About Adhd Symptoms

About ADHD Symptoms

Once diagnosed with ADHD most of the people recall difficult and painful

childhood experience in their school which were possibly caused due to ADHD.

However low confidence is the result of chronic condemnation and it is common

among boys than in girls.

On an average almost one child in a class requires help for this kind of

disorder. This kind of disorder can be mild, sever or even moderate.

To identify this kind of disorder mostly in girls and women is very difficult

because their tendency is to be less defiant, more obedient and less

hyperactive. The deficiency of disturbing behavior delays identification of

this kind of disorder in women and girls.

This kind of disorder is even generic because if one parent is diagnosed with

ADHD then there are fifty percent chances that their child gets it too.

And, if a child has this kind of disorder then there are almost forty percent

chances that one of his or her parents has this disorder too.

The solution of this kind of disorder in parents increases the possibilities

that their children with ADHD will have constant symptoms into their

adulthood.

Similar to other kinds of chronic conditions, you will not find any cure for

ADHD. Most of the experts also believe that most important, enduring gains

happen when medications are combines with practical support, emotional

counseling and behavioral therapy.

Some of the studies have suggested that the mixture of medication and therapy

can be effective compared to medicine alone particularly when other

psychiatric conditions happen like bipolar disorder, substance abuse or

depression.

Proper medication can actually help people to easily control the basic

Symptoms Of ADHD which include impulsivity, inattention and hyperactivity.

Some of the other Symptoms of ADHD include difficulty to maintain attention,

lack of concentration, loss of memory, feeling restless and blurting out

answers or talking excessively.

ADHD is actually a complicated disorder and so you must always try to consult

your family doctor or a pediatrician for exact solution over this problem.

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kind of disorder at ZOM- ADHD Symptoms .info This is one website where you

can get all the information related to ADHD along with its symptoms and

medication.

As, this is a complicated and common problems you will easily find lots of

information at this website. It is being said that knowledge is authority and

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Add-adhd & Medication

Use of medication for ADD has always been a controversial debate. However, Experts feel that medical treatment benefits patient. Here, one needs to be very particular about the dosage and timing.

Ritalin is the most widely used medication for ADHD. There are many other types of useful medications available for curing this disorder. People who do not respond to a particular medication doctors prescribe another medication or combination that will help control symptoms. Secondary medications are also available. However, these require closer monitoring during the initial phase of treatment.

Most of the time medication fails due to lack of communication between patient & doctors. Here, the medical practitioner, family & patient should be very clear about exactly what symptoms they expect the medication to treat. Patients should ask certain questions & inform doctor about any side effects they observe. One should also inform the health care practitioner if the medication does not work.

If the medication doesn’t work even after all the possible trials, it is time to reevaluate the diagnosis. Individuals with ADHD may also suffer from other disorders at the same time.
For instance, anxiety & depression may superficially resemble ADHD.

Medication is not the only solution for recovery. One requires equal support from therapy, coaching & community. The individuals also require to practice determination.

You must undertake certain steps to increase the effectiveness of medication for ADD & minimize the side effects & risks. Here are certain steps to help you:

- Educate yourself

You must learn everything you can about medication, even potential side effects.

- Exercise patience

It takes a lot of time to develop an effective medication regimen. Remember that finding the right medication & dose is a trial process. It will take some time for experimenting. Go for an honest conversation with your doctor.

- Start gradually

You should always start with a low dose & work up from there. The main goal is to find out the lowest dose possible that may relieve you.

- Keep track of effects

You should pay close attention to your body, actions & emotions. Try to keep track of any side effects that you suffer from. Tell your doctor about all the side effects you suffer from. This will help the medical practitioner to provide you the adept treatment.

- Taper off slowly

If you find something wrong with the medication or it makes you feel or want to stop taking it. You need to get good instructions from your doctor. In order to avoid withdrawal symptoms, you need these drugs to be tapered off. They should never be stopped immediately.

Medication is provided to treat ADD in order to stimulate the production of two major neurotransmitters known as dopamine & norephinephrine. These neurotransmitters are required to carry a nerve impulse along a neuropath way. In case, one of these transmitters is under supplied the message is stopped prior to reaching its intended destination. This action thwarts the function assigned by circuit.

