Adhd interventions

Common Questions and Answers about Adhd interventions


Avatar f tn I am interested in interventions that can help him improve on all areas of weakness. I agree whole hearted that even if he is ADHD or not retaining him is not the answer. I asked them several times how does retaining him improve the areas of concern. I agree people are misdiagnosing children rapidly and it is a shame. I am a school teacher and I see students who have been misdiagnosed as an answer to lack of structure and classroom mgt.
Avatar n tn He was taking neurontin to help with his disrupted sleep pattern and Strattera for his ADHD. Since the onset of puberty last year we had to up his dosage for both but noticed he started to become depressed and was sleeping in every class. More recently he became severely depressed. We have since removed him from all medications because it was difficult to gauge which medication was causing the depression.
184933 tn?1209357440 Does anyone have a kid with ADHD and an IEP? I've been reading through various articles and law regarding IEP, not much mention of 504 Plan though. Seems like my son might qualify because of his serious ADHD, emotional trauma and health issues. We have a meeting set for August 19th, 2010.
Avatar n tn She put him on Adderal and said that it might not work because she didn't think he had ADHD but the medication worked wonders. He was like a different person at school. I nerver got 1 more phone call from the teacher but I am a little leary of having him on this med. Could you please explain SI to me a little better. Are there different degrees of it. What is done for a child with SI in OT. I live in a very small town, very small!! I do not have access to specialist in areas like this.
Avatar f tn My 8 yr old son was diagnosed with ADHD several years ago and was placed on Ritalin which worked great for about 3 years. He has recently been changed over to Adderall which he is doing well on. He is extremely smart (IQ 130) however he had difficulty staying focused at school and getting his work completed. He is making unsatisfactory grades because he daydreams and does not complete his work.
2212714 tn?1342262344 My son has a history typical of a young adult never receiving ADHD assistance. That history was needless to say negative. Does anyone know a counselor for adults who will be effective in ADHD/Depression?. We live near New Port Richey Florida. Perhaps starting from square one with my son cooperating is what is needed. At this point he has no insurance, goes to college and works weekends. Loves computer science subjects.
521840 tn?1348844371 The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association contains three subtypes of ADHD, including Hyperactive, Inattentive, and Combined. ADHD is a constellation of symptoms and behaviors that cannot be explained by any other cause (such as anxiety, learning disability, or a thyroid disorder). Contrary to what many people assume, ADHD is not just having a short attention span.
Avatar n tn my son is 7 years old and has adhd,after years of doing all the things we were told to do-behavior tech-counslers,theripy son have now been put on adderall 10 xr ,that had no effect so the doc said up it a little bit so now he is taking 20mgs a day xr-still no difference in his we up the meds again.
Avatar n tn Please let people know that the Feingold diet has been used for 25 years as a treatment for ADHD and other behavioral disorders, as well as helping many of the physical symptoms that frequently accompany ADHD such as asthma, bed wetting, chronic ear infections, migraines, etc. There remains a pervasive myth that the diet has been "debunked" and that it does not work, or that it is "unproven" or has "no scientific support." I repeat -- this is a MYTH.
Avatar n tn Dear Helen, Generally the wise course to follow is what you've done - that is, try non-pharmacological treatment methods and intervention plans first. And, even with medication, other interventions are always important. But there's no doubt, given the behaviors you describe, that use of medication is a sensible option now. It's really not possible to discuss the available options in any detail, because there can be many possible suggestions for your son.
Avatar f tn Yes it is possible to Misdiagnose ADHD and the person really has Seizures. And the drugs they use for ADHD and ADD can cause Seizures among other things. I am not a Doctor but my son has Seizures and he was on two Different Drugs ADDERALL and Then we tried Concerta until I found out he was Having Seizures,and one of the Doctors said to me that it could be from the drugs . I took my son off of the Concerta .And my son will never take those drugs again. And my son still has Seizures every day.
Avatar f tn First, medication is not the first line of defense/offense: "Should a child require treatment for ADHD, the AAP recommends a set of age-specific, first-line strategies for intervention. This is an important difference from the previous guidelines and stems from a wealth of new evidence on ADHD treatment of preschool children and adolescents.
Avatar f tn com/blog/archives/2014/01/11/sleep-strategies-for-adults-with-adhd/ And check with your doc about the more natural sleep aids like melatonin or even Benadryl. And there are always the teas by Yogi, Like "BedTime" which I think would be safe to take.
Avatar n tn Our son has SI Dysfunction (first discovered via therapy for an Auditory Processing Disorder) and perhaps ADD/ADHD. On Adderall XR 25 mg., the impulsivity is controlled but with side effects (sometimes signficant) such as emotional lability, nervousness, weight loss, sleeplessness, etc. At the beginning of this school year, his new Dr. started him on Strattera 18 mg. with Adderall XR 20 mg.
