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Is one's answer to this question really indicative of being neuro-atypical?

There are videos very similar to this going viral on tiktok over the last couple weeks, and they make a psychological claim I'm skeptical of. The premise is this: You ask someone, "What do 2 and ...
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Does AD(H)D increase the risk of (drug induced) psychosis?

I read that patients with ADD can exhibit a hypersensitivity of dopamine in the mesolimbic area and a hyposensitivity of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex which makes them more susceptible to ...
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what are the practical limits to ADHD treatment adoption?

Wikipedia says... People with ADHD may struggle more than others to sustain their attention on some tasks (such as schoolwork), but can maintain an unusually intense level of attention for tasks they ...
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Is Unipolar Mania possible?

People who are bipolar fluctuate between mania and depression. It's also possible to just have depression, whether chronic or episodic. Are there conditions like mania without depression not due to ...
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Can schizophrenia and adhd interact?

So my understanding is that schizophrenia occurs when there is high dopamine activity. On the other hand adhd occurs due to low dopamine activity. So here's my question: if the probability of someone ...
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The mechanism behind the ADHD?

Nowadays, is there any knowledge about the mechanism through ADHD act? Why the people which have ADHD manifest the symptoms related to the disorder? Is some type of malformation or the presence/...
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Do people with ADHD typically underperform on IQ tests? [duplicate]

To me, there seems to be a great disagreement about what IQ is supposed to measure. I have heard about psychologists taking ADHD/depression/other mental illnesses into account when deciding on the ...
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Is self-centered talk an ADHD symptom?

I have noticed a man I know well whom I strongly suspect suffers from ADHD turning discussion about his activities too often. He can discuss in detail what he did during the day and why, even when ...
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Effective timing, duration and intensity of exercise for work focus with ADHD

I read all over the place that exercise can provide dopamine, and can help reduce ADHD symptoms, but no source I have found mentions specifics. My personal experience is if I work out at a moderate to ...
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Is there good evidence that long-term stimulant usage in children has no harmful effect when stopped?

Essentially, I am looking for an RCT done on children, where they went on a stimulant drug for at least 3 years, and then stopped administering the drug. What I'm worried about is long-term lower ...
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Epigenetic heritable pathways in ADHD

ADHD is largely believed to be a heritable neural disorder. However, as I understand the details of the heritable pathway (or pathways?) are largely unsettled. Recently I stumbled over this paper ...
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What distinguishes ADHD from a development disorder of the prefrontal cortex inhibitory connection to the Striatum?

What distinguishes Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) from a development disorder of the prefrontal cortex inhibitory connection to the Striatum? In his (French) book "Le Bug ...
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Causality regarding neurotransmitter imbalance and depression

Neurotransmitter imbalances are blamed for various psychiatric conditions (depression, ADHD, etc). Clearly plasma levels of neurotransmitters are confirmed to be abnormal in some people with such ...
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What are the underlying basis/mechanism for inattentiveness in ADHD?

I have been exploring inattentive ADHD and I am really struggling to understand the difference between clinically significant inattentiveness in people with ADHD versus non-clinically significant ...
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Treatment and strategies for procrastination for ADHD

I am keen to know what strategies and treatment approaches works best for procrastination for people with ADHD? People with ADHD seem to have a different level of complexity from the usual ...
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Is ADHD defined too loosely?

The criteria for the inattention part of ADHD from DSM-5. At least 6 of the behaviours for at least six months . ...
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System 1 thinking and ADHD

I'm interested in learning if there is any connection between System 1/System 2 thinking and ADHD. The former is a theory about the process underlying decision making, and the latter is a mental ...
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Dutch RCT of mindfulness therapy vs methylphenidate in ADHD

Meppelink et al. (2016) note that The effectiveness of mindfulness training for children and adolescents with ADHD has been demonstrated by a number of studies; however, research in this ...
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Beyond CBT and MBI, what are effective behavioral interventions for modern lifestyle addictions during their engagement?

Some modern activities exploit the primitive mammalian reward areas in the brain. They include immediate access to social media, video games, music, sugar, pornographic material, gambling etc. Worse, ...
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Do stimulants increase the IQ tests score for everyone?

There is some meta-analytic evidence that stimulants increase the IQ test scores of ADHD children by 2 to 7 points (Jepsen et al., 2009). Although giving stimulants to non-ADHD children may be ...
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What is the most effective treatment for ADD and ADHD that excludes chemical prescriptions from a doctor?

Besides chemical medications that are prescribed that can increase the level of dopamine, and other important neurotransmitters in the brain. What is the most effective natural treatment method for ...
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Does consumption of amino acid supplements improve human executive function and self-regulation in ADHD cases?

Based on my understanding, executive function primarily takes place in the frontal lobes. Inzlicht and Gutsell found that exhaustion in mental tasks shows itself in decreased activity in the anterior ...
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Best way to modeling ADHD? [closed]

...with computer models? ( hacking the executive functions of something like this, for making the algorithm more "impulsive", or "inattentive".) ...with animal models? ( using "SHR rat-like", ...
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Can the effectiveness of antidepressants be explained by a placebo effect?

A friend of mine showed me a paper (Kirsch, 2014) where the author claims that antidepressants work mostly through a placebo effect (backed up with relevant citations). Antidepressants are generally ...
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Relation between Sleeping pattern and attention for ADHD people

Question 1: Does sleeping at different times daily affect the attention for ADHD and Non ADHD ? For example let us consider the below scenario, Day 1 : Sleep time is 1:00 AM Day 2 : Sleep time is 2:...
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What is the relationship between rejection sensitive dysphoria and ADHD?

