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Avatar n tn The symptoms you've written about certainly point towards ADD. I have it and I wasn't diagnosed until I was 17 years old (going into my senior year of high school). People used to think that kids with ADD somehow outgrow it or it just disappears, but I know that is not the case. What usually happens is that you learn to adapt in situations and deal with your limitations the best you can as you get older, but it's still always a struggle, unless you do something about it.
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.
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 m tn My kids call it "zoning out". I've been doing that most of my life...since I can first remember anyway. I was 28 when they finally gave it a name...before that it was called " just needs a spanking", "needs a lickin", " needs the electric cord", etc. My report cards were filled with "She needs more sticktoitivness" and other such malarkey.
327385 tn?1378364331 my 9yr old daughter has some problems i think she has add/adhd. she was seen by an add/adhd spealist last year. the doctor tinks she has it but wanted her teacher to fill out the forms. her teacher was complaining alot about her behavior.she has trouble listening-finishing tasks-wanting to lay in floor-alot of talking. but when i asked her teacher to help with the forms she tells me she doesent have those problems?
Avatar m tn I did some research and found that the symptoms of adult ADD matched my everyday life.(look them up and tell me YOU dont have some of them!) I thought I could use this to help me get my life back on track and went to my dr. It has been over 3 years now and I am still trying to get off of adderall. I have never been dependant or addicted to anything in my whole life. I am slowly cutting my dosage but I am a grow man and it is really hard for me.
Avatar n tn With ADD, it is not like you have a broken bone and that, after having your tonsils out, that bone will look as if it has never been broken. ADD is diagnosed based on symptoms that you are having. If those symptoms all go away, some would say that you have been cured. On the other hand, you could also view it as a misdiagnoses. Yes, the child has great difficulty paying attention, etc. but it is not just that this is the way his brain is.
Avatar f tn (1) If you have already thought your child might have ADD, you will undoubtedly find a doctor who will diagnose him with that ailment. It is a very popular and faddish diagnosis, which is not to say that a proportion of those being treated do not have problems. (2) If he is under seven or eight years of age, don't even consider it.
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?
186166 tn?1385262982 i was just wondering if any of you were ever told this and if so if you took stimulants for it when you were younger. one of the prime symptoms of ADD is impulsiveness and never thinking about the consequences of your actions. i am just curious...that's all. any thoughts?
Avatar f tn Having only one adrenal gland (if it is working properly) should not cause this, but you might want to rule out anything else. As far as ADD symptoms go, it doesn't sound quite right. There must be clinical demonstration of attentional difficulties in multiple settings and during multiple activities. Can she sit through a TV show she likes? Does she pay attention during playtime? Is her attention span greatly out of the norm compared to other 5-year-olds?
Avatar f tn I've had 3 kids and I didn't always get many symptoms. Stop trying to freak out, lol. I'm so guilty of this myself though. Are you just more tired, or bigger breasts? It can be tough. Just googled it, so here's a link to others with same concerns. HTH https://*****************/question/index;_ylt=A86.J7zyNdVUhzwAK0EnnIlQ?
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?
1590979 tn?1302010435 there is always a possibility that we can pass this condition on to our children, and I would only do testing if they r showing symptoms. Chiari symptoms can cycle, so u can have awful symptoms for months and then feel great and think ...finally it went away....only to find urself back in another flare. If ur Chiari is congenital and u have a CSF blockage with overcrowding, that can not go away on it's own....
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 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 I have had conferences with the teachers and they keep bringing up ADD and ADHD. I took him to the doctor when he was 5 to have him checked and was told that if i dont think he has it then he probably doesn't and he didnt exhibit symptoms when he was at the office. When he is at home he will color, read, and do puzzles for long periods of time and not exhibit any add or adhd behaviors.
219373 tn?1274925034 is it possible that she also has ADD that is covered by the asperger symptoms?? or can adderall help kids with aspergers?? i feel her doc is treating her diagnosis and not her actual symptoms. he is not hte one who has to deal with her day to day but yet wont listen to me. i am struggling with her alot as well as my husband and i am at the end of my rope.
Avatar m tn I have battled depression since I was a teen and recently was told I have adult add. I find myself not really wanting to ever go any where or do anything and I am very irritable. I feel like a horrible mother and like I am not doing what other mothers whom seem to have it all do. I love my kids very much. I find myself constantly wondering what if this happens what if that happens. I seem to worry about everything actually. Money, bills, house work I need to get done.
Avatar m tn Well, all the symptoms you mention would fit with ADHD or ADD. Of course, not getting a good nights sleep will definitely also cause memory problems. I'm guessing its more like ADD cause the ADHD kids get noticed early due to their hyper nature. Those with ADD just tend to suffer in silence.
1858622 tn?1319816803 She says she does not like one church which is fairly large. I wonder if that is an issue with ADD kids?Or is it because she is 13?
Avatar n tn The pysc doc told me I have ADD and alot of docs misdiagnos because bi-polar and ADD have alot of the same symptoms. You sound alot like me and my symptoms. I have been reading a book that has been very helpful and amazing and think you could benifet from it." Driven to Distraction" Recognizing and coping with ADD By Edward M Hallowell,M.D.,and John J. Ratey,M.D.
Avatar n tn Just a follow-up: 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 n tn If this behavior just started, then I wouldn't really consider ADD at this point. Alot of young kids have little temper issues, but sometimes that stems from them being frustrated about something in their life, yet they do not have the words to voice what is bothering them yet, so that results in temper outbursts. Does your son's teacher give him attention when he is acting good? Maybe his teacher just isnt a good fit for him. How is he at home?
Avatar n tn This way you have one on the backburner (the current one) for the more immediate symptoms, and another one that you hope to switch to if they become more appealing. Definitley get a second opinion. If you noticed the hospital staff already had a different opinion, it is possible a different neurologist might have a different opinion. I don't quite know your pain, but somewhat.
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 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 Now at 6 and in kindergarden we noticed that in school he was completely out of control with all the symptoms of ADHD rearing their heads. We broke down and put him on Adderol which seemed to help for a bit (1.5 months) and recently he had a major violent breakdown. I took him off the medication to give him a break from it and we have given him melatonin alternated with Benedryl at night to help him fall asleep.
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?