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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 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). When you were a child, it was difficult to diagnosis ADD (especially if you were intelligent). If you were a hyper little boy, you got the attention. A little girl pulling B's and C's didn't get noticed. Personally, I think that is still going on a lot today. A wonderful site for adults is http://jeffsaddmind.
459210 tn?1237385203 there are also some really good ADD/ADHD sites that have a checklist of common symptoms, I could not beleive it, I ticked every box. the interesting thing is that ADD is genetic and if you have it one of your parents do.
Avatar n tn Certainly you exhibit some of the symptoms of ADD. You are also of an age that did not focus on girls in public schools who had ADD. All the attention tended to go to those hyper little boys. So its entirely possible that you were overlooked, specially if you had the intelligence to "get by". A site that you might be interested in checking out is - http://jeffsaddmind.com/ Its for adults with ADHD, but a lot of it applies. Take a while to go through it.
Avatar n tn Two other ideas. One is that with her intelligence she gets bored fairly quickly and the words in her head is simply the way she is dealing with the boredom. And she may get so involved in daydreaming or finds the work so boring that she just isn't finishing it. If she is reading on the 5th grade level, there is no way that, "words bother her and call her stupid." But she may be missing out on the instructions? The other is, of course, the possibility of ADD.
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Avatar f tn Although a disease of children,it can occur in adults also.The only difference is that apart from other symptoms, uncomfortable joint pains and swelling of the joint may be present. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection along with other numerous causes.It can occur as a result of viral infection with parvovirus also.
Avatar m tn My mother (in the UK) is 65 and has suffered from dizziness/vertigo symptoms for more than 10 years. She has had two brain scans in the last 12 to 18 months and they indicate possible tonsillar descent which could be the cause of her problems which now include persistent headaches. It has been an extremely frustrating and debilitating problem for her and I have done some web research in desperation to find information that might help.
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?
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 n tn My son was diagnosed with add/odd last November and has recently been diagnosed as depressed and prescribed prozac, he is 10yrs old. He also is LD. I too was LD and attended special education in school, and I have been on prozac for about four years. I think I know where he got it from! I have many of the symptoms, over the eleven. My question is at what point should I seek treatment? I guess to others I might look like I function quite well but really I am a mess.
Avatar f tn It varies to a degree and in order to be prescribed stimulant medication you just complain of those symptoms and possibly take a questionnaire to prove such claim. ADD/ADHD is just a name. It used to be called minimal brain dysfunction. It's a name for doctors, it's a name for lawyers, it's a name for the pharmaceutical business people.
Avatar m tn 9,20 In both short and longer-term studies, there were low drop-out rates secondary to abnormal cardiovascular parameters and 90th percentile for age) or clinical symptoms referable to cardiovascular symptoms (eg, chest discomfort, syncope, palpitations). Studies of adults reflect those of children and adolescents, although, not surprisingly, higher rates of hypertension have been observed28,29 because blood pressure naturally increases with age.
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 As for differences between bipolar and adult ADD - google has information, personally I believe adult ADD to be up their with childhood *** as about most over diagnosed thing around and do not remotely believe its as prevalent as people say - I have met plenty of adults who claim to be ADD and not one of them truly fits the symptoms and the behaviours but hey they get ritalin and it works so they must be ADD right? * Ritalin works on non ADD and ADD people in most cases...
Avatar n tn The doctor on that site will give you honest opinion about what to do with his behavior. ADD/ADHD symptoms usually show up both at home and at school.
Avatar n tn Artificial colorings have now een definitely proven to trigger off alot of these symptoms. 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).
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm not sure about ADD in adults who have not been diagnosed at an earlier age, however this is something you could "google" and research. I would also mention this to your Dr. and see what he/she thinks. As far as the not sleeping at night, ok you said you were diagnosed with insomnia and anxiety? Was this diagnosed from a Dr ? If so then i would say that your tiredness through the day would be partly due to the lack of sleep your getting at night and anxiety.
Avatar n tn right now based on his symptoms, they think he has narcolepsy - which symptoms manifest somewhat differently in children than adults. The couple of comments you made regarding your grandson suggest to me that you may want to look at those areas for his needs.
Avatar m tn I've been to the health clinic here, and they tell me that it can't be ADD since it doesn't negatively impact my grades. They think my symptoms (including my OCD) stem from depression, so they've put me on anti-depressants for a number of years now, with results ranging from nothing to making me suicidal. They tell me I just need the right combination of pills, but I'm questioning their explanation, so that's why I'm here. Sorry for the novel. Any thoughts?
Avatar f tn since tapering off suboxone and somewhat having a ‘clear head’ for the first time in years ive noticed my add symptoms are much more noticeable. i fear that i will loose my job if i don’t treat my add because of my forgetfulness and inability to complete a task (flat rate diesel tech so time is a big issue as well). i went to my gp who referred me to a neurologist for my forgetfulness and seemed to completely disregard treatment for add.
1541754 tn?1294335020 Does anyone else with ADD find themselves constantly smoking? Ive had ADD which went untreated for years before I finally started treatment with Dexadrine a few years ago. The Dexadrine helps at work, but was still always smoking or thinking about cigarettes ever few minutes.
Avatar n tn I have to make clear, though, that I don't actually have an official diagnosis, because I live in the UK and it's really hard to get a diagnosis as an adult (my doctor didn't really seem aware that adults could even have ADD!). However, I'm 99.9% certain that I do have ADD (I'm a psychology student so I'm not basing this purely on a few websites I've read or anything! I've read the dianostic criteria, many academic papers & several good books.
7087196 tn?1389309719 //www.medhelp.org/forums/ADD---ADHD/show/175 where I am also the CL. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn I do work in the accounting field after all I couldn't possibly have ADD! am glad to hear that more adults are being diagnosed without symptoms as a child. i won't tell me shrink though, he seems to think he knows everything!
Avatar f tn Now is it possible that because he was taken off the medication during that time and nothing was ever substituted in its place that he would develope much more complicated ADD/ADHD. Because as he is getting older he is getting to wehre he is not attenative to much of anything and does not care to help out with anything. And occassionally has trouble at work with trying to deal with certain situations.
Avatar m tn //www.help4adhd.org/en/about/what/WWK8. And this site is also pretty good for adult ADHD - http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-adults - It should give you a pretty idea if its possible you have or could have it. If this stuff sounds like you could have AD/HD, then your next step is to inform your self as much as possible about AD/HD and then find a good professional to help you. Remember that something like meds are only part of the answer.
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?