Add adhd

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Avatar n tn Weird, never heard that one before - and I have been on this site for 4 years. I think that a lot of the adults with ADD would be real surprised if it were true. As long as you have a prescription you are fine.
Avatar f tn If he is formally diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, the first medication that the doctor tries is a stimulant such as Ritalin or Metadate (assuming no medical reasons to avoid the stimulant such as heart disease). Did your daughter try one of the stimulants? Stratera is not a stimulant. It usually is given to ADD children that tried the stimulant route, but the stimulant did not work. Tenex is not a stimulant either.
Avatar f tn My fiance thinks i have either add or adhd but i have not been tested for but i have all systoms on both which i thought was very stange what else should i do and what tests are involved? ?
1453183 tn?1287849019 t because no long term studies have been done on children (with or without ADD / ADHD). All of the individuals who I know who were diagnosed with ADD / ADHD as children and did not take stimulants are all fine now. Everyone I know who was diagnosed and put on stimulants has mental health problems. Yes, they could be comorbid disorders that would have showed up anyway.
Avatar f tn I am a very private and sensitive person. I keep getting told that I need to see a doctor for adhd/add because its a big problem to me. Even though I've quit work because of it, even tasks at home are really hard. I can't complete anything...i keep starting new things. Since this is not a physical problem, is it possible for me to be treated for this with an online doctor?
Avatar f tn Can anyone tell me the symptoms of ADD or ADHD in teens?
946268 tn?1246686539 my 4 year old son doesnt speak well,although understandable but he doesnt use words connections,he doesnt do his school tasks ar if he does he doesnt finish it,he's always opposing and usually doesnt trust anybody.
Avatar n tn im scared because i think alot of our sons struggles are due to his anxiety .will concerta hurt him if he has been mis diagnosed with adhd .i think his primary diagnosis is anxiety and depression . we have a 22 year old that has generalized anxiety and has had thearpy and her life skills to manage it . will concera hurt him if he has anxiety and depression ?
Avatar n tn I have heard a lot about ADD/ADHD patients having tonsils and adenoids removed and being basically cured. My three year old was diagnosed with ADHD at two years old. We had him seen by an ENT a few months ago. His tonsils and adenoids were removed in May. He is doing much, much better in the ADHD area.
1628088 tn?1299532090 My ten year old daughter was diagnosed with ADHD in kindergarten. She has tried to use her ADHD as an excuse or a crutch but it is my job and her teacher's job not to let her. She can try all she wants to but she 's not going to get away with it. Yes, please tell your sister that it is in her son's best interest to seek the advice of a professional. It may not even be ADD; it could be something else, but at least you will know and be able to do something about it.
Avatar f tn You certainly could of had ADHD (or ADD) as a child, but because you were a girl and intelligent (and maybe because your mom also had the same problem and never dealt with it), it never got diagnosed. Now its catching up with you. It happens. Read the posts by CR-ST-NA AND 1CENTWIZ and you will understand more. ADHD does go hand in hand with depression. Some of our adult posters have been able to deal with their ADHD and their depression got a lot better.
Avatar f tn You asked," My question is why didn't they dignose me with ADD when they dignose me with bipolar." In the, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley (you might want to buy it), she says (p. 68), "one of the biggest challenges has been to differentiate children with manic symptoms of bipolar from those with ADHD." And the problem is that you don't usually want to use a stimulant medication on people with Bipolar.
Avatar f tn However, women tend to kind of get ignored by many doctors. You want to make sure that you see a doctor that deals with adult ADD/ADHD. Your primary physician will probably have no clue. Second, you need to make sure that you know alot about ADD. Make sure you read the last links I sent you. This link will also help - and, once again - if your class has caught your attention - then you will pay attention to it.
342425 tn?1241379464 A kid that age on sugar will be diagnosed with add/adhd 99.9% of the time. For an adult to be diagnosed, they should at least take that 700someodd question psych test. I spent 2 weeks in hospitals just to find out I had adhd, but I paid 10k out-of-pocket just to find out because I knew I had some kind of "anxiety" problem.