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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 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 I wasn't diagnosed until recently, at the age of 45, but outwardly my symptoms look different as an adult than they did as a child (and yet nobody recognized it back then!). When I was young, I couldn't sit in a chair without jiggling my foot, for instance. My nerves were always on edge, and I wish I'd realized sooner how much good exercise could have helped. I exercise more and have a job now that has both brain work and physical labor.
Avatar n tn My son is 9. He was diagnosed ADHD combined type with compulsive destructive(?) disorder. He is not on any prescription med's. He does however take vitamin supplements for memory, focus and concentration and Calm Child for the evenings to help wind him down for bed. He is very very smart and artistic. He is an avid reader. My son is very tender hearted and takes everything personally, good or bad. But he has another side that comes out of nowhere and we are losing control of it.
Avatar f tn Predominantly Inattentive Type Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive Type Combined Type Sometimes a combination of therapy and medication is indicated. Of all the medications prescribed to treat ADHD, stimulants are often the most effective. Paradoxically, medications that are mild stimulants often deliver a calming effect to the central nervous system (brain and nerves) of those with ADHD. In some cases, antihypertensives or antidepressants may be prescribed.
Avatar n tn My 7 old son was diagnosed last week with ADHD, combined type. He also has tics that have changed over time. Currently, they are facial tics with mouth movements and shoulders shrugs, along with lip licking and eye blinking. We have an appointment tomorrow with a neurologist in the area. Couldn't get an appt with a pediatric neurologist before another 2 months, so scheduled with a neurologist that does see children his age. His pediatrician doesn't feel it's tourette's.
Avatar n tn Diagnosis: ADHD/ODD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar II, Learning Disability  Separation Anxiety, Deep depression – up and down (swings), eyelash pulling and pulling out hair without anti-depressant, it took 150mg of Zoloft to finally stop the habits and put a smile on his face.  Does not feel pain like other children – can run across rock beach with no shoes and feels nothing - no pain. Loves animals can get stung by bees and does not care.
Avatar n tn My doctor said it can assist in raising small amounts of dopamine in the brain, which people with ADHD lack. So it wont cure ADHD or ne thin but it cant hurt not taking it, i mean if it can assist in controlling the symptoms, why not! The only issue here would be the fact the tablets r quite huge!
Avatar n tn My son is 7 and was diagnosed over a year ago with ADHD combined type. What I have recently noticed is he will constantly repeat a two or three word phrase over and over and over until we have to tell him to stop. He also will be sitting there watching TV or eating and he will just yell. Like AHHHHH! Then stop and thats it. He won't say anything, he's not upset or afraid or anything... its almost like when a kettle needs to give off steam. He also cries over the slightest little thing.
Avatar n tn my son was always advanced at everything (crawled at 5 mos,stood at 6 mos ,at age 2 he knew the alphabet in english, hebrew & french ) ) he was 8 mos old he found an old box fan ..he would sit on his knees and spin the blades (we cut the cord off )he was completley obsessed for several years .box fans ,windmills ,pinwheels ...never asked for toys ,only fans . also started throwing fits ,and cussing .... I took him to the Dr.( he was almost 3).
Avatar n tn My IQ has always been the same. I'm mid-aged now. I was just recently diagnosed with ADHD COMBINED TYPE. My IQ has always been low since childhood. 78 right now. I don't think the ADHD is throwing the test off. Instead, the ADHD is throwing off the brain. Cause I notice I really don't understand some things that are simple to others. I'm thinking that if you can't focus, it affects other parts of the brain too like your intellect..
883151 tn?1245518109 The doctor had at one point thought that he had a form of autism because of his behaviors. Then he started thinking ADHD. Now the doctor is going back and forth. He can't seem to determine if this is ADHD or autism. My son used to throw big fits where he would throw himself on the floor and bang his head on the floor if he didn't get what he wanted but the problem was that he wouldn't tell me what he wanted. He seemed to expect me to know without him having to say.
Avatar m tn I have Bad ADHD and Bi-Polar and had unnacceptable side effects from Strattera, Paxil, Trileptal, Lamictal, Abilify, Lexapro, and Focalin. I have a low tolerance for drugs, but seem to be able to quit cold turkey with no issues from addicted drugs. Past suicidal ideation is an issue. Everytime I take dextramathoraphine for a cough, I seem to be a little happier, can focus on work better, and don't spill my guts to all my co-workers.
Avatar m tn Ran across this today and thought I'd add it to the mix of information given here. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=164317 EXERCISE BOOSTS SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FOR KIDS WITH ADHD:STUDY WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A few minutes of exercise a day can help children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) do better at school, according to a small new study. The findings suggest that exercise could provide an alternative to drug treatment.
899943 tn?1241924720 And overall just act like a complete as*hole. Was told ADHD meds can create adverse effects when combined w/ bipolar disorder. So, what do I do in the event that the doctor is still reluctant to prescribe me the meds and turns to counseling instead? Don't really know much about either disorder or meds for bipolar so I'd appreciate any input. Clear some of my confusion.
