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Avatar m tn it's very unlikely that anyone would suddenly become ADHD in adulthood. the brain is shaped by genetics as well as life experiences from the minute you're born, so if a person is 18 years and has always been organized, thorough, efficient and able to concentrate well on any given task, by that time their brain is pretty much hard-wired to work in a way consistent with those traits.
Avatar n tn Adderall is the most commonly prescribed ADHD medicine for adults. I think most insurance companies cover it until a person is 25. Some will cover it for longer. I had to start paying out of pocket on my 26th birthday. Some versions of extend release Ritalin are also FDA approved for adults and there are also non stimulant alternatives.
Avatar f tn I have several questions regarding treatment options for adults with PDD and ADHD. My brother was diagnosed with PDD-NOS and ADHD when he was five years old. He did not receive pharmacologic interventions, but received intensive Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy. He is now 24 years old, and has done incredibly well. He currently attends college at the Art Institute of California in San Francisco.
521840 tn?1348840771 These same childhood symptoms take on different forms in adults with ADHD. For example, most adults with ADHD are not floridly hyperactive. Instead, an adult is more likely to report ‘inner restlessness’ or problems with impulsivity. Symptoms of ADHD impact important adult tasks such as remembering to pay the mortgage, paying attention while driving, or managing your children’s schedules.
1472865 tn?1286905554 Does anyone really, understand in what ADD/ADHD really is? Well if you all are not sure in what it really means I would be happy, too help you all understand in what they both mean..Some people feel once they are dignosed with this (CHALLENGE) that their life comes to an end. But really isn't true... I have two boy's both with ADHD and other disabilities, and they are both doing well....
Avatar m tn Many times depression has been caused by ADHD. It is possible that the proper treatment of ADHD with medication (and therapy to help you understand how ADHD has affected your life) will allow the antidepressants to be slowly tapered off. Plus, the stim meds can be taken on an as needed basis and some have only about a 3 to 4 hour effect so can be taken just in the afternoon or morning (as needed). Anyway, hope this helps. Please post if you have any more questions.
Avatar n tn can build up over time. Research suggests that adults with ADHD get the most benefit from a multi-modal treatment approach that includes medication (when appropriate), but also cognitive behavioral therapy and ADHD coaching.
7087196 tn?1389306119 //www.medhelp.org/posts/ADD---ADHD/nightares-and-adhd-/show/1341324#post_6131310 Am surprised that Risperdal is indicated for ADHD. I can find nothing online that would agree with that. However, it certainly would work for anxiety which is a common disorder of ADHD. And I do read that it makes some of the other meds more effective. But, I still think it is being used mainly to treat the bipolar problem.
2212714 tn?1342258744 Maybe someone out there can advise me on a support group for folks with ADD/ADHD near New Port Richey.FL. Thanks in advance for your interests and help.
Avatar n tn It is not too late to see a psychologist and get diagnosed with whatever it is so that a treatment plan can be put in place. There are many adults who wondered why things were so difficult for them only to find out that they have been suffering from ADHD. Just something to think about. My son has ADHD....he is very smart, but you wouldn't know it looking at his grades.
Avatar m tn Prior to this recent study in the journal Addiction, those with ADHD and substance dependence rarely responded as favorably as they should to usual doses of stimulant medication. The solution was simple: Just increase the doses since such individuals most likely have developed a tolerance to CNS stimulants.
Avatar m tn Ritalin for Adults With ADHD. Ritalin for ADHD treatment in adults has not been adequately studied, meaning that no large studies have been conducted on the benefits and risks of using it to treat adult ADHD. However, healthcare providers may prescribe Ritalin for adult ADHD in certain situations. This is considered an "off-label" of the drug.
Avatar m tn for most effective ADHD treatment. In other words if 80 mg works great for ADHD can 120 mg start being counter productive?
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1274559 tn?1284132218 It depends, in some cases taking medications as a treatment for ADHD is quite effective some research shows that it's fast acting and well tolerated. Non-stimulants can also be effective as a treatment for adult ADHD.
Avatar m tn I am wanting so answers regarding ADD in adults. What are the major symptoms? Does it get more severe with age? My Focus in high school was very difficult. I could not focus in class at all. It is strange because I was voted the outstanding athlete of the year in my graduating high school class. Today many years later i am full of fear when it comes to learning..................
Avatar f tn com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-adults This site you could print out page - check off all the things that apply to you and take it to your doc. Let me know how it goes and if you need any more info!
Avatar f tn Annie, The following link will take to the DSM-IV Criteria for ADHD...the same scale is used for adults as it used for children....with the only difference being that on criteria such as getting out of one's seat and such are usually more internal for adults....adults tend to have the self-discipline to stay seated and just fidget...move their feet, tap their fingers etc. Hope this helps. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/symptom.
Avatar n tn I certainly hope that you and the drs are able to find a good treatment for his OCD so that he can start feeling better. The one thing that you write is that he started behaving in a hyperactive manner at the age of 7. One of the criteria for ADHD is that the behavior exists prior to age 7. If this just started when he turned 7, it is most likely not ADHD that is the cause. Since your son also has severa OCD, it is probably a manifestation of the anxiety disorder itself.
Avatar f tn what can adults who were diagnosed as a child and has never had treatment do to try and gain focus and control on they'er thought and life and would this still be adhd or does it become something else as you grow into adulthood