by Rjabinnik and Rounien Attention deficit hyperactive disorder is commonly rendered as ADD/ADHD. In the UK and other parts of Europe the disorder i
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)|
by Rjabinnik and Rounien
Attention deficit hyperactive disorder is commonly rendered as ADD/ADHD. In the UK and other parts of Europe the disorder is commonly called ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) but within the US and in other countries ADD is generally used to denote ADHD inattentive type. The disorder can be broken down into three subtypes, which are:
1. Inattentive Type ADHD
2. Hyperactive/Impulsive Type ADHD
3. Combined Type ADHD
Children usually present symptoms while still relatively young although it is usually only when they reach the age of six or seven years that they are diagnosed. The reason for this is that the symptoms of the disorder make coping with the academic environment and pressures more difficult. Teachers today are more aware of behaviors that suggest a child might be ADHD and will readily notify parents of the possibility that their child could have the disorder. The teacher, school, or guidance counselor will advise the parents that the child should be taken for a proper and professional assessment by an experienced and qualified mental health expert.
According to recent studies and advancements in the field of science it is now known the brain of a child who has ADHD is actually smaller in size when compared to the brain of a child who does not have ADHD. The results shown from MRI scans, fMRI scans, and CAT scans indicate a difference in those areas of the brain that deal with impulse control, activity, attention, and organization. Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder are not simply ill-disciplined or badly behaved. They have a genuine disorder that is treatable.
ADHD was first noted in the early 1900s. Since then it has undergone a number of name changes, receiving the name by which it is known today in the mid-1980s. For many years, ADHD has been plagued with controversy. The disorder has been questioned as have the medications used to treat it. The high instances of misdiagnoses have not helped the cause either. It is estimated that almost one million children have been erroneously diagnosed with ADHD. How many of those have been medicated as well is unknown. What is known is that in a classroom with about thirty children at least two will have the disorder. In a company employing about fifty staff members, at least one will have ADHD. This puts to bed the myth that ADHD is a childhood disorder that does not continue into adulthood. The fact is that the symptoms do persist and adults are known to suffer the negative consequences of the symptoms as well, although they do present somewhat differently in adults than in kids.
The causes of ADHD are not known either. This helps to promote the misguided opinion that the disorder is not real. What is known is that there is a genetic link that is undeniable. Roughly 35% of all children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder will have a parent who has ADHD as well. If they have brothers or sisters, the percentage is increased and twins are 90 times as likely to both have the disorder if one twin is diagnosed with it.
Treatments for the disorder range from standard ADHD medications including Ritalin, Adderall, Focalin, Concerta, Strattera, to diet and behavioral modification therapy. ADHD medications have received much in the way of negative publicity because of the harmful and disturbing side effects that they are known to produce. These side effects include:
* Abdominal cramping
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Commonly question about Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - The Causes, Treatments, And More
Could Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder cause Erectile Disfunction?I have this little issue where i am diagnosed but not treated for ADHD.
It affects me so badly that I cant remember conversations i have 3 hours before trying to remember them.
What i need to know is: Can ADHD become a psychological issue when trying to obtain an erect penis?
No. Can t see any reason why it should.
Erection is controlled by a centre in the spine.
Not a brain function.
Can ADHD(attention deficit hyperactive disorder) medicine cause OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)?Throughout the past 3 months my doctors have been trying to find a medication that could help my ADHD i was on Ritalin when i was 10 until 13 and then aderall from 13-15 Im now 17 and a jounior in high school and I was on Ritalin again from 15 until about 3 months ago my parents decided i wasn t focused enough and pretty much out of control, i never abused my medication because I knew of many bad things that were likely to happen if i did. The first two months of these three my doctors put me on concerta which never helped me so about a month and a half ago i started on Vyvance which caused me to be very angry and pissed off all the time. my parents had that switched to what im on now, Amphetamine salts which i know is like adderal but isnt exacly it. I have never ever ever been organized throughout my life, and with in the last two weeks i have an uncontrollable need to have everything in exact order and i get mad(like furious)when people move stuff around is this ocd caused by it?
there is a relation betweenADHD and OCD and bipolar disorder
how about you go on Adderall XR?
i ve been on it for a year...a few months on 10mg then since june till now i ve been on 20mg....i also have bipolar disorder, and it has helped my mood stablizer thank god my psych put me on lamictal...i hear about a lot of people who take lithium and seroquel and it makes them so sick and i m very calm...seriously man. i ve been diagnosed with ADHD for 10 years now...i m a senior in h.s. i ve been on ritalin for a few years till 6th grade, then went on concerta till 7th..that crap didn t help me..so i decided to go completely off of meds until my bp developed and my ADHD actually got worse...then last school year i was diagnosed wiht bipolar disorder, two months before that i finally got back on meds for my ADHD got on adderall xr and for a year now i have been very stable with both disorders.
and hey man!! even got straight a s last semester!!
but oh yeah i m stil not organized....
but i know where everything is.
but yeah it s actually pretty common to develop another disorder later on in life if you re ADHD kid...
and no, theres no way stimulants cause OCD.
it s just how your DNA has been formed. it s all things you re born with but you develop later on in life.
wait, you take adderall or just..amphetamine salts?
cause that s mostly what all stimulants are made up of...
email me if ya have any questions...been researching a lot on ADHD and whatnot. firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I Have Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder(ADHD)?So I m 15 years old and i m really hyper in class.. When i m in my seat, i m either tapping something with my fingers or tapping my feet. I also have a hard time falling asleep at night, if i try to sleep at 9pm i d wake up at 12am or 1am and not be able to sleep until around 3am. I have a hard time studying cause I just can t concentrate. The thing is I don t have a hard time listening in class. Also, I tend to fall asleep in class a lot. In class i m either asleep or walking around.
dont listen to redangel. she thinks adhd is a magnesium deficiency.
here is what you need to do.
take this internet quiz
if it says that you might have it then schedule an appointment (or have your mom or dad do it) to see your doctor.
if you have adhd then the only thing you can do is to stay in contact with your doctor, take some medication, and have some therapy. thats the ONLY thing that has been proven to work for adhd.