Add adhd symptoms children

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1789235 tn?1315156881 Some medical researchers note that approximately 40%-50% of ADHD-hyperactive children will have (typically non-hyperactive) symptoms persist into adulthood." From It can be re-diagnosed by a doctor - which you would have to do if you wanted to try medication. However, there are some very good sites aimed at the adult ADD person that give a lot of information and coping skills.
327385 tn?1378360731 my 9yr old daughter has some problems i think she has add/adhd. she was seen by an add/adhd spealist last year. the doctor tinks she has it but wanted her teacher to fill out the forms. her teacher was complaining alot about her behavior.she has trouble listening-finishing tasks-wanting to lay in floor-alot of talking. but when i asked her teacher to help with the forms she tells me she doesent have those problems?
1453183 tn?1287849019 I appreciate you taking a look at the study, but the problem is that they haven't tested the long term effects on the mental health of children with ADD / ADHD. And the tests done so far were done on rats not children, so your comment "The depressive effects were seen when normal kids were exposed to stimulants" is incorrect. How do we know that giving a child with ADD / ADHD ritalin will not cause them to be depressed over time?
1472865 tn?1286905554 Does anyone really, understand in what ADD/ADHD really is? Well if you all are not sure in what it really means I would be happy, too help you all understand in what they both mean..Some people feel once they are dignosed with this (CHALLENGE) that their life comes to an end. But really isn't true... I have two boy's both with ADHD and other disabilities, and they are both doing well....
Avatar n tn My daughter was diagnosed with adhd she is the calmest child i have i thought she had add but nope. All my children including myself have adhd. and I mean all 5 of us have it. the meds actually do help you concentrate.
Avatar f tn Unless you are a teacher or even better a special educator, then home schooling is likely to be very difficult. Children with ADHD are tough to teach, and even very experienced teachers need all of the tricks up their sleeves to meet their needs. Additionally, withdrawing him from school and his friends will deprive him of valuable relationships with peers and mentor teachers.
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 Kennedy - I thought that supplements such as Omegas, Vitamin B complex, magnesium and zinc have shown to help ADD/ADHD. I agree that, these supplements will not eliminate the symptoms. I think that research ahs shown that these supplements help to reduce the symptoms and also reduce the amount of medicine needed, assuming the parent decides to use medication. I would appreciate your comments.
Avatar f tn We have a great Doctor on our ADD and ADHD expert forum with a doctor to answer.
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.
671512 tn?1226563206 I made a recommendation for a "Behavioral Tracker" a couple of months ago, and Med Help replied that they would "add it to their list of to-do's". (I had asked specifically about ADD/ADHD, Asperger's, and Autism behaviors. Perhaps after reading your post, MedHelp will consider including symptoms of ODD on the tracker as well.) While that may be available sometime in the future, MedHelp currently has a mood tracker that might be helpful to you.
Avatar m tn I guess that is the reason, and if you consider the spendings world wide on children adhd/add, it would be to expensive to help the 2-5% of the adult population being diagnosed. So I guess money and politics is partly to blame. Its quite incredible when studies show that in some countries have as many as 40% of prisoners are affected, and they still donĀ“t really take it serious by testing and medicating..... Wonder what the 40% of innmates cost emotionally and economical in modern society.....
Avatar n tn I would check out this link. It covers both ADD and ADHD. Read the symptoms for both of the links in green at the top of the page by clicking on them. The site is - If it feels possible that you have one or the other, then the next thing is to find a doctor. The link also has on the right side ways to do this. If you are enrolled in a college I could also talk with either your counselor or the medical staff.
Avatar f tn My daughter is a behavioral therapist and she often works with so-called ADD, ADHD children. Your assumption that children with this diagnosis have been abused is unfounded (although in rare cases this may be true). Note also that the diagnosis is often in error. Sleep apnea can produce the same symptoms as can a high sugar diet. And sometimes it is merely the result of poor parenting. True ADD,ADHD is much rarer than you think.
757137 tn?1347196453 There was a news item today that claimed a connection between ADD and the use of organophosphates (a pesticide) on the food we eat. Apparently, in tests it was found that children with ADD tended to have very high levels (well above he norm) of this poison in their systems. I will see what more I can learn about this. Even when we are conscientious in caring for our children there are hidden dangers all around us.
Avatar f tn Some really good points in the videos. One of the videos stated that the seizures in children could start from age 6 to 12. That's typically the time that ADD or ADHD begins to be treated. So yes, it would be important to know that a child was not prone to seizures before starting treatment if you choose to go the medication route. I can understand where a seizure might be confused with ADD. I think it would be very difficult to confuse ADHD with a seizure.
Avatar f tn In, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley, she says (p 13) that since about 50% of parents with AD/HD have a child with this disorder - " there is strong evidence that AD/HD may be inherited". Good book by the way.
1393879 tn?1288725449 The link is given below - Advanced imaging techniques have detected differences in the brains of ADHD children compared to those of non-ADHD children. In some studies, brain scans reveal that the right side of the brain is smaller in ADHD children than in non-ADHD children (ordinarily the right and left sides of the brain are the same size). The right side contains three important areas: the prefrontal cortex; the caudate nucleus; and globus pallidus.
219373 tn?1274921434 is it possible that she also has ADD that is covered by the asperger symptoms?? or can adderall help kids with aspergers?? i feel her doc is treating her diagnosis and not her actual symptoms. he is not hte one who has to deal with her day to day but yet wont listen to me. i am struggling with her alot as well as my husband and i am at the end of my rope.
Avatar f tn It can be many things. 1. It could be his Teachers 2. It could be His School. 3.It could be something that is happen at home that maybe you don't know about. 4.It could be Children or a Child at School. Medicaly it could aslo be many things that would need to be looked into. But most Doctors won't check for other things,and Teachers also won't think of it being anything but ADHD or ADD and sometimes both and they may even add in Bipolar.Instead of cheking evrything out.
Avatar m tn I have a child myself that displayed things that some would say were adhd like symptoms. But he does not have adhd. He has sensory integration disorder which also affects the nervous system like add/adhd and can look similar. My child has never been on drugs but improved all around with occupational therapy. I would hate to put him on medication, myself. I think it should be a last resort. I don't blame parents for trying to understand their child better.