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Avatar f tn Stimulant safety concerns Beyond the potential side effects, there are a number of safety concerns associated with the stimulant medications for ADD / ADHD. Effect on the developing brain — The long-term impact of ADD / ADHD medication on the youthful, developing brain is not yet known. Some researchers are concerned that the use of drugs such as Ritalin in children and teens might interfere with normal brain development.
Avatar n tn I'm concerned with my 7 year old son. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and had been on aderoll for about 6 mths now. As of friday the dr. took him off due to some ticks he had picked up. He has since been put on concerta. My concern is it seemed the aderoll was helping with controlling his behavior and he enjoyed taking it knowing he was doing better.
985431 tn?1248845673 My daughter has been on Concerta for three years. The medication has worked well. However, I am wondering if at some point I should try taking her off it as she gets older to see if she is able to use self control in dealing with her ADHD. This was not an option before and still may not be but should I be trying? Also, on the other end if it's not broke why fix it? My only concern is I am unsure how long she will be on it...for life?
Avatar f tn com/adhd/article/2511.html Since you are new to the whole ADHD thing, you might be interested in this site that certainly lets you know that you are not the only one going through this. http://jeffsaddmind.com/for-first-time-visitors Hope some of this helps. Please post if you have any questions.
Avatar n tn However, there are some cases where concerta simply does not work for someone. Which means you may need to find a new alternative. Even though these symptoms can be worrisome, it doesn’t hurt to try concerta temporarily. For all you know it may be the best thing you could ever do. For some people the positives outweigh the bad and sometimes vice versa. I know, personally, that though I experience a lot of these symptoms I can get almost more than twice the work load I normally do.
5066424 tn?1363139169 what is the best method to deal with ADHD im really new to this. My son who is 7 just started to take the lowest dosage to aid in this. Just last week. He has outbreaks at times with frustration is the part of the ADHD?
Avatar n tn I think (and hope) that now that more information about working with ADHD is out there, other means of dealing with the problem beside medication is tried. However, for the most seriously affected child, there is not much that can be done behavior wise until you can get the kid to slow down enough for other methods to work. The drugs have been prescribed since the 70's so there is definitely some degree of long term effects that have been studied.
Avatar n tn As I said, my only source of proof is that I have taught children with Down syndrome, Autism and ADHD, and there were wonderful results. Not only did the children all learn new skills, better behaviours, increased self esteem and ultimately self defence, they made friends and were getting exercise. It taught the other students awareness as well. Since one of our top focuses are discipline, misbehaviours were not tolerated and were dealt with using exercise and common sense.
Avatar f tn I have ADHD and my son has ADHD. It runs in my family from way back before ADHD became rampant and misdiagnosed. My son also has a very high IQ - and had the same difficulties as your son. I also work in the school as a speech pathologist. Request an obsevation by either the School Psychologist or a Teacher Consultant, if they have one. They can also give you a checklist that can be filled out by you, the teacher and your son.
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.
4437866 tn?1388123224 Just got home from the dr with my oldest. They put him on a new medication for his adhd. Straterra. Hope it works. Along with counceling once a week to.get into his handsome lil head. Dr also want him to see a psyc. ( cant spell it sorry ) because he is showing signs of being autistic! How was this not picked up.sooner? Such a big deal! I hope not but if he is, i need to find resourses to help him.. poor baby..
758493 tn?1271614763 I still can't believe that in a whole forum full of ADHD sufferers of carers of ADHD suffferers no-one else can be bothered to reply or share their experiences!! How to make a new member to the forum feel welcome eh!?
Avatar f tn I have a student who is currently taking new medication for ADHD and he seems less focused than before. He does not finish his work and does not stay focused. Should I say something to the parent?
757137 tn?1347200053 Has anyone seen the new ads for ADHD on CBS TV? Great! We already have an over-diagnosed ailment and now the pharmaceutical industry is targeting parents directly. Many conscientious mothers and fathers are going to fall prey to this one-pill fix. Our poor children!
