Adhd eeg

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Avatar n tn He did not prescribe any meds at this time and did not schedule any appt for the future. Is abnormal EEG results a recognized part of ADHD? We do not feel our son is having seziures, but we do not want to overlook anything. He is a bright happy child with lots of energy, but no outbursts, he responds to discipline. He is aware of his 'head thing' as he calls it and is becoming self conscious of it. He does it randomly through a day, and quite often.
Avatar f tn // . This site also a a ton of good information that you might want to read. If you have other questions, I monitor the ADHD forum more frequently and would certainly see your post there. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn He has been taking 150 mg 2x daily for 2 days now, i have noticed he is more sleepy, but is still active and energetic. Prior to the EEG he has been seeing a counselor, because i thought he may be ADD or ADHD, he has serious listening issues, and short term memory issues. The counselor said she would not diagnose him as ADD or ADHD, now we know why, is it true he may grow out of this, is there an undelying cause related to the asthma or allergy medications?
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 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 Hi, How are you? An EEG or brain mapping monitors the electrical activity of the brain. This electrical activity is altered in seizures. An EEG may also be able to tell the foci of seizures in the brain. Neuro feedback on the other hand is more of a therapy than a diagnostic aid. In this therapy neuro feedbacks are given to the brain in the form of video display, sound or vibration. The activity of the brain waves changes in response to this feedback. It has been found very useful in ADHD.
Avatar f tn My 10 year old stepson just had an EEG performed and the doctor said it was abnormal, but not so abnormal that he needs to be on medication. He got the EEG due to having recurrent severe headaches. His father has a family history of epilepsy. My question is: should he be playing football? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/278055'>Abnormal Brain Activity -- Seizures or ADHD</a>.
Avatar f tn No im not on any meds nor have they said im going to be. My first abnormal eeg was almost 3 yrs ago then the 2nd one was done may 2011 that was a 48 hour and now last week my regular one was abnormal. So now i have to have a 72 hr. And i think he is trying to figure out if the muscle pops and mycolonus is from seizure or a diagnosis of its own. i Also have to have another emg. The first two eegs were done by a different neuro and he has proven to being useless to me.
Avatar n tn Two questions.... For anyone who is on here that has adult add/adhd, what made you realize that you actually had ADD/ADHD and not just minor problems with attention? Secondly...what does a diagnosis involve? How much does it cost?
Avatar n tn Our child was diagnosed with ADHD, TS, and Seizure Disorder. Our child does have facial twitching, shoulder shrugs, and various other things, as well as ADD symptoms like daydreaming in class, not completing assignments, being forgetful, etc. I could list them all but I'm sure that's really necessary. They did an EEG and blood work and urine tests to rule out other things such as lead and copper and such.
Avatar n tn When they check for seizures they should do a EEG and should be done sleep deprived.Best to do as early as it can be done. Dose your son sleep or want to sleep during the day time ?Is he behind in his age for learning ? Take a look at these things on line and see if any of them fit your son. There is a lot of information about them on the Web. Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Lennox Gastaut Syndrome take care and god bless.please keep us up to date with how everything is going with your son .
Avatar n tn My son developed seizure at the age of 3 for the first time showing temporary facial and eye deviation to right side. we took eeg which reported an abnormal sleep eeg record S/o localisation related epilepsy from left fronto central region. since then he was under medication for epilepsy starting from a dose of 100mg of carbamezine tablet which was raised to 250 mg in due course of 2 yrs.
Avatar n tn switched him to 20mg of Adderall and his school attention has improved but the other symptoms still occure. He has had blood tested and came back normal. He also has an EEG because of sleep walking and night terrors (when young) they were also normal. He has been seeing a therpist. Not sure what to do?
Avatar m tn The conners questionnaire filled out by myself and the teacher indicates ADHD in addition to learning disabilities. I would like to know if ADHD can lower IQ tet scores due to the fact that he could not concentrate on the actual test. I am aware my son has learning and behavioral disorder but I am not being able to accept the "intellectual deficiency" indicative of mental retardation.
Avatar m tn I am curious more than any thing. I have had ADHD my whole life, I am a 22 male I do not smoke etc. I was put on adhd Meds at age 5 to 7 first it was Ritalin for a long time untill the my last year in Middle school, mainly due to that it seemed like it was no longer working. I was having a hard time Concentrating etc and my grades showed that. I was then Put on Adderall-XR untill my 1st year of college.
