Add and adhd symptoms adults

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1453183 tn?1287852619 My son has been diagnosed with having ADD/ADHD and was put on Atterall and then a year ago the doctors took him off the medication and his schooling has suffered because of it. My question is would home schooling him help him or hurt him in anyway? And What else can I do to teach my child how to help control his symptoms?
Avatar m tn I am wanting so answers regarding ADD in adults. What are the major symptoms? Does it get more severe with age? My Focus in high school was very difficult. I could not focus in class at all. It is strange because I was voted the outstanding athlete of the year in my graduating high school class. Today many years later i am full of fear when it comes to learning..................
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.
459210 tn?1237385203 my question is this, how do you get tested for add? where do you get tested? and which doctor gives you add medicine if you need it? what is the test like ? do they just ask questions? i know i have it and it would be nice to read a book...
Avatar n tn Recently I read about ADD, or ADHD without H, and began to wonder whether my condition could have something to do with it. So I ask the people who have experience with it - does it sound similar? If so (or even if not) , are there any techniques you'd recommend me to enhance my performance, to keep my attention on the task for longer periods and make the breaks rarer? Thanks in advance.
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 -
1380252 tn?1279896399 Moreover, the relaxing of the diagnostic criteria for AD(H)D, and concomitantly, that of diagnostic creep, have resulted in a 4000 per cent increase in those children (adults?) diagnosed with ADD and ADHD, since the mid-1970s! In essence, children are more likely to be diagnosed in school. Adults, especially those individuals who were labeled in childhood, usually seek out a diagnosis when confronted with those cares and concerns of a "grown-up world".
Avatar f tn Lower dose, another med, non time released. Are my symptoms more ADD or ADHD or something else. Is there a test I can take to tell me what it is?
Avatar f tn Essentially (to me) he is showing many classic ADHD and sleep apnea symptoms. The fortunate thing is that these can be treated by a good doctor who specializes in these areas. I am a bit more concerned with your statement that he,"he is not attenative to much of anything and does not care to help out with anything." That sounds like depression might be setting in. According to the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley, that can be pretty common.
Avatar n tn Whatever he is doing - cheer up - my kid was so ADHD off the charts he was kicked out of public school (and he was a straight A student). Now, before you want to start hiring lawyers to make the state pony up for the schools that are not on your state list (the ones they pile up all the smart, crazy AHD'ers - it will cost you alot of heartache and a small mint) try to figure out if he has a food allergy too. There are elimination diets to go by.
Avatar f tn That is not normal by any means. I've tried Strattera, Clonidine, Adderall IR, Adderall XR, and dexidrine for my ADHD - and not a single one made me a zombie. Though, out of all of them, Strattera had the scariest side effects - and it isn't even an amphetamine like Adderall or Dexidrine. They wanted to make a med for ADHD that wasn't on Schedule II like Ritalin, Adderall, Dexidrine, Vyvanse, etc, etc.... and the outcome was actually more dangerous than those Schedule II stimulants!
Avatar f tn I have not worked in 6 yrs. Therapists and psychiatrists never thought I had ADD/ADHD because I did good in school. I have been diagnosed with panic disorder, anxiety and depression. I appreciate any feedback, thank u.
Avatar f tn even social aquaintences seem to ask if I have ADD/ADHD. After talking to some friends with ADD I am convinced that some sort of treatment/medication would greatly help my daily function. How do I begin to see about this? What kind of doctor do I see. Is he going to laugh at me as an adult asking about an illness that seems to be diagnosised in childhood? I just don't even know where to start. Do you have a good reccomendation on how to begin, what I'm sure will be somewhat of a process?
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm 15 years old, and i'm thinking i might have ADHD/ADD? I'm having a lot of trouble concentrating, i tend to "zone out" pretty often. I can't keep track of conversations with more than one or two people, because my mind wanders onto other things. I try hard in school, and am a good student. I have an 80 average right now, but it's because i try really, really hard when i study. Im a tactical learner, which is the only way i can learn.