Avatar f tn It made my son a zombie, his personality was different, he didn't laugh anymore. It is a highly addictive drug and the only reason this ADHD medication explosion has happened is because schools are pushing parents to drug their children so that the teacher doesn't have to deal with them.
1916827 tn?1458935915 Vyvanse 30mg for my ADHD. And I cut out all food allergies that have been bothering me for years finally.
Avatar f tn You have had two different doctors who have prescribed stimulant medication for him. These meds are used to treat ADHD. Hopefully, they also gave you more information besides just the meds. You mentioned he walks on his tip toes. I've never seen that listed under Autism - but guess that is possible. But that does need to be looked into as I have seen several posts, not to mention a good friend whose 6 year old had the same problem.
Avatar f tn 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. For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment. Behavioral treatments may include behavioral parent training, classroom management, and/or peer interventions.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately the problems persisted and when I went to look for help I was prescribed cipralex which I didn't take for more than a couple months and tried a new doctor. I was diagnosed with ADHD which makes sense with the symptoms I had, and probably the reason for my anxiety. I was started on 10mg's XR of Dexedrine/day about two weeks ago. The first couple of days were great. I felt completely perfect mentally and emotionally.
Avatar n tn His peditrician wants him evaluated for ADHD with a possible medication start now after telling me for 2 years she was sure he didn't have it. The school has been pushing this for some time and we have been saying no you are wrong. He is a very active child but will sit down and concentrate if what you are doing challenges him or he finds it of intrest. I have watched him pretend to fix his bike for over an half hour.
Avatar n tn My 6 Year old son has been diagnosed by a therapist and a psychologist both saying he has ADHD he was on medication for about a year and I hated him being on the pills they caused him to have tourette's syndrome and then they had to put him on another medication to control the tics that the first medication was causeing, not to mention the fact that he quit eating it seemed like he was living on air the entire time he was on the medication.
Avatar n tn My new study habits existed in stark contrast to my old ones, I could understand things that I couldn't understand before. I could put things together and see how things fit where before I couldn't. Everything seemed so interesting and I began to read all the books I had collected over time but was never able to understand. The medicine worked for about a month and then as quickly as it began, it stopped working.
Avatar f tn after all, the medication did not work. Anxiety often causes behaviours which mimic those of ADD/ADHD. Zoloft is a medication that is often used for children suffering from anxiety issues. Perhaps you could discuss this possibility with your doctor. I wish you the best ....
Avatar m tn Some of your info is a bit dated. The new clinical guidelines for ADHD cover kids from 4 to 18 years of age. See this link - http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/759086?src=nl_topic Depression as well as anxiety are major co-existing disorders with ADHD. Some of the psyc's I have read question treating the depression without also treating the ADHD (since it could be causing the depression). Tend to agree with you on the Zoloft. And if you are bipolar, its really nasty - http://www.
Avatar n tn Before anyone jumps on this comment i do beleive your other statement that there are to many children being put on meds that dont belong on medication for this disorder. But lest talk about what happens to the true ADHD adult that is not treated . Reaseach picture is not to bright? We dont know to much about adhd period.
1453183 tn?1287852619 Even though these doctors are saying that these results highlight the importance of a proper diagnosis, they are still not able to give us the answers of how these drugs impact the ADD / ADHD brain long-term. How do we know that the medication won't make both normal children and children with ADD / ADHD depressed? We don't. The study is evidence that more testing needs to be done on how these drugs impact the brain long term for both ADD / ADHD individuals and individuals without the disorder.
Avatar f tn All of the things that you have listed - I have seen in ADHD kids. What you need to do is to start to research what ADHD is and how to deal with the consequences of it. Understanding ADHD really makes a big difference in how you deal with the child. I mentioned the following books in a post below. Its worth your time to check them out. - "ADHD and Me, What I learned from lighting fires at the dinner table," by Blake Taylor.