Some drugs used to treat ADD other than Ritalin are Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn & Cylert. Some of the most common anti depressants are Desiprimine, Anafranil, Elavil, Tofranil, Wellbutrin, prozac, Zoloft & Paxil. The most common of these drugs are Haldol & Mellaril.

Remember that with proper diagnosis & testing, you can easily find the right drug in treating the disorder.

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Adult Add And Women

Because girls with attention deficit don’t usually have the hyperactivity component that accompanies ADD, they’re thought of as being “emotional” or “difficult.” When they do have the hyperactivity factored in, then people call them tomboys or think of them as flaky or flighty. These girls also have more fights with peers because of their emotional spikes, and still, nobody recognizes that the girl is ADD. The interesting part is that they share all of the attention deficit symptoms with males, such as disorganization, impulsivity, and issues with time management, but still nobody recognizes the attention deficit side of some girls until they become adults. Usually, this is when their own children are diagnosed.

Yet, when ADD girls grow up to be women, many of the symptoms give them a very hard time. Girls are often expected to become multi-tasking women, and then, some definite issues that are special to women with adult ADD arise.

Many women, whether they have adult ADD or not, have the feeling that women have to be better than men to succeed in the workplace. This expectation creates an incredible feeling of anxiety for adult ADD women, who see things that way, and the anxiety is only increased because they realize that they have issues with organization and focus. But as they see it, society expects them to be perfect, when that’s just not possible for anyone, let alone someone with attention deficit. If a woman can’t meet the expectations she sets for herself or that she sees as society setting for her, she becomes depressed and her self-esteem just plummets.

Shame and guilt compound the negative feelings when a woman has trouble with things like getting her kids to school on time or having the family evening meal ready on time. Since women with adult ADD have difficulty with organization, her house is often a chaotic mess, and because of that, she prefers that no one comes over to visit. In fact, the stress that she feels over someone knocking at the door when she can’t keep a tidy house can be stressful, and because women tend to internalize their feelings, depression can set in.

And when adult ADD women have to work outside the home, there’s added stress. They have to get to work on time and perform their jobs at an acceptable level. But she has to deal with the added stress of what to do with her kids while she’s working, getting the groceries, dropping off cleaning, doing laundry, cooking, and all the other things a mother is expected to do. Due to her inability to manage time well and be organized, this can be very, very difficult. But that’s only if there’s a complete family, a two-parent household.

When an adult ADD woman becomes a single parent due to divorce, which is highly possible in adult ADD relationships, what happens? Now, she not only has her job, and her regular household duties, but now she has to take on the onus of the other partner, as well. Everything having to do with the house is her problem. What does she do when the water heater blows or when there’s a leak in the roof? Oh, she’ll deal with it like any other adult, but when so much is expected of her, it can be devastating, especially since these pressures on the adult ADD woman are not just external.

The hormonal imbalances associated with menopause or the monthly cycle can cause emotional ups and downs in all women. Yet with an adult ADD woman, these symptoms and emotions can be more intense.

When many girls with attention deficit reach maturity, they have learned to control some if not all of their symptoms. They may have a tendency toward impulsiveness, for instance, but have solved the issue with time management. But women shouldn’t allow the remaining ADD tendencies to control them. If they fall too far, they can find the dark side of attention deficit—depression, addiction, and crime. Exaggerated symptoms may require professional assistance, where women can learn to employ the good side of adult ADD–the creativity, the exuberance, and an incredible ability to hyperfocus, among others. Professionals can show women how to make ADD work for them, rather than against them.

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Adult Add: The End Of Sticky Messes

You have attention deficit disorder or someone close to you does, or you probably wouldn’t be reading this article, right? Let’s talk a bit about organization, ADD, and how you can avoid the dreaded “stuff everywhere” syndrome.

The most notorious place for attention deficit induced clutter is in your bedroom. Clothes are probably scattered over most of it, shoes may be piled sky-high, and what’s a laundry hamper? Right? We know how this feels, and had the same kind of problems, but we learned that if you can create an ADD-friendly system to handle the clutter, life will be much smoother for you and for your loved ones.

