Attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a mental illness. In this condition, there is difficulty in having attention. There is hyperactivity, and the individual finds it difficult to concentrate on any activity. This is caused due to defects in brain development, genetic, and problems with brain functioning. It is treated by Methylphenidate, Lisdexamfetamine, Guanfacine, etc. Along with medications, behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, etc., help in the treatment.
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Is Vyvanse the best medication to treat ADHD?
Query: Hello doctor, Is it safe to take Vyvanse 100 mg for ADHD symptoms? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant. I basically do not approve giving stimulants to target ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) symptoms. And the dosage 100 mg is way above safe dosing range. One side effect to watch out for is motor tics or involuntary ... Read Full »
I have difficulty in focusing and understanding verbal instructions. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am female, 21 years of age and as weird as this sounds, I always feel like I am so overfocused that I cannot really focus. I am very slow when it comes to verbal communication, it is something I have struggled with ever since I was a child. So when someone is verbally giving me inst... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems from the information you have provided that you might be suffering from an adult variant of attention deficit hyperactive disorder, inattention type. Do you also have symptoms like repetitive acts or rituals, urge to repeat words or images, repetitive handwashing... Read Full »
How to develop focus in children with attention disorders?
Query: Hi doctor, I am looking to hear from experts on how to help children and students (mainly, but not limited to, those with attention disorders) make and keep new year's resolutions. Kindly answer the following qestions, it would be helpful: 1) How can parents, teachers, and other trusted adults make ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Here are the answers to your questions. 1) How can parents, teachers, and other trusted adults make resolutions seem more attainable for children and students? Guide them to make small, achievable goals. Once they achieve, they will be ince... Read Full »
I believe that I have ADHD. Do I need to consult a doctor?
Query: Hi doctor,For years now, I have come to believe I have ADHD. I have the hardest time focusing, staying on task, and following things through. I do not want to self-diagnose, but I know something is wrong. Every time I go to the doctor, it is always with my parents, and I have never had the chance to... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. You should definitely visit your doctor and discuss all your problems wholeheartedly. But in spite of that, I would like to advise a few things. 1. Stop thinking that you would fail or lose money. Instead, think positiv... Read Full »