Adhd brain

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Avatar f tn I'm just wondering if I truly have ADHD though it did not manifest itself as most with ADHD do? Thank you for any insight you may have.
Avatar f tn Sounds like that is the case for your brother. Add/adhd is a brain issue and would affect many things. If your parents suspect he has add/adhd would most likely would have been brought up by a teacher of his at some point, then an expert assessment would need to be done. What you CAN do is help him stay active. My son who is only 7 has sensory issues. He needs lots and lots of physical activity. He can sit when he needs to better and falls asleep more easily if he has had this.
Avatar n tn Your brief descrition invites questions about whether he displays some co-morbid condition alongside the ADHD and whether the ADHD itself is successfully treated. If he is not on an IEP it would make sense to request an evaluation and this might identify the need for an IEP. Then the suitability of his current program could be examined.
Avatar n tn We are trying to avoid going to a Clinical psychologist who will tell us he is FREAKING ADHD (every child is diagnosed with this if he dares to get bored in Maths!) But at the end of the day we want whats best for him. His marks are ridiculous (87% English, Sciences in the 90’s!) His teachers all say obviously the academic side is not a problem. So if it is emotional, then surely keeping him down a year will be worse for his concentration level. He has done Grade 4 (and has the certificates!
Avatar f tn I have a son aged 9, who is a twin. He was diagnosed at age 7 with ADHD, O.D.D, delayed maturation of brain; cognitive delay etc and has poor social skills. His twin sister displays none of these traits. All I can say is keep pushing for help and don't give up. It's a long battle but so worthwhile. He has been on medication for 2 years. Now on methylphenidate AM, Strattera PM.
Avatar f tn Hi. You don't say how old your child is and what he is doing that would lead your doctor to think he has adhd. It is usual protocol to wait until the earliest age of 6 before diagnosing for adhd because all kids before that age show so much variability in behavior. Many kids prior to 6 will be impulsive, hard to settle down, on the move, have no filter, talk in loud voices and move from thing to thing quickly without finishing something.
Avatar f tn ADHD is neural disorder just as seizure disorders. Both affect the brain but in different ways. With ADHD there in not enough neural activity in the frontal cortex; but with seizures there is too much neural activiy all over the brain. I wish both you and Valetta the best of luck with your children.
Avatar n tn ive learned that kids with ADHD are not crazy , dumb , uneducated ect. its just an inbalance in the brain and all that medication does is help balance that side of your brain to help you focus and be able to do tasks like homework , classwork , ect and be successful it also brings out some of your best talents !!!!
1243818 tn?1270403052 I know something is wrong. I fear making a mistake. Why am I so disorganized in my brain? I fear getting fired constantly. I wonder about ssi, disability, which will give me a fraction of the income. I don't have anyone to confide in. I hate going to work betw. the serpents and the lack or prioritization, enough time, pt satisfaction, etc.
1211960 tn?1272978102 I also know that these medications can be neuro toxic meaning they can deplete your brain chemistry and fry your brain. I just have never heard of it dialating pupils.
Avatar f tn Our grandson has been diagnosed with ADHD but also suffers with "silent seizures". His behavior is getting out of hand, especially at school where he is defiant, and unco-operative. We are struggling to find him the proper medications and/or help that he needs. 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.
Avatar m tn it's not that bad but im sure I know the answer but I just dont get the question, eg it doesn't make any sense to me, my brain can't make right connections.
284002 tn?1244551155 in my brain and have conversations with people,without forgetting what I was about to say! It was amazing. From that point on, I knew that I had a brain and in that brain there was actually a high level of intelligence. Before the meds, I had always thought I was dumb. Anyways, good luck with your medication and your couching session. I think I'm going to go to sleep now, I think I have written enough for a week! care Mike.
Avatar f tn If you take your child to the Doctors I wouldn't even mention ADD or ADHD ,I would ask for testing to be done to blood levels and to the brain they can check the brain by doing a EEG and a MRI if they find something after doing a EEG. Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 and Omega 3-6-9 along with a Child's Multivitamin are better for them that these drugs they give out, and don't have the very bad side effects.
Avatar f tn I was taking adhd meds that were prescribe to me by a doctor to loose weight. For one yr. I'm addicted. And I want to stop.. Anyone had the same problem and stoped. By them self?
Avatar f tn My son has been Diagnosed with ADHD and OCD. He has been on ADHD medication since he was 4 and now newly diagnosed with OCD. They think the Vyvanse is making the OCD sympotms worse. I can see this since we placed him on Zoloft for the OCD things have improved somewhat. I feel so bad for him becuase our personalities are so different. I am very melow and laid back but also Type A. He is constantly getting into trouble over little things at school almost daily.
Avatar f tn Stimulant safety concerns Beyond the potential side effects, there are a number of safety concerns associated with the stimulant medications for ADD / ADHD. Effect on the developing brain — The long-term impact of ADD / ADHD medication on the youthful, developing brain is not yet known. Some researchers are concerned that the use of drugs such as Ritalin in children and teens might interfere with normal brain development.
Avatar n tn Yes, ADHD is Hereditary. However, it is not unusual for only one child in a family to have it. Or to even skip a generation or for neither parents to have it, but an Uncle, etc. Point, being - your child might or might not have it. However, if your child has it - it does not condemn him/her to going through what you went through. Chances are your parents had no clue what ADHD was and that effected how you were treated.
Avatar m tn They are not about one specific thing, almost random even. They are so pronounced its almost like i have to wait in line for my brain to slow down so I can speak. These thoughts have made me extremely unsociable, untrusting, constantly worrying and wondering. When I try to read a book, i have so many thoughts running through my head about other things i cant concentrate. I normally forget everything i read by the end of the paragraph.
Avatar m tn All of these other options have as much scientific basis for trying but they arent known to cause brain shrinkage like ritalin is.
Avatar f tn Hello, in a way, ADHD is a problem of immaturity, because individuals with ADHD have a harder time doing the things we associate with maturity (such as tolerating boredom, persevering and being efficient). Young adults with ADHD are typically less 'mature' than their same aged peers, and it can be intensely frustrating for the person with the disorder and her loved ones (as you noted). Though it may take longer, most people with ADHD do find their niche.
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
1453183 tn?1287852619 Even though these doctors are saying that these results highlight the importance of a proper diagnosis, they are still not able to give us the answers of how these drugs impact the ADD / ADHD brain long-term. How do we know that the medication won't make both normal children and children with ADD / ADHD depressed? We don't. The study is evidence that more testing needs to be done on how these drugs impact the brain long term for both ADD / ADHD individuals and individuals without the disorder.
Avatar n tn ,it works on a sub-molecular level to Naturally improve Focus, concentration and memory. Attend balances left/right brain activity and supports the central nervous system. You can get it at a good health store we have a brilliant one here in CA called Sprouts, they have technicians who look up what you are getting and print out all the information, This product can be used on Adults and children .
707438 tn?1240963240 Was just watching a programme about the brain on TV KOCE and the Doctor was talking about ADD and ADHD and he said that as we reach adulthood we loose the Hyper part most times but still have the ADD and he also said it does have an impact on their lives that the folks with it were more likely to suffer from substance abuse.
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.
163305 tn?1333672171 Ask paediatricians how often they saw children with “minimal brain dysfunction”, as ADHD was then known, in the 80s, and their answers range from one in 100 to one in 500. In the early 90s, Ritalin prescriptions were running at about 2,000 a year, although the drug had been available for years and was in massive use in the US. Today, the figure is over 600,000. Does the fault really lie inside our children’s brains, or is it a further – and dangerous – manifestation of a medicalising culture?