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Can adult adhd and depression be related?

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Can using young living essential oils with adhd and add treatments help?

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Are the adhd self tests I can take online any good?

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Is there such a thing as adhd anonymous?

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Can someone recommend a diet plan for adhd?

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betternaturalhealing betternaturalhealing
Sorry about lapse in seeing your comments. I have based this on a research mentioned in a paper by Terry Lemerond, and on a formula by Dr. R. Schulze. Combining them gave very effective results in...

What are some suggestions for coping ith adult add adhd?

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stellarscribe stellarscribe
ADHD at any age is stressful and challenging. With ADHD, life is inevitably difficult, and the rammifications can be felt in all domains: work, school, relationships, finances, and the home. There is...

Is having social anxiety related to add/adhd?

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Are bipolar disorder and adhd in adults something that are often correlated?

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Can ADHD be treated with a gluten free diet?

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How does robin williams handle his adhd?

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Are melatonin and adult adhd relateD?

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What is the interaction with adhd depression medications?

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How does yoga as a treatment for adult adhd inattentive type work?

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madiha_buttercup madiha_buttercup
@ rita sharma: any other yoga poses for better concentration??

What are some homeopathic remedies for ADHD?

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What specific types of yoga help treat the symptoms of adhd?

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stellarscribe stellarscribe
Hi, First off, yoga is a wonderful tool for the symptoms of adhd. Deep breathing helps to clear the mind and focus on the now. Specifically, I find kundalini yoga to be very meditative, as it...

Can someone tell me what exactly IS adhd?

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How can alternative medicine help adhd?

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How does neurofeedback work for treating ADHD?

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What are some natural cures for ADHD?

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Which are popular and effective alternative therapies ADD or ADHD?

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What are some of the obscure symptoms of adhd?

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sshowalter sshowalter
ADHD can manifest itself in very different ways. Everyone, adults and children alike, occasionally forget things, go through periods where they find it difficult to concentrate, and can even become...

What are the US vs. Canada (or Europe) adhd statistics?

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Does ADHD have an awareness week?

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MargieB MargieB
As a matter of fact it does. ADHD Awareness Week is September 13–17. Backed by four leading national organizations—ADHD Coaches Organization, Attention Deficit Disorder Association, ADDitudemagazine...

I just heard about an upcoming online expo for ADHD. Does anyone know when it is?

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MargieB MargieB
Yes. The ADHD Awareness Expo is scheduled to take place next week, September 12–18. Organized by Tara McGillicuddy and Dr. Rory F. Stern, the expo will provide information on the latest advancements...

Back-to-school excitability or ADHD?

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medstudent medstudent
The beginning of school usually represents a time for change in the lives of both children and adults. Thus, it’s not uncommon for people to exhibit ADHD-like symptoms such as excitability, an...

Can a chiropractor treat ADHD?

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writeaway writeaway
The answer is “yes.” According to the American Chiropractic Association, anything affecting postural muscles can affect brain development. Muscular skeletal imbalance can also affect the brain....

What is “nature-deficit disorder” and does it have anything to do with ADHD?

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Molly Hartle Molly Hartle
Richard Louv first coined the phrase “nature-deficit disorder” in his book Last Child in the Woods in 2005. In it, Louv links children’s attention problems to a decrease in the amount of time spent...

Can stimulation medications cause a child to develop tics?

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medstudent medstudent
Yes. Tics are among the side effects of medications such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (amphetamine) along with an increase risk of heart failure, seizures, nervousness, insomnia,...

I understand that Ritalin is available in both short- and long-acting formula. Which is better?

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medstudent medstudent
Both formulas are effective. However, formulas such as Concerta that only need to be taken once a day are less likely to result in withdrawal symptoms throughout the day and are easier to administer....

What stimulant medications are approved for adults?

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pfrancis55 pfrancis55
Common drugs used to treat adult ADHD include Ritalin (methylphenidate), Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), Desoxyn (methamphetamine), and Adderall (a mixture of methamphetamine and dextroamphetamine)....

What are the telltale signs of ADHD in adults?

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pfrancis55 pfrancis55
Lack of organizational skills, procrastination and the inability to keep appointments are some of the telltale signs of adult ADHD. Adults with ADHD are also more likely to experience job loss,...

What about ADHD teens and driving?

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Joyteach Joyteach
Adolescents with ADHD are more likely to take risks than their counterpart. In terms of driving, ADHD teens are involved in four times as many traffic accidents as their peers.

Could my son’s ADHD symptoms be associated with my husband’s job loss?

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Joyteach Joyteach
Family upset is a common reason for children to act out. Sudden changes such as a parent’s job loss, divorce or death affect kids deeply.

Has anyone ever studied the long-term effects of stimulation medications on the brain?

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Keith_mcclure Keith_mcclure
I agree I have been on the dex sinc grad 4 now I'm a22 I can't go any were it fucks my head right up and bs drug use I have seen plenty of ppl with out them have drug prop why do u need a drug prop...

Should allergy testing be part of an ADHD diagnosis?

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shulaatlanta shulaatlanta
While allergy testing may uncover allergies -- or at least the classical IgE allergies -- it is important to remember that those additives eliminated on the Feingold Diet generally do not involve an...

I read something about pesticides being linked to ADHD. Are they? If so, which ones?

