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Avatar f tn By the way, Ashley also states that (p53), the most common coexisting disorder is Oppositional Defiant Disorder (about 33%) and 25 to 40% of kids with ODD go on to develop Conduct Disorder. Depression ... is a common coexisting disorder. On several of the adult ADD sites, I have noticed a very strong link to ADD and depression. Especially if the ADD was not caught till adulthood (this is very common in women).
1071525 tn?1255396174 Being severly deprived of sleep can result in hallucinations. Someone with ADD can have this but it is a disorder in and of itself. I hope you are not suffering from this.
Avatar n tn have you taken this problem up with your doctor? Often our doctors have no idea we are struggling with these issues on top of our disorder. You might get some help from him/her... Know it is tempting to just stop when encountering these barriers..but pls don't if med is working for you. Best...
Avatar n tn I toke her to her doctor and talked with her, as we were talking she was also observing her and she came to the conclusion that she might have this ADD problem. Her father thinks that nothing is wrong. I need some advise. Please help?
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 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 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.
429700 tn?1308011423 I was wondering--have any of you been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD)? I was quite surprised when my neuro diagnosed me with this last week. I think it's related to my MS, but not sure (dummy me didn't think to ask). He told me that Provigil actually helps with this problem and raised my dosage a bit. The cognitive stuff has improved greatly since taking Provigil, but if it would go away completely, I don't think I'd mind one bit!
1628088 tn?1299535690 My 13 year old nephew seems to have ADD according to his school. I have always noticed that something was going on with him because of his attitude and way of being. He gets distracted easily and if you tell him something it's like he's not even paying attention and he is doing really bad at school. I know that he will need to go with a health professional as soon as possible.
Avatar n tn I think you should talk to a doctor about it. It seems like you could have ADD. I don't think it is too late to get help. You deserve to have a life..
464044 tn?1343705643 I was diagnosed at 39yrs old, I was on anti-depresants for over 10 years as I was treated for post traumatice stress disorder (which can be common in people with ADD as they can scare easily), since I have been on meds for ADD I know longer take anti-depressantsm I have my anxiety under control and as I feel good about myself I no longer comfort eat and have lost 20 kilos, I had the dame as you , I reallly felt that I was going insane as I could not figure out what was wrong, I was unsettled,
973741 tn?1342346373 Do most people with ADD/ADHD also have executive functioning disorder? Is this a separate disorder or just part of the add/adhd?
Avatar n tn Anyone here being treated for bipolar disorder and add? If so, how did you find a Dr that was experienced treating both disorders simultaneously? Any advice would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn fidgeting and talking constantly He is a straight A student the only thing he ever gets in trouble.for.s what I stated above Does this sound like ADD or maybe just a hyper little.boy?
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 n tn My 8-year-old son was diagnosed with ADD. Last spring we started him on dexadrine, 1/2 tablet per day. When school ended we discontinued the dexidrine to let him "detox." One week before school started we restarted the dexidrine, 1/2 tablet. approximatelyn 3 weeks later his psychiatrist popped it up to 1 tablet (.5grams) per day.
Avatar n tn Is there a test or tesitng that can identify a child is ADD? it seems as thought there is no definate test which leaves a parent wondering and confused. A parent does not like to assume their child is ADD and the Pediatricians do not like to lead you down that path, so thus we get left hanging in the breeze. I do not like to medicate a chhild, however I understand a true ADD child will benefit if diagnosed and treated. Ayn help will be appreciated on testing for ADD.
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.
284002 tn?1244551155 This man knows exactly what AD/HD is, and the symptoms, so he is not going to say that I have bi-polar disorder, schizophonic disorder or some other **** like that. It is completely ridiculous, the labels they put on people. They can say you have a personality disorder because you don't dress right for f---s sake. Pardon my language but it angers me. And how many have I gone to or how many do I need to?
Avatar n tn Yes, he may have ADD, that's the attention part. If he can't sit still and fidgets, walks in circles, repeats phrases or words he just heard ADHD. Well that is some of the things my son did. The school tried to get me to admit the problem in K. I was in denial, and I'm a nurse. It took my son telling me he couldn't sit still and focus when he was in the 4th grade. He still has his problems on occation but for the most part he is doing well.
Avatar n tn If your daughter has the diagnosis of ADD she might also have an autistic spectrum disorder or Aspergers. If you suspect that then you have to go back and ask for further assessments.