Avatar f tn he is adhd so we ( a few doctors) have tryed most of the adhd medications and the risperidone was added b/c he developed a tic studdering as i said before 1st his dr sent him to a neurologist and when all that came back all clear they (the team of drs, my sons dr works with) came up with the risperidone. but since then i've seen the weight gain. he plays all sports.
Avatar m tn I have never really thought about ADD/ADHD however as I didn't realize some of the issues were associated with the disorder. I would like to get peoples thoughts as to whether or not this list of symptoms seems to fit the bill for ADHD, or if perhaps it is something else. I clearly plan to see a doctor soon but would still like to gather as much information and ideas as possible. My earliest memories of these symptoms come from my elementary-middle school years.
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 f tn I believe that you need to have what is called a TOVA test to see if you have ADHD and what tendency you have. I am an older adult who was recently diagnosed with ADHD (tendancy toward inattentive). Through speaking with my therapist, she picked up on things I was saying about my disorganization along with memory and concentration problems. I'm thinking that you need to discuss this with your LCSW and MD.
458872 tn?1214171148 The 3rd seizure, we care flighted her to Childrens in Dallas Texas. They did a 30 min. EEg and labeled her with Epilepsy. She was prescribed Tegratol 3 times a day. Six weeks later she had another seizure. We upped the Teg. 3 weeks later she had another one. Then the Dilantin was added to her daily meds. She has a set pattern now. Every 2 months she will have a seizure. Her behaviior was terrible. Her Pedi at the time refused to even check her for ADD or ADHD.
Avatar f tn Also they had me take my son to a therapist. For years I just thought it was ADHD,Tourettes, Caused be adhd meds, OCD and Anxiety. Now we found different cause. Best of luck Hang in there. You are doing right just let her know even though sometimes she does things no one understands that you still Love her. Unconditionally. I know sometimes that is easier said than done.
Avatar f tn That's a difficult combo to treat bipolar and ADHD bc it seems to me the ADHD meds would worsen the bipolar. Is he more aggressive since he started the Concerta? If so, tell the psychiatrist, Ritalin is a stimulant drug and stimulants make bipolar worse. It sounds like a REALLY tough situation and it sounds like he is not very stable mood-wise. Try to remember he has two illnesses. Also try not to beat yourself up if you lose it.
Avatar n tn He wants our son to have a sleep deprived EEG done a.s.a.p before we go any further. I have read up about EEG testing and cannot understand the reason for doing this test, when I asked the doctor he said that our son could be having "unknown" seizures and needed to be checked. Is it likely that an EEG test will help our son at all? He has NEVER had a "visible" seizure or any other physical problem (except perhaps a bit clumsy - but so am I).
Avatar f tn Frankly, if she has anxiety, I would try and deal with the cause which is probably ADHD. The best way to deal with ADHD is to really understand it. One book I have been recommending to do so is the, "ADD / ADHD Answer Book by Susan Ashley. Not sure where you are getting your information for meds, but if you haven't done so, I would look into a pediatric psychiatrist who specializes in ADHD.
Avatar n tn 6y.o. son had 3 EEGs. 1st EEG stated freq. T5 sharp waves w/ some central extension. Drowiness= Alpha w/ admixed slower frequencies. Stage II-III w/ synchronous sleep spindles, vertex waves and K complexes. Impression:frequent LEFT temporal epileptical discharges consistant with interictal expression of partial epilepsy.
Avatar f tn She discovered that it is Dyslexia. My brother has adult ADHD. Current understanding is that ADHD doesn't go away. He didn't learn about it 'til he was an adult and after his own kid was diagnosed with ADHD. They figure this kind of thing out by having people who know what he was like as a kid and comparing it to current issues. I don't think he takes anything for it, but he does see someone for cognitive therapy. He has to work hard to stay organized.
Avatar n tn 5 has recently been diagnosed with ADHD with a bit of ODD in the mix. Could there be a connection with the febrile seizures and the ADHD? Due to the febrile seizures, would it be appropriate to use meds for the ADHD or should we wait until he hasn't had one for a certain duration? If using meds is safe at this point for the ADHD, are any better for kids who have had febrile seizures or not safe for them at all? Should we pursue an EEG before we go further?
Avatar f tn I have a child with ADHD and ODD and we are starting him on Intuiv so far it is like having him on no meds any one have any info or ideas. Also what is this Clonidine?