the brain. It multi-tasks quite well. It acquires information through vision, and and observation.
Our modern society, however, tends to require long hours of focus, upon single boring subjects, tying people to a desk, using books that have few pictures.
Thus, ADD/ADHD people were wired properly for "beginning of time" to 1900, but poorly for 1901 until Present.
They tend to excel at Entrepreneurship, Military Service afield, and rapid troubleshooting. They tend to get an 'A' in chemistry Lab, but an 'F' in Lecture.
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No. There is a tremendous amount of medical literature backing up the legitimacy of ADHD. There has been much debate around the diagnosis of ADHD and the increase of prescriptions for psychostimulants which some view as unnecessary.
It is a 90% increase
No information has been released indicating that Paul Walker had been diagnosed with ADHD.
Absolutely. Anyone can be diagnosed with ADHD at any age. The essential thing, though, is that the symptoms had been there since you were seven years old or younger. Many people live with ADHD for years, even into adulthood, only to figure out on their own that the problems they were experiencing were due to something that was actually treatable.
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.
In recent years there has been an increase in homeless people.
As far as we can tell there has been no increase in actual instances of ADHD or Autism, but here has been an increase in diagnoses of ADHD - probably due to improved training of physicians.There may be an appearance of increased ADHD or Autism because:Most people are not really experts on ADHD or Autism and cannot distinguish between these conditions and simple bad behavior by otherwise healthy children.Increased societal breakdown - especially increasing breakdown of the family support structure and the resulting loss of mentoring, nurturing and discipline provided in families - has led to significant increase in bad behavior in children. Coupled with the inability of most people to tell the difference between "brats" and those afflicted with ADHD or Autism spectrum disorders it makes it appear that these afflictions are increasing.
Diets and/or food restriction have not been shown to be beneficial in treatment of ADHD.
It has always been a problem, it is just now that it has got a name "ADHD".
Chromosome 16 has been discussed as a possible indicator of ADHD. The scientific evidence is not conclusive on this.
Possibly because there has been an increase of human population over the past 50 years
there has been an increase among children and teens. Many findings were that Bipolar Disorder did increase over the course of the past nine years.
No antidepressant has been approved to treat ADHD; however, bupropion (brand name Wellbutrin) has shown some benefit in studies for adults with ADHD.
Animals could potentially have ADHD since it caused by a defect in the dopamine receptors in the brain of mammals. There has been several models of ADHD in animals, but it is not yet treatable.
Caffeine has not been approved to treat ADHD, nor has it been proven to have any dramatic effects on focus or attention. Caffeine is a very mild stimulant and it belongs to the same class of drugs (psychostimulants) that are commonly used to treat ADHD such as amphetamine or methylphenidate. There have been theories that many people with ADHD benefit more from caffeine and it may be an attempt to self-medicate (similar to the higher proportion of individuals with ADHD that smoke tobacco which contains nicotine); treating ADHD with caffeine is not recommended.
ADHD is not linked directly to increased lying; however, there has not been any large studies conducted into this.
If your grandmother has been tested by a professional and diagnosed with ADHD, she will be referred to a physician who can prescribe medication.
There is no exact number. Anorexia has been on a slow but steady rise since the 1950s, there is no doubt about it. Since the 2000s, there has been a strikingly sharp increase, though. Within the past 3 to 5 years, the percentage has nearly doubled.
There have been some links between ADHD and nutrition. Some studies have indicated that a poor diet can worsen ADHD symptoms and a good diet can improve them.
Scientists have been discovering more species of organisms.
Nothing. I'm guessing that one doctor told you that you had ADHD and then another doctor told you that you didn't. This doesn't necessarily mean that either one was wrong. Most doctors now will say that ADHD is a disease, but some stubborn conventional doctors still say that ADHD isn't a disease but a personality, or that it doesn't exist. They are right in a way, but whether ADHD is a disease, a personality, or nothing at all, ADHD medications definitely help a lot of people. -DJ Craig
because it is a food colouring and it makes children hyperactive/increase ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and allergies and other medical reason perhaps
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.
Glen Beck has been diagnosed with ADHD. This fits well with his past history of severe substance abuse since those with ADHD have been found to be statistically at much higher risk for having substance abuse problems than the general public.
Yes. Vyvanse has been clinically proven to be effective in treating individuals with inattention or hyperactive subtypes of ADHD. Vyvanse is the brand name for lisdexamfetamine; this is a pro-drug for dextroamphetamine. Dextroamphetamine has been used for years in treatment of ADHD. Vyvanse is only digestable through the liver which allows the drug to last longer (providing more hours through the day) and come on smoother (which makes it less abusable).