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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Methylphenidate (Ritalin(R)) in the Treatment of ADHD

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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Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) for ADHD

Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) for ADHD Dr. Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often treated mainly or exclusively with medication. However, psychotherapy should have an important place in the treatment of ADHD and may in lighter forms be the only therapy needed. Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) is a psychotherapy developed by the author, …

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Treatment of ADHD in Adults

Treatment of ADHD in Adults Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental health condition that has been estimated to affect one out of twenty people worldwide. It causes persistent problems, such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Adult ADHD can lead to unstable relationships, poor work or …

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Lisdexamfetamine in the Treatment of ADHD

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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