I discovered something called Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD). If you google it, the first page will show pages that talk about it in relation to ADHD. What is it about ADHD that causes "nearly ...
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Is there a difference between ADD and ADHD?

These terms are often used interchangeably. Is there a difference?
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How does one distinguish BPD anger from ADHD anger?

Some people with ADHD are known to have difficulties in controlling anger. Whenever a person with ADHD has difficulties in controlling anger, how does one determine whether or not that person really ...
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How should medication for the treatment of ADHD symptoms be calibrated?

My understanding is that the treatment of ADHD symptoms with stimulant medication is a balancing act between alleviating ADHD symptoms, and not producing unwanted side effects like insomnia or anxiety....
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Why ADHD instead of ADD? / Why predominantly hyperactive-impulsive instead of predominantly-impulsive?

The types of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are: predominantly inattentive predominantly hyperactive-impulsive combined Not sure I understand. People with ADHD are hyperactive because of ...
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What is the relationship between anger management difficulties and ADHD?

According to Wikipedia, "Difficulties managing anger are more common in children with ADHD" Is it that the anger is due to ADHD specifically? Is the anger suggestive of a comorbid disorder? Could it ...
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Do antidepressants reduce displays of anger prevalent in those diagnosed with ADHD?

According to Wikipedia and WebMD , difficulties in managing anger are more prevalent in children with ADHD. Why are antidepressants used in treating symptoms of ADHD? Is this due to a relationship ...
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What is the underlying genetic basis for ADHD?

According to Psychcentral depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, schizophrenia and autism are traceable to the same inherited genetic variations According to AsapSCIENCE, depression could be genetic due ...
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How do we know bipolar is one illness rather than two comorbid illnesses?

Based on my previous question about ADHD and OCD. Essentially, ADHD and OCD are kind of opposites in the sense that ADHD people (always? sometimes?) have dopamine deficiency and OCD people (always? ...
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Are there any movies or series involving someone with ADHD?

Aside from How I Met Your Mother, The Simpsons (or Finding Nemo, if that counts, which i don't think it does), are there any movies or series involving someone explicitly stated or highly believed to ...
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Are ADHD and OCD under some type of mental illness?

Related to question. Mania, hypomania, depression and bipolar are mood disorders, from what I understand. Are ADHD and OCD under some category as well? From what I understand, the are opposite ends ...
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Can adhd and ocd coexist? Is it in the same way mania and depression can coexist (in bipolar disorder)?

Is it really possible for someone to have both ADHD and OCD? I was thinking that ADHD is the opposite of OCD: 1 2 from 1: alexThePotato: With ADHD you may be forgetful, distracted, make careless ...
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What's the difference between perseveration and hyperfocus?

Dr. Russell Barkley says hyperfocus goes with autism while perseveration goes with ADHD. I read that perseveration is the same as hyperfocus or that hyperfocus goes with ADHD. So what's the ...
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Do ADHD exams necessarily test ADHD or merely ADHD-PI?

I read on reddit and Wiki that the types of ADHD are ADHD-PI (predominantly inattentive), ADHD-C (combined) and ADHD-PH (predominantly hyperactive or impulsive). In a psychological test intended to ...
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What does it mean to say that mental illness is a modern-day leprosy?

I was reading about mental illnesses and then thought one day that the uninformed regard mental illnesses the same way leprosy was regarded. I looked up about leprosy and some papers and articles ...
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If ADHD is caused by brain structure, why isn't analysis of brain structure used to diagnose it?

My understanding is that people with ADHD have different brain structure to people without. If this is the case, why isn't the difference of brain structure used to diagnose ADHD, rather than a ...
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Is there any research into the effect of stand up desks on hyperactive symptoms?

The hyperactivity symptom of ADHD includes a compulsion to move or fidget. In a workplace environment, this can become a distraction to the person with ADHD, as well as the people around him. It ...
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How does one respond to an ADD/ADHD diagnosis of one's self or one's child? [closed]

I read: Is ADHD even a thing? This kind of question can be offensive to some. The same kind of thing can be applied to other conditions: Is depression even a thing? Or are they just ...
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Does high IQ give cause to doubt an ADHD diagnosis?

My friend was diagnosed with ADHD as a kid, but her parents disagreed with such a diagnosis on the grounds that she had a high IQ which was discovered when her psychologists and psychiatrists were ...
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Could ketosis be therapeutic for ADHD based on the neuro-energetic theory of attention?

I'm a complete neuroscience novice so please bear with me. One of the more interesting theories of the etiology of ADHD that I've read posits that the disorder may be one of neuroenergetics - the ...
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How is ADHD different to internet/social media/information addiction? [closed]

One of the concerns about ADHD diagnosis is how is it not just inattentiveness due to the modern hazard of instant gratification via social media/the internet. Here's a post of a wrote on the ...
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Do people with ADHD have reasoning abilities and mathematical abilities just like normal people? [duplicate]

Do people with ADHD have reasoning abilities and mathematical abilities just like neurotypical people ?
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If I have ADHD, how can I focus on programming task for hours? [closed]

Already in 9 years, I was identified as ADHD child. I was quite obviously weird. I can observe many known symptoms of ADHD even now. I'm unable to focus on stereotypic tasks which results in many ...
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How are the logical and mathematical skills of people with ADHD?

How does rationality and the logical thought processes of those with and without ADHD compare? Please explain the source of the differences. Are the differences thought to be caused by dopamine, ...
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ADHD Symptoms Emerging in Adolescence or Young Adulthood

I recently read a fascinating article about the pattern of young women receiving ADHD diagnoses after first displaying symptoms in their late teens or early twenties, typically corresponding to ...
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