Are Attention Deficit Disorder and Bipolar Disorder considered preexisting medical conditions?

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Is Wellbutrin recommended for adults with attention deficit disorder in addition to bipolar?

OK. You should go back to the beginning of this ADD forum and read all the questions relating to wellbutrin. They sum up a lot of basics in many easy to read packages. ALL of these topics clearly state that you should NEVER combine Wellbutrin, which affects dopamine and can be over stimulating, or a (MORE)

How do you find a test for attention deficit disorder?

Test for ADD . There is no single specific test. Diagnosis is made on the basis of history, current symptoms and clinical observations. There are a number of diagnostic tools, ranging from questionnaires or interviews about frequency of symptoms, behavioral checklists filled out by the person (MORE)

How do you get medication for bipolar disorder?

Answer . If you were diagnosed with bipolar then you should be getting your medication from either your Psychiatrist or family doctor. If you have not been diagnosed with bipolar then you must see your family doctor who will send you to a Psychiatrist and he/she will determine what is wrong with (MORE)

What is attention deficit disorder?

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit /Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) are terms used to describe a condition affecting both children and adults. ADD is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder in which an individual has difficulty concentrating on tasks, is easily distracted, or is hype (MORE)

Where did Attention Deficit Disorder originate?

ADHD was first described by Dr. Heinrich Hoffman in 1845. A physician who wrote books on medicine and psychiatry, Dr. Hoffman was also a poet who became interested in writing for children when he couldn't find suitable materials to read to his 3-year-old son. The result was a book of poems, complete (MORE)

How is narcissism related to Attention Deficit Disorder?

They are related only in the sense that either can inhibit social interactions.. Narcissism is defined as "vanity" or "egotism", which is considered a character flaw. ADD or ADHD is a neurological disorder that causes inattention, lack of concentration, and/or hyperactivity, especially in children. (MORE)

Is degenerative disc disorder a preexisting condition?

Degenerative disc disorder is a pre-exisiting condition that most insurance companies would likely place a "rider" on. The rider basically says that the insurance company will not pay any claims related to the degenerative disc. Some companies may still cover any medication prescribed for the proble (MORE)

What is an adult attention deficit disorder?

The term Adult Attention Deficit Disorder most often refers to the fact that you were not diagnosed until you were an adult. ADHD is a lifelong condition. Symptoms affect everyone a little differently and everyone has different levels of management. If you were not diagnosed until adulthood, it m (MORE)

How can you treat attention deficit disorder?

There are many accepted alternative treatments for Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) including: . changes in diet . increased exercise . changes in environment . one-on-one educational tutoring . participating in activities that promote confide (MORE)

What are The symptoms of attention deficit disorder?

Well i dont know the exact answer, But i have a basic learning problem and i found out i have ADD, and my mom said it deals with Short attention Comrihension and I did have a hard time in school. I Found a Site That has the Symptoms. Source: http://helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_adult_symptoms. (MORE)

How do you treat adult attention deficit disorder?

Once you are diagnosed with adult Attention Deficit Disorder, your doctor may offer you a stimulant medication to help focus and control your symptoms. Medication has been shown to be an effective way to treat ADHD and it's symptoms and your doctor will work with you to find the right one. In addi (MORE)

If you have Attention Deficit Disorder and your husband has Attention Deficit Disorder will all of your children have Attention Deficit Disorder or other mental disabilities?

I believe there would be a high possibility. To give you an example: My younger brother has: Autism, ADHD Tourette's Syndrome and Epilepsy. During the time he was being assessed for Tourette's Syndrome, it was found that my father had a mild case of it. In the last few months, I've been dia (MORE)

Is medical marijuana used for bipolar disorder?

Oslo, Norway: Cannabis use is associated with "improved neurocognition" in subjects diagnosed with bipolar disorder, according to clinical trial data published online by the journal Psychological Medicine . Investigators at Norway's University of Oslo, Institute of Psychiatry investigated the asso (MORE)

Is there a natural treatment for attention deficit disorder?

Omega-3 fatty acids in the form of high fat fish or fish oil capsules, with a daily intake of several grams (2-5) is quite effective from a personal standpoint. It takes several weeks to feel the full benefits, but they are noticeable after a week or two if taken everyday. This was discovered after (MORE)

What are some medications for bipolar disorder?

Lithium which is a mood stabilizer. Hi. I am personally living with one of the most advanced stages of Bipolar Disorder. I have been on the same two medications for it my whole life. They are Lamictal, which is a mood stabilizer and Risperidal, which is another mood stabilizer to be taken at night. (MORE)

What are the symptoms and causes of attention deficit disorder?

