Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD: Introduction
Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD: A condition in which a person (usually a child) has an unusually high activity level and a short attention span. People with the disorder may act impulsively and may have learning and behavioral problems.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD is available below.
Symptoms of Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD
- Impulsiveness: a child who acts quickly without thinking first.
- Hyperactivity: a child who can't sit still, walks, runs, or climbs around when others are seated, talks when others are talking.
- Inattention: a child who daydreams or seems to be in another world, is sidetracked by what is going on around him or her.
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Treatments for Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD
- Behavioral therapy and medications
- Current data suggests that carefully titrated stimulant medication (Methylphenidate, Dextroamphetamine) provides the best first-line therapy for ADHD. Behavioural therapy is useful in conjunction with medication to address issues such as social skills and academic performance. Treatments include:
- General lifestyle changes
- Stress reduction techniques
- Dietary changes - aimed at reducing food additives, colourings and sugars. Some anecdotal evidence supports this, but to date, no trials have produced supporting evidence
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Child General Health: Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD?
Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD:
- The long term effects of stimulants prescribed for ADHD such as drug addiction, withdrawal reactions, psychosis and depression and effects in pregnancy has received very little research and thus the long term effects are largely unknown
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Causes of Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD
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Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD
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 suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a ...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 due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or Alzheimer's...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 over-diagnosed...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 can simply be...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...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by...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 diagnosis.
See misdiagnosis of eating...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 sufferers, but migraines can...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple...read more »
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Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD: Research Doctors & Specialists
Research related physicians and medical specialists:
- Nerve Specialists:
- Mental Health Specialists:
- Child Health Specialists (Pediatrics):
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Hospitals & Clinics: Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD
Research quality ratings and patient safety measures
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Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD: Rare Types
Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:
Prognosis for Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD
Prognosis for Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD:
The proportion of children meeting the diagnostic criteria for ADHD dropped by about 50% over three years after the diagnosis. This occurred regardless of the treatments used. It persists into adulthood in about 30-50% of cases. Those affected are likely to develop coping mechanisms as they mature thus compensating for their previous ADHD. Children diagnosed with ADHD have significant difficulties in adolescence, regardless of treatment.
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Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD: Broader Related Topics
Types of Hyperactive-impulsive ADHD
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