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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 n tn ADHD* , Antidepressants * , Prozac(Fluoxetine)* , Psychostimulants* , Behavioral modification therapy*
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. Behavioral treatments may include behavioral parent training, classroom management, and/or peer interventions.
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 For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment. Behavioral treatments may include behavioral parent training, classroom management, and/or peer interventions.
Avatar f tn How long has she been diagnosed with ADHD? Is she getting any behavioral therapy or just the meds. What kind of a doctor are you seeing for her (guessing a pediatrician?) How long has she been on Meds and which med is she currently on? I take it she is in second grade? When is her birthday? Also, you might want to check over on the child behavior forum. search for "out of control 6/7 year olds" and read some of the suggestions.
Monster If you were my patient, I would advise you that your question is quite complicated and the treatment depends upon the symptoms and severity of the disease and whether or not the patient experiences side effects. Behavioral therapy and non medical therapy may help too. For a more in depth review of the types of medications that can be used you could go to http://www.tsa-usa.org/aMedical/medical_medical_treatment.html and check out this resource. Good luck!
Avatar n tn Anxiety disorders can be treated, sometimes by therapy alone and sometimes by a combination of therapy (usually cognitive-behavioral therapy) and medication.
Avatar n tn Have you tried behavioral therapy? If the meds aren't working there is no point to his taking them.
Avatar n tn My dr told me that a lot of times bipolar and ADD?ADHD run hand in hand or comorbidly or you can have them both at the same time. She started me on strattera because I have the same problems concentrating as you. I am going through the process of being tested for ADD/ADHD right now. So you could have both possibly. You should talk to your psychiatrist about that.
Avatar f tn But both would respond to talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy in addition to medication. Best instead of considering hospitalization to take your child to a child psychiatrist who is an expert in the field and understand this whole issue and what combination of medications would be right.
Avatar f tn All studies show that a combination of behavioral modification therapy and meds are the most effective treatment. I have many good links if you need more information on any of this.
671512 tn?1226563206 ADHD is not a mood disorder, so we would like to introduce a Behavioral Tracker as halbashes requested. Feel free to use the Mood Tracker to track mood, but since ADHD is not a mood disorder, this tracker does not cover everything that may be important for an ADHD tracker. Here's a link to the Mood Tracker: http://www.medhelp.org/land/mood-tracker We'll let you know when a Behavioral Tracker is available.
Avatar f tn He had terrible reactions to stimulant ADHD meds, thus bringing out the worsening OCD and anxiety issues. He has been doing OT, behavioral cognitive therapy, etc with minimal change in behavior. A few weeks ago he was started on Prozac and has since been taken off due to increased agression, agitation, restlessness, etc. They want to start him on another similar medication (works in the same way)...zoloft, or paxil.
15580560 tn?1441524359 They are only thoughts and you need to learn to control them with cognitive behavioral therapy. You need to learn how to let them wash over you and give them no credit otherwise you will be fighting a never ending battle with your own mind.
3688816 tn?1358475297 For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment. Behavioral treatments may include behavioral parent training, classroom management, and/or peer interventions.
Avatar n tn Anyone have a 5 year old boy diagnosed with ADHD? My son has developmental delays and is currently undergoing evaluation for ADHD. He's completely out of control, doesn't listen, and is very aggressive towards me. He has a developmental specialist he's been seeing for 2 years that recommended behavioral therapy and probable medication for school once he starts kindergarten. I'm not a big fan of kids on meds especially 5 year olds but I just don't know what else to do.
Avatar f tn If lying or stealing is uncontrollable at this point and becomes pathologic, medication and the use of behavioral therapy may help. Other conditions associated with this are OCD and ADHD that needs to be ruled out. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I am wondering if we should take our daughter to a behavioral specialist? She is 2 years and 5 months old. She exhibits symptoms of OCD (she has tantrums if kitchen cabinet doors are left open or if the top is not closed on the ketchup bottle at the dinner table, etc). In addition, she has wicked temper tantrums in public- an example: we will be waiting for our food to arrive and when it does, she will attempt to throw her plate of food off of the table.
Avatar f tn You need to try behavioral therapy. ADHD can be VERY hard on the parents but he needs to learn to control his explosive behavior. I would go to the library or buy a book about ADHD and read up on what he is going through and how to help him. Spanking will not help b/c it is likely that he doesn't know HOW to control these behaviors or HOW to respond in an appropriate manner.
Avatar f tn Some other thoughts is that experts say it takes at least 3 weeks of consistent, immediate consequences (timeouts) for a behavioral change to take effect. It can take even longer with an adhd kid because they don't think before they act. However, as they get older (and 9 is about that point), they do start getting more control. The thing to keep in mind is that ADHD kids (when they are younger) really don't have very good filters. Hence they do things impulsively.
Avatar n tn My child is 7 now, diagnosed having Autism, ADHD, Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia ,Developmental speech and language delay and disorders. No turn taking skills at all, very easily furstrated and jealous. Hates school and has no friends. Fights with his elder brother especially when playing together because hates competition and he cannot accept defeat at all.
Avatar f tn Kids with ADHD tend to have no filters and will do things very quickly without thinking about the consequences. Medication will help slow down their actions. Behavioral therapy is also effective at stopping this. However, if this is the only problem he is having - than it may be more the result of OCD. While maturation does help, learning to deal with OCD (and ADHD for that matter) will really help him as he grows up. So it really depends on how serious or widespread the problem is.
Avatar m tn My daughter is 4 and was born with brain damage due to the cmv virus. Since birth problems have been apparent. She is currently diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spastic deplegia, severe mental retardation, and adhd. I'm not really sure about all the diagnosis so far so I'm trying to find more information. She is in a class for children with disabilities where she gets OT,PT,SPEECH therapy. She is very smart and seems to have a good memory.