Add in kids

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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.
429700 tn?1308011423 My sister's kids have it, too, and I strongly suspect my older brother is ADD. I take Wellbutrin for both it and depression. I'm in MS limbo, but I find the ADD and my short-term memory are getting worse. I'm also menopausal, so who knows which of the three is causing it?
Avatar n tn I would suggest trying to find a psychiatrist in your area that specializes in dealing with ADD. Do a google search or maybe call around to some schools in your area and ADD and see if there are any doctors that pop up. Good luck to you. It's life's been a struggle, but I you'll feel so much better after a diagnosis.
Avatar n tn AND, I have a first grader and a second grader----- don't feel like this is unusual. I work in the classroom a few times a week and there are many kids that are in the same boat. They are young.
Avatar f tn The behavioral issues is our biggest concern right now. He does good in school-A's and B's in subjects. His attitude and conduct sometime is lower. I do not want him on any medicines that will make him lethargic all the time.
Avatar n tn He is grounded right now for acting up in school with a sub-teacher. He decided last week to act up in Art class with the sub and to carry it on into his regular class. In art every time the teacher would say "shhhh" he would end it with "it". So he is now grounded for another two weeks after just getting ungrounded for three weeks. I heard that it does get better.
Avatar f tn I'm a ftm and have no other kids, but my cousin's kids who is 3 and 1 years in age are getting on my nerves. They stay with us so it's kind of difficult to ignore them. They are impossible to control and my cousin and his wife doesn't care how they behave. Since I fell pregnant they became really naughty and throwing tantrums for nothing. They would try so smack me on my tummy and all though I won't allow it, they start screaming and throwing a fit because I said no.
Avatar m tn I am also the manager at my job 50+ hrs a week, going to school full time, father, and the wife says im not to bad as a hubby sometimes. I returned home from a deployment in iraq in 05 and was having a hard time managing my busy life and staying motivated throughout the day. My friend gave me an Adderall (a class 2 drug, like cocain) because he thought it would help. Wow! let me just say that when I was 18-20 I experimented with a lot of drugs, I mean a lot!
203342 tn?1328740807 Did you know that there are vidoe games that can actually help kids with ADD concentrate better? And you know all kids like video games so it wouldn't seem like work to them! There are two that I know of. There's the Smart Box which includes a helmet with built in sensors to moniter brain activity. As long as players remain calmly focused on the game, it plays normally. As soon as the player's mind wanders, the Smart Box signals the game to slow down and hinder the character's movement.
4585238 tn?1356832542 My response here is more of a comment than a a mum of special kids I can say that dosage is very important,too much,too little,definately pays to have ya checked to kids  to make sure the meds are at a right level.Worst thing about meds for this sorta thing is the trial stages,some do nothing,some make ya kids too lethargic and zombie like,and some make them more violent and anti social.Definately checked back often with your etc.
Avatar f tn Sometimes I may appear a bit OCD in how I attempt to remember things in order I need to do use to bother me ,but if it helps me get what I need done and in the time I need to, I do not care how others perceive am who I am and will do what I have to .... I am sure both issues are playing a role in this....
757137 tn?1347200053 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 Many kids take their medication in the morning and then do not feel hungry all day. Their bodies, lacking the nutrients and fuel they need, go into “starvation” mode. In the evening, the medication wears off, the kids are extremely hungry, and they binge. Their brains tell their bodies: “Better eat up. This might be the only chance you’re going to get.” Often, they over-consume, go to bed, and start the cycle the next day. In this way, lack of appetite can cause weight gain.
Avatar f tn She is only like this at school too. She has play dates with several kids in the neighborhood and the parents report back to me indicating if there was any sorta problems. When she was in daycare she sometimes acted up but the conclusion to that was that the environment wasn't structured enough and now she has a sitter that waits for her to get home. She is not like this at home with us, it just seems to be in the school setting.
Avatar m tn It is these stimulants that casuse kids with ADD to become relaxed and less fidgety. Hydros do the same for me. I'm not looking for an excuse to take a Lortab, I have 60 in my briefcase right now, but was wondering what your thoughts might be and if Lortab has the same effect on anyone else?
Avatar n tn A diagnosis of ADD for a two-year-old is inappropriate. No knowledgeable doctor would make such a diagnosis. And the tonsil removable business is off the wall.
1453183 tn?1287852619 Hey CBL welcome back!!!! Although, we will probably have some disagreements, I totally agree with your web site about checking into other factors that can cause AD/HD symptoms. I think too many doctors (probably usually pediatricians cause they tend to be way too busy to have the time) go for the simple fix. Things like sleep apnea, allergies, toxins, etc. are definitely worth looking into. And I do agree with you that the long term effects need more study.
Avatar f tn Usually, a child isn't diagnosed with ADD until age 6 at the earliest. Kids can show behaviors like ADD/ADHD up until that point. And many things can be behind the focas problem besides just ADD. She may be immature, she may have a different delay, she may be emotionally distraught with the loss of a parent (it sounds like since you care for her), etc.
Avatar f tn You could see a child psychiatrist as well for an evaluation but in my area, diagnosis of add/adhd isn't done until a child is at least 6 due to such variability with kids. But you can start some behavioral strategies at least before 6. Also look into sensory integration disorder as it is also a problem with a child's nervous system like add/adhd and they can look very much alike. They are treated differently though.
1858622 tn?1319816803 I do recommend some on line sites which have a lot of useful information since they are aimed at adults by adults with ADD. The two sites aimed at the adult ADD sufferer that you might want to check out are and Both sites are done by people with ADD. totallyadd was actually a PBS special and consequently is a series of short videos. Quite entertaining and useful. Jeffs add mind really reflects him.
Avatar f tn I just bought a GPS tracking device.. intend to put in his bag , sew it in such a way he wont meddle with it. Kids like to meddle with gagdets. Phones are not allowed in school. He need to use a public phone. He doesn't really have a best friend. More likely is he has many friends but none who is really close to him. He is much more at ease with adults rather than children. He loves to talk to old grannies or auntie etc which sometimes i reminded him not to talk to stranger.. you nvr know..
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%...
973741 tn?1342346373 There are several things going on here. First some sports due to their required level of fitness will help a child for hours afterward stay focused. Sports like swimming (Michael Phelps), Cross Country, (and depending on the event) track, and Gymnastics all fit into this category. Also, in all these sports, you are competing against your self and usually don't have to worry about riding the bench. Then the age of the child is important.
Avatar m tn Just curious and bitching; but why do parents let their kids run wild in restaurants and other public places? It can ruin the environment for the rest of us who are trying to relax. It's ok to take your kids places, but folks (including) grandparents... make sure they're fed and well rested before for the journey. If I where to act like some of the small children do nowadays, my parents would have scolded me. Thanks much!
Avatar n tn is going away. The DSM V, I believe, has removed the diagnosis and is now lumping all Asperger's kids in with autism. You can read paragraph 5 here in this article for a clear explanation of the change. A child who was once diagnosed as having Asperger's or PDD-NOS will now be diagnosed with Autism, and those two former diagnoses will no longer be used.
Avatar m tn Almost all information for ADD/ADHD is on kids but according to MedHelp :: or about ten million adults. With that many adults affected why is 99% of the information only about kids? Where can info on adult ADD/ADHD available?
327385 tn?1378364331 but she steals from the family , she crys and tells me she dident mean to.i wont put her in special ed.but im going to find a peds doctor that specializes in add/adhd. i think it would be less stressful if i knew she had a problem other than just acting out.she is a totalty different child than my other two kids .her cousin has adhd does it run in familys?