Adhd criteria

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Avatar n tn There are 18 diagnostic criteria for ADHD, and these 18 criteria represent various symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity (children do not have to manifest all of the symptoms to qualify for the diagnosis). It's best not to try to assess this yourself, although the criteria are widely avaialble in books and on the internet.
Avatar n tn There are 18 diagnostic criteria for ADHD: 9 of the criteria involve inattention, 6 of the criteria involve hyperactivity and 3 of the criteria involve impulsivity None of the 18 involve aggression. I'm not saying that children who display ADHD are not aggressive. I am saying that ADHD itself does not result in aggression. There are unusual cases when stimulant medication is prescribed for a child as young as your son, it is simply not the standard approach.
Avatar n tn She said that my daughter has been flagged for ADHD. My daughter was 4 in mid-July, so it might be immaturity. However, she seems to be unable to sit still during group activities such as book readings and music lessons. She has intense concentration when she's interested in things, and can play for some time and follow a logical thought to broader and more interesting topics. Should I be taking her to a Child Psycholgist for an evaluation.
Avatar f tn You dont say what Meds these children are taking they are sometimes the c ause of more behavioral problems I would suggest you take a look , put in side effects and the name of the Drug and see if you get any input from it.
Avatar f tn After living with ADHD for 7 years I told my BFF about it. She began telling it doesn't exist and everyone has it. She asked me if I was in meds I said no. I can't take meds because I'm also bipolar and it causes manic stuff. I didn't tell her about the bipolar. Is ADHD really something everyone has or did she just make that up?
9913729 tn?1406644853 Unless your son meets the AHD criteria,, he doesn't have ADHD. The behaviors you described makes me believe that the issues are more disciplinary than ADHD. Before having him diagnosed and on meds, my recommendation is to look at the overall discipline. Consistency is very important and timeouts are very effective for this age group. My recommendations for you would be to either: 1.
Avatar f tn The criteria is centered on behaviors related to attentiveness. It doesn't sound as if the behavior you describe meets that criteria. What you describe sounds more like an obsessive / compulsive disorder. However, the only way to truly find out what might be going on is to be evaluated by your doctor.
5856747 tn?1403348682 Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. ADHD. Prevalence. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or ADHD is today largely accepted as a bona fide psychiatric or neurobehavioral disorder affecting some 5-7% of children and adolescents. The prevalence will depend on the diagnostic criteria used. It was once thought to be three times commoner in boys than in girls though not all studies support that figure. About 50% of ADHD children will carry the condition into adulthood.
606584 tn?1224849436 If these tests are to determine what medication would be used for adhd that a psychiatrist would have to authorize it. But if they are testing for neurological criteria then a neurologist would have to authorize it. Once they do then the results could be used to determine what help you would need.
574118 tn?1305135284 I posted a question in the ADHD forum asking whether an ADHD can become manic, so perhaps my previous OCD was transformed into ADHD and not BP. Seemingly ADHD and BP are interwinned. Because if ADHD CAN turn manic so why not many diagnosed BP are not so and are rather ADHD. I remember once my pdoc said psychic illness come in a group of diseases. Apparently nobody knows. I'm really fed up. Here in the middle of nowhere where i live i even doubt pdocs heard of the term ADHD.
709940 tn?1231900307 My son went through a phase of testing with a clinical child psychologist. She said that her "instincts" say that he does not have a PDD, but possibly ADHD, even though he displays all signs of having a PDD. She said that because he did not display these behaviors in her office, she can't say. What she did say was that he has Language Processing Disorder, Sensory Integration Dysfuncion and Speech delays.
Avatar n tn What does this mean? Will this affect his abilities? He is 6 yrs old and just diagnosed with ADHD, his older brother has aspergers and ADHD. Are these issues related?
Avatar f tn ve got a 8 year old daughter who has had development delay since age 2 which means late meeting miles stones,she has cordination difficulty fine motor skills difficulty hypermobilty problems,problem is trying to get some sort of diagnoise as she meets so many of the criteria of adhd asd aspergioues.
