Adhd symptoms in mental retardation

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Your best bet is to try and find a peds doctor that specializes in ADD/ADHD. If she is found to have ADHD, so of the things she does might not go away, like the stealing. For me the last straw was when my daughter vandalized the neighbors boat, he wouldn't call the cops, so I did....she has stolen or vandalized a thing since. The only way I can describe my child with ADHD is like Pinocchio without the Jimmy Cricket (the little cricket telling him not to do bad things).
All of the kids in our schools are selling adderal and ritalin for $3-$5 each and it's become a real problem in our schools. Well anyway here are the list of bipolar symptoms for children. The symptoms in adults are different.
It is hard parent a child with pdd,adhd,sensory seeker.We got trying. We are child voices. They ask to be born this way. I know day we wont to give but we can not. there need to be a lot help in the world for children.
Secondary stereotypies occur in conjunction with a neurologic or behavior disorder, such as autism, mental retardation, Tourette syndrome. Other involuntary movements that may present similarly to stereotypies include tics and automatisms. Complex motor tics are also repetitive, involuntary actions. Voluntary repetitive movements that mimic stereotypies include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mannerisms, and compulsions.
She refers to a condition, called fetal alcohol syndrome, the symptoms include face and head defects, growth and mental retardation, and anomalies of the heart and other organs. PRENATAL ALCOHOL EXPOSURE IS ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF MENTAL RETARDATION IN THE US. Alcohol also increases the chances of premature delivery, miscarriage, birth complications. Even if there is no serious malformation in the brain, children who were often drunk (yes!!!!!
when she means other things or at an inappropriate time (like school) One set of clinicians feels if you look at her cognitive level she isn't all that abnormal but w/ obvious mental retardation of course. The other group says she is hard to engage in age appropriate activites so she is in "her own world" and is autistic mod/severe. My question is if the meds worked doesn't it figure she might have ADHD w/ severe learning disorders?
Temper tantrums are quite common with autism, as of course, are the speech delays. Some form of mental retardation may also be possible. Don't mean to frighten you, it may not be either of these things. I'd definately get a full psychological assessment either way. They can be expensive, but oftentimes large universities with graduate programs in clinical psychology will offer them for free (you'll be assessed by a graduate student supervised by a psychologist).
We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas. In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly. This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia.
We have seen patients with systemic lupus become a symptomatic, once taken off diet sodas. In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We've seen many cases where vision loss returned and hearing loss improved markedly. This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia.
First, before talking about your child possibly having bipolar disorder, you first need to look at family history and see if bipolar is something that runs in the family- or any other forms of mental illness. If bipolar does not run in the family- it could be something else entirely. I work at a childrens psychiatric inpatient hospital in TX as a mental health counselor, and I work with kids ranging from 3-17 years old, but mainly 3-12 yr olds.
Ask for a complete physical with blood work. ...contact the MH/MR (stands for mental health mental retardation in PA, your state will have something similar) for low cost treatment. Call the school in your neighborhood they will know who provides this service. Again, if she signs...they can talk to you. ...if she is still in high school; contact her guidance counselor and ask them for help.
it may have been another episode of BPD, further episodes to the ones she had had prior to her pregnancy in 1943-4. Her symptoms after birth, in 1944, may have been similar in some ways to those that occurred with her BPD earlier in her life. The book The Bipolar Child by D & J. Papolos(Random House, NY, 2000) brings out the extent of the current mania of interest in BPD in children. 2.7.
The other diagnosis that comes to mind that could cause a number of the things you listed is Fragile X syndrome, a high functioning child with Fragile X could have physical, social and behavioral issues (some of which look like Autism) without the mental retardation. Your doc could do DNA testing to help with ruling this in or out. I would think that his issues sound more like what we deal with here at the mental health center than like the typical symptoms of Chiari's Malformation though.
Me and my husband agreed to no vaccinations unless we talk about it and research it. A lot of vaccines can cause adhd, autism, and a lot more mental/ learning problems. We are homeschool ing our kids until they can decide for themselves if they want to go to public school. Where I live it isn't mandatory to get vaccines. Nor do you have to be current with them if you want to attend public.
Specialmom is right in that there is a lot that you can demand your schools to do. In "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley, she has a full section (chapter 4) on what schools can do and how you can access those services. And since you think that both kids might have ADHD, its probably worth you getting the book (its only about $10 through Amazon) since it will really help you help them. You also might want to check out this site for symptoms. http://www.
Evidence suggests that affected females typically have normal intelligence with IQs that tend to be lower than that of their brothers and sisters (siblings). Mental retardation rarely occurs. Infants and children with Triplo X Syndrome may tend to have delayed acquisition of certain motor skills and delayed language and speech development. Affected females often are of tall stature.