5757880 tn?1395581622 (In May the school tested and qualified him for an IEP) Well, he is at a three-tier diagnosis. (1) ADHD (Combined Type), (2) Generalized Anxiety Disorder and (3) R/O of Autism Disorder. Mind you, the doctor cannot test my son for Autism because the medical community in my area still follows the DSM-4 and the school system follows DSM-5, so they informed me to ask the school to test him in his 2nd semester.
Avatar m tn I've never really thought about it, but off hand I can tell you they are both considered developmental disorders. I've been diagnosed with both ADHD (combined type), and Autism (PDD-NOS). As LRM1021 pointed out, there are some people who believe they are on the same spectrum of disorders, while others do not. Certainly there are symptoms that overlap, but the same can be said of many disorders.
1460021 tn?1445739558 So....I'm 25...got diagnosed with adhd...been on dexamphetamine 50mg since march 25th was going well....after speaking to my doctor he thought i might benifit from going on epilim to stabilize my moods as well... So i have been on epilim 500mg in the morning and then 500mg at night...I don't know if its causing my aggression to get worse (the dexies helped heaps with that)....i am getting rather big outbursts of anger and punching walls again....
Avatar m tn A friend told me that some people had been taking meds for their ADHD combined with depressive meds as well, and they had been subsequently re-diagnosed as being bipolar. A geriatric psychiatrist examined me late in March and said that I was bipolar II but the depressive component was by far the stronger of the two.
Avatar f tn You mentioned that your son was previously diagnosed with ADHD combined type but you didn't state why. I think that it would be a mistake for any child to be on psychotropic medication for an emotional issue after being diagnosed with ADHD not to be receiving counseling. It is within this context that you would be able to better determine what is causing is what. Your son's school counselor might be a good resource for this service.
Avatar f tn He also has these meltdowns, to me they seem to go beyond a regular temper tantrum and my 7 year old has severe ADHD-combined type, so I've seen some bad tantrums. But with my son the screaming and kicking walls and throwing things will go on for at least 15 minutes, sometimes over an hour if he doesn't get his way. Once the meltdown starts, even if his father gives in to him, it doesn't matter anymore. Nothing anybody says or does matters at that point.
Avatar m tn I have always been a hard worker, but procrastination, disorganization, forgetfulness, and being easily distracted have been getting the best of me. About four months ago I decided to finally go to a Doctor, and get back on some type of ADHD medicine. He started me off on a very low dose of generic adderall, (10mg not xr)and has monitored my weight, actions, etc since I started. I am now taking 20 mg in the morning, 9:30am and another 10mg at about 1:30pm.
Avatar n tn my son is 7 years old, and was diagnosed 4 years ago with ADHD, combined type and PDD-NOS. He has a severe speech delay, and has been on medications for the ADHD and for mood for almost 4 years. He is generally very well behaved, verbalizes all of his needs and wants, participates in special ed classroom and is making enormous progress with his IEP goals, etc.
Avatar n tn My son is 9. He was diagnosed ADHD combined type with compulsive destructive(?) disorder. He is not on any prescription med's. He does however take vitamin supplements for memory, focus and concentration and Calm Child for the evenings to help wind him down for bed. He is very very smart and artistic. He is an avid reader. My son is very tender hearted and takes everything personally, good or bad. But he has another side that comes out of nowhere and we are losing control of it.
Avatar m tn I have been diagnosed with ADHD combined(mild), Anxiety(NOS), and Bipolar disorder type 1(recent episode mixed;severe). I am a male and had the symptoms for these since I could remember and was only diagnose in my senior year of high school. My sophomore year of college is coming up and this is where I'm at.
18004103 tn?1462252243 I should add I chewed tobacco during this time and I also used adhd medication. Since this incident occurred I quit both. After a few years I slowly began using a small does of adhd meds and I began hormone rep. therapy (TRT). TRT can raise RBC count and hemocrit..my hemocrit is 51.4% (even before TRT) and has stayed the same. My most recent blood work showed a slightly elevated RBC. I didn't worry because I exercise religiously.
Avatar n tn inattentive type, hyperactive-impulsive type and combined type. From your description your son may have inattentive type. Neuropsychiatric testing can be helpful to clarify different reasons for poor academic performance but a good history is the main diagnostic issue. Please discuss these results with your pschologist and physician for further clarification.
Avatar m tn I have always been a hard worker, but procrastination, disorganization, forgetfulness, and being easily distracted have been getting the best of me. About four months ago I decided to finally go to a Doctor, and get back on some type of ADHD medicine. He started me off on a very low dose of generic adderall, (10mg not xr)and has monitored my weight, actions, etc since I started. I am now taking 20 mg in the morning, 9:30am and another 10mg at about 1:30pm.
Avatar n tn Hi, Our 6 year old has been diagnosed as ADHD Combined type with ODD. He is presently being treated with Focalin 5mg for better focus at school and it is working. He is too wound up at night and the doctor wants to prescribe Prozac or Concerta so he can sleep. I'm concerned about their side effects. Are there other antidepressants with less side effects? Are there other alternatives - 5HTP? Should he take the Prozac or Concerta?