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For questions regarding symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (inattentiveness, hyperactivity, or impulsivity, and combinations thereof) or adult Attention Deficit Disorder/ADHD.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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