1472865 tn?1286909154 I just want people to also understand that children and adults with ADD/ADHD aren't different by any of all means....
Avatar m tn Doctors like to put people on drugs for ADD and ADHD and Bipolar. They don't do all the work they should do. Belive me . There are many who are told they have ADD OR ADHD OR BIPOLAR. But they don't . A good Doctor will run blood work and send you out for a EEG Sleep deprived. Some people act out and have a hard time with things because they are having Seizures and don't even know they are having them.
Avatar f tn You do occupational therapy and that is also who diagnosis it. Sensory can be present in add/adhd but it can also be alone. Sensory is often confused for add/adhd and this is terrible for the child in question. All parents should educate themselves with as much information as possible when trying to decipher what is going on with their child. That is prudent and we owe it to our kids. We are their advocates.
Avatar n tn Our son has SI Dysfunction (first discovered via therapy for an Auditory Processing Disorder) and perhaps ADD/ADHD. On Adderall XR 25 mg., the impulsivity is controlled but with side effects (sometimes signficant) such as emotional lability, nervousness, weight loss, sleeplessness, etc. At the beginning of this school year, his new Dr. started him on Strattera 18 mg. with Adderall XR 20 mg.
1541754 tn?1294335020 ADHD researchers have known for a long time that lots of adults with ADHD are heavy (often VERY heavy, actually) smokers. The drug in cigarette smoke, Nicotine,is a stimulant drug kind of like Dexedrine. So smoking is a way for people with ADHD to self-medicate their symptoms. Like Dexedrine, the nicotine you inhale in tobacco smoke makes you feel better; for example more alert and focussed and "calm" - less anxious, restless and impulsive and so on.
7087196 tn?1389309719 // Am surprised that Risperdal is indicated for ADHD. I can find nothing online that would agree with that. However, it certainly would work for anxiety which is a common disorder of ADHD. And I do read that it makes some of the other meds more effective. But, I still think it is being used mainly to treat the bipolar problem.
Avatar f tn could it be that the doctors are wrong.There are other things beside add or adhd and autism. Take and look up these other two and see if any of them make scene to you or if you think you should have your child checked for them also. landau kleffner syndrome Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome I am sure there are a lot of children and adults that are not being treated for the right things. I wouldn't put him on any of the drugs they use for adhd a lot of those have bad side effects.
707438 tn?1240963240 Was just watching a programme about the brain on TV KOCE and the Doctor was talking about ADD and ADHD and he said that as we reach adulthood we loose the Hyper part most times but still have the ADD and he also said it does have an impact on their lives that the folks with it were more likely to suffer from substance abuse.
Avatar n tn It is absolutely possible for adults to be diagnosed and treated for ADD/ADHD. If this is a concern, I would recommend talking to a primary care physician or a neuropsychologist.
Avatar f tn Strattera is used to treat ADD/ADHD in both adults and children. However, Prozac is used to treat depression as well as to eliminate or reduce the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder). It is not used to treat ADD/ADHD. Something is missing here .....
Avatar f tn Heart-related problems — ADD / ADHD stimulant medications have been found to cause sudden death in children and adults with heart conditions. The American Heart Association recommends that all individuals, including children, have a cardiac evaluation prior to starting a stimulant. An electrocardiogram is recommended if the person has a history of heart problems.
Avatar f tn I have read about kids being a few years behind in maturity, but not really about young adults or even older adults. I am 23 and was diagnosed with ADHD at 19 after going to a large university away from home and not being able to handle the freedom of time, class demands, partying, etc. I have graduated now after changing my major a zillion times and still have no idea what I want to do. It's like I am in a constant search for more stimulation and something to get my brain engaged.
937868 tn?1379188559 All medications are slightly different and all kids are different. Thus what works for one may not work for another. Essentially, the extended release versions tend to be smoother. All docs should start him out on the lowest dose (if he is young) and monitor the results. It is very important that you keep in contact with the doctor and let him/her know what is going on. Don't just start the meds and figure all is well. It really is a trial and error process to see what works best.