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Molly Hartle Molly Hartle
Prenatal exposure to toxins is among a number of environmental factors linked to ADHD. A recent study showed that prenatal exposure to the pesticide organophosphates increased a child’s chances of...

Can stimulant medication stunt children’s growth? If so, why?

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medstudent medstudent
Studies have shown that children who take stimulant medication for ADHD are one centimeter shorter than their un-medicated peers. Further research has shown that by the time children on stimulation...

What’s the determining factor for an ADHD diagnosis?

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medstudent medstudent
Only licensed medical professionals can diagnosis ADHD. A comprehensive diagnosis includes a clinical evaluation, medical exam and standardized tests. (See ADHD Diagnosis.) However, the most...

Is ADHD a real diagnosis?

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Molly Hartle Molly Hartle
Yes and no. Although most people in the medical community view ADHD as a real diagnosis, some have suggested that the disorder is more or less a sham, born out of a cultural need for children to...

How important is family to individuals with ADHD?

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Molly Hartle Molly Hartle
Family support is extremely important to people with ADHD. Although generally this support will come in the form of a traditional family, it can also come in the form of friends and community...

How does bipolar disorder and ADHD differ in children?

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medstudent medstudent
Bipolar disorder is characterized by episodes of intense elation followed by periods of major depression. Research shows that whereas children with bipolar disorder and ADHD experience symptoms of...

Can caffeine be used to treat ADHD?

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Joyteach Joyteach
P.S. Did you know that more than ninety percent of North Americans consume caffeine daily?

Is stimulant medication addictive?

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pfrancis55 pfrancis55
When used correctly, stimulant medication is not addictive. However, young people have been known to abuse stimulant medication by either taking too much or by crushing it up and inhaling it.

Can ADHD be cured?

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medstudent medstudent
Researchers have yet to discover a cure for ADHD. Similarly, there is no known cause for ADHD. To learn more about the prognosis of ADHD, go to “What is ADHD?”

Can Ritalin help my child’s academic performance?

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Richard Richard
Ritalin is not intended to improve cognitive functioning. Rather, it helps children to focus, setting the stage for improve learning in the future. Thus, whereby Ritalin is unlikely to improve a...

I read that people who take Ritalin as children are at a greater risk of substance abuse. True?

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Molly Hartle Molly Hartle
Studies show that individuals on stimulation medication for ADHD are at no greater risk for substance abuse than anyone else. Other studies show that the use of stimulation medication in childhood...

Is it true that people with ADHD are often depressed?

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Joyteach Joyteach
Studies show that children with ADHD are three times more likely to become depressed than children without the disorder. To learn more about the signs and symptoms of depression, see “Depression...

Does anyone know of any good books for ADHD?

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pfrancis55 pfrancis55
Dr. Edward Hallowell has written some of the best books on ADHD. A fellow ADHD suffering, Hallowell had authored more than 18 books on the subject, including Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and...

Do people ever use herbs to treat ADHD?

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cindyp cindyp
Herbs can help lessen the symptoms of ADHD although they rarely offer a standalone solution. For a full list, see ADHD Treatment: Herbs.

How effective is the Feingold diet for ADHD?

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medstudent medstudent
The Feingold diet is best described as a mixed bag. Whereas the diet’s proponents vehemently support it, pointing to a 50 percent success rate, its opponents say it has never been proven...

Can a preschooler be diagnosed with ADHD?

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Joyteach Joyteach
A preschooler can be diagnosed with ADHD. Parents should keep an eye out for two red flags: expulsion from preschool due to aggressive and/or inappropriate behavior and peer rejection. For more...

What’s most effective: Medication or behavioral treatment?

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Molly Hartle Molly Hartle
In 1999, a major study showed that stimulation medication alone is not only more effective than behavioral treatment but is more effective than stimulation medication and behavioral treatment...

Do stimulants work for adults?

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Molly Hartle Molly Hartle
Stimulants do work for adults although they tend to be more effective in children. However, there are a number of non-stimulant options for adults who don’t respond to stimulants. Among those popular...

Is ADHD ever misdiagnosed?

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Miguel Miguel
Did you see today’s USA Today? An article reported that nearly one million children have been diagnosed with ADHD simply because they were the youngest person in their class....

If a child has ADHD, does it mean that he or she has a low I.Q.?

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medstudent medstudent
ADHD has nothing to do with I.Q. Individuals with ADHD are no more likely to have a low I.Q. than anyone else. Indeed some of the world’s most intelligent people are purported to have ADHD including...

Does research support the use of homeopathy to treat ADHD?

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medstudent medstudent
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 there a test to determine ADHD in adults?

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Molly Hartle Molly Hartle
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
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
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
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...

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

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medstudent medstudent
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.

Do most kids grow out of ADHD?

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Alison Alison
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 at...

Is over-focusing a symptom of ADHD?

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Selene Mathew Selene Mathew
Poor organizational skills, inability to focus or priorities, continually losing or misplacing things, forgetfulness, restlessness and edginess, difficulty keeping quiet and speaking out of turn,...

Can a teacher diagnosis ADHD?

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Joyteach Joyteach
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
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 treated through diet?

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cindyp cindyp
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,...

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

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socmom socmom
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 at:...

Can ADHD be diagnosed in adults?

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Joyteach Joyteach
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...

What's the difference between ADD and ADHD?

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jdavis jdavis
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...

Can exercise help with ADHD?

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socmom socmom
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...