If your bedroom is large enough, buy three big trash cans, about the 30 gallon size. If you can buy them in different colors, that would be ideal, but in lieu of that, what if you just spray one white; one a dark color, like navy blue or black; and one red?

Every day when you take off your clothes, decide whether they should go into the bin for white clothes, the bin for dark clothes, or the bin for colored clothes and then, just throw your stuff into the appropriate bin. How cool is that? They’ll already be separated when it comes time to wash them. Plus, there’s the added benefit of not walking into your bedroom and tripping over a pair of underpants.

For shoes, you can do the same kind of thing. Buy open-ended (veggie-type) bins so the shoes are easier to see, maybe one black, one brown, one colored, or just one, period. (It depends on how many shoes you have, but we ADD people are always collecting.) Here, it’s the same principle. You’ll be able to just toss your shoes into the bins, instead of leaving them all around.

Let’s move to our ADD-littered office. What’s everywhere, even on the floor? Books? Papers? Are there sticky notes all over the computer monitor or the hutch above your desk? How do you help your attention deficit brain remember your appointments?

Books need bookshelves, and people with ADD need plenty of space in them to store their books. Have one as close to your desk as possible and be sure not to overload the shelves. If a book won’t fit, get rid of another so that it will and don’t let your attention deficit get in the way. ADD people tend to the pack rat syndrome, too. If you haven’t used the book about the joys of cooking blowfish in 6 months, you probably won’t. Get rid of it, or get another bookcase.

Then, tackle those sticky papers. Get a small notebook that will fit on your desk beside you. You can buy inexpensive books or whatever you like. If you really like the book, your ADD brain will use it. But any note that you have to make during the day should go into that book–everything. Telephone numbers, quick notes to yourself, addresses. So make sure it can open flat and that pages can be turned back. Your attention deficit may drive you to that purple suede journal, but if it’s like a hardback book, it won’t work well. Get something that’s more ADD convenient.

Then, either at the end of the day or the next morning–whatever works, but make it a routine–transfer what needs to go into your address book to your address book. Use a desk calendar, too. Write all of your appointments into the calendar and keep it directly in front of you every day. You can’t make any mistakes that way, and all of your notes will be in one place if you need to refer to them later on. No more ADD panic over where you put that important phone number!

As for the papers. Gather all of them, and you’ll have to take time to sort them into piles: important, not quite as important, and throw away. Because your attention deficit won’t do well with the boredom this will create, get yourself a timer. Set it for 5 minutes. Go through your papers for 5 minutes every morning, then stop. Don’t go one minute over. Take 5 minutes a day to file your papers in hanging files in a file cabinet or box. You’ll be amazed at how much you get done in that short time. Before you know it, your paper stack will be gone.

But you’ll be adding to the piles every day. Get three file bins for papers and just toss papers into one of the bins as they’re received. After a while doing this, it will take less than 5 minutes to clear things up each day. How great will that be?

People with attention deficit really don’t like clutter, they just have trouble dealing with boring things like filing, hanging, and putting away. Give yourself an ADD-friendly system and follow an ADD-simple routine. You’ll be a much happier person for it, and your non-ADD family members will love you.

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Female Sexual Dysfuction – Real Or Myth?

The widespread attention that the issue of men’s erectile dysfunction has received recently has generated interest in the sexuality of women. It has further created a competitive environment centered on the search for a female version of that magic blue pill called Viagra.

However, the sexual problems that women contend with vary fundamentally from men’s and this factor is not being researched or critically looked into.

It is our belief that a basic obstacle that stands in the way of comprehending female sexuality is the medical categorization scheme that is currently being used. It was a development of the American Psychiatric Association, or APA, intended for the association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders (DSM). This was undertaken in 1980 and the revised versions were published in 1987 and 1994. This particular scheme classifies the sexual problems of men and women into four sections in terms of sexual problems.

o Disorders of sexual desire.
o Disorders of sexual arousal.
o Disorders related to orgasms.
o Disorders of sexual pain.

