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Old 11-08-05, 09:04 PM
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Question Ever hear of sluggish cognitive tempo disorder?

This disorder was noted on the Health Articles area of the MSN website as children that are "predominately inattentive" don't really have ADHD, but they have another disorder called sluggish cognitive tempo disorder. I can't find this anywhere online. Well honestly I didn't have ALOT of time to search, but thought someone here may have heard of it. P.S. Thank you to those who responded to my last post.
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This keeps coming up. There is a common misperception that all ADHD Inattentive people have this Sluggish Cognitive Tempo or SCT.

The truth is, only some inattentives fall into this SCT group (maybe 30%-50%) and it may or may not be a separate disorder (depending on which research papers you read)

Also, the way to distinguish SCT from plain ADHD inattentive isn't well defined yet.
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Do a search on this board using SCT...you will have plenty of reading with references and good opposing opinions.
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Re: Ever hear of sluggish cognitive tempo disorder?

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This disorder was noted on the Health Articles area of the MSN website as children that are "predominately inattentive" don't really have ADHD, but they have another disorder called sluggish cognitive tempo disorder.
SCT or referred to as sluggish cognitive tempo is like ADD but treatment wise its difficult because really its more of a learning disability. I consider my self to have SCT but the meds (concerta) didn't help me. Now I on the verge of going to therapy, to seek a evaluation. I don't know how severely SCT vs. ADHD is but the academic impact are the same.

SCT VS ADHD:

SCT individuals, tend to have LD's possibly (not much research on this)
ADHD has a 25% rate of anxiety but within the SCT anxiety is much higher. Also both carry a high risk of depression (in comparison to the average population)


Try this. the .gov pages have the same information but it more summarized here. I read the .gov pdf it was long and full of references took for ever. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sluggish_cognitive_tempo

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ALTHOUGH U can still have adhd with out hyperactivity lol its true. hyperactive and inattentive are just phases. (CHILD TO ADULT)


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Re: Ever hear of sluggish cognitive tempo disorder?

Barkley is doing some work on SCT because he is consulting for the new DSM. Check his site.
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Re: Ever hear of sluggish cognitive tempo disorder?

I am a little OCD, so I have always had this urge to know definitively what my problem is, because there are so many possibilities. I do have ADD. I'm 37. I know I have ADD because I had a brain spect scan that confirmed it. It was about $4,000 USD, so it's up there, but for me it was worth it to know for sure. Google Dr. Amen to find out more. I do not work for him, but want people to know what's available. I personally would gladly spend the money on my child to confirm a Dr's suspicions.

I currently take ritalin, lamictal and prozac, but just read that prozac can mess with stimulants, not sure if it's true though. They work pretty good.
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