Can adults have ADHD?

… range of symptoms when assessing adults for ADHD because their symptoms tend to be more varied and possibly not as clear cut as symptoms seen in children. To be diagnosed with the condition, an adult must have ADHD symptoms that began in childhood and continued throughout adulthood.26 Health professionals use certain rating scales to determine if an adult meets the diagnostic criteria for ADHD. The mental health professional also will look at the person’s history of childhood behavior and …

Your Questions About Adhd Diets

… problems and the kid meets all the criteria and has all the problems assocaited with it does ADHD STILL not exist? ADHD isnt about thinking slowly its about not being able to control what you pay attention to barry jennings answers: I dont’ think ADHD really has anything to do with parenting, or computer videogames…It’s definatly a real disorder.. I just think that it’s over diagnosed by parents/doctors/schools who don’t know how to change what they’re …

Your Questions About Adhd Causes In Children

Carol asks… What is the difference between a disorder such as ADHD and a learning disability? I just don’t get it. Is LD just and umbrella term that covers ADHD? barry jennings answers: ADHD is not a learning disability. All of these disorders are diagnosed based on the criteria set in the Diagnostic manual. ADHD and LD’s are in totally different parts of the manual and unrelated. LD’s are learning difficulties and are based in the cognitive part of the brain (the …

Your Questions About Adhd Causes In Children

Carol asks… How do I find a private Child Psychiatrist to assess my 9 year old son? I live in the northeast area of the UK and I really need to have him assessed. I don’t want to go back to CAHMS as they assessed him for ADHD several years ago – he didn’t fit the criteria, but now I’m getting grief from them for going back as the behaviour is causing a lot of disruption. They’re simply not interested. He’s on the SEN register at school due to the …

Your Questions About Adhd Diets For Kids

criteria, which is a more accurate way of telling whether you have ADHD. The fact that you only started showing symptoms in middle school suggests that ADHD is not the cause of your problems. Is it possible that the symptoms didn’t seem as bad as there was less pressure to concentrate, or that you just can’t remember? The bit about feeling emotionless is very stange and is in no relation to ADHD. This is a symptom of many mental illnesses (depression etc.) but that is not what this …

Your Questions About Adhd Cures

… when it comes to an AD/HD diagnosis. If someone has enough of the symptoms to meet the criteria, have had the symptoms from age 7 and they adversely affect the live for the individual, then they receive a diagnosis. Of course there’s always going to be variations and for the people that display the traits but only just scape in to receive a diagnosis, anything that improves brain functioning will probably tip them back onto the healthy side of the scale. So if gluten intolerance causes any …

Your Questions About Adhd Causes In Children

… treatment. When ODD is present with ADHD, depression, tourette’s, anxiety disorders, or other neuropsychiatric disorders, it makes life with that child far more difficult. For Example, ADHD plus ODD is much worse than ADHD alone, often enough to make people seek treatment. The criteria for ODD are: A pattern of negativistic, hostile, and defiant behavior lasting at least six months during which four or more of the following are present: Often loses temper often argues with adults often …