Adhd hyperfocus

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Avatar n tn I watched a Lifetime segment about a new device, called the Quotient ADHD System, which can objectively test for ADHD by measuring motion and attention parameters in children and adults. Has anyone heard of this device? Here is a link to the video http://bit.
Avatar f tn I've been looking into ADHD a bit lately, and I'm starting to wonder if I might possibly have it. Part of me thinks, of course I don't, I'm being dramatic and diagnosing something I don't really have. But, another part of me suspects more than laziness....all through elementary school and high school I had some good grades, but I also failed a lot of classes that I felt should be easy- even art and English, my strong suits.
Avatar f tn I feel fine for the first 2-3hrs after I take it. If anything I tend to hyperfocus on things and have to make myself switch tasks. However around the 3-4hr mark my heart starts pounding, head starts feeling foggy, face tingles, vision gets super blurry, I lose all motivation and get irritable. I have taken my blood pressure multiple times during that period and it's perfect. Pulse is a little high between 80-90 but not concerning.
Avatar f tn Does taking medication like Ritalin to fix my ADHD result in me.losing my ability to be as creative? Also will the medication completely resolve ADHD 100%?
492869 tn?1285018933 Sounds like an interesting idea, but when I go into "hyperfocus" mode, likely I won't distract myself enough to check in the tracker. Similar problem with "lack of modivation". Also most events I have are situational and if I get out of the situation I feel better. I should probably keep better track of when I have meltdowns/anxiety attacks and see if there is any pattern with anything other than the situation such as weather, what I ate, headaches, time of day etc...
Avatar f tn hi there I'm Tim and me and my doughter suffer from ADHD I know that if a person has ADHD they don't know that they are it took yrs of me telling myself that there is nothing wrong but my wife was the one that noticed that I should seek help I diden think anything was wrong that's becouse you will not know but you will have bad depetion and it can even couse you to get to the point where you think your life is falling apart right befor yr eyes but there are many things that come with
Avatar m tn How to relieve sensations? Try to ignore them. The more you hyperfocus on sensations, the more you perpetuate them. Just ignore them and move on with life. Eventually the sensations should fade away. Good luck!
Avatar f tn I do think that you need more information on ADHD. Not to say that he has it. But a child with ADHD can focus (actually hyperfocus) on something they like. A book I recommend a lot because it covers so much ground in an easy to read format is, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. My guess is that being an only child and being only 3 he is still learning proper behavior. You can help with that at home.
Avatar m tn It made me perform well at work, aside from exasperating the hyperfocus work all night mentality. I lost weight, which I liked, and found the routine of taking the pill in the morning turned me into a superhero. Until I took a step back and realized at either 10am or 10pm no one seemed to have the energy I had. I came across as a bit more ADHD than my own reality, and hear a lot of whoa, what's up with you? Family hated me on it.
1059647 tn?1255035854 Hey Mightymouse, The only person with a "deficient" is the psyc who did the testing, took his money and ran. You should have gotten a much better explanation than that. First check out this post. Look for the Sept 22 post at 9:39 and compare her sons test results to yours. Look familiar?
Avatar f tn My young son was diagnosed with ADHD about 2 years ago. He was on meds. for awhile and we stopped using them as we are self pay. He did fine till about January of this year. He was put back on Adderral 3 weeks ago. We have tryed 4 other meds. and they all gave him a racing heart etc... To start with he was aggressive and hyper. Couldn't even sit at the supper table all the way on his chair. Got up and went from one foot to the other, sat down and on and on.
3116129 tn?1341890537 My daughter is 8 years old and she was diagnosed with ADHD, December of last year, she is on medication daily and it helps with her Academics but not her social behavior; what I mean about social behavior is that she is a master manipulator and she shows empathy or sympathy when she hurts (punches,kicks,bites,etc..
Avatar f tn // And perhaps your school can intervene and help with Cam. Tell them you think she has ADDH (if the link above makes sense) and needs help. The lack of sleep at night is also a very strong symptom of ADHD. It is also a reason why she has some of her problems during the day. If she can start getting more sleep - you will see a difference. Here are link of two on ways to help her sleep and what it can do to help her. http://www.
