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These Medical Problems Seem Just Like ADHD

There are over 100 ailments that look likeADHD but are not. People diagnosed with ADHD and parents of children with adhd must be aware that there are many medical conditions that look like ADHD however that are actually caused by another medical problem. ADHD misdiagnosiscan be a hassle if these conditions are overlooked. It is imperative that a correct diagnosis can be made before medicating a young child or an adult for adhd. Medicating a person foradhd when the problem is actually different things is not only a waste oftime; it could be dangerous as well. The list of medical problems that are usually ADHD-likeis long. The actual 161 problems included allow me to share actually only the tip from the iceberg. Before a diagnosis involving ADHD can be made, clinicians need to perform athorough history and bodily to rule out other medical issues that could be causing the ADHD like signs. The diagnosis of ADHD can be hard to pindown pertaining to other reasons as well. Medical issues that co-exist with ADHD may be the primary diagnosis causing the adhd. A good example of this would be problems thatcause problems with sleep. Sleep disorder problems will cause adhd like symptomsbecause fatigue and lack of sleep leads to inattention , disorganized thinking,working memory problems and a host involving other psychological and medical problemsbut the appropriate treatment for sleep disorders is not adhd medication. Theappropriate medication is the treatment of the underlying sleep problem. Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Internist, andNeurologist can make a correct diagnosis of ADHD by taking over out these medicalailments that can look like ADHD that is NOT ADHD. The conditions list below can cause the same signs that are associated with ADHD. They might looklike ADHD. Many of the conditions cause hyperactivity, a number of cause inattention, some result in impulsivebehavior, some result in memory and cognitive deficits and some cause all of thepreviously mentioned. Based on the patients history and physicalexamination, further workup with diagnostic and/or laboratory studies as well asan experienced professional evaluation may be required to prevent making an ADHD misdiagnosis.This list is thorough and includes many ADHD-like symptom causing problemshowever I am certain that there are other adhd misdiagnosis medical problems that my spouse and i have left out. The list is at alphabetical order by group , not by thefrequency that these conditions are mistaken for adhd. I have placed anasterisk nest to the categories which have problems that are most commonlymistaken ADHD-like conditions. Visit: http://primarilyinattentiveadd.com for more free adhd resources *Academic/Learning Problems: 1. Dyslexia 2. Intellectual impairment 3. Specific mastering disability 4. Giftedness 5. Memory discrimination problems

6. Mismatch of behavioral design and environmentalexpectations 7. Inappropriate educational setting *Allergy Problems such as: 8. Allergy induced Asthma 9. Allergic bronchitis 10. Allergic rhinitis,allergic sinusitis, allergic otitis 11. Wheat, lactose, peanutand other food allergies 12. Allergies to food dyesor preservatives 13. Chronic antihistamineuse Autoimmune disorders 14. AIDS 15. Pandas, Pediatricautoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders 16. Disorders as well as Carbohydrate metabolism 17. Autoimmuneneurological disorders and encephalopathy *Anemias including: 18. B vitamin deficiencyanemia 19. Iron Deficiency 20. Sickle Cell Anemia Biomedical Problems suchas: 21. Lead poisoning 22. Arsenic exposure duringdevelopment 23. Toluene exposure in the course of development 24. Mercury poisoning 25. PCBs exposure 26. Manganese Poisoning 27. Deadly carbon monoxide Poisoning 28. Prenatal benzoylmethylecgonine Exposure 29. Fetal alcohol consumption Syndrome 30. Organophosphatesintoxication 31. Asthma medicationreactions 32. Seizure medicationreactions Chronic Illness 33. Virus-like Infections 34. Bacterial Infections 35. Parasitic Infection 36. Sequelae (symptomsresulting from) involving acute infection/trauma 37. Continual Asthma 38. Chronic Infections 39. Seizure Disorders

40. Sickle Cell Disease 41. Multiple Sclerosis *Developmental problems such as: 42. Perceptual/processingdisorders 43. Pervasive typical developmental variation 44. Developmental disorders 45. Development issues ,not otherwise classified Ear/Nose/Throat Problemssuch as: 46. Tonsil and adenoidhyperplasia 47. Chronic Ear Infection 48. Chronic Sinusitis 49. Chronic UpperRespiratory Infections *Emotional Problems suchbecause : 50. Separation anxiety 51. Social Anxiety 52. Generalized Anxiety 53. Attachment disorders 54. Social skills Problems *Psychosocial 55. Disturbing Events (housefires, significant motor vehicle accidents) 56. Abuse (sexual, physicalas well as emotional) 57. REduction by separation ordeath of a loved one 58. Mismatch of behavioraldesign and expectations Genetic and Chromosomal Problems such as: 59. Fragile X syndrome 60. Williams Syndrome 61. Mental retardation 62. Neurofibromatosis 63. XXY affliction 64. Klinefelter Syndrome 65. XYY Disorder 66. Porphyria *Hearing Problems this sort of as: 67. REading deficits andHearing loss 68. Auditory Processingproblems 69. Auditory Discriminationproblems Infections such as: 70. Parasitic Infections(pinworms, roundworms, tapeworms and hookworm) 71. Untreated or partly treated bacterial infections

