Adhd misdiagnosis

Common Questions and Answers about Adhd misdiagnosis


Avatar n tn I mention the ADHD issue as anxiety can mimic the behaviours of ADD/ADHD and sometimes a misdiagnosis can occur. Is your son on medication for hyperactivity? If he is and the medication is working, then I assume the diagnosis is probably correct. If he is on meds and the medication appears not to be working, then it is possible a misdiagnosis has occurred. Just wondering ....
Avatar n tn This is an excellent book that addresses the misdiagnosis, labelling and drugging of our children in epidemic proportions. A must read for any parent or physician http://www.thereviewzone.
1509528 tn?1289999991 s syndrome with severe ADHD. We have Bipolar in my family and after taking a video on my son people finally started believing my description of his symptoms and we are now after 3 years going to test for Bipolar. After having the Asperger"s diagnosis for so long and reading about your son, I am no psychologist, I agree with you it does sound like Asperger's syndrome to a T. Keep your head up and get a second opinion! Good luck!
Avatar n tn Recently Aspergers was mentioned to me, A close family relative said that my son shows the same symptoms that her friends son has. I did some more research and found that add, adhd, aspergers ocd and some others are very similar and are hard to determine which is the correct diagnoses. My biggest problem is that some require medicines that can be very detrimental to the body. I have already had to switch my sons medication 3 times and up the dosage several more.
1509528 tn?1289999991 Hi my son is 8 1/2 and has bi polar, adhd, sensory processing disorder and adhd. My son had problems early on also started when he was 3 1/2. He has alot of the same "symptoms" as your son. As a parent that has had problems with this and still continues too. You have to remember to be open because we never want anything to be wrong with our babies, even though we want to get them the help they need. It's hard I know!
Avatar n tn 15 yr old daughter was diag with adhd 2nd grade - although was family "joke" adhd long before. 1st on adderall with explosive behavior - had to try before could take straterra, insurance. Strattera was fine for sev yrs - although only limited imp - just enough to tolerate her. Problems with social interaction and her mouth - she's constantly argumentative and I believe ODD. After menstruation began, strattera appeared worthless.
Avatar n tn My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD at age seven. It was long hard fight to even get her tested for this. It took about 3 years back and forth with the MD's and physcologists. When she was finaly diag. I was ashamedly relieved. I was happy that we had a label we could start to defend against. But with all the medications came little result. Yes she could concetrate 10% better. But, there was still something not quite right. The same things that weren't right before.
Avatar m tn or is the medication just a short term fix for some future alternative? Does it seem like adhd is an adequate diagnosis or a misdiagnosis of something else? Is there such thing as adhd at all or just failure in education/ parenting/ something else? What medication are you on? Has it helped? How do you feel about it staying on it indefinitely, or have you already quit/ considered stopping medication in the future? How do you feel about any information about adhd you've been given/read?
Avatar f tn // I hope these sites and the info I gave you help you. And your son also will need to get a EEG and blood work up done on him to make sure to rule every out. If you need anything more or want to talk send me a message and I will be happy to get back in touch with you. god bless and stay strong and fight for your son and don't let anyone in your way.
1744272 tn?1314209044 I am curious as to the meds he is on and the strength of the meds. Many ADHD meds would drive a non ADHD kid up the wall, while having the opposite effect on a child with ADHD. However, a very low dose might give a normal child some of the symptoms you describe. And actually a lot of the problems could have come from his environment and not the meds. Hope this helps a bit. Really need a lot more info to do more.
Avatar m tn OCD is one of the anxiety disorders - just wondering - could it be possible that the ADHD is a misdiagnosis? You might want to ask your son's doctor about this. By the way, sensory issues are often co-morbid with anxiety issues so that point was expected. Anyway, just a remote possibility ....
Avatar f tn a switch was turned on (bipolar) and now i have that triggered by postpartum. So was I never ADHD to begin with, a misdiagnosis or can you really just become bipolar one day? I'm being scheduled for psychological testing. Are things different now that they can make a make a proper ADHD or bipolar disorder?
Avatar m tn I have been high strung every since i can remember when i was a kid my parents just said I was F--KED up I got into drugs and meth was my drug of choice I went into a drug rehap and people said when in came i was spun out and i never came down at six months clean i was almost arrested for under the influence the cops thought i was on speed i stayed clean 2 years since then from time to time do meth when i get so wound up I do not like that about myself I took many different biopolar meds they ga
Avatar n tn I have a good friend that was diagnosed with ALS in the srping of 2000 at the age of 47. It is almost 5 years since this diagnosis and we are wondering if it may have been a misdiagnosis. He seems not to have much of a change within that time. There has been a big weight loss, sometimes trembling of the hands. Some medications he has taken are Prednison and Tizanadine. Is it posssible this could be something else and not ALS.
627816 tn?1349238116 Autism and fragile X also have in common attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 70-90% of males and 30-50% of females will be affected by ADHD as well as sensory problems. Such as sensitivity to light, touch and sounds. Females have less mood instability, aggression and hyperactivity. More often shyness, and social anxiety causes withdrawal or even the reluctance to speak. Previous screening studies have shown that 2.5% to 6% of boys with autism have fragile X.
Avatar m tn Children who are or have been on ADHD drugs have an increased risk of committing suicide.Even the American Psychiatric Association admits that suicide is the major adverse reaction of withdrawal from these drugs. Clarke reports that “symptoms usually peak within two to four days after withdrawal of the drugs although depression and irritability may persist for months. Suicide risk can persist for years.
Avatar f tn Jag har med stor chans ADHD. Ingen diagnos satt, men psykologen sa det. Var på NPF.mottagningen och fick resultaten på testerna. Gick bra och gick därifrån glad. Manga har tjurat idag och sårade mig lite, men annars okej. Spydde på kvällen.
Avatar f tn Jag har med stor chans ADHD. Ingen diagnos satt, men psykologen sa det. Var på NPF.mottagningen och fick resultaten på testerna. Gick bra och gick därifrån glad. Manga har tjurat idag och sårade mig lite, men annars okej. Spydde på kvällen.
5856747 tn?1403348682 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 m tn I am gathering resource material for www,attentiondeficithyperactivedisorder.
11099322 tn?1415286928 I want to get rid of the ADHD for good along with the chronic fatigue. The depression is manageable with wellbtib and my mood and obsessive compulsive disorder is manageable with the Zoloft. Bouts of schizophrenia are rare and usually occur when I am over stimulated on medications. My father suggested Androgel for low testosterone levels and said it helps with thee production of endorphins.
Avatar m tn Have any of you experienced extreme muscle tension? Jaw, neck, upper back, etc... It's only happened once (I took it about 5 hours after I normally take it) and also felt really neurotic and a bit crazy. Do you think this is a sign I've been misdiagnosed? I'm a concert pianist, and it's really helped me be able to focus on my practicing, especially in the afternoons without getting distracted every 20 seconds! I have extreme difficulty in focusing.
Avatar n tn No, I am correct. Teachers do NOT diagnose nor do school officials. As I stated before, if teachers in your area are doing this, it is illegal. If you reread your quote it states that teachers may be "driving" the practice of diagnosing but it does not say that teachers or school officials are diagnosing any disorder/illness. As I stated before, teachers can only describe behaviours - what the parents decide to do is their business.