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How is ADHD rated?

How is ADHD rated?

The ADHD rating scale uses questions about a person’s behavior to evaluate their likelihood of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Rating scales are a crucial part of the diagnostic process and are particularly necessary when it comes to diagnosing a child. When responding to the rating scale questions, most people will only be able to […]

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What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?

What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes a range of symptoms, including hyperactivity, difficulty paying attention, and behavioral problems. ADHD may also affect romantic relationships, feelings of self-worth, or even the ability to perform sexually. These markers are not used to make a diagnosis, and they may be due to the disorder itself or develop as […]

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Can you drink coffee while taking Adderall?

Can you drink coffee while taking Adderall?

Adderall and coffee are central nervous system stimulants. While a small dose of each one on its own is usually safe, taking the two together can enhance their effects, potentially causing adverse side effects. People taking Adderall should remember that stimulants are also addictive, which is another reason to limit extra caffeine intake from coffee. […]

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Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?

Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall?

Adderall is most commonly used to treat attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. According to research, many people who use Adderall drink alcohol while taking the medication. A 2013 study found that 46.4 percent of students who used Adderall non-medically had simultaneously used alcohol within the past year. Another study found that 19 percent of people […]

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What are the early signs of ADHD?

What are the early signs of ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition that affects behavior. It causes people to be hyperactive and impulsive. They may also be easily distracted and have difficulty concentrating or sitting still. Known as ADHD, the condition is a mental health disorder that affects both adults and children and is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association […]

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Coping with a Vyvanse crash

Coping with a Vyvanse crash

Vyvanse is a medication that doctors prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or binge eating disorder. It is a stimulant, which helps a person to concentrate. Because Vyvanse is a stimulant, a person may feel depressed or fatigued when it begins to wear off. This is known as a Vyvanse crash. A person who […]

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Coping with an Adderall crash

Coping with an Adderall crash

Adderall is a prescription medication that doctors use to improve concentration in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Adderall is a stimulant so that when it wears off, a person can feel the opposite effects to those it creates. This is because there is an imbalance of chemicals left in their brain. This can make […]

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ADHD: Could maternal depression be the cause?

ADHD: Could maternal depression be the cause?

In this article, we discuss new evidence in support of a significant link between depression during pregnancy and an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the child. A new study uncovers links between maternal depression and ADHD. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is primarily characterized by two categories of behavioral problems: inattentiveness and […]