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ADD Testing Online

ADD Testing Online: Online testing for ADD/ADHD (Attention
Deficit Disorder/
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

  ADD Testing Online: Attention deficit disorder (ADD) Attention deficit disorder (ADD), now called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a condition in which a person has trouble paying attention and focusing on tasks. ADD begins in early childhood and usually continues into adulthood. Recent studies  of the general population have found that approximately 7.5% of children meet the criteria for ADD, and about 4.5% of adults meet the criteria for adult ADD. ADD is always a disorder of attention, but ADD may be accompanied by hyperactivity (the relative inability to remain still); however hyperactivity is not always present, especially for girls and older boys, and it is vitally important to remember that the inattention component of ADD is the most devastating. ADD can cause a myriad of problems including difficulty at home, school and work. The consequences of ADD place one at a significant risk for academic and professional underachievement, tobacco smoking, substance abuse, stormy interpersonal relationships and divorce, and even legal difficulties. Although ADD is not entirely understood it is clear that ADD tends to run in families; so if your father or mother had ADD there is a great likelihood that you to suffer from at least some form of ADD. ADD is generally a lifelong condition, and even though many adults with ADD learn to manage their symptoms and become professionally successful, the cognitive difficulties of ADD never completely subside without ongoing treatment. Fortunately, there are numerous medications, some select therapies, and extra support at home, school, or work that have been scientifically proven to be very effective for ADD. ADD Testing Online is a site dedicated to providing a one-stop shop for scientifically validated information about ADD and will always strive to translate the latest data about ADD into a useful and understandable form. Each month this site will feature a new article about ADD, and we will always have available a list of previously featured articles for your enjoyment under the tab conveniently entitled “Articles.” In addition to the information ADD Testing Online provides, ADD Test will display links to other web sites that specialize in information concerning the diagnosis and treatment of ADD.   ADD Testing Online suggests that if you would like to have ADD testing, including screening for other possible causes of ADD-like symptoms, then please click on the link below. Online Testing for ADD - Online Testing for ADHD A.D.D. Testing Online suggests that if you would like to have a comprehensive medical screening, then please click on the link below. Online Testing for ADD - Online Testing for ADHD


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ADD Testing Online: Are Physicians Too Quick to Medicate ADD?

ADD Testing Online: Are Physicians Too Quick to Medicate ADD?

Physicians may be too quick to medicate children suspected of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The etiology of the disease is not well understood, and while some cases attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may have neurological causes or have other physical and emotional causes, most cases of true ADHD respond quickly to stimulant medications.

Between 1990 and 1998, the number of children and adults diagnosed with ADHD in the United States rose from 900,000 to nearly 5 million. The increase coincides with a broader trend toward prescribing stimulants for its treatment, and since 1990, prescriptions have risen by 700%. However, the reasons for this explosion are in most part due to the better understanding of the symptoms of the condition by physicians, teachers, parents, and the public in general.
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Online Testing for ADD - Online Testing for ADHD

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ADD Testing Online: ADD may really be something else!

ADD Testing Online: ADD/ADHD may really be something else!

There are other disorders that may appear to be ADD, and these should always be considered before a diagnosis of ADD is given.  Below is a table of some of the most common disorders that can be mistaken for ADD:

Psychiatric disorder 

 

Features shared with ADD 

 

Distinctive features that help  distinguish the difference 

 

Major depression Poor concentration, attention and memory; difficulty with task completion Enduring dysphoric mood or anhedonia; sleep and appetite disturbance
Bipolar disorder Hyperactivity, difficulty with maintaining   attention and focus; mood swings Enduring dysphoric or euphoric mood; insomnia; delusions
Generalized anxiety Fidgetiness;  difficulty concentrating Exaggerated apprehension and worry; somatic symptoms of anxiety
Substance abuse or dependence Difficulties with attention, concentration and memory; mood swings Pathologic pattern of substance use with social consequences; physiologic and psychologic tolerance and withdrawal
Personality disorders, particularly borderline and antisocial personality Impulsivity;  affective lability Arrest history (antisocial personality); repeated self-injurious or suicidal behavior (borderline personality); lack of recognition that behavior is self-defeating

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Online Testing for ADD - Online Testing for ADHD

ADD Testing Online suggests that if you would like a comprehensive medical screening, then please click on the link below.
Online Testing for ADD - Online Testing for ADHD

 

 

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ADD Testing Online: ADD adults treated with methylphenidate for a year.

ADD Testing Online: ADD/ADHD adults treated with methylphenidate for a year.

Seventy-four% of A.D.D. Adults who responded favorably to the medication methylphenidate continued to show marked improvement with long-term use. In an article published in the scientific periodical, Journal of Attention Disorders, adults with ADDwho responded to methylphenidate in a short-term, placebo-controlledtrial, continued to show marked improvement during long-term treatment with significant improvementsin ADD symptoms and psychosocial functioning. (J. of Att. Dis.2010) ADD Testing Online suggests that if you would like ADD testing, including screening for other possible causes of ADD-like symptoms, then please click on the link below.
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ADD Testing Online: ADD and Sugar. Is there a connection?

ADD Testing Online: Does sugar cause hyperactivity in children?

NO, at least NOT according to scientific study.

Twelve double-blind, randomized controlled trials detected NO behavior differences between children who had sugar versus those who did not.

Double-blind in this experiment refers to the fact that neither the test subject nor the scientist observing the test subject know if the test subject has ingested sugar or not.

In other words no one knows which of the ADD subjects was given sugar and which was NOT.

Observations are collected, and NOT until the observations are over is it known whether or NOT a particular ADD child was given sugar or was given a placebo with no sugar.

Randomized here refers to the fact that out of a group of ADD children, one half of the group of children was selected at random to receive sugar and the other half got a placebo containing NO sugar. Again, neither the children with ADD nor the scientists observing the children got to select into which group an individual child went.

Based on these strict rules there was NO noticeable difference between the two groups.

ADD Testing Online suggests that if you would like ADD testing, including screening for other possible causes of ADD-like symptoms, then please click on the link below.
Online Testing for ADD - Online Testing for ADHD

ADD Testing Online suggests that if you would like a comprehensive medical screening, then please click on the link below.
Online Testing for ADD - Online Testing for ADHD

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