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186166 tn?1385262982 after reading creeks post below i remembered what a psychiatrist once shared with me. he was very interested in ADD/ADHD and had made that his specialty. he felt that most addicts also had either ADD or ADHD and he set out to do a several years reasearch project on this. he went to jails and rehabs all of the united states interviewing and testing those with addictions. i can't remember what the percentage he quoted me was, but it was around 85%...
284002 tn?1244551155 ADD and ADHD can be VERY, VERY frusterating. Take it from me. I know. And so can trying different medications. I have never heard of Provigil. Very common medications for adult AD/HD are Dexedrine and Adderall. They seem to be very effective for a lot of people, if taken only at the prescribed dose. But I think that people with AD/HD need a counselor or AD/HD couch to help them with their planning in life, goal setting, follow-through and to just sort of puth them along positively.
Avatar f tn My 9yr old daughter seems to exhibit a lot of behaviors that members on this forum are talking about. However they have not yet assessed her as having ADHD/ADD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder. She is in the 4th grade and I get calls home daily about her disrespectful behaviour at school. Academically she is doing great it is just the behaviour that is bringing her down. She is only like this at school too.
Avatar f tn 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?
1453183 tn?1287852619 We don'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 // Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn My question is, are the medications the same for ADD/ADHD? My son is said to have adhd. his medicine has changed three times now and this last one he is maxed out to the fullest dose. He can have some serious mood swings like when you take something from him he will hit you or kick at you to get it back. but when i struggle with him he puts up a fight and we are done it drains his energy.
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 n tn This is not to say that your daughter does not display ADHD, but only to point out that ADHD does not account for her aggressive posture. Even if your daughter displays ADHD (and she is really too young to be concluding such a diagnosis), her aggression needs to be managed.
Avatar n tn I am doing reserch for a paper I have to write so I could use your help with a question. Thank you. Do all students who are diagnosed with ADD exhibit difficulties concentrating on most school related tasks?
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? ?
Avatar f tn Or how the meds work on someone with ADD as compared to a person without ADD? If so more info is needed. First everybody reacts a little bit differently to the meds. But there are a variety of meds out there in both the stimulant and non stimulant form and they all do things a bit differently. I can give you a site that covers all of them, but its kind of technical. So if you can be a bit more specific, perhaps I can direct you to a place with the info you want.
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.
1789235 tn?1315160481 I am sorry if I maybe repeating it, if someone has already addressed it.. When I was younger I was diagnosed with both ADD/ADHD I was on Ritalin, (chewables) i remember spitting them out.. but I was wondering if it is possible to still have ADD as an adult.. I find myself not paying attention at times, starting one task then moving to another always having one or more tasks not finished.. If so what can be done to help me with this and can I be re-diagnosed?..
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm a mom with a boy who is 6 and he is Hard of hearing. Sounds like what your child does mine does. He doesn't have common since or understands a lot of things. My son won't hold eye contact, and HOH children do hold eye contact, constantly talking over and over to himself. He forgets things, everyday tasks, I have to tell him over and over. His pitchs fits if he doesn't get to do what he wants to do. (Has his mind set one one thing) And has to do it or cries and gets real angery.
1628088 tn?1299535690 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 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 n tn If you do get diagnosed with ADD, pay attention to how much dye you eat, especially red dye. Many studies have linked consumption of red dye to ADD/ADHD. I have a nephew who wets the bed if he consumes red dye. I've seen other kids wound tighter then a clock after eating it. Something to think about.
Avatar n tn I've never had children so I am at a loss as to what to do. Should he be tested for ADD or do you think the problem is bigger than that?
Avatar n tn When i was a kid ADD or ADHD was generally rarely heard of where I lived (in the sense that it wasn't diagnosed, although it obviously existed), be it in girls or in boys (actually I suspect my father of having it too, but obviously when he was a kid it was completely unknown).
Avatar n tn The site I am going to give you a link to has some very good information on ADD (and adhd). Check it out and if you have any questions please get back to us. Best wishes. The site is -