ADHD

Help, I cannot concentrate! Do I have ADHD?

Many people feel they cannot concentrate to accomplish their day to day tasks, affecting their jobs and their personal life. Since ADHD has become a buzzword, many ask themselves if they might suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While this needs to be evaluated by a professional, I want to provide some points that one …

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Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters play an important role in transmitting information between neurons across the synaptic cleft. Various regions and pathways in the brain use different patterns of neurotransmitters and different receptor subclasses, which helps to identify the role specific neurotransmitters play in various psychiatric conditions in neuroimaging studies and can also make medication more specific. Neurotransmitters are …

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Lisdexamfetamine in the Treatment of ADHD (3)

Lisdexamfetamine in the Treatment of ADHD Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Lisdexamfetamine is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as part of a total treatment plan, including psychological, social, and other treatments. This article provides a brief overview of the pharmacology of lisdexamfetamine   Keywords: lisdexamfetamine, ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, treatment, medication, psychiatry …

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Methylphenidate (Ritalin(R)) in the Treatment of AFHF (1)

Methylphenidate (Ritalin®) in the Treatment of ADHD Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Methylphenidate, sold under the name Ritalin and other tradenames, is frequently used as a first-line medication in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Keywords: methylphenidate, Ritalin®, ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, medication, psychiatry Table of Contents Introduction. 3 Children. 3 Adults. 4 Efficacy …

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The Misdiagnosis of ADHD in Adults (1)

The Misdiagnosis of ADHD in Adults Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults is a childhood-onset, persistent, neurobiological disorder associated with high levels of morbidity and dysfunction estimated to afflict up to 5% of adults worldwide. It includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and …

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