Adhd adults

Common Questions and Answers about Adhd adults


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 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..................
2212714 tn?1342258744 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.
7087196 tn?1389306119 t know much about working with Bipolar. I can help a lot with ADHD. If it does seem more like ADHD or if you wish more info on ADHD, please post back here or over here - where I am also the CL. Best wishes.
1546912 tn?1293809481 "It’s odd that ADHD is still more thought of as a childhood disorder, since there are actually more adults with ADHD than children." -- Ari Tuckman (Psychologist specializing in ADHD, and VP of the ADD Association) In a nutshelff, that's why I started this forum. A fruitless search for an Adult-specific ADHD forum and support community left me frustrated and cranky.
Avatar f tn I have several questions regarding treatment options for adults with PDD and ADHD. My brother was diagnosed with PDD-NOS and ADHD when he was five years old. He did not receive pharmacologic interventions, but received intensive Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy. He is now 24 years old, and has done incredibly well. He currently attends college at the Art Institute of California in San Francisco.
1472865 tn?1286905554 Does anyone really, understand in what ADD/ADHD really is? Well if you all are not sure in what it really means I would be happy, too help you all understand in what they both mean..Some people feel once they are dignosed with this (CHALLENGE) that their life comes to an end. But really isn't true... I have two boy's both with ADHD and other disabilities, and they are both doing well....
1380252 tn?1279892799 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 // and see if any of these fit. I am not aware of SID sites for adults but specialmom could help with that.
Avatar n tn Hello Doug, Since I am a psychologist and not a prescriber, I can give you information about stimulants and ADHD in general, but the only one who should be talking specific dosage with you is someone who has reviewed your medical history and given you a physical. I see you wrote that you are taking zoloft at a pretty standard dose, but as I am sure you have discovered the SSRIs are a very different experience from stimulants.
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 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.
Avatar m tn Ritalin for Adults With ADHD. Ritalin for ADHD treatment in adults has not been adequately studied, meaning that no large studies have been conducted on the benefits and risks of using it to treat adult ADHD. However, healthcare providers may prescribe Ritalin for adult ADHD in certain situations. This is considered an "off-label" of the drug.
1628438 tn?1299557322 // Both of these sites are written/produced by adults with ADD and have a lot of helpful ideas. For you, I would think that if you can understand the the lying you do is probably to cover up the mistakes you make due to ADD. You are on your way. There are many tricks of the trade, that you can use to cut down on these ADD type of mistakes. Sites mentioned above will cover many ideas. Also take ownership of yourself. Admit you screwed up.
Avatar n tn Straterra is an anti-depressant type of medication. They use it for adhd and to stabilize behaviors/moods with children and adults. Though its rate of success isn't as high in children as adults it does work with some. Your son is too young for them to classify him as bi-polar, but ODD with the mood swings sounds more like that is the diagnosis you might be looking at, I am not a doctor, but you may want to ask. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Does anyone have a good doctor or psychologist for ADHD issues in adults. Prefereably one that offers care on a sliding scale since I have no insurance. I just need someone to listen to me who actually cares. All the community doctors I've been to ask me the same question repeatedly like they're in space or ask me a question I just answered. Please help I've been diagnosed with ADHD since I was 14 and GAD and agoraphobia since I was 15. Anyone???
Avatar f tn Recently my 3 yr old has been going to a psychiatrist and they gave him clonidine for ADHD, he's on the smallest possible dose! It seems to help slow him down but he's still downright mean!!! He doesnt think twice about pulling hair, hitting, pinching, and even biting. Adults and other children. Most of the time he does it when he thinks he is being restrained or when another child is too close, giving him a look or trying to take something away from him. He is such a bully!!
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Avatar f tn Its not that he never really got over it. Its that he never learned how to deal with it. By the way, sleep apnea will make ADHD worse (at least in kids), see the following link. And the sleep apnea would certainly cause him to have trouble staying awake. Essentially (to me) he is showing many classic ADHD and sleep apnea symptoms.
Avatar n tn Is thee a support group for a 22 yr old male with PDD, ADHD and bipolar disorder? This discussion is related to <a href=''>...ADHD,Autism and PDD</a>.