Add vs adhd

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Avatar m tn anxiety and depression are two side effects from ADD. i know i have ADD and as a adult i have never been treated for it- just have to try to focus that much harder. i'm currently on meds for anxiety and depression and i'm wondering if i'm starting backwards. should i be getting treament for the ADD first and then see if the anxiety and depression continue.
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 1)What is the percentage of improvement to children on one of these ADHD drugs compared to placibo? 2)Is ADHD considered a mental disability? Brain defect/abnormality? 3)Do these drugs carry a side effect of brain atrophy or is that a result of the ADHD itself? 4)Do the drugs cause potential neurological damage? 5) Should they consider taking him off the Ritalin because he has shown to be depressed prior?
Avatar n tn my 12 yr.old son was diagnosed with add/adhd when he was 6 yrs.old when diagnosed with it,he has been on ritalin until the beginning of this school year,he wanted to see if he could do it,his grades went from an A/B student to 3 f's and d's, an a in art,i put him back on ritalin,20 time release a.m. 20 time release p.m.
Avatar f tn Kennedy - I thought that supplements such as Omegas, Vitamin B complex, magnesium and zinc have shown to help ADD/ADHD. I agree that, these supplements will not eliminate the symptoms. I think that research ahs shown that these supplements help to reduce the symptoms and also reduce the amount of medicine needed, assuming the parent decides to use medication. I would appreciate your comments.
Avatar f tn Hope these help!
Avatar n tn I have a 15 year old son who has been diagnosed with ADD-ADHD.
Avatar n tn Weird, never heard that one before - and I have been on this site for 4 years. I think that a lot of the adults with ADD would be real surprised if it were true. As long as you have a prescription you are fine.
Avatar n tn I would love to know what website to go find info on a link between ADD/Lying. There is info on ADHD vs. lying, and your point is well taken as to self-preservation skills. My daughter has no hyperactivity at all. In fact, she likes to fly "under the radar" so to speak.
Avatar n tn This is not to say that your daughter does not display ADHD, but only to point out that ADHD does not account for her aggressive posture. Even if your daughter displays ADHD (and she is really too young to be concluding such a diagnosis), her aggression needs to be managed.
327385 tn?1378360731 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 f tn If he is formally diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, the first medication that the doctor tries is a stimulant such as Ritalin or Metadate (assuming no medical reasons to avoid the stimulant such as heart disease). Did your daughter try one of the stimulants? Stratera is not a stimulant. It usually is given to ADD children that tried the stimulant route, but the stimulant did not work. Tenex is not a stimulant either.
Avatar f tn My fiance thinks i have either add or adhd but i have not been tested for but i have all systoms on both which i thought was very stange what else should i do and what tests are involved? ?
1453183 tn?1287849019 t because no long term studies have been done on children (with or without ADD / ADHD). All of the individuals who I know who were diagnosed with ADD / ADHD as children and did not take stimulants are all fine now. Everyone I know who was diagnosed and put on stimulants has mental health problems. Yes, they could be comorbid disorders that would have showed up anyway.
Avatar f tn My 9yr old daughter seems to exhibit a lot of behaviors that members on this forum are talking about. However they have not yet assessed her as having ADHD/ADD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder. She is in the 4th grade and I get calls home daily about her disrespectful behaviour at school. Academically she is doing great it is just the behaviour that is bringing her down. She is only like this at school too.
Avatar f tn Can anyone tell me the symptoms of ADD or ADHD in teens?
Avatar f tn I am a very private and sensitive person. I keep getting told that I need to see a doctor for adhd/add because its a big problem to me. Even though I've quit work because of it, even tasks at home are really hard. I can't complete anything...i keep starting new things. Since this is not a physical problem, is it possible for me to be treated for this with an online doctor?
946268 tn?1246686539 my 4 year old son doesnt speak well,although understandable but he doesnt use words connections,he doesnt do his school tasks ar if he does he doesnt finish it,he's always opposing and usually doesnt trust anybody.