Adhd behavioral therapy

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Avatar n tn While some physicians diagnosis on the basis of a quick interview, and some use symptom checklists, the most responsible way to determine if a child has ADHD is to refer him for psychological or neuropsychological assessment. ADHD is frequently diagnosed by the presence of symptoms, yet it is important to note that symptoms such as impulsivity or forgetfulness can also be caused by anxiety, depression, or other factors.
Avatar m tn Many times depression has been caused by ADHD. It is possible that the proper treatment of ADHD with medication (and therapy to help you understand how ADHD has affected your life) will allow the antidepressants to be slowly tapered off. Plus, the stim meds can be taken on an as needed basis and some have only about a 3 to 4 hour effect so can be taken just in the afternoon or morning (as needed). Anyway, hope this helps. Please post if you have any more questions.
Avatar n tn My 7yr. old son has been experiencing behavioral problems in school since the age of two. He was tested for ADD at hte age of 4 and 5 and the results came back negative. He displays impulsive behavior such as hitting other children, yelling out in class, getting out of his seat, disregarding class rules, total inappropiate behavior. He has been expelled from 4 schools since the age two. All of he schools have been private christian schools.
Avatar n tn Please let people know that the Feingold diet has been used for 25 years as a treatment for ADHD and other behavioral disorders, as well as helping many of the physical symptoms that frequently accompany ADHD such as asthma, bed wetting, chronic ear infections, migraines, etc. There remains a pervasive myth that the diet has been "debunked" and that it does not work, or that it is "unproven" or has "no scientific support." I repeat -- this is a MYTH.
678330 tn?1274156607 If you don't respect it -- it will kill you. I am beginning Dialectical Behavioral Therapy next week. Essentially, I'm saying that I cannot get a hold of BPD because it is so complex. At times, I love it -- the mania makes me feel like I can do everything, all at once because I am enhanced me, version 2.0. More-than-human, confident, quick-witted, creative, funny and oh-so-charmingly handsome. Who would wanna shake that feeling?
Avatar f tn His doctors don't seem to be of any help thus far, just putting him on different meds, but none so far seem to have found any relief for him. He has seen a neurologist who discovered his seizures, has been through behavioral therapy, but still haven't found the "happy medium" he needs.
Avatar n tn My question is, are the medications the same for ADD/ADHD? My son is said to have adhd. his medicine has changed three times now and this last one he is maxed out to the fullest dose. He can have some serious mood swings like when you take something from him he will hit you or kick at you to get it back. but when i struggle with him he puts up a fight and we are done it drains his energy.
Avatar f tn I found after years of on and off stability with my bipolar disorder, I developed responses and habits that do not help me very well. For that, I do behavioral therapy techniques which I practice, practice, practice. As physical/rehab/lifestyle changes therapies are important for physical illnesses, I do other therapies/lifestyle changes beside prescription medications. I really do believe and practice in the "wholistic" approach to mqintaining good health.
Avatar n tn my 6 years old son, has been having behavioral problems since ha was 3 years old. he had speech delay. he has been evaluated for a developmental delay. he is in first grade now. he is a very smart boy. However, he has a difficulty focusing on his work. Therefore, he always has incomplete work. He also have a difficulty following directions.
Avatar n tn This is very interesting Sandman. I've never sat down and told my son that he has a developmental delay or sensory integration disorder. I tell him his engine runs too high and he has to do the things necessary to keep it "just right" but that is it. I chose to do it this way because he has always felt different and I believed that this would just confirm it. He was diagnosed young though and we've done so much to help him that he now pretty much does blend in with the other kids.
Avatar f tn For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment." So even if meds are not given - the therapy is recommended. They can not just ignore the situation and say come back later on. You can read about it here. If you do want to check out the ADHD aspect - this site has a pretty good list of things to look out for.
Avatar n tn We have tried behavior therapy, drug therapy, and still no change. His aggression continues to grow and there seems to be no help for him. He is a wonderful child and i dont want him labeled "THAT KID". His therapists have started suggesting maybe there is something more than adhd/odd. What else can we try to give my baby hope?
Avatar f tn have a hyperactive 5 and a half yr. old boy. Hyper since birth.Changing diapers was difficult. I am used to this and it has gotten a bit easier to manage since then. Alot of his behavior seems like ADHD,the type that is hyper but "takes everything in". He never liked loud music,covers his ears. And also complained once of lights being too bright at Gymnastics class (which he DID NOT LIKE). He will interact with other children and isn't shy once he gets comfortable.