Avatar m tn I suspect my girlfriend's five-year-old son may have ADHD. I'm not sure what to do about it. My girlfriend and I have been together for 8 months. We each bring two children to the relationship (a girl and boy each). All our children are under the age of 11. The behavior of the five-year-old is really wearing on both of us and our family. I have long suspected that he might suffer from ADHD or some other disorder, but my girlfriend kept saying, "He's five.
Avatar f tn If I say its red he says blue and gets upset when I try to explain to him. He is currently being assesed for ADHD but I just do not see the correlation between this disorder and the angry outbursts. Will ADHD medication correct this problem? Does he really need it at 5?
207227 tn?1271420578 I am also not convinced that rapid mood cycling among children indicates bipolar as opposed to cyclothymic disorder, or a disruptive behavior disorder such as ADHD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder. The primary differences in differentiating ADHD vs bipolar are the vegetative changes and true cycles in mood, not just behavioral problems. So in short, I think we are all still learning, and I am very conservative in giving a pediatric BP diagnosis.
Avatar f tn I know it's not about pregnancy, but my son was diagnosed with add and adhd yesterday and they wanted to immediately start him on adderol. He has been struggling with this for the past 3 years but it has really been a problem this school year. I want to know if any mothers with experience know of any natural remedies to help. He is having a very hard time keeping focused in school and when he is at home he has trouble listening and focusing on what he is supposed to do.
163305 tn?1333672171 Steven Rose Emeritus professor of biology (neuroscience), The Open University Advertisement • I was not surprised to read that “overstretched health workers go straight to medication rather than offering psychological interventions” to children with ADHD. Being a community paediatrician, I see the lion’s share of children who have neurodevelopmental disorders – at my clinic we see around three children under the age of six every week that are suspected to have ADHD.
193137 tn?1367883663 children from kindergarten through the 5th grade who were diagnosed with ADHD. It then compared the scores of the students who were on ADHD medications with their non-medicated peers. Researchers analyzed data from the U.S. Education Department's Early Childhood Longitudinal Study that included the academic progress of U.S. elementary school students from 1998-99 as well as information on each child's family and medical background.
Avatar f tn S. children has ADHD, a sizable increase from a few years earlier that researchers think might be explained by growing awareness and better screening. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, makes it hard for kids to pay attention and control impulsive behavior. It's often treated with drugs, behavioral therapy, or both. The new study found that about two-thirds of the children who have ADHD are on medication.
Avatar n tn Your son must exhibit the behaviors described in this definition to be considered ADHD. I think that it is wise to have a behavioral specialist. However, your post mentions nothing about discipline imposed. It sounds fairly obvious that your son requires structure, limit setting, and discipline. This is where you need to be focusing your efforts, not medicating him.
Avatar n tn It makes perfect sense to inform yourself about ADHD, and I'd recommend you take a look at Russell Barklay's Taking Charge of ADHD. It's an excellent resource for parents whose child displays ADHD. However, an actual diagnosis should be made by way of a thorough evaluation.
Avatar n tn I am troubled at the thought of him on a lifetime of drugs and am interested in suggesting other possible interventions--vitamins, allergies, nutritional supplements. What do you advise? Follow Ups: Re: Ritalin and ADHD HVM Ph.D.
Avatar n tn I am troubled at the thought of him on a lifetime of drugs and am interested in suggesting other possible interventions--vitamins, allergies, nutritional supplements. What do you advise? Posted by HVM Ph.D. - KDK on June 01, 1999 at 14:07:12 Dear Ms. Kravitz, Your grandson's pediatrician must have concluded that he displays Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (characterized by an array of symptoms in three areas: hyperactivity, inattention and/or impulsivity).
Avatar f tn (1) Are there any pharmacologic treatments available for adults with PDD and ADHD? (2) If there are pharmacologic treatments available, what are the side-effects to these treatments? (3) If pharmacologic interventions are not appropriate or unavailable, what types of interventions would be best for adults with PDD?
Avatar m tn Stimulant medications have been shown to be effective for reducing symptoms of ADHD such as distractability and impulsivity. Sometimes mood and thought disorders interfere with learning as well, and these conditions can also respond to medical interventions. A psychiatrist is the right professional to visit to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for psychotropic medications.
Avatar f tn He does this at home, at the grocery store, all the time. I have thought ADHD all along or maybe some form of Autism. I plan to have him evaluated. The thing is that I have read that most of the meds for ADHD have a risk of sudden death. How common is this? What other treatments are available other than RX meds. Thank you for your time.