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Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Susceptibility to, 1

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Susceptibility to, 1: Introduction

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Susceptibility to, 1: ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a common neurobehavioral developmental disorder that usually occurs in childhood and can continue into adulthood. Researchers have discovered a number of genes linked to an increased susceptibility to ADHD. Type 1 is linked to a defect on chromosome 16p13. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Susceptibility to, 1 is available below.

Symptoms of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Susceptibility to, 1

  • Inattention
  • Inability to stay focused on tasks appropriate for age, such as completing 10 minutes of homework for a ten year old.
  • Having difficulty concentrating on one thing, such as what a teacher is saying in class
  • Loosing important items, such as a eight year old who frequently loses her glasses
  • Daydreaming, appearing sluggish and slow to respond
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Susceptibility to, 1

  • Symptoms of ADHD can be successfully controlled with medications. Children are most commonly prescribed stimulants, which actually works in reverse in children with ADHD and produces a calming effect in them
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved medication treatments for ADHD are generally considered safe when given under regular medical supervision. The most common side effects of stimulants are decreased appetite and difficulties with sleep, which can decrease either with time or by lowering the dosage. There also may be an increased chance of serious but rare cardiovascular effects and suicidal thoughts in some children
  • Because of the potential for side effects, treatment with medication for children with ADHD must be individualized and monitored medically. What works for one child may not work for another or may result in unacceptable side effects for a particular child. Different medications and dosages might have to be tried before finding just the right treatment for an individual child
  • Commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of ADHD are available in pill, liquid, and patch forms and include:
  • Amphetamine
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Susceptibility to, 1

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Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Susceptibility to, 1: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Susceptibility to, 1

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or...read more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure...read more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been...read more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed...read more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed...read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine...read more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see ...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms...read more »

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More information about Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Susceptibility to, 1

  1. Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Susceptibility to, 1: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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