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What is Dysgraphia?

A: Dysgraphia is a learning disability that primarily affects handwriting ability. It is often discovered in early childhood during first lessons on reading and writing. People with dysgraphia often suffer from a lack of motor skills and may find other motor-related tasks difficult as well. In some adult cases, the condition has resulted from traumatic head injuries. Some of the major signs of dysgraphia include confusion between upper and lower case letters, too large or too cramped spacing between letters and words, and writing letters backward or confusing similar-appearing letters such as “b” and “d.” People with the condition may have excellent verbal and reading skills, but cannot put words onto paper without serious concentration. Children and adults with the condition typically...

What Causes Tonsillitis?

A: Tonsillitis refers to the inflammation of the tonsils. It is usually caused by viruses or by bacterial infection. When viral infection is the cause, tonsillitis usually resolves without any treatment but rest, fluids, and pain medication as needed. Tonsillitis caused by bacterial infection is very frequently the result of strep bacteria. Tonsillitis caused by strep, or strep throat, is usually accompanied by fever. The tonsils appear swollen and may be coated in a white infectious substance or have white spots. Sometimes strep throat can cause extreme headaches and glands under the jaw may be swollen or sore. Strep throat must be treated with antibiotics. Lingering strep throat can progress to the very serious scarlet fever or to rheumatic fever, which can damage the heart. Strep is now...

What Do You Need To Say To A Doctor To Convince Them That You Need A Prescription For Adderall Or Ritalin As An Adult?

A: You can''t convince any Doctor just to give you a Prescription for any kind of medication.  You can go to the Doctor and tell him what the problem is and they will do a tests to determine if this person really needs to be on Ritalin or Adderall.  The only time they will give this is if the patient got ADHD (attention deficit Disorder) hyperactivity...


How does milk help academically?

A: For a lot of children, attention deficit and hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is linked to drinking milk. In studies done in the 1980's (which were largely ignored in the US and Canada), when children with ADHD and ADD were switched to soy milk many of their symptoms either were reduced or eliminated. I had problems in junior high school, but my mom read the article and cut out cows milk for me. When I stopped drinking cows milk I stopped having academic problems (and finished senior high with a 3.8 GPA). So this doesn't answer your question, but something to consider (there are always 2 sides to every topic of discussion)....

Gene Treatment to Alleviate Fragile X Syndrome Symptoms

A: Too many of these "trials" result in premature deaths for participants. Whoa!!!! Let us hope this is effective... some day, some day, some day.........


What Is Strattera?

A: Strattera (Atomoxetine HCl) is a medication that is commonly prescribed for people who have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity. Unlike Ritalin, it is a non-stimulant. Strattera is to help you with your ADHD, it helps with suicidal thoughts, and other dumb things you might think about doing. ADHD is something when you act more immature then other people....


Is there a pathological condition where a person feels the need to incessantly talk?

A: Yes, there is such a thing, and there are 2 different names for it, but both essentially mean the same thing. The first one is called ''pressured speech'' pressured speech is defined as ''rapid, virtually nonstop, often loud and emphatic, seemingly driven, and usually hard to interrupt. It typically occurs in mania and in some drug-induced states and in severe anxiety states. The phrase ''motormouth'' is often used to describe pressured speech. The second one is called circumstantial speech. That is when a person is asked a question, but doesn''t give a direct answer, instead, they ramble on and on, giving all kinds of details that THEY feel are relevant, but others do not, they take forever to get to the point. Here is some more information on circumstantial speech: Circumstantial...


Ways to Overcome ADD ADHD Substance Abuse

A: Substance Abuse and the Dangers of Self-Medicating for ADD ADHD ADD ADHH substance abuse might seem like a jumbled mishmash of terms but if you’re reading this, you’re probably interested in how they relate and how common it is for these conditions to overlap and occur simultaneously. It is not uncommon at all for a person with ADD or ADHD to have issues with alcohol, drugs, or both. Perhaps you already know this from firsthand experience or suspect it in yourself or a loved one. In some instances, the substance abuse resulted from the ADD or ADHD person’s attempt to self-medicate in order to find relief from most common symptoms of ADHD in adults. The low self-esteem resulting from an inability to compete a task might diminish once a person has taken any sort of mind altering substance....


Stimulant ADHD Medication: Options For Children

A: Stimulant Medications: Functions and Types Children who have moderate to severe difficulties in controlling hyperactive behavior and focusing on tasks can benefit from the positive correlation between attention deficit Disorder or ADHD and stimulant medications. While some parents are concerned about the prospect of medicating a young child, the medications used for childhood ADHD are known to be quite effective in improving major symptoms of the disorder. Approved by the FDA for children as young as six years of age (and in the case of Adderall, three years of age), these ADHD medications stimulate neurotransmitters in the brain, resulting in the increased ability to control impulses, remain calm, and complete organized tasks without...


What are the side effects of using methamphetamine?

A: Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant that is used for the treatment of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder and for obesity. The most common side effects of methamphetamine are diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, dizziness, exaggerated sense of well-being, insomnia, increased blood pressure and heart rate, palpitations, and loss of libido or sexual desire. More serious heart problems, psychiatric disturbances including bipolar and manic episodes, growth suppression, seizures, and visual changes have occurred. This is not a complete list of the side effects associated with methamphetamine. For more specific information, consult with your doctor or pharmacist for guidance based on your health...

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