Add symptoms in children

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Avatar n tn inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Some children display symptoms in all three clusters, some children in two of the three clusters, and some children display symptoms in only one of the clusters. So, the range of possible symptoms can vary greatly. In addition, the degree of severity of the symptoms can also vary greatly, from mild, to moderate, to severe.
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.
Avatar m tn Anyone who does not achieve the desired level seems to be sent off to a therapist or counselor, or whatever. In any case, he is considered abnormal in some way. I reject this way of thinking. In the first place some people are simply not academic. They may excel in a dozen different ways, but not academically. There is nothing wrong with that, so, mothers and fathers, live with it. The class dreamers may turn out to be artists or landscapers.
Avatar n tn I would definately signs see has symptoms of ADD. I am getting her evaluated in 2 weeks. Some days she focus well. Some days not at all. She will read anything that is not nailed down. She is now starting to read the Ann of Green Gables series. My husband thinks it will encourage her daydreaming and overactive "imagination." What do you think?
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?
1490473 tn?1288396903 This pranayam will help to regulate your heart and breathing and in turn your symptoms will improve gradually.Come back to report your progress in 3 weeks and 3 months.You will be able to have more babies. Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Avatar n tn 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 f tn First, I havent heard of explosive behavior disorder. (in children) In adults, this type of thing would show up as an Axis II personality disorder. In children, particularly 4 (very young for this kind of diagnosis, ADD/ADHD as well - and I would hold off on the meds until a second or third opinion is obtained..cheaper than treatment I'm sure...) ALSO - (I have personal experience in this - my 5 yr old girl had wild tantrums, and I was very worried,, and took her to different drs...
Avatar n tn What can cause this in children/adolescents? Can frequent PVC's like this lead to later problems? ie Lt.vent enlargement/failure? What tests should I insist cardiologist do? (we go next week) Thank you so much.
1453183 tn?1287852619 It is good that your doctors are taking him off the medication. Prescription stimulants may treat symptoms in the short-term, but in the long term they wreak havoc on the fragile dopamine system. Studies with rats at Harvard McClean University have shown that Ritalin use during juvenile years leads to depression in adulthood. This is similar to what happens to chronic users of illegal stimulants. My parents put me on Ritalin as a child. I cannot work because my depression is so disabling.
Avatar f tn Yes, i know adderall is actually speed. What is wrong with me? I have no get up and go left. I worked for 25 years and now i stay at home to watch my grandbaby and take care of my mother. I have a wonderful husband and he is only home for 4 or 5 days out of a month. I do much better when he is home but he has to work. I couldn't work now if i had to, it'd be just like another appt., i would soon find an excuse to avoid having to be around people and would not care if i were fired.
Avatar f tn (I don't know many that can pay total attention in school). The actual incidence of true ADD or ADHD in children is much MUCH lower than most people believe. Kids are hyper sometimes - they daydream - they goof off. All normal. Can you genuinely classify her behavior as being grossly outside of what is considered normal - - - or are you just a worried parent (which is understandable, given what you have been through already)...?
Avatar n tn I went through alot of testing and he said the first few mins I had you in my room I could tell you had ADD.......everyone had different symptoms so Iwould go to your doctor if I were you......I was started on vyvanse and this has worked well for me by far!!! Good luck!
Avatar m tn Will this make any difference? Also any information about schizophrenia in children would be helpful. I do not think it is severe in my son, but I am worried and am unsure of how to approach this.
Avatar f tn Also occured when we were away on vacation (where it is stress free and in different environment). Hyperthyroidism runs in mother's side of family. Pediatrician doesn't think it is it because thyroid feels normal upon palpation. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.
1590979 tn?1302010435 However, I know how tempting it is to consider that fact b/c as Selma mentions, the symptoms to tend to cycle. In the early stages of my symptoms, this would happen and I feel horrible, make a Dr appt and then by the time I went to it, I was feeling fine again. Not having a dx was one reason that I started to believe that maybe it was anxiety or stress. The thing is, the symptoms always came back and each time it would be a little worse until it finally became a permanent thing.
Avatar n tn I am constantly frustrated with myself as I am unable to stay focused and complete anything, causing me to explode in anger towards my children, (creating disorders like ODD in them)My husband thinks it impossible for me to have adhd, as I am able to do certain things quite well and with great inthusiam. But these things are the things I enjoy. I hear diagnosis of adults is rather difficult, so I am not sure I want or need to go that route.
Avatar f tn In other words, you don't need to be hyperactive in order to be diagnosed as ADHD. The term ADD is merely a popular abbreviation frequently (mis)used to indicate that someone is inattentive and does not display symptoms of hyperactivity.
Avatar m tn The bonus with dealing with your illness now is that if your children start having symptoms (I was in my teens, my brother was in primary school when we started presenting if you're interested) you'll be more informed on how to help them. I saw my whole family go through psychiatrists and medications before I did, so I wasn't concerned or scared at all.
Avatar n tn My arms and legs are like lead weight After numerous trips to my gp we are still no nearer a diagnosis( He has ruled out hyperthyroiditis btw) Does anyone else have these symptoms?
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 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.
219373 tn?1274925034 just prior to having her testing in which she was diagnosed with these she was on adderall for suspected ADD and the adderall was very effective for her concentration and focus, making schoolwork and chores etc much less stressful and frustrating. after her testing i was told she definalty does not have ADD and the aspergers is making her loose focus and have trouble with concentration etc. she was taken off the adderall and has not been doing nearly as well.
Avatar m tn A growing body of work exists about the short- and long-term effects of stimulant treatment on cardiovascular parameters in children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD who are receiving stimulants. These data, limited to healthy subjects without known preexisting cardiac anomalies, consistently demonstrate small, statistically significant, but not clinically meaningful increases in blood pressure and pulse as well as minimal changes during electrocardiography.
Avatar n tn I'd like to add a bit on the above comment....first that a lot of change can happen in two years time, so I fully agree that you should take him back to the pediatrician to see if there is a medical condition (whether it's ADD/ADHD or something else) that's contributing to his problems at school. I would also add in there that it might be a good idea to work with a school pscyhologist as well...
Avatar f tn I have a 13yr who has ADD and CAPD. He is falling way behind in school and now doesn't even want to go. His grades are awful and honestly I don't think he cares. He refuses medicine. Which his doctor said he is old enough to make that decision. I was considering homeschooling him, but not sure if he would even try. Anyone with any advice would help.
Avatar n tn Anyone knows receptive drs in tristate area (NY)? There is only one study I could find, done in Israel, only 9 pts who actually did complete 72 weeks, the other study mentioned here the other day had no one actually completing that much time. To me, even if it is only 9 people, 8 completed, 1 relapse, it is good odds. I don't think my practice will see it that way. I rather do 6 more months than another 48wks. Name names please!