Adhd adults

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2212714 tn?1342262344 Please hang in there with your interests Cheri There must be more adults out there having ADD/ADHD challenges. Please join in and help make frustrated observers like me feel less like a third wheel! Thank you all and hope to see more replies.
Avatar n tn Adderall is the most commonly prescribed ADHD medicine for adults. I think most insurance companies cover it until a person is 25. Some will cover it for longer. I had to start paying out of pocket on my 26th birthday. Some versions of extend release Ritalin are also FDA approved for adults and there are also non stimulant alternatives.
Avatar f tn As you get older, you do gain more control over it. Medications can help. Many adults with ADHD are able to take medications only when they think it is necessary (before a report is due, or a important business meeting), and so they are able to deal with their ADHD. Information about ADHD and how it effects you is the key to dealing with it. The more you know the better your chances are to deal with it.
1380252 tn?1279896399 Moreover, the relaxing of the diagnostic criteria for AD(H)D, and concomitantly, that of diagnostic creep, have resulted in a 4000 per cent increase in those children (adults?) diagnosed with ADD and ADHD, since the mid-1970s! In essence, children are more likely to be diagnosed in school. Adults, especially those individuals who were labeled in childhood, usually seek out a diagnosis when confronted with those cares and concerns of a "grown-up world".
Avatar m tn my 10 yr old daughter has had adhd for the past 6 yrs and is on focolin rx now 50mg in am and 10mg in afternoon. with her she has had trouble with memory loss for some time now and cant retain information from the past or at times 30 seconds after being told. she was giagnosed 3 yrs ago with seizure tendencies after fainting in my arms. her doc has not explored this further.
Avatar n tn my fiancee and I are concerned that his (my soon to be step) 6 year old son has ADHD- the issues are when ever thier is a non structured event- (play date, free time ect- his hyper activity goes above and beyond and it is almost impossable to calm him down. for example,after a full day in first grade, an almost 2 hour play date(s) (runing, climbing trees,playing in the mudd ect. we come home and he is still running around the house screaming, singing bouncing off the walls).
Avatar n tn He has been a heavy bed wetter his entire life though in the past 6 months or so it has become more and more infrequent to the point where he only has an accident once every few weeks now. My wife has mentioned ADHD before but my son has never been hyperactive in any way. In fact its just the opposite, he is beyond mellow. Recently I read about ADHD PI and this seems to describe my son perfectly.
1174019 tn?1269856599 If so is there an alternative place for adults with ADD/ADHD? If not is there a different way of handling or presenting questions?
Avatar m tn I am wanting so answers regarding ADD in adults. What are the major symptoms? Does it get more severe with age? My Focus in high school was very difficult. I could not focus in class at all. It is strange because I was voted the outstanding athlete of the year in my graduating high school class. Today many years later i am full of fear when it comes to learning..................
Avatar n tn There are many adults who wondered why things were so difficult for them only to find out that they have been suffering from ADHD. Just something to think about. My son has ADHD....he is very smart, but you wouldn't know it looking at his grades.
Avatar n tn I am a 36 yo female, 5'6 125 lbs. Other than ADHD anm healthy and fit. I am currently, after 7 months of slow increases of Adderall XR and then changing IR (due to extreme cost differences) I'm on 40mg 2x's daily. Problem is I take first dose at 7:00 and second at 12:00. By 3:00 I'm useless. My Dr., who is very conscientious, already worries I'm taking a high dose and while she's not unwilling to consider a dose increase, she wants to wait.
Avatar f tn In fact I tend to think once past the development delays, aspergers and PDD NOS are practically the same thing. You can also try reading things written by autistic adults/adults with autism and see if there is anything you identify with. That can help you be able to put your thoughts/experiances into words to share with a professional.
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1472865 tn?1286909154 I just want people to also understand that children and adults with ADD/ADHD aren't different by any of all means....
Avatar f tn My overall question: Are young adults with ADHD also immature compared to their peers? I have read about kids being a few years behind in maturity, but not really about young adults or even older adults. I am 23 and was diagnosed with ADHD at 19 after going to a large university away from home and not being able to handle the freedom of time, class demands, partying, etc. I have graduated now after changing my major a zillion times and still have no idea what I want to do.
Avatar n tn ADHD tends to run in families and most adults don't realize they have it until they have a child that is diagnosed with it. About 60% of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms after the age of 18....There is a lot of debate about the disorder being possibly underdiagnosed in adults, especially in women. The numbers are around 4-6% of adults are thought to have ADHD and only 1-3% are diagnosed...
707438 tn?1240963240 So my doctor said to me the other day that ADHD/ADD is only a childrens disorder and that adults cant have it. I for one highly disagree but was wondering about how others felt regarding Adult ADD/ADHD. All opinions are welcome but PLEASE be considerate about others thoughts and feelings.
Avatar f tn Heart-related problems — ADD / ADHD stimulant medications have been found to cause sudden death in children and adults with heart conditions. The American Heart Association recommends that all individuals, including children, have a cardiac evaluation prior to starting a stimulant. An electrocardiogram is recommended if the person has a history of heart problems.
Avatar f tn hi there I'm Tim and me and my doughter suffer from ADHD I know that if a person has ADHD they don't know that they are it took yrs of me telling myself that there is nothing wrong but my wife was the one that noticed that I should seek help I diden think anything was wrong that's becouse you will not know but you will have bad depetion and it can even couse you to get to the point where you think your life is falling apart right befor yr eyes but there are many things that come with having ADHD
Avatar f tn // Since you mentioned, "if the discipline fits the crime." which is a really, really important concept. Here is a really good link on that.
Avatar f tn My son is 5yrs old and has adhd and odd. He is on Ritalin as well as Abilify. The Ritalin helps him be calm but he is constantly throwing temper tantrums at school. They are so bad I have to pick him up early almost everyday. Is there something else that I could do to help this issue?
707438 tn?1240963240 I am 24 and diagnosed with Adult ADHD and Bi-Polarity when I was 20. The hardest part of living with both of these diseases for me is not the social stigma; rather, my personal pride was deeply wounded by both diagnoses. I suppose I am an extremely prideful person and with my diagnosis at a young age, everything came tumbling down. Dreams, goals, aspirations all seemed to fall out of sight because of something beyond my control that limited me to medicine for the rest of my life.
Avatar n tn I have only recently learned of the ODD. My daughter has been diagnosed with "mild" ADHD. Her pychologist also told us that she is extremely bright. She is doing well academically in kindergarten; her teacher said she is above average in most areas of learning. Our problem is her behavior. She not only falls into four symptoms of ODD, but exhibits all six of the criteria.
Avatar n tn when should tell the child about adhd & odd, it been 3 months that child been told have adhd & odd, father wont agree with the dr recommending. want know when should i tell my child have adhd & odd? i know for years that child have it but father never beleive me then he finally admit he have adhd too and that he knew his child would have it before he met me.. what i am suppose to do? as single parent. a should i tell my child have adhd & odd?
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?