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ADHD Weekly -- Can a Gene Test Help Pick the Right Meds?

ADHD Weekly -- Can a Gene Test Help Pick the Right Meds?

What if a genetic test could show your doctor which medication would work best for you or your child?

Read "Can a Gene Test Help Pick the Right Meds?" at and share your thoughts with us.

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Would be cool!!!


This is a brain disfunction right? Am I right? Drugs, let's face it can only cover or do so much, but they don't get to the root of the problem. Try find an NLP hypnotist who specializes in ADD in your area. You where not born with this right? Some trauma happened while you where growing up and your brain automatically protected you best it could in your situation. Now you are older you most likely don't need to cut off from reality and self soothe with day dreaming. So on a subconscious level your brain just needs to change direction. If you can't afford specialist treatment right away try doing the app I downloaded on the Joseph Clough hypnosis app and get the ADHD download. Do it every night and as do it as long as it takes, weeks months years ... the longer the issue existed the longer you ought to keep at it every day .. can't hurt to try think outside the box . Drugs suck so I'll do all I can to manage this without a crutch.. meditation is a great way to level as well. I'd be lost without it.


Hello Angie,

I am glad you read our article. ADHD is a brain-based condition and it is genetically inherited; in rare cases, it is due to a chemical insult to the baby's developing brain before birth (such as smoking or life-saving medical treatment for the mother). So, to answer your question, yes, a person is born having ADHD.

I think you will find our information on this to be interesting:

Nearly 100 years of research into the treatment of ADHD has repeatedly shown that behavioral management techniques combined with appropriate medication management provide the best results. Each person is different and needs to work closely with her doctor to design a treatment plans that works best for her. We have information on this here,

It's great that you have found an apps that is helpful for you and you have made a decision about medication that is right for you. Other people and other readers have found medication to be good for them, other rely on behavioral management and daily structure while others are using a combined approach. These are good options for each person, based on that person's needs.

Medication does not "suck." It is a tool that has benefited many, many people. Employing medication needs to be an informed decision. Medication may not be the right approach for you -- and that's fine! -- but for others, it is a valid and important treatment option.

Best wishes,


ADHD Weekly Newsletter Editor


Would like that. They would have to know the genetic material that causes ADHD


I believe that if something helps and makes a person feel better then I am all for it. A lot of people are against taking medication (I can't understand there way of thinking) but everyone has a right to their own opinion and their choice of treatments. Again the cost is going to be a big factor - I live in Scotland and had to pay privately for assessment and subsequent treatment (medication ) I cannot get any other help as the Specialist I see lives 300 miles away and NHS will have nothing to do with it. They have diagnosed me with ME (wish there was a test for that) and also Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) under review and referred me to Psychologist (over 10 months ago) both my private specialist and myself disagree with this as I do not have the symptoms. I would be the first to ask for this test but know I wouldn't get it.


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