These disorders are an instability experienced in an unspoken response of sexual nature in the physical form, which is described as normal. This was initially outlined by Masters and Johnson in the late period of the 1960s. This widespread pattern theoretically starts with sexual desire and follows a sequence from desire to arousal and finally, orgasm.

Recently, the weakness of this framework in relation to women has been adequately acknowledged. Three of the gravest misrepresentations produced by this outline, which in essence diminishes sexual tribulations to that of physical functions, are the following.

1) An alleged concept of sexual equality between men and women.

As a result of the emphasis placed on similarities regarding the physiological responses of men and women to sex, the conclusion made was that the sexual disorders would naturally be the same. A small number of investigators took the time to enquire from women about the types of sexual disorders they were experiencing. These studies revealed that there are crucial differences between males and females.

The accounts of women cannot be accommodated by the Masters and Johnson standard. An example is that women do not make a distinction between arousal and desire. Women are less concerned with physical arousal in comparison to subjective arousal. The sexual complaints that women have emphasize on problems that are not included in the DSM.

Subsequently, the importance the physiological and genital similarities that males and females share leaves out the connotations of the inequalities presented by issues of gender, ethnicity, social class and sexual orientation among others. Economic, social and political situations, which include rampant sexually oriented violence, stand in the way of the access of women to reproductive health, sexual pleasure and fulfillment across the world. The social environments that women live in can adversely affect the indication of biological ability; this is a glaring reality that has been completely disregarded by the restrictive physiological idea of sexual dysfunctions.

2) The removal of the sexuality relational context.

The approach of the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM circumvents the relational factors regarding the sexuality of women. These factors are usually the cause of sexual dissatisfaction and other sexually related problems such as the need for intimacy; desire to submit to partners, avoiding offence, loss or anger of partners. The DSM uses an individualistic approach that presumes functioning sexual organs indicate that everything is fine while dysfunctional organs are an indication of a problem. However, most women cannot apply this to the definition of their sexual problems. The DSM reduces the issue of regular sexual function to a physiological level erroneously suggests that genital and physical disorders can be dealt with without considering the type of relationship where the sexual activity is carried out.

3) The ranking of dissimilarities among women.

Not all females are similar. Their sexual desires, satisfaction levels and difficulties cannot be conventionally classified in groups of yearning, stimulation, orgasm and discomfort. The dissimilarities among women are reflected in their sexual attitudes, societal upbringing, cultural environment and present circumstances. These are differences that should not be packaged as a common concept of dysfunction that regards all women as one entity.

The lack of tangible aspects in terms of socio-cultural, physiological, political, interactive and social foundations of female concerns has generated the interest of pharmaceutical companies. These companies are in support of studies and public relations systems, which will concentrate on resolving the problems that are related to the genital area of women’s bodies. The financial support of industries in the research of sexual issues and constant media coverage on advances in treatment have served to place these physical difficulties in the public eye and given them a forum for expanded discourse.

The aspects that form the basis of the sexual concerns women contend with such as relationship and cultural grievances or lack of sexual knowledge or fear are typically ignored and disregarded. They are ‘conveniently’ grouped together as psychogenic causes. These aspects are not researched on or addressed. The women who have these difficulties to contend with

A solution to this glaring discrepancy is required as a matter of urgency. Our suggestion is that a clear and beneficial categorization of the sexual problems that women face is devised. This should give an accurate report that is centered on individual pain and reservation, which comes as a result of a far reaching structure of relationship and cultural aspects. We pose a challenge to the presumptions that are deeply entrenched in the DSM and the derogatory facets of studies and marketing endeavors that are evident in the pharmacy field. We call on the key stakeholders to carry out studies and services that are not inspired by commercially driven ambitions but by the needs of women and their actual sexual situations.

Sexual Health and Rights: Views from Around the World

As a bid to veer from the DSM’s genital and emotionless outline of the sexual problems that afflict women, we shifted our focus to documents from an international scope. The World Health Organization convened a special conference about the training requirements for sexual aid workers in 1974. In the report, it was noted that: “A progressive amount of knowledge is an indication of the persistent nature of human sexuality problems. They are more crucial to the health and well being of people in numerous cultures than previously realized”. The report placed emphasis on the significance of tackling sexuality and the improvement of relationships. It provided an expansive explanation of sexual health as “the incorporation of the somatic, expressive, rational and collective aspects of a sexual being”.

