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 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 Symptoms In Adults

Daniel asks… What are the symptoms in adults for ? ADHD does anyone know any of the symptoms? And are these people hard to deal with? barry jennings answers: It depends. Symptom varies among children, adults, toddlers, preschool stage, etc. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) divides the symptoms of ADHD into those of inattentiveness and those of hyperactivity and impulsivity. To be diagnosed with ADHD, children should have at least 6 attention symptoms or 6 activity and …

Your Questions About Adhd Diets For Kids

… allergies, took Zyrtec and Allegra, both didn’t help hardly at all but when the Zyrtec worked, the ADHD didn’t go away. Not sure what my deal is… I hope somebody out there does that doesn’t say “get rid of all the sugars in your diet and get plenty of exercise” etc etc. My diet is fine. I exercise all the time. barry jennings answers: You may have ADHD primarily inattentive (the term ADD is no longer correct) and I have copied a link to the Diagnostic

Your Questions About Adhd Test

John asks… How do they test for adult onset ADD/ADHD? I’m 20 years old and after struggling in college and fitting so many descriptions of ADD/ADHD, I’m finally going to get tested. I’ve heard of some of the tests for children but I was wondering how they do the testing for adults? barry jennings answers: There are Diagnostic critieria that must be met that come from what is called the DSM-IV. Some areas to be assessed are impulsivity, and concentration. There are …

Your Questions About Adhd Medications Vyvanse

… questions about their Diagnostic manual and side effects http://www.cchr.org/#/videos/where-the-truth-lies Daniel asks… my son takes vyvanse (adhd medication)if he misses a month of taking his meds will he be affected by it.? barry jennings answers: If the drug is no longer in his system, he will no longer be affected by it. Also, he may experience withdrawal effects. Powered by Yahoo! Answers …