20853006 tn?1547666489 You are doing nothing to help yourself, only feeding your hyperfocus on vague, non specific NORMAL happenings in your body.
6530778 tn?1456883801 I struggle with this as well. The fact that you posted here in the anxiety forum shows that you either know or suspect you have abnormal levels of anxiety. Your vertigo/dizziness/lightheadedness is almost certainly the result of that anxiety. Try not to hyperfocus on your symptoms. Go after the anxiety and you'll likely take care of the vertigo as well. However, it wouldn't hurt to ask for a referral to a neurologist. He/she may have some ways to help alleviate the symptoms.
Avatar m tn Yes, it is a tough question, but you may absolutely be into something. Dissociative disorders (where derealisation may be a symptom) has a vague philosophical foundation and is something not every medical scientist would support the existence of. Anyway, dissociative disorders may mimic the core autistic symptom of 'being in a shell'; disconnected from parts of the enviroment because of hyperfocus on one part of it.
Avatar m tn I really think it does matter! Basically there are people witth ADHD who have gone through a lot of their life feeling that something was wrong with them and that they were different. This may have led to the depression that a lot of them have suffered. The main thing is that you can't deal with something if you don't know what it is. Once their problem ADHD was finally identified, they could get the information (and sometimes, but not always, the meds) to help them deal with it.
Avatar f tn Loss of appetite and weight loss is a common side effect of stimulants, and one of the reasons why medications alone cannot treat ADHD. ADHD is sometimes caused by a deficiency in certain nutrients and can only get worse if the child is not eating. Talk to your son’s doctor and see if the dosage of the medication can be reduced. Your son can start replenishing the lost nutrients with the right ADHD diet.
Avatar f tn My hubby and i both has ADHD and are 29 weeks pregnant can are baby have ADHD to
Avatar f tn Anxiety is a common co-disorder of ADHD (usually caused by the ADHD). If you have ADHD, but your husband does not, the chances are less the baby will have it. If you both have it, the chances are higher. There are plenty of families who have one child with ADHD and one without. So, as far as I know, it is not possible to say for certain. Just that your chances are better then parents without ADHD. Hope this answers your question.
973741 tn?1342342773 I get the feeling from reading the two links below that while all people with adhd have EFD. You can have EFD and not adhd since the EFD can be a learning disorder not due to adhd. I hope these help. Since knowing the difference does amount in treatment differences. First link might be the best. Second is more on ways to treat. https://www.additudemag.
Avatar m tn Understand that technically, everyone has ADHD to some extent. Just because you sometimes display ADHD behavior doesn't mean you have it. But yes, #1 shows inattentiveness. And #2 shows impatience/impulsiveness. Both are ADHD characteristics.
Avatar n tn I've got severe adhd when I don't smoke pot, and I've tried literally every adhd med out there and the stimulant effects of it cause my panic disorder to get worse and I feel miserable on the adhd meds... so I was thinking maybe marinol would be a good med to treat my adhd since it helps me focus on things and think clearly far greater then any of the adhd meds available.. good or bad?
Avatar f tn While lying is not ADHD, It is common for kids with ADHD to lie. "All children lie occasionally. But because of impulsivity and low self-esteem — and their tendency to make mistakes that they think need covering up — kids with ADHD are especially prone to stretching the truth. That worries parents." And the rest of the link gives good advice on working with a child who has ADHD and is lying. And actually, its not bad advice if the child does not have ADHD.
Avatar f tn Anyhow, on reading up about it, I found that sleep apnea can cause ADHD, memory problems, trouble concentrating, etc. I also read that even in those with actual ADHD, treating the sleep apnea helps the persons behavior a lot. Anyone else here gone through sleep apnea treatment and found their ADHD better? It will be interesting to see what happens in my case. Here's an article about ADHD and sleep apnea: http://www.drgreene.