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Avatar f tn Wondering what experience people have had with the different medications for ADHD. My son will be turning 7 soon, and some days I don't think he needs medication and other days I feel like it might be helpful if he were on something. However, I've been reading about the different kinds and their side effects, and now I'm terrified to put him on something. I'm also interested in hearing if people have tried any herbal supplements, or CBD oil.
Avatar m tn The conners questionnaire filled out by myself and the teacher indicates ADHD in addition to learning disabilities. I would like to know if ADHD can lower IQ tet scores due to the fact that he could not concentrate on the actual test. I am aware my son has learning and behavioral disorder but I am not being able to accept the "intellectual deficiency" indicative of mental retardation.
Avatar f tn school nagging about me taking a test for my 8 year old (ADHD TEST) okay looking over the test i see questions that are not suitable for a school aged kid in 3 grade so i only answer a few of them. Called yesterday to tell me that the result of this test are in, make appt to see them. But I was told that they would send them home...yeah cannot trust them.... anyone have this issue with there school???
Avatar f tn My son was diagnosed with ADHD 5 years ago. Been on medication for 3 years increased meds nov 12, had meeting with senco and have been informed the teachers think because his medication is now correct for ADHD he is showing traits of asd. The senco wants an accambac ( not sure how its spelt) questionaire to be sent to school and myself from his ADHD doctor. Is this questionaire for a new diagnosis or to confirm he has both asd and ADHD.
Avatar f tn But I do get the feeling that the doctor did not even bother to do the typical questionnaire with her teachers? Essentially, The ADHD or ADD is going to have to be noticeable at home and at school. It may be too late in the school year for you to get something going there, but I would definitely request testing - O shoot, you live in England. I don't really know how they do things over there - but from what I have seen from past posters - You may want to go the private route.
Avatar f tn I can understand your concerns. I don't know if this will help you feel better, but the guidelines for diagnosing a child with ADHD very clearly state that it must be present in two or more places. Regardless of what the mother may have said, he also must be showing the symptoms in someplace like school. It also sounds like he may be on a dose that is a bit too high. With kids, its kind of trial and error.
Avatar m tn Doctor: ADHD Does Not Exist Dr. Richard Saul March 14, 2014 Over the course of my career, I have found more than 20 conditions that can lead to symptoms of ADHD, each of which requires its own approach to treatment. Raising a generation of children—and now adults—who can't live without stimulants is no solution.
Avatar n tn I haven't taken the drug in 10 days but I'm going to start again after new year when school starts. How can I tell when I'm addicted? Is it normal for people with ADHD to enjoy the high that Adderall gives? Is it normal to feel tired without it? Will I always have to take Adderall to make me focus? Last question: is there a way to deal with the severe decrease in appetite? Can I drink liquid calories instead of solids to keep my weight up? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn When at home, he will run around silly, headbutting the chair and jumping and climbing everything. This, to me sounds just like ADHD, and believe me, i've researched this well - but i dont think he has this. I've recently discovered that hes REALLY naughty when he has an empty tummy - if i provide a snack for his snack-time at pre-school, which he isnt too keen on and he doesnt eat, he will behave really badly.....
602796 tn?1219877065 They are trying to slap my 11 year old daughter with the ADHD label. I did as they said and had her evaluated, filled out a questionnaire and sent it in, then met with a social worker. She cried during the visit and I didn't feel comfortable with it. We did not go back and I am not about to slap her with some label. This is WHO SHE IS. The school system needs to deal with it! So she is busy, finishes her work faster than others and gets bored easily.
Avatar f tn It varies to a degree and in order to be prescribed stimulant medication you just complain of those symptoms and possibly take a questionnaire to prove such claim. ADD/ADHD is just a name. It used to be called minimal brain dysfunction. It's a name for doctors, it's a name for lawyers, it's a name for the pharmaceutical business people.
Avatar f tn I think it could very easily not catch a child with ADD. The gold standard for diagnosis is to do a questionnaire with the teachers and parents. ADD and ADHD are very different. Good link here - https://helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm My personal opinion is that this test is just a way for inexperienced professionals to deal with a problem they have little knowledge of. Are you in the United States (which state) or England?
7087196 tn?1389309719 I can help a lot with ADHD. If it does seem more like ADHD or if you wish more info on ADHD, please post back here or over here - http://www.medhelp.org/forums/ADD---ADHD/show/175 where I am also the CL. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn I don't think you out grow the ADD/ADHD but with age and maturity learn to deal with it better. I think this is really on an individual basis. It depends on what you are doing in life as to whether it interupts your path. I believe you can go to ADD/ADHD.com and it has a questionnaire as to whether it has gone from childhood to adulthood and is causing any problems. Read about it and see what you think. Goodluck!
Avatar f tn So desperate I went to an ADHD specialist psychiatrist and after making me fill in a questionnaire and speaking to me for 50 minutes; he decided I had the sort of space cadet qualities (circuitous thinking- diverging instead of converging thoughts) of the 'inattentive hypoactive (as opposed to hyperactive) dopamine deficient ADHD candidate' . He admitted he wasn't 100% sure (how can anyone be?) but decided to try me out on concerta.
Avatar m tn Any chance he has something like ADHD or ADD? Here are two links that should help you decide if he might. http://www.help4adhd.org/en/about/what http://www.livescience.com/22362-adhd-symptoms-guide.html I am surprised the teachers have not asked for testing of him. You might also want to look into buying "Cool down and work through anger" or "When I feel angry".
Avatar f tn He's smart but he has been classified as ADHD due to focus issues. Lately I have seen some unusual behaviors, which my ex-husband and I have been trying to address. Yesterday we were told by his teacher that he was seen picking his nose and eating it. After sitting down with him, we found out that he was modeling another student in the class and didn't see what he was doing as inappropriate. Also when I take him to a movie, he sometimes covers his ears because of some of the loud sounds.
Avatar m tn There is mental illness on both sides of the family (schizophrenia), and our teacher recently filled out a questionnaire concerning our daughter and there are several symptoms related to ADHD. And the most devastating check was she had little to know friends. I also went through a checklist myself based on her behavior at home and it was pretty scary. One recent behavior that scared me was she noticed a girl she knows was wearing a a crown in a picture.
Avatar n tn (ADHD-I) Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes. Has difficulty sustaining attention. Does not appear to listen. Struggles to follow through on instructions. Has difficulty with organization. Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort. Loses things. Is easily distracted. Is forgetful in daily activities. ADHD predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type: (ADHD-HI) Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair.
Avatar f tn I have a 9year old daughