Adhd overdiagnosis

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Avatar m tn The danger is really for men who have no symptoms at all - they are the most at risk for overdiagnosis and overtreatment. For your case however - since you wrote previously about prostatitis and a nodule - you belong to a different population, hence you stand to gain something from the biopsy.
Avatar m tn about ADD, i doubt that you have this disease since lastly many patients appeared to be normal bur overdiagnosed with this disease and rather their hyperactivity is too normal and should not be inhibited by drugs of unknown action, because this is a part the real growing up, we still do not know the cause of this overdiagnosis of ADD in some places, maybe this is a wrong medical education.
Avatar f tn First I really thing you need to read up on ADHD. You need to realize that a kid who has it is not crazy!. Click on ADHD written in blue above the green post a question for a pretty good description. I can give you several sites with more info if you wish. I also can suggest some very good books. Second, your doctor is doing you a favor. He is being honest. Too many times I have seen stories of a pediatrician trying to treat ADHD and screwing it up.
Avatar n tn I have also read a book on ADHD and they both have 15-16 out of 20 of the symptoms along with the sensory problems too.They have no respect for theyre own things as well as others. Heres a few things that I marked in the book.
20620809 tn?1504362969 However, many men will experience potential harms of screening, including false-positive results that require additional testing and possible prostate biopsy; overdiagnosis and overtreatment; and treatment complications, such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
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.
Avatar n tn In, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. She says on p62, that 60% of children with Tourette's have ADHD. But only 7% of kids with ADHD have Tourette's. Hope that helps. The book mentioned above is worth getting by the way.
3217939 tn?1345929459 Hi there. I think it would help to provide more details. How old is your child, are they officially diagnosed with add/adhd, what areas are you referring to that they don't 'listen'? Details will certainly help anyone to understand what exactly you need advice about. On the surface, it really helps to know as much as you can about the disorder of add/adhd.
Avatar f tn in an 18 years old young man,can adhd develope other mental disorders which can co exist with the adhd like schitzophrenia or paranoia if the adhd is not properly treated,if not, what other mental diseases can occure along with adhd?
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Avatar f tn I am on an invega shot for my schizo affective disorder but cannot find a doctor that will treat me for adhd and because of the symptoms of my adhd I have developed a substance abuse problem in an attempt to self medicate and fight the anxiousness and boredom that I always feel....I need help but no doctor is willing to help me...
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm a 16 year old female and I've been diagnosed with ADHD for 7, going on 8 years. I've taken medication constantly throughout all these years and it's helped considerably. I've seen improvements in school and at home, but mostly in school. But I was wondering if ADHD can lead to other disorders or illnesses like anxiety, OCD, or depression or anything similar to those.
Avatar n tn We have a barely 13 yr old boy with ADHD and Tourettes (just tics). Although he is medicated for Tourettes, he needs medication for his ADHD, but Drs say it can increase Tourettes. Any advice?
Avatar m tn Having said that - the big IF is - was it an accurate diagnosis of ADHD. There are things that can make it seem like you have ADHD. Lack of sleep (apnea), food allergies, etc. The reason I mention this is that usually, if the correct dose of adderall is given, (and you have ADHD) you don't get "sick". However, if you don't have ADHD, then you will really notice what the effect of Adderall is on you.
202436 tn?1326474333 Has anyone tried this program/diet as a non-medicinal approach to add/adhd/behavioral problems? If so, what resources have you used. My daughter was diagnosed with dysthymic disorder (depression) with underlying adhd behaviors. I am NOT in favor of medicating a 6 yo and have heard great things about the feingold diet and other elimination diets to pinpoint foods/additives/artificial colorings/flavorings that can trigger allergies and cause unfavorable behaviors.
4194487 tn?1370046144 Is ADHD/ADD hereditary? My mother, and brother has ADHD, my sister has ADD. Me and my dad are the only ones without it. My boyfriend doesnt have either, could my baby get ADHD or ADD even though my boyfriend or I dont have it?
383943 tn?1217722721 Does anyone now if a child being premature and adhd have any connections?