Attention deficit hyperactive disorder is a condition where there is difficulty in having attention and causes hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Insufficient brain development, trauma to the brain, genetics, etc., causes attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Treatments include behavioral therapy, medications, etc.

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I have restless legs and a tendency to sniff and lick my lips all the time. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Last month, I had restless legs constantly even while resting, I feel the need to sniff all the time and lick my lips as I am getting accused of taking drugs, and it is embarrassing. I also feel a lump in my throat so keep trying to clear it, I do try not to do it when people are aroun...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the description, it is almost impossible to delineate the exact cause for repeated sniffing and licking lips. To be frank the very symptoms can be part of anxiety, can be a side effect of antipsychotics such as Flupe...  Read Full »

My 18-year-old son suffers substance abuse issues and stealing things. What can help him to get better?

Query: Hello doctor, I need advice and possible diagnoses for my 18-year-old son. He has struggled with substance abuse issues for several years. The judge sentenced him to a court-ordered juvenile program for eight months. He decided he wanted to change before that sentencing, so I was hopeful because he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concerns. From everything you have mentioned, I feel he struggles with substance abuse and wants to improve himself. But out of the way, he broke into several houses and stole guns. He felt bad for that too. This behavior is unac...  Read Full »

My niece is not focusing on her studies and I think she is suffering from ADHD. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My niece is not focusing on her studies, she does not finish her homework daily and is often distracted. She seems to be different from other children of her age. Is she suffering from ADHD? We are really worried about her behavior. How to find that she is completely normal or she is havi...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There may be so many reasons behind a child not able to focus on some task or getting distracted. Some are very normal, and does not have many concerns but some reasons need to be evaluated properly. Sometimes it is simply a nature or it can ...  Read Full »

For the past two months, I have had difficulty concentrating. Could it be because of ADHD?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past couple of months, I have been finding it very difficult to concentrate on things. Due to this, my grades have been deteriorating quite a bit in school. I rarely play games. Could it be because of ADHD? I am starting to notice the effects from the last ten months. I am only ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I can understand your situation, but you have not mentioned enough details which can help me to diagnose ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). But I can suggest you few suggestions that can help yo...  Read Full »

I have symptoms of ADHD, and I am unable to concentrate on my studies. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17-year-old and I think I have ADHD. All the symptoms on the internet match my symptoms and I struggle to go to school. I have not tested for ADHD before, but, I had it since childhood. I was very hyperactive as a kid but after COVID, I became quiet. I find it very hard to concen...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Please do not make the internet your doctor. It will surely misguide you. You may have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) but you do not have mentioned specific symptoms which can help me to diagnose it...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking Adderall for a long time?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 29 year old boyfriend, who weighs 190 lbs and 6 feet tall, he is a former athlete in college. He was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia through the spinal tab, five years ago. He is now taking Adderall 60 mg a day total, spread over six times, and is using Flumazenil cream, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder even less common than narcolepsy, a rare sleep disease. The biggest distinguishing characteristics include differences in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the absence of cataplexy (a sudden weakness in the muscles while fully co...  Read Full »

I am a 17-year-old, and I cannot focus in my classes, am impatient, and fidget. Is this due to ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old and have been doing completely well until age 15. After that, I started struggling and discovered that I had many symptoms of ADHD. Is it possible that I have ADHD? It is harder to focus in classes. I either zone out completely or am too impatient and fidgety. I u...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your situation. You may have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). But it is difficult to diagnose the severity from your above details. It would be best if you tried following the guidelines below to deal with it. If it does not help you,...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety. My testosterone levels are low. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I have been diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD and have noticed some signs of low testosterone and a few other things. I went to a GP and got blood work done. Almost everything was normal, except my testosterone which was 281 ng/dL, and my total cholesterol was 31...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. The testosterone hormone has pulsatile nature. The value is effected by season, even intraday, so a single testosterone level is not considered diagnostic. But in your case, there are multiple reasons because of w...  Read Full »

How do I overcome the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?

Query: Hello doctor,My family members told me to check for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). I never thought that I would have it, but now I believe that I have this condition because my brother told me about its signs and symptoms.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You might have ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). There is non-pharmacological management for it. I suggest you try to follow the below-mentioned guidelines to deal with it: You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes. You should do meditation f...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Propranolol with Adderall for ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been prescribed Adderall 10 mg two tablets daily for ADHD and 10 mg Propranolol as needed for anxiety. Adderall is helping my ADHD. However, I have experienced increased anxiety and all the physical symptoms that come along with it, including chest tightness since taking the Ad...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How long are you taking Adderall? It is known that some people experience increased anxiety when taking Adderall ( Dextroamphetamine, Amphetamine). If the excessive stress continues to be problematic and has not settled in few weeks, discuss with your psychiatrist ab...  Read Full »

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