Adhd dsm iv

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Avatar n tn The person who diagnosed your daughter was he experienced only in ADHD? Have you looked at DSM IV for autism/aspergers/ADHD to see what the difference is in the criterias? If you google DSM IV you can look at the diagnostic criteria for the three different disorders. Start to keep a daily dairy and make notes of all her behaviours which you think are Aspergers or ADHD.
Avatar n tn Your description did not mention any such preoccupations. The DSM-IV-TR, the manual that guides diagnosis, indicates that many individuals with Asperger's initially receive a diagnosis of ADHD. I think it would be worthwhile to have your son evaluated to be sure that he is receiving the amount and type of support that he needs. Whether or not he receives a diagnosis, it will be important for you and your son's school to work with him on his social issues.
Avatar m tn Looking at a DSM, it seems as if PTSD and ADHD share similar symptomology (impulsivity, irritability, attention difficulties etc..). She is being treated for the ADHD with Vyvanse (40mg). Is this common? I would think that the doctors are overlooking the PTSD and are treating the ADHD instead...and is Vyvanse ok'd for PTSD?
Avatar n tn what drug clasification per the DSM-IV does coriciden fit into, or does it fit anywhere?
Avatar m tn why do they call Adderall a stimulant when it says in the DSM-IV-TR it is or has no localized anesthetic area one can sense in their mind or body? if it causes a alteration of feelings and emotions and natural instinctual impulses which become dull, how is it a stimulant?
709940 tn?1231900307 I would go back to your GP/Paediatrician and tell them you want referring to a multi-disciplinary team that has experience of diagnosing autism and aspergers. Have you googled DSM IV Aspergers/Autism/PDD NOS to get the clinical criteria the professionals are looking for? As you will see any child only has to get some of the behaviours in the areas mentioned. I would then begin making a daily diary of behaviours he shows that meets the criteria.
Avatar f tn Patients with POTS (n=21), ADHD (n=18) and normal control subjects (n=20) were assessed for DSM-IV psychiatric disorders and completed a battery of questionnaires that assessed depression, anxiety and ADHD characteristics. Results: • Patients with POTS did not have an increased prevalence of major depression or anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, compared to the general population. Patients with POTS had mild depression.
2135565 tn?1345944437 ve had this problem my whole life and I was so scared, and the fact that I found this is the DSM-IV has relieved much anxiety. This is real! I was so scared I was some crazy sicko :( What I want to know is, does anyone else in the world have this or is it just me? I'm pretty sure if its in the DSM theres got to be a lot of other people too. I just dont know what to do about it bc I want to grow up and get married and have kids and have a normal life. I just want to be normal..
Avatar n tn If you google DSM IV and look for Aspergers that will give you a list of the behaviours that the professionals will be looking for when they observe your son. I agree that if you are having these problems then it would be useful for your son to get an evaluation through Health. This will involve a number of professionals observing him and testing him. But if he does get a diagnosis, it will help you get supports for him in school. Also have a look on the autism and aspergers forums.
Avatar m tn My PCm and Neuro both feel as though the lesions are from years ago the neuro psych testing DSM iv showed ADHD, cognitive, LD, Conversion DIS, among other dx just wanting answers.
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 n tn The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Dissociative Disorders is edited by M. Steinberg (Published by American Psychiatric Press, Washington, 1993) I hope you find tjis information helpful. It is provided for general medical educational purposes only, and should not replace consultation with your physician for diagnostic and treatment options pertaining to your problems.
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.
Avatar f tn There is no difference. Officially, only ADHD exists. It comes in three varieties: ADHD predominantly hyperactive, ADHD predominantly inattentive, and ADHD mixed type. In other words, you don't need to be hyperactive in order to be diagnosed as ADHD. The term ADD is merely a popular abbreviation frequently (mis)used to indicate that someone is inattentive and does not display symptoms of hyperactivity.
Avatar f tn For a child to be diagnosed by the DSM-IV (1994) Criteria, they must have ADHD problems in two or more places. If the only person they asked was the parent, both you and I know that a lot more kids would be diagnosed as having ADHD due to poor parenting skills. The problem is what other choice is there.
706250 tn?1232453817 Bipolar is a nosology but now the common term for diagnosis and mani depression is out of usage or old fashioned - I believe that Bipolar was first included in DSM-IV as a distinct illness but I cannot recall.
Avatar n tn The diagnostic criteria for each disorder can be found in the dsm-iv. Try typing in dsm-iv for borderline personality disorder (bpd) or bipolar or schizophrenia.
Avatar n tn If you go to the autism forum and click on the Health Page link on the top right hand corner of the forum page I have posted the diagnostic criteria for DSM IV for autism. I have asked parents to post examples of their child's behaviour so that you can see what behaviours the professionals are looking for to meet the criteria. You can also google DSM IV for Aspergers and see what the difference is. If you suspect that something else is going on ie.
Avatar f tn Lareina, I did say that medications are different for everyone. you may have read my post out of context somewhere. I want to give you a chance to explain why you're so upset. and if there's anything we can do for you. However, I want you to understand that we are trying to be supportive here. But I hope you're aware you are on the bipolar forum. The people who come here have bipolar disorder or a friend or family member that has bipolar disorder and they're looking for help.
Avatar f tn My son had undiagnosed Lyme Disease for 5 years which went to his brain and now has almost every acronym the DSM IV lists. And his immune system has plummeted to the point where he needs IVIG transfusions. I wish we never listened to the psychiatrists that tried nearly every mood stabilizer, stimulant, antidepressant, anti-anxiety, and antipsychotic on him which has exacerbated his Lyme and left him with severe side effects and he lost his will to live.
Avatar f tn If you have a look at DSM IV code 299, this is the clinical diagnostic criteria for autism. That will give you a broad, basic understanding of what the professionals are looking for. Because it is a 'spectrum' disorder there is a huge range of how it affects any child from mild to severe.
Avatar f tn Look at the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) and see if what you are seeing matches up with the symptoms or criteria for ADHD. Also, a Developmental Peditrician will be able to guide you through this process and/or help you find resources for your child. Although it may take a while to get an appt. it should be worth the wait.