Adhd

What is Adhd?

It is an acronym for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a neurodevelopment type of psychiatric disorder. One of the most common mental disorders seen in children.

Questions and answers on "Adhd"

hi, i think i might have adult ADHD after reading all the symptoms for it. I have always had a problem but have only looked in to it because i am almost certain my son suffers from ADHD. I always knew there was a problem with me but i have always been given anti-depressants and diagnosed with depression/anxiety but they dont work very well and i struggle from day to day. I want to go to my doctor but everytime i go there and mention my son having ADHD, they are not very helpful and dismiss it so i dont know what to do.

doctor1 MD

Hello and thanks for your query.

I understand that you are concerned about your symptoms which you think are due to adult ADHD.


Now, adult ADHD is a difficult diagnosis to make. One of the prerequisites for diagnosing ADHD iin an adult is that the person should have had the onset of symptoms from...

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when i was younger i could read books for hours, but now i am 15 and i no longer have the patience to sit like that for long periods of time. I am a female but most of the males in my family have ADHD. 4 cousins 3 uncles have ADHD and my brother also shows signs of ADHD. Do i have ADHD?

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Hi, thanks for asking. No, you do not have ADHD. Just not being able to read books for long time, or not having patience does not amount to ADHD. There should be other feature like being forgetful, not able to organize things, avoiding things requiring mental efforts and all the symptoms should...

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I was just wondering if ya could tell me what s could possibably be wrong ok Im always tired I don t feel like myself I have ADHD I take vyvance have been a for the since a freshman in high school I graduated last year but I don t feel like my self at all I m like always exhausted I just don t feel my self and I have worked out in about a year I any fall asleep til like 2 in the morning I work from 2pm to 10pm always when I wake up I have lil bit if blood in my nose i don t know I just don t feel my self I sit at home when I m not working and kids do nothing I m lazy kinda I just wanted an opinion

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Hi there, thanks for asking. Difficulty is falling asleep is a common side effect of the medication you are taking for ADHD. A good way to control it is to add a medication from the class of alpha 2 agonists (like guanfacine, or clonidine) for the night time (between9 and 12) and decrease the...

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I want to know about ADHD?

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Hi Kaleb,
The ADHD is attention deficit hyperactive disorder in which attention span of person is very less due to this learning ability will be decreased, this is commonly due consumption of drugs like phenobarbitone during pregnancy. this can be treated by drugs like methyl phenidate. for...

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My 7 year old son has a short attention span. He cannot focus and finish his task at school. Doctors says he has ADHD (attention Deficient Hyperactive disorder) and needs medication for that. I donot want to give him medications, please suggest is there any natural way to increase his attention and focus. I am giving him Brahmi capsules and for excercise he goes to karate classes and swimming. Please suggest.

I Also read on internet that Sarshvtarishth is good for memory. Can i try giving him Sarshvtarishth? Does it has side effects? i am worried, please suggest

Thanks and Regards,

doctor1 MD

Greetings !

Welcome to the site.

I am sorry to learn about your child's diagnosis and I empathize with you as it must be really hard for you to deal with this situation.

Well you see ADHD symptoms can very well be managed with help of some very good medications but as far as Sarshvtarishth or any...

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a family friend thinks i have a case or mild case of ADD I am 22 years old and i have a family friend who has a son with ADHD and she thinks i might have a case or mild case of ADD what should i do ?

doctor1 MD

Welcome to Healthcare Magic
If you feel that you have ADHD it is best you consult a Psychiatrist as you first need to be diagnosed with ADHD before any treatment or intervention can be given. If you are diagnosd of having it, you may require certain medication to keep you alert. There are many...

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i recently had a foamy stool but i dont know why. i usually poop every 2 days at the least. i also recently got a hemrroid (external). i dont think it is my small intestines reacting to gluten. i am a skinny person. i also take ADHD medication but i have taken that for a long time.

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Hello

Thank you for trusting HCM

Dear possible causes for foamy urine

1.celiac disease.
2.Irritable bowel syndrome.
3.giardiasis.
4. pancreatitis.
5.Fat malobsorption etc..

Avoid spicy food and alcohol avoid smoking and caffeine drinks
Use tablet pantoprazole before breakfast for one week. If...

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yes my 5 & half year old started taking Procentra 5mg last thur & friday. she was very nervous , didnt go to sleep thursday night till about 12 midnight, didnt eat anything after she got home from kindergarden, had dry mouth,and would talk about anything for 20 minutes or more at a time> she has ADHD & this is what the doctor put her on but i dont think that it is right for her.

doctor1 MD

Thanks for the query.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

The problems you reported here can be due to side effects...

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my son sourav aged 08 years studying in std III , is unable to read and write properly, during visit of CIP Ranchi he was rated as MR moderate, ADHD LEVEL MODERATE and IQ as 75, also it is stated that he is lagging by 3 years as per his mental growth please let me know that what should i do for him for his betterment

doctor1 MD

Dear
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your details. Mental Retardation generally cannot be treated with the help of medicines. Mental retardation in moderate levels requires proper training and interaction with other normal children. In many researches, interaction with...

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Recent questions on  Adhd

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My daughter, who is on 40mg of Vyvanse daily for ADHD by mistake took three pills at once, thinking she was taking her vitamins. She weighs 120 lbs. and is 5 7 . She has been up all night. What should she do? How can she get some sleep tonight? And is this an emergency?

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My 91/2 year old was spotting blood yesterday and I dont know if its her period or kidney infection or something. She is on ADHD medication and I was told that it could cause her to go into early puberty. She has been breaking out and real irritable for the last few months.

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My 15 year old son has occasional fast heart beat with no physical activity. He has ADHD and takes Adderrall 20 mg./1 time a day. He s 5 5 & weighs approx. 110 lbs. I took him to a pediatrics cardiologist who listened to his heart & took an EKG. All normal but he prescribed him to wear a heart monitor for 1 month, but of course my teenage son thinks it s a nuisance & won t wear it now. This morning he comes into my room while he s getting ready for school and has me feel his chest. His heart was beating fast, almost like pulsating. He said he felt fine & had no shortness of breath. It went away within a minute or two. What can be causing this? I m worried yet he seems okay with it and doesn t want me to tell the doctor. I think he should have an ultrasound.                                                   

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Hello I have concerns regarding my 6 yr old son. He was recently diagnosed with ADHD and receives Ritalin before school. I am in the middle of a custody battle and my ex husband is not cooperative with treatment and appointments. He has developed muscle spasms in lower back, facial ticks, nosebleeds and headaches. These all started before the medication and are becoming worse.

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over the past year I have built up a high tolerance to 70mg Vyvanse taken 1 every morning. this past week it has completely stoped working. sometimes I actually think I must have forgotten to take it this morning would a drug holiday be the best...

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My son is currently taking atomoxetine 80 mg and serttaline 50 mg and has been experiencing hallucinations and paranoyia. He went to the ER last night and they discharged him this morning. Should he continue taking this medication? Can he skip the...

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please answer my question by a psychiatrist what is the most effective way to make my 70mg vyvanse work as well as it did before building up compleat tolerance what are some options and should I switch ADHD medicine since vyvanse stops working 5...

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