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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) treatment

Biological brain condition based on inattention, impulsive behaviors, and/or hyperactivity that develops in children that can continue into adolescence and adulthood.
The cause of ADD/ADHD is not known but research supports it being linked in large part to heritability and genetics. There is also support that other factors including environmental conditions, brain injury, nutrition (ie sugar or food additives), and social environment can contribute in part to ADD/ADHD.
Common Symptoms
Difficulty staying focused or paying attention, distractability, hyperactivity, impulsive behaviors, difficulty controlling behaviors, or acting before thinking. Signs of Inattention include: being easily distracted, missing details, becoming bored with tasks quickly, difficulty completing tasks, difficulty learning new things, losing important things, difficulty in following instructions, seems View more...
Rare Symptoms
Symptoms vary from patient to patient depending on the category of Attention Deficit Disorder they have. These categories include 1) Predominantly Hyperactive- Impulsive, who exhibit symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity; 2) Predominantly inattentive, who exhibit symptoms of inattention. Patients with this category of ADD are frequently overlooked because they are able to stay quite, and seem View more...
Traditional Treatment
Stimulants medications including amphetamine (ie Adderall), methylphenidate (ie Ritalin), methamphetamine (ie Desoxyn), lisdexamphetamine dimesylate (ie Vyvanse), dextroamphetamine (ie Dexedrine), and dexmethylphenidate (ie Focalin). Non-stimulant medications including Strattera or Atomoxitine.
Alternative Treatment
Psychotherapy, education/training, melatonin, flaxseed oil, rhodiola, omega 3 fatty acids, SAMe, vitamin B6, iron, iodine, glycine, Gamma Amino-butycine Acid
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Famous People with ADHD
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Howie Mandel

In 2008 Howie went on the talk show Live with Regis and Kelly, where he spoke about having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Tygert "Ty" Pennington

A the age of seven he was diagnosed with ADHD by his mother Yvonne.

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