Avatar f tn t share well, makes goofy noises at times, and, literally, does not stop talking, even on medication for ADHD. His persistent need to talk, comment on the topics being taught in class, correcting others, etc., aggravate others and, thus, he is teased alot and has been the recipient of a lot of bullying. Additionally, he has difficulty writing notes from dictation, from the board, and a lot of difficulty getting his thoughts on paper.
Avatar n tn One of the criteria for ADHD is that the behavior exists prior to age 7. If this just started when he turned 7, it is most likely not ADHD that is the cause. Since your son also has severa OCD, it is probably a manifestation of the anxiety disorder itself. I hope that your son is able to find some relief soon.
Avatar f tn If accurately diagnosed, medication can be a valuable tool. The main issue is accurate diagnosis. One of the criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD is that the condition be evident by seven years of age. Now sometimes the condition has been present but not detected until later. With your nephew it is likely that ADHD is not present and, if it is, that it is not his most pressing problem. The notion of medication 'masking' problems is a common misconception.
Avatar f tn s behaviour so that parents can see the behaviour that the professionals are looking for that meets the diagnostic criteria. If that criteria looks like it could fit your child, then you need to have a multi-disciplinary team evaluation through your GP. The rocking could be a sensory thing, are there any other sensory issues you suspect. Is he over or under sensitive to things. Is he okay having his hair cut/crushed, or teeth brushed, nails cut etc.
Avatar f tn This year, I had been working with a psychologist on i.q. tests. He told me that he strongly suspected I have ADD/ADHD. About a month and a half ago, I started dexedrine. I spent most of my life feeling extreme anxiety, and I've tried many anti-anxiety meds, they never touched my anxiety. Dexedrine was amazing for my anxiety, mental clutter and my sense of overwhelm. My psychiatrist is taking it pretty hard that it took so long to catch ADHD.
Avatar m tn Hello, Before considering which medications might help, you will want to find out if you meet diagnostic criteria for ADHD or a specific learning disability. Keep in mind that the symptoms you report could be happening for many reasons, ADHD being only one possibility. A psychologist, neuropsychologist or doctor of education can do a psychological evaluation (series of tests) that will determine a diagnosis.
Avatar n tn My garandson is 10 and has been diagnosed ADhD, inattentive type. He has always avoided eye contact and hugs. Will usually walk right past us when we visit. He has never had a real friend and has issues at school with kids making fun of him. They call him weird or worst. There are very few foods he will eat. I don't think he has ever had a vegetable other than french fries. He does the blank gaze alot. He was been checked to make sure he wasn't having seizures. Negative on that.
Avatar f tn Annie, The following link will take to the DSM-IV Criteria for ADHD...the same scale is used for adults as it used for children....with the only difference being that on criteria such as getting out of one's seat and such are usually more internal for adults....adults tend to have the self-discipline to stay seated and just fidget...move their feet, tap their fingers etc. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn These behaviors are more indicative of a conduct or oppositional/defiant disorder than ADHD as none of these behaviors meet the ADHD criteria. I don't really know what you mean by 'I've tried everything'. You might need to be clearer on things you tried. You probably should seek professional counseling for your son to determine exactly what you are dealing with.
6712744 tn?1384027064 Yes, it is difficult to get an IEP for a child with ADHD (which is ridiculous). But the 504 is still very helpful. Ashley's book ("The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley.) on page 81 does give the specific criteria necessary to meet eligibility as Other Health Impaired. I will answer your question on meds in your post with that question.
Avatar n tn Also he is adopted so I have no family history persae. My son shows all the signs of ADHD(and symptoms)and he is 8 years old. I took him to a Psy.D who said he is not ADHD based on his tests. His I.Q. is 147 and he is in the top 99% in all areas tested. Still he presents as ADHD to me. Then the other day I read an article in a magazine at the doctors office about kids being misdiagnosed with ADHD when in fact they have a neurological disorder called something like Hypersensitivity.
Avatar n tn One of the criteria used to diagnose ADHD is that a child must display the problems in at least two settings-- such as home and school, or daycare and home-- or something like that. If I am reading what you wrote properly, your child only displays problems at home. If that is the case, then it would seem to me that the ADHD diagnosis needs to be revisisted.