The 1999 World Association of Sexology Hong Kong meeting took on the Declaration of Sexual Rights. As an effort to establish the sexual health of human beings and their societies, the Declaration affirmed that “these sexual rights must be acknowledged, upheld, valued and protected”.

o Entitlement to sexual free will, exclusive of all sexual cruelty, mistreatment and exploitation;
o Entitlement to sexual liberation and wellbeing of the sexual being;
o Entitlement to sexual gratification, which is a basis of bodily, emotional, cerebral and spiritual health;
o Entitlement to sexual knowledge, created by unfettered but scientifically acceptable analysis;
o Entitlement to widespread education on sexuality;
o Entitlement to sexual well being and care, which should be accessible for the prevention and management of sexual problems, concerns and disorders.

The Sexual Problems of Women: A Novel Categorization

For our purposes, let’s define sexual problems as dissatisfaction or discontent with any physical, emotional or relative element of a sexual incident. These problems may come up in a number of these interconnected factors of the sexual lives of women.

Sexual Problems As a Result of Socio-Cultural, Economic or Political Dynamics

A. Lack of knowledge and apprehension owing to insufficient sex education, unavailable health care, or other sexual limitations:

o Deficient vocabulary to explain individual or physical occurrences.

o Insufficient information about the sexual biology of people and the changes experienced in various stages of one’s life.

o Lack of data regarding the roles of males and females in terms of sexual needs, viewpoints and attitudes.

o Limited access to services and information for contraceptive provision, abortion, prevention and care of STDs, sexual distress and violence against women.

B. Avoidance of sex or sexual frustration caused by a professed incapability to conform to cultural standards of sexual ideals and these include:

o Apprehension or disgrace about a person’s body, sexual appeal or sexual reactions.

o Uncertainty or disgrace about a person’s sexual preferences, character or sexual desires and fantasies.

C. Reservations owing to differences concerning one’s sexual standards, sexual background, culture and the norms of the prevailing culture.

D. Disinterest, exhaustion or limited tome because of obligations at home and work.

Partner and Relationship Sexual Issues

A. Reservations, evasion or frustration that is caused by infidelity, hate, fear, abuse by a partner or inequality between couples or as a result of an unconstructive form of communication between partners.

B. Differences in sexual desire or dissimilarities in inclination towards certain types of sexual actions.

C. Unawareness or reservations about means of communication or initiation, monitoring or molding activities of a sexual nature.

D. Diminished interest in sex and sexual reciprocation because of differences regarding common matters such as finances, time, and family members or as a result of harrowing experiences, for example, inability to bear children or infant death.

E. Difficulty in achieving arousal or impulsiveness owing to the state of a partner’s health or sexual disorders.

Psychologically-Based Sexual Issues

A. Dislike of sex, suspicion or an apprehension in enjoying sex because:

o Experiences form the past that involved sexual, emotional and physical abuse.

o Personality issues that constitute attachment, negative response, support and entitlement problems.

o Dejection or stress.

B. Sexual reluctance owing to a phobia of performing sexual activities or the possible consequences of sex e.g. painful intercourse, pregnancy, STDs, loss of a partner, reputation loss.

Sexual Problems as a Result of Medical Factors

Distress or negative response during acts of sex regardless of an accommodating and secure interactive atmosphere, ample knowledge about sex and positive attitudes towards sex can be brought about by:

A. A large number of local or universal medical conditions, which affect neurovascular, neurological, endocrine, circulatory and other components of the body.

B. STDs, pregnancies, or other conditions related to sex.

C. Adverse aftermath of numerous drugs, medication or treatment.

D. Ailing conditions.

This article is intended for researchers who want to examine the sexual problems that women have, for educators who teach about female sexuality, for both medical and non-medical personnel that plan to transform women’s sexuality, and for the general public that requires a structure to understand this diverse and essential aspect of life.

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