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Does research support the use of homeopathy to treat ADHD?

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medstudent
medstudent answered:

Several evidence-based studies have shown that homeopathy can reduce the symptoms of ADHD. Among the most popular remedies used for ADHD include thorn apple, wormseed, henbane, Spanish spider and...

Is it true that Ritalin only works for kids with ADHD?

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medstudent answered:

This is true for children with the hyperactive/impulsive type of ADHD. However, for children with the inattentive type of ADHD, it can have an effect similar to that experienced by normal kids.

Is there a test to determine ADHD in adults?

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Molly Hartle
Molly Hartle answered:

Yes there is. It's called the Adult Self-Report Scale. Developed by the World Health Organization, the test consists of six questions. See the full test at Adult ADHD.

Is ambidexterity linked to ADHD?

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medstudent
medstudent answered:

Yes, this is true according to a new study recently published in Pediatrics. The study concluded that ambidextrous children are twice as likely to exhibit symptoms of ADHD.

Are more college students taking medication to treat ADHD?

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Richard
Richard answered:

Apparently so. A 12-year study on depression recently concluded that the use of medication to control both depression and ADHD has doubled. Learn more at...

Are stimulants the only medications for ADHD?

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katjohn
katjohn answered:

Definitely not. Stimulants are the best-known ADHD medication but by no means are they one ones. In addition to the stimulants, methylphenidate and amphetamine, other medications used to treat ADHD...

Do most kids grow out of ADHD?

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Alison
Alison answered:

About 50 percent of kids with ADHD will grow out of it by their mid-20s. In 2007, NPR wrote an interesting story explaining why. Learn more...

Can exercise help with ADHD?

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socmom
socmom answered:

Exercise doesn’t cure ADHD. However, it can play a vital role in a multi-model treatment plan. Exercise is also one of six important lifestyle changes recommended by Edward M. Hallowell in his book ...

If I'm diagnosed with ADHD, do I have to take Ritalin?

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socmom
socmom answered:

I recently saw a story on cnn that said that of the children diagnosed with ADHD, as few as 10 to 20 percent actually need medication. Check it out...

Can a teacher diagnosis ADHD?

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Joyteach
Joyteach answered:

Absolutely not. Whereas a teacher can recommend a child receive a diagnosis, they have neither the credentials nor the authority to make a diagnosis. Only a licenced medical professional is qualified...

Is ADHD more prevalent in the U.S. than in Europe?

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jdavis
jdavis answered:

Yes, but my understanding is that the diagnostic manual used to diagnosis ADHD in the U.S. is more permissive than the one used in Europe.

Can ADHD be diagnosed in adults?

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Joyteach
Joyteach answered:

Yes, definitely. Although ADHD is considered a “child onset” disorder, meaning it must begin in childhood, in can be diagnosed in adults by reconstructing the suspected patient’s childhood history by...

Can ADHD be treated through diet?

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cindyp answered:

The key word is “treated.” Researchers do not have conclusive evidence that diets cure ADHD. However, research has linked low levels of omega-3 fatty acids and certain key minerals such as iron,...

What's the difference between ADD and ADHD?

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jdavis
jdavis answered:

Did you know that the American Psychology Association is considering going back to calling the disorder ADD? The association may revise the name once again for the fifth edition of the *Diagnostic...

 
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