ADD? Or ADHD? With ADD it is (short version) predominatly a severe inability to pay attention, to accomplish simple task, finish things started, to the point it affects your life every single day for a length of time, ADHD is that because you're hyper and can't sit still, figit all the time, are alw (MORE)

Can you treat bipolar disorder without medication?

Bipolar disorder is a seriously debilitating conditon that can be life-threatening. You will find all sorts of information on the Web about people who claim to be able to control their symptoms (or other people's) non-medically. While much of this information is well-intentioned -- and some of it is (MORE)

How do you prevent attention deficit disorder?

People are born with ADHD, there are two major causes of ADHD. Thefirst on is genes, you can't change genes, if ADHD is in your genesyou can't prevent it. Just because ADHD is in your genes doesn'tmean that theres a 100% chance of passing it on to your child. Thesecond is environmental factors such (MORE)

Why do people get Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Good question. We are not sure of the answer. At least half of cases are genetically related. People who think it has to do with TV or other societal factors probably have it wrong. While it is true that ADD is recognized and diagnosed more often now studies where psychiatrists have gone out and (MORE)

Do you capitalize attention hyperactivity deficit disorder?

Where I work it depends on the context. Not sure if it's an actual grammar/style rule. We capitalize it if it's a specific diagnosis but not as a general term. Also it should be written as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (according to the DSM-IV-TR).

What medications help bipolar disorder?

Lamictal is a very good medication for bipolar disorder. But if the person has bipolar 2, which is the kind when they have more depression than the manic side of bipolar disorder, it is good to combine it with an anti-depressant. There is Lithium , Depikote ( but be aware it makes you crave carb (MORE)

How does attention deficit disorder effect others?

Other people can be affected by ADHD in a variety of ways, depending on their relationship with the person who has it. People with ADHD can be forgetful, unfocused, challenged when it comes to time and time management and disorganized. They may talk too much, go off on tangents unrelated to the ori (MORE)

What causes attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Its mostly hereditary, passed on from parent to child. Please notea child can have ADHD even if the parents do not. On the other handa parent can have ADHD and not pass it on to the child. Physically ADHD is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brainalong with other factors.

What are the symptons of attention deficit disorder?

There are two main types: with hyperactivity and without (hypo activity-). The hyper children are the easy ones to spot. Signs: excessive talking ("motormouth"), does dangerous things without thought of consequences, room is usually a mess, very disorganized, runs around constantly, can't sit still (MORE)

Is there a cure for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

No. ADHD is just how some people's brains are wired. It is different, not bad. Being different can be challenging for some one who is ADHD in a society dominated by people who are not. For instance trying to sit through a 2 hour lecture with out spacing or acting up. But there are good things too (MORE)

Is lithium the best medication for bipolar disorder?

It was the first one found effective. However many (but not all) antiseizure medications have been found to be equally effective or even better in some patients. It can be a long tedious period of trial and error for many patients to find the best medication for them.

Is Attention Deficit Disorder a disability?

Yes ADD is a disability that is in fact recognized and included in the definition of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. That said however please remember that ADD is also often something that can be accomidated for in social, educational, and work settings. Once someone is prop (MORE)

How can you get rid of attention deficit disorder?

You can't get "rid" of it, it is a life-long disease. Now, it can be treated with certain drugs, but these do not cure it permanently, so you have to take them for the rest of your life. (unless you can do without medication)

What is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder characterized by distractibility, hyperactivity, impulsive behaviors, and the inability to remain focused on tasks or activities.

What medications do you take if you have bipolar disorder?

Pharmacological intervention is the first line treatment of bipolar disorder. The first line treatment is Lithium but you may find you need to take medications from a number of categories. Anticonvulsants such as valoporate(Depakote) used for those with a rapid cycle, Antipsychotics both typical and (MORE)

Where can you get medical marijuana for attention deficit hyperactive disorder?

Im guessing you dont live in California... In West Hollywood (Los Angeles area) we have dispensaries EVERYWHERE! It is fairly easy to find a doctor who will analyze you and decide if you are able to get a medical marijuana license. I have one for my anxiety and ADHD and it has honestly really help (MORE)

Where does attention deficit hyperactivity disorder com from?

It is caused by an inability to filter information from the senses. Think of trying to pick out one sound from a noisy room; the ADHD brain has trouble filtering everything out to find that one sound. This is why it's so easy to be distracted.