(These are just a few diagnosis listed in the DSM) The DSM gives a listing of symptoms for each of these disorders and the time the symptom must be present and distressing for the person to be labeled with the diagnosis. A person's symptoms are used to match up a person's diagnosis. A psychiatrist and other mental health clinicians work together to determine a concrete diagnosis. With early intervention, therapy and medication these acute disorders can be managed.
My mother is one of 6 children, all healthy and normal but one sister with mental retardation. No other problems anywhere that I know of or from any cousins. No problems on my paternal side. I am one of three (two brothers and me) healthy normal children. My husband's family is another story. Maternal side seems to have one per generation autistic males. My husband's mother has three brothers, two normal, one autistic. One of her normal brother's daughter has an autistic son.
Before the age of five there is evidence that my behaviour had some of the features of what is now called Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Perhaps in a later edition of this essay I will attempt a more detailed outline of what I recall from these years of early childhood, but my recollections are minimal and it is not my intention to comment further on these early years.
My 8 year old stepson has ADHD. when he moved in with us we put him on fish oil and attentive child (from GNC) they both helped immensely with the hyperactivity but not enough with the attention side of it. He was doing so bad in class at school that we are now trying Strattera. its only been two weeks and only a little improvement so far.
I did leave hospital nursing and now work in a pre-schoolas a nurse/teacher Some of the children I do work with have been crack exposed pre-natally and are now exhibiting signs of behavior problems, defiant, aggressive, some are in foster homes and have severe attachment disorder, ADHD and ADD. I hope even in some small way I have been of help to you. Good luck and God bless you as well as this baby.
The extreme result of drug use during pregnancy can be physical malformations such as organ development, cleft lip/palate, mental retardation, death, blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, etc... ESPECIALLY if the heavy drug use is during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy when the brain and nervous system are forming. You (or whoever) is basically ruining the CHILDS life by doing drugs while pregnant. No child ever comes out of a drug involved pregnancy unharmed.
Hey, so first post on this website. I think it's great I can get feedback from people who understand these illness's. Anyways, I have a bit of a problem, and I'm going to try and communicate it to you guys as I would through my internal voice. (Sorry this is so long) So I'm 18. Just graduated high school. I consider myself brilliant. Okay, not book-smart, because I was always too distracted and anxious from bullies, fitting in, etc. to actually focus on classes. I graduated with a 1.75 GPA.
I just had her retested by a psychologist who I trust completely and was told that She is learning disabled in reading, spelling and math. She is on a 4.8 grade level in reading, 5.1 in math and 4.5 in spelling. She still has an average IQ. Why? Is she really disabled? Does she need LD classes? She is very forgetful, inattentive, easily irritated and often quick to anger. She says that she knows that she knows that she is not like the other kids but she just wants to be.
During a lecture, I said, If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting, pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, tinnitus, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning! People were jumping up during the lecture saying, I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible? Yes! Yes! Yes!
i know brain tumor aren't common in kids but if they hadn't been so quick to diagnos ADHD maybe they would have noticed her GPA prior to this point and the tumor would have gotten quite so big. sorry, to answer christie's ?? as far as the flap goes, if the food wasn't going down it was coming up, i guess logic said that the flap was closing way to slow to keep much of anything down. as far as the acid thing....
Was this meeting with a multi-disciplinary team (m-team)? Who was at this meeting? Did they have expertise or experience in his area of developmental situation? You can ask for an m-team evaluation iof this was not done already. If he was m-teamed then he is on his way to getting help. Bear in mind the EDUCATIONAL definition of "autism" differs from the mental health community DSM definition.
Regarding treatment, behavioral therapy techniques are successful in some cases. Psychotherapy has been used in persons with prominent intrapsychic conflict or interpersonal difficulties. For cases which result in physical injury, medication may be considered. The psychsocial environment should be changed in certain cases.
Congestive or Chronic Heart Failure, Type 1 Seizure Disorder, Stroke, COPD, Auto immune system disease, emphysema, hearing loss or poor hearing, statutory blindness, Peripheral Field Problems or Other Vision Loss, Clinical Obesity or Morbidly Obese, attention deficit hyper activity or ADHD, bipolar disorder or manic depression, panic disorder, schizophrenia, autism, head trauma or brain injury.
My brother-in-law is 51 and when he was in school they (school administrators) said he was retarded because he had trouble with 4th grade so he was put in a special school. However, at the age of 27, his mom took him to SSA to get disability for retardation and they said his IQ was 93. Coincidentally, so is my son's. My brother-in-law doesn't care if he bathes or works-he's like a leech although that is not the way he was raised.
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