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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 f tn 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. It sounds like this is a problem that has been brewing in your adult years and hitting a peak (I hope). It does not go unnoticed that your mother is "the same way" and you are now caring for her. Good luck.
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 If you are researching the connection between ADD/ADHD and lying, you have to start with ADHD, even if your daughter displays none of the "H" symptoms. Why? Because the DSM IV does not even list a condition called ADD. The latter is merely a popular abbreviation and sometimes people will use it to indicate that their child is not hyperactive. Psychiatrists speak of thre kinds of ADHD: predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive, and mixed type.
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 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 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.
Avatar f tn One or more major depressive episodes At least one hypomanic episode There has never been a manic or mixed episode Another disorder is not responsible for symptoms Symptoms cause distress or impair functioning Symptoms and characteristics of depression include: Decreased energy Weight loss or gain Despair Irritability Uncontrollable crying Symptoms and characteristics of hypomania include: Grandiosity Decreased need for sleep Pressured speech Racing thoughts Distractibilit
Avatar f tn I have been on Vyvance for about 2 months (50 mg) and I was on adderal one month prior to this. Granted, I was a smoker b/f I started on my ADD medication(perscribed by a psychiatrist)....but now, ALL I want to do is smoke. I also crave alcohal more. I used to just drink about twice a month....now, I wish I had a beer in my hand every evening!! Why am I looking to these substances to "relax me," if you will.
Avatar n tn A late onset of traumatic brain injury (mild-moderate) has also been diagnosed. I am now retracing some of my early symptoms, that may have been a clue to beginning adrenal problems. My adrenal levels weren't taken, at time of injury, until debilitating fatigue stopped me from working. My cortisol level tested at half of a 90 yr. old woman's level. I understand that PTSD (DSM IV) can ensue from an accident like mine.
Avatar n tn Have you googled Aspergers and looked as the DSM IV criteria for a diagnosis? It sounds like in certain situations she loses it and gets overwhelmed with emotions and cannot bring them under control. I think you and your husband need to agree on the tactics you will use and stick to them.
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 n tn Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD is when hyperactivity is also present alongside symptoms of ADD ADD is when attention is not kept for long periods of time
Avatar n tn What things should I be looking for to see if my child has any symptoms af having add/adhd? Sometimes I question myself if he possibly has one of it.
1528371 tn?1294017962 That your p-doc wants to add an ADD medication is a bit confusing since you don't appear to have any symptoms of that disorder. It's not up to me to second guess your doctors, but I'm very glad you're getting a second opinion. You will, naturally, talk to your doctor about the floaters in your eyes. These are usually very normal and are simply dead cells floating across our field of vision before they are reobsorbed.
Avatar f tn 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. It keeps being treated with ADD/ADHD meds and is not helpful to the person that suffers because SCT causes severe memory issues unlike ADD/ADHD.
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 m tn things just seem to have gootten worse over time. i took the dsm test online for adhd and came up with a 45, which was very high and very indicative of this disorder. i have an appt with a new shrink coming up and hope he can and will help me. is it possible i have been misdiagnosed, and, if so, how can i convince the doc? they seem a very tight community and are reluctant to change an existing diagnosis. thank you.
Avatar f tn (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. A psychiatrist and other mental health clinicians work together to determine a concrete diagnosis. With early intervention, therapy and medication these acute disorders can be managed.
5757880 tn?1395581622 Mind you, the doctor cannot test my son for Autism because the medical community in my area still follows the DSM-4 and the school system follows DSM-5, so they informed me to ask the school to test him in his 2nd semester. However, the doctor stated per the information provided, my son is high probability for high-functioning autism. So, after a lengthy conversation with my husband (who isn't big on giving meds to children), we both agreed that with his ADHD med (methlophyidate.
Avatar n tn could u please suggest things to me and tell me what u think i should do as far as a doctor goes, what you think symptoms are. are they autism or asphergers u think? teachers at school think he is add/adhd, but i think its much more than that. could u please help, thank you! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/702462'>austism</a>.
589461 tn?1286436465 Basically once upon a time there was a catch all term for mood disorders called Manic Depression -- this has now split thanks to research into 3 core diagnostic silo's if you like - the actual symptoms of the silo's can vary but there are generally a number of core ones which are used in diagnosis - these are most commonly referred to as diagnostic criteria in a book known as DSM-IV - this stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders nd the IV is because its in its 4th revi
Avatar m tn So, I did some research online, and I found that other people who also have music playing in their head suffer from ADD. I went to a health center offered by the University that I go to, and they did the TOVA test on me. I passed the test with flying colors and the person was not sure what was wrong with me. Another issue is that I believe I suffer from misophonia.
Avatar f tn Hi lil! and dsm Day 9 was my worst day anxiety wise but it will pass. You could be feeling a lot better tomorrow. The energy comes back too. Are you guys eating? What about vitamins. Remember your poor bodies are going through so much right now. Need to do everything you can to help the process.
Avatar n tn 1. terrible self-esteem. 2. feeling like others think I'm weird or that they don't like me. 3. obsessive worry about what others think about me. 4. anxiety about social situations and constant worry that I don't belong or that I'm inadequate socially. 5. Anger problems 6. Negativity and judgemental attitudes about others. I'm now in a situation where I have no friends and it's been like this for a long time. I'm only 27 and I don't want to feel this way for the rest of my life, or be alone.
915369 tn?1355318410 Look at the DSM VI sometimes which is something your doctors should have knowledge from anyway. It may help. The main reason to know whether you are schizoaffective or bipolar with psychosis is the treatment is slightly different. To the best of my knowledge those with type to with hypomania do not go through hallucinations or hear voices, but I cannot be boderline personaltiy disorder, bipolar, BPD, schizophrenia, you are either one or the other, not two of the same time.
585414 tn?1288944902 As is public knowledge the DSM-4 is being updated (as it has been regularly throughout the history of this psychiatric diagnostic manual) and once the criteria are revised will become the DSM-5. This is a standard article about it: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/health/10psych.html?ref=todayspaper Do people have any positive input or concerns about this and if so what would they be?
1896954 tn?1323471896 http://www.palace.net/llama/psych/bpd.html I took the liberty in pasting those 9 for you below~ DSM-IV criteria The DSM-IV gives these nine criteria; a diagnosis requires that the subject present with at least five of these. In I Hate You -- Don't Leave Me! Jerold Kriesman and Hal Straus refer to BPD as "emotional hemophilia; [a borderline] lacks the clotting mechanism needed to moderate his spurts of feeling. Stimulate a passion, and the borderline emotionally bleeds to death.
Avatar f tn Since I just went through this, I can at least let you know how it was done for me... Our 9 year old daughter's third grade teacher mentioned to us she thought our daughter was having some attention issues. We thought "what would it hurt to have her evaluated?" and did so. She was diagnosed ADD. In having regular sessions with a family therapist, the therapist looked at me and said "I think you are ADD" (I am 34, was tested at age 10 and told I was not ADD).