Both ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder),) refers to a hereditary biochemical disorder that affects the person’s ability to perform with full potential. The symptoms show in childhood and often carry on into adolescence, causing a problem in virtually all area of life.
Symptoms of ADD/ADHD
Everyone experience a period of inattention, impulsiveness and hyperactivity. Young, children, teens and adults alike are affected by major events, such as divorce, moving away from families and friends and other common stressors. Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and others can elicit the behaviour of a person that looks like ADD/ADHD
Causes of ADD/ADHD
Social life: Children, teens and adult form all socio-economic background can develop ADD/ADHD.
Physiological causes: Dopamine, a neurotransmitter that binds to certain receptors in the brain, is not
produce at a normal level in the brain of those with ADD/ADHD. This deficiency in the dopamine pathway affects the anterior frontal cortex, the part of the brain that handles cognitive processes, such as focus and attention.
Environmental causes: Children experience stress at birth due to some complicated birth are possibly for developing ADD/ADHD. Smoking and consuming alcohol during pregnancy also cause ADD/ADHD disorder in the baby.
Medicines for ADD?ADHD
Modalert (Modafinil): Modafinil is prescribed for treating ADD/ADHD. Modalert promotes wakefulness by
increasing the amount of histamine that your body feel more awake, talkative, focused and active. Some side effects of Modalert are headache, dizziness, insomnia, nervousness, anxiety and dry mouth.
Amphetamines: Amphetamines are stimulants used for ADHD. They come in immediate-release (a drug that’s
released into your body right away) and extended-release (a drug that’s released into your body slowly) oral forms. Brand names of these drugs include:
Adderall XR (generic available)
Dexedrine (generic available)
ProCentra (generic available)