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Avatar n tn I have a 4 year old step son who displays many of the implusivity parts of ADD and several of the symptoms of Aspergers, such as hand flapping and fixation or mild obessions with things in which he has knowledge of. Can ADD and Aspergers be combined? How many symptoms of Aspergers does a child need to be "defined" as Autistic?
Avatar n tn Hello, I wanted to know if anyone might be able to help, I have a 9 year old daughter who shows signs of rigidness, black and white thinking, uncontrolable impulsitivites, hates changes in routines, poor social skills, fixations on details, along with depression, perfectionism,attention problems, and other behaviorla issues as I am sure you can imagine the ones that go with a few of these, she started at age 4 with these, has seen a PSYchatrist, and 2 neuros, I said she had ADD, maybe a PDD, ano
Avatar n tn The diagnostic criteria for each disorder can be found in the dsm-iv. Try typing in dsm-iv for borderline personality disorder (bpd) or bipolar or schizophrenia.
Avatar m tn What does the diagnosis "schizoaffective disorder with prominent negative symptoms" mean specifically and in great detail? I have my ideas but I could be wrong because I'm just making guesses based on what I know. My new psychiatrist changed my diagnosis to this apparently back when I was in the hospital and I was wondering what it means. I just found out by accident today because no one bothered telling me until today, little over a month later.
Avatar n tn Go onto the autism forum and click on the Health Page icon on the top right hand corner of the page. I have posted the DSM IV diagnositic criteria for autism and parents have posted examples of their childs behaviour that fits the criteria. Have a look and see if any of that sounds relevant to her behaviour and post back. It maybe that you have two things going on.
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.
Avatar n tn what drug clasification per the DSM-IV does coriciden fit into, or does it fit anywhere?
Avatar f tn It is Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, but psychologists and such refuse to consider it a seperate problem from ADD and will not put it in a class of its own in the DSM. At one time it was going to be studied with a certain class of medications, but pharmacuetical companies pulled out on the researcher because they felt the condition was so rare that they could not make a profit and that is why it is consdered a side neffect of ADD.
Avatar f tn Have you ever had your thyroid checked? Hypothyroidism (too slow) can cause low energy as well and is directly linked to clinical depression. It can cause many female issues as well that could look like the premenapause that your doctor's are checking you for. You are clearly depressed and i don't know about ADD. Usually to be diagnosed with ADD as an adult you would tell tales of all kinds of difficulty as a child.
Avatar n tn When I look Pervassive Developmental Disorders in DSM 4, it says nothing about the psychotic simptoms. However, I hace some evidents that autism does have something to do with psychotic simptoms. When I look up the DSM 4 criteria for Schizotypal Personality Disorder, it says that condition does not occure exclusively during Pervassive Developmental Disorder.
Avatar n tn I have a son who just turned 8. A couple years ago he was diagnosed with add. Recently Aspergers was mentioned to me, A close family relative said that my son shows the same symptoms that her friends son has. I did some more research and found that add, adhd, aspergers ocd and some others are very similar and are hard to determine which is the correct diagnoses. My biggest problem is that some require medicines that can be very detrimental to the body.
Avatar f tn Axis I includes acute issues like biploar disorder, major depression, generalized anxiety, substance abuse, ADHD, schizophrenia. (These are just a few diagnosis listed in the DSM) The DSM gives a listing of symptoms for each of these disorders and the time the symptom must be present and distressing for the person to be labeled with the diagnosis. A person's symptoms are used to match up a person's diagnosis.
Avatar f tn At the top of the forum index page there are two buttons - Warning signs of Depression and Symptoms of depression. The symptoms page follows the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) which is what pdocs used to diagnose mental illness. The other one, warning signs, covers DSM symptoms and a few more related signs which may or may not be present, like anxiety, irritability and alcohol use.
Avatar f tn Try looking up the dsm-iv for depression. That lists criteria needed to be diagnosed. Very basically: low energy, low mood, either too much or too little sleep, changes in appetite (either increased or decreased), trouble concentrating, etc. Maybe thoughts of suicide. Are they linked? If anything, untreated reflux is enough to make anyone depressed (through pain, sleep deprivation, etc). Depression may lower immunity making one more susceptible to illness.
2135565 tn?1345944437 ve had this problem my whole life and I was so scared, and the fact that I found this is the DSM-IV has relieved much anxiety. This is real! I was so scared I was some crazy sicko :( What I want to know is, does anyone else in the world have this or is it just me? I'm pretty sure if its in the DSM theres got to be a lot of other people too. I just dont know what to do about it bc I want to grow up and get married and have kids and have a normal life. I just want to be normal..
Avatar f tn We did the appropriate surveys (myself, my husband, his grandma, and his teacher) and felt he has ADD. We have since put him on non-stimulant meds for ADD and have seen a big improvement in him. He is doing average in school and more likely to have positive social interactions. He still has some anxiety and is afraid of getting in trouble in school. He is not making friends like I would like him to.
1528371 tn?1294014362 All your other symptoms aside, the shortness of breath and the "heavy" heartbeat, which increases upon even minimal exertion, should, in my humble and non-medical opinion, be evaluated by a cardiologist. Even if these symptoms are not as frequent, I think they still warrant a much deeper look. Too many doctors are quick to dx anxiety, especially if you have a history of it.