72. Viral infections 73. Ongoing symptoms ofinfections *Lifestyle 74. Lack of exercise 75. Lack of Green spaceexposure 76. Poor diet 77. Significant life transition(move, alter of school) Metabolic as well as EndocrineProblems such as: 78. Hypothyroidism 79. Hyperthyroidism 80. Diabetes 81. Hypoglycemia 82. Menopause 83. Hyperbilirubinimia(Gilberts Disease, mildly large bilirubin, inattention?) 84. PMS 85. Post Partum Depression *Neurological Medicalproblems Including: 86. Tourette's Syndrome 87. Autism variety Disorder 88. Neurodegenerativeissues such as Alzheimer's disease 89. Temporal Lobe seizures 90. Absence Seizures 91. Submit traumaticsub-clinical seizure disorder 92. Other seizure disorders 93. Neurodegenerativeconditions 94. Choreiform disorder 95. NErve infections 96. Central Nervous Systemas well as Brain trauma 97. Sensory IntegrationDisorders, Sensory defensiveness 98. Migraine Headaches ofalmost all varieties 99. Brain Tumors 100. Brain Cyst 101. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) 102. Disorders from the Spine (infection, tumors,injury ) Nutritional Problemsfor example : 103. Iron Deficiencies 104. ZincDeficiencias 105. ProteinDeficiencies 106. W vitamin Deficiency

107. Omega-3 Fatty Acid deficiency 108. Diet programs high if foodcolorings, flavorings and preservatives 109. Malnutrition *Parenting Problems this sort of as: 110. Limited Parenting 111. Child abuse or neglect 112. Unpredictable expectations 113. Developmentally improper parenting 114. Chaotic household environment 115. Stressful household environment 116. Cultural factors 117. Parental psychopathology 118. Parental chemical dependency 119. Parental Substance abuse 120. Exposure to Domestic Violence Prescription MedicationProblems caused by: 121. Asthma Medication 122. Allergies Medication 123. Frustration Medication 124. Seizure disorder Medication 125. Other Medication *Psychiatric Problemssuch as: 126. Depression 127. Anxiety 128. Post Traumatic strain Disorder 129. Bipolar Disorder 130. Conduct Disorder 131. Oppositional Defiance Disorder 132. Childhood Mania-Juvenile Bipolar Disorder 133. Dysthymia 134. Psychosis 135. Adjustment Disorder *Psychosocial Problemssuch as: 136. Abuse (sexual, physical as well as emotional) 137. Experience of Traumatic Events (house that will fire , majormotor vehicle accidents) 138. Domestic Violence 139. Loss by separation as well as death of a loved one *Speech and Languageproblems such as: 140. Expressive/Receptive language disorder

141. Phonological disorder 142. Dyslexia 143. Dysfluency 144. Apraxia 145. Central auditory processing disorder *SleepDisorders such as: 146. Insomnia 147. Inhaling and exhaling related sleep disorders and rest Apnea 148. Night Terrors 149. Delayed sleep Onset 150. Sleep Motor restlessness (Restless Leg Syndrome, rest LegDiscomfort) 151. Sleep walking 152. Confusional arousals 153. Snoring Substance AbuseDisorders 154. Against the law drug use 155. Unavoidable drug intoxication (glue smelling ) 156. Prescription medicine abuse 157. Ethanol abuse *Vision Problems suchbecause : 158. All eye-sight Impairments 159. Near sightedness 160. Convergence Insufficiency 161. Visual discrimination problems

This post was created because a reader commented here on having been diagnosedbecause having Gilbert's Disease and wondering if his fatigue and inattention couldbe related to that diagnosis. My spouse and i set out to find a comprehensive report on theDifferential Diagnosis' involving ADHD. Differential Diagnosis is often a medical term thatrefers to all the other medical conditions that a physician or health careprovider should look into and rule out before choosing the ultimatediagnosis. I found inside my research that most websites with a comprehensivedifferential diagnosis list make you pay to see their email list and I thought this wascrazy. Here it is for you, no cost as always. Let me know if I overlooked anything. For More Info Click Here