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 For Kids

Ken asks… Do I have ADD/ADHD or something related? Ok here are the symptoms, I’m not going to make them biased toward anything, just the straight facts. -When people talk to me for more than just a sentence (like when telling a story), I can listen for about the first 10 seconds then my mind wanders elsewhere or I’ll space out and I’ll have no idea what they just said -This also applies to when I’m in lecture halls, I can’t pay attention to the professor for …

Your Questions About Adhd

… dislike. Other times, I can’t focus on anything. I’ve been diagnosed as bipolar once so it might be a separate issue. diagnostic criteria for mental health issues are not always accurate. What is the important thing, here? Well, I take 30mg dexedrine 1:15 minutes before I wake up. I set two alarms, take my medication, and go back to sleep. Previously, I had difficulty getting out of bed and concentrating. I was now able to wake up at a reasonable time. I still like to have about 9 …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications

… completed * Often has difficulty awaiting turn * Often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g. Butts into conversations or games) (A diagnosis of ADHD is determined by the clinician based on the number and severity of symptoms, the duration of symptoms, and the degree to which these symptoms cause impairment in various life domains (e.g. School, work, home). It is possible to meet diagnostic criteria for ADHD without any symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity. The clinician must …

Attention Deficit Disorder – the Facts and What You Need to Know

… is that although there is not yet a definitive medical test for diagnosing ADHD, there are distinct methods for gathering information and specific diagnostic criteria for assessing both children and adults listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), published in 1995 by the American Psychiatric Association. Read more about attention deficit disorder at http://attention-deficit-disorder.body-and-health.com ### what is Attention Deficit …

Adhd, Overweight and Obesity: the Chicken or the Egg?

… Epidemiology Surveys were used. Participants were 6,735 US residents (63.9% white; 51.6% female) aged 18-44 years. A retrospective assessment of childhood ADHD and a self-report assessment of adult ADHD were administered. Diagnosis was defined by three categories: never met diagnostic criteria, met full childhood criteria with no current symptoms, and met full childhood criteria with current symptoms. The prevalence of overweight and obesity was 33.9 and 29.4%, respectively, among adults with …

Do I Have Adult ADHD?

… Analysis: The professional then compares reported symptoms to the diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This article by award-winning journalist and Adult ADHD expert Gina Pera is adapted from her bestselling book Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? – a comprehensive guide to understanding Adult ADHD symptoms and its treatment strategies, especially as they affect relationships. Visit Gina Pera’s blog for more information on Adult ADHD, …