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1

what is ADHD?

a problem with doing what you know

2

how is ADHD defined?

persistent, age-inappropriate symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that cause significant impairment

3

how are symptoms in ADHD tiered?

1. impulse control
2. hyperactivity

4

when to symptoms have to be present before what age?

7 yrs old

5

when do symptoms have to present to be able to diagnose ADHD?

in two different settings

6

what is the gender balance of ADHD?

males > female

7

what impairments do ADHD symptoms cause?

conduct problems
learning and academic difficulties

8

what month is a/w more ADHD births?

september

9

which NT are a/w ADHD?

norepi
dopamine

10

what lobe of the brain is a/w inhibition?

frontal lobe (decreased blood flow to this area of the brain may be linked to ADHD)

11

what are characterstics of ADHD behavior?

short attention span
easy distractibility
difficulty with tasks that require sustained attention

12

what input do teachers provide?

1. attention issue?
2. LD issue?

13

how do ADHD children act at home?

irritable and explosive
emotionally labile
impulsive and unable to delay gratification
susceptible to accidents

14

what do 75% of pts show with ADHD?

behavioral signs of aggression and defiance consistently

15

what is a common deficit that goes along with ADHD/

executive functioning

16

what are the three types of ADHD/

1. inattentive type
2. hyperactive/impulsive type
3. combined type

17

what is the course over the lifetime of ADHD?

symptoms persist into adulthood in 50% of cases and they don't usually get better, but coping strategies are better in adults

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what is the 1st line of therapy for ADHD?

medications (ritalin, concerta, metadate, adderall, focalin, vyvanse)

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