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5856747 tn?1403352282 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.
Avatar n tn From my understanding of the 9 gadzillion websites out there, most reputable like Mayo Clinic and so on, the criteria for being nailed with MS is pretty clear, and requires events separated by time and space.
Avatar n tn I think you also mentioned that he is fine around other people, including his grandparents-- and its just at home that he is having trouble. 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.
1211960 tn?1272978102 He has set up his own criteria for those types of ADHD and I don't know if they are all accepted as actual diagnosis yet. Some people really believe in him, but others think less of him. It is better to find a doctor in your area that you agree with that can work with you directly, or if you like his style of treatment, see if he has a clinic or clinic following his practices in your area. Good luck!
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 cannot tell if there is conduction block without knowing more of the data. To meet criteria for CIDP you must have amplitudes that are <80% of the lower limit of normal or latences that are prolonged more than 120% of the upper limit of normal in more than one nerve (roughly speaking) with prolonged F wave responses.
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 He does seem to learn things quickly. Does he seem to fall under the PDD-NOS autism spectrum or ADHD criteria or both? He is currently getting speech therapy once a week. His neurologist doesn't want to diagnose him yet until September to see if he improves.
535822 tn?1443980380 Other aspects such as income eligibility criteria when a child has a disability and how the parents are allowed to use the funds which are designated for a child could have stricter laws. There I agree. 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.
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 I have a 7 year old son who was diagnosed 2 years ago with ADHD and just recently started him on Focalin. We do not feel he has ADHD and no one is taking us seriously.
Avatar n tn Our 8 yr old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD. His last 3 teachers had thought he had it because of his inability to focus and he was not where he should be academically. He is also very hyper. So we took him to the doctor and he was prescribed medication. He has tried 3 different types of meds now. We've also taken him to counseling because of his odd behavior.
1460021 tn?1445739558 So by January 2011 all i was taking was Xanax when i got anxiety. My doctor had suspected i had ADHD so i went to see a psychiatrist and my doctor was right. So I was put on (and am still on) 50mg of Dexamphetamine per day....My doctor thought that my moods could be stabilized better if i used Epilim in conjunction with the Dexamphetamine, so he put me on 1000mg per day (500mg morning...500mg night). So i have given Epilim a month...and i feel that it may not be right for me.
Avatar n tn In fact, in several studies, 50% of the children diagnoses with ADHD, who underwent the surgeries, 6 months later did not meet the criteria for ADHD. My son has been diagnosed with mild ADHD. And maybe indeed he has it. But he also has chronic sinus infections, sniffles all the time, started getting ear infections again, and has trouble sleeping through the night (although no problems falling asleep.
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.
574118 tn?1305138884 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.
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 n tn hi my son 8, was expelled from his school last week he went absolutely mad tore up books trashed the classrom which resulted in 60 children from 2 classrooms being evacuated, it took 6 adults to restrainh him 1, he punched 1 in face and me 6x in the face.
1725558 tn?1309741096 Bipolar and Adhd both cause a person to be unable to focus on things and potentially have a low frustration tolerance at times but bipolar causes specific mood changes. The two concerns could overlap as to how they effect a person. If you are diagnosed with adhd then you could discuss all this with your psychiatrist. If you have symptoms you believe might be part of adhd then it would be important to call them to the attention of your psychiatrist as they might or might not be.
Avatar m tn Schwartz pointed to another study published online in the same issue of Pediatrics that found that more than 50% of children under the age of 7 who are diagnosed with ADHD do not meet criteria for ADHD over time. Out of 120 children who were diagnosed with ADHD between ages 3 and 6 at Boston Children's, nearly 30% did not meet the ADHD criteria 5 to 6 years later, stated Evelyn C. Law, MD, of Boston Children's Hospital, and colleagues.
Avatar f tn If the symptoms are not happening at school, then the more likely situation is that you can get the behaviors under control at home by using some new techniques. To really find out if he meets diagnostic criteria for ADHD, consult a psychologist. A psychologist who specializes in young children will have the needed testing materials to assess your son (he is not too young to be tested).
9913729 tn?1406648453 Mark certainly has a good point about meeting the criteria for ADHD. An important part of the DSM 5 criteria is that the symptoms have lasted for at least 6 months and that they occur in at least two places. Besides reading Marks excellent link, you might also want to check this one out.
Avatar n tn My son is 10 years old. He was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 5. He had to repeat kindergarten. At that time, we had him tested in school. He has had an IEP since then. He is in special resource classes for reading and math. His handwriting is very poor and his fine motor skills are very poor. The school did more testing this last school year and found that his IQ is 62. I know his sister (from another mother) has Asperger syndrome. Can this be something that is hereditary?
Avatar n tn I have a nine year old daughter who shows almost all of the symptoms of adhd. She is also defiant and aggressive with her brother, this started about 1 1/2 yrs ago. She also has syncope episodes when she gets upset. We had everything checked out with a cardiologist, no problems. Her pediatrician put her on 15mg of Adderall XR, she was totally zombified, couldn't function. Then we tried 5mg of Adderall XR, after 5 days on the medication, she put her own life in danger as well as mine.
1460021 tn?1445739558 So....I'm 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 f tn They have given me the ADHD forms for his teachers and when the teachers fill them out, it appears he is just fine other than some fidgeting in class, but they score him very low in regards to the scale of ADHD criteria.
Avatar m tn From what I have seen, nearly every person on the autism spectrum will also have ADHD diagnosis, but all ADHD people do NOT have autsim spectrum disorders.
Avatar m tn This morning I got up and read the criteria for hyperactive-impulsive type ADHD. I can answer a very strong 'yes' to every question about the boy. Fidget and squirm in their seats: yes Talk nonstop: yes Dash around, touching or playing with anything and everything in sight: yes, particular at stores when we are shopping Have trouble sitting still during dinner, school, and story time: yes.