ADHD Meaning: Both ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), refer to a hereditary biochemical disorder that affects the person’s ability to perform to full potential. The symptoms show in childhood and often carry on into adolescence, causing a problem in virtually all areas of life.
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 stress. Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and others can elicit the behavior of a person that looks like ADD/ADHD
Children, teens and adult form all socio-economic background can develop this medical condition.
Dopamine, a neurotransmitter that binds to certain receptors in the brain, is not produced at a normal level in the brain of those with medical conditions. 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.
Children experience stress at birth due to some complicated birth are possibly for developing these medical conditions. Smoking and consuming alcohol during pregnancy also cause ADD/ADHD disorder in the baby.
It is not easy to diagnose ADHD easily, Patient must have at least 6 symptoms before declaring this medical condition.
ADHD Treatment with Medicines
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.
Armodafinil: Armodafinil reduces extreme sleepiness due to narcolepsy and other sleep disorders, such as periods of stopped breathing during sleep (obstructive sleep apnea). It is additionally accustomed to assist you stay up throughout work hours if you have got a piece schedule that keeps you from having a standard sleep routine (shift work sleep disorder)
Amphetamines: Amphetamines are stimulants used for these conditions. They come in immediate-release (a drug that 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)