Avatar m tn Around the age of 9, she went through early onset puberty and also began showing signs of severe behavioral issues. She was diagnosed with ADHD and we were told that she registered on the autism spectrum. She has few friends, and struggles with anger problems. She is unable to gauge social situations, and is severely overweight. Her worst symptom currently is vivid hallucinations of harming animals/other people when she gets angry.
707438 tn?1240963240 When I get frustrated with myself I read his books and it reminds me that a lot of my struggles are the ADD - it also helps me remember the things that I can do to help myself 2) OMEGA-THREE SUPPLEMENTS - the second book, Delivered from Distraction, suggests omega-3 supplements - I feel better when I take them 3) MEDS - I really responded with Adderall - I am now having some heart rate fluctuation so may have to go off meds but Adderall was a lifesaver for me 4) DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL TH
Avatar n tn If she does have ADD, all studies have shown that a combination of medication and behavioral therapy has the best result. Anyway, here are the three links: http://connect.additudemag.
Avatar m tn He is at risk for bipolar disorder. He is exhibiting ADHD behavior at home, but not at school, pointing to possible pediatric bipolar disorder. I am looking for a professional to help me go through the process for a full psych evaluation and possibly therapy and/or treatment. I believe that my son craves a male presence and don't know what to do. If I select a male doctor/therapist, could he project the love he would have for a father, generating a whole new problem?
Avatar m tn He is getting in trouble at school for the same things. His behavior at home has not improved. He has been tested for adhd. One doctor said yes he does have that and that he needs medication and behavior therapy. The school teachers disagree.
Avatar n tn My son has also been a little better since we have been giving him a second does of ADHD meds in school. Not an issue for you I know, but best of luck to you.
667445 tn?1230754138 Any type of therapy has a greater chance of success the earlier it is started. Your child's brain is developing and professionals can put together programmes to help improve any areas they have difficulties in. So, no, it is never too soon. And as Speech and Language Therapy etc all costs money, you can bet your life that as soon as they think he doesn't need it they will pull out that support. There is no way that speech therapy can slow down or be detrimental to his speech development.
Avatar f tn I agree with Mark. All studies have shown that the most effective treatment for ADHD is BOTH behavioral therapy and medication. And recent studies have shown that it is possible to reduce the medication due to the therapy. And in regards to his lying. "kids with ADHD are especially prone to stretching the truth." "First, realize that the impulse to tell fibs does not make your youngster a bad person, nor is it evidence of a character flaw.
Avatar m tn If the psychiatrists who have been following up on him haven't been of help then it would be worthwhile to seek a second opinion from a child psychiatrist with specific knowledge in this field In addition to medication adhd can be helped by talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
242606 tn?1243786248 Indeed, in our outpatient practice at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in the metropolitan Boston area, the largest number of pediatric patients are referred for evaluation and treatment of behavioral difficulties. Some of the time, pediatric behavior problems are symptomatic of emotional disorders, such as Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Disruptive Behavior Disorder or a condition along the Pervasive Developmental Disorder spectrum.
891073 tn?1241216905 We work with her on this but she still seems to have problems. I was recently diagnosed with inattentive-type ADHD and Bipolar I disorder, I am afraid that my mental illness is contributing to her behavior. I think that she may be ADHD but my husband does not want her to be medicated. I am not sure what to do.
Avatar n tn Since he was 3 years old, my stepson has been diagnosed with one problem after another. ADHD, ODD, PTSD, anxiety disorder, behavioral disorder, developmental disorder... He has been on Dexedrine, Tenex, Hydroxizine, Prozac, Amytriptaline, Tegretol, and Effexor. He was also taking melatonin for a while to make him sleep. He has been to many different doctors and shows no sign of improvement. At 3 years he was expelled from pre school for trying to stab a teacher and playmate with scissors.
Avatar m tn He is at risk for bipolar disorder. He is exhibiting ADHD behavior at home, but not at school, pointing to possible pediatric bipolar disorder. I am looking for a professional to help me go through the process for a full psych evaluation and possibly therapy and/or treatment. I believe that my son craves a male presence in his life but there are none, so his need is unfulfilled and I don't know what to do as far a chosing a professional.
Avatar n tn Do you suggest there be blood tests to rule out all other possible causes of hyperactivity and/or ADHD BEFORE prescribing Adderall or any other medication? Is ADHD or hyperactivity merely a lack of self control/discipline?
535822 tn?1443980380 The other issue of having a child diagnosed with ADHD is separate from whether they are eligible for benefits and also the concerns about medication side effects because ADHD can sometimes respond to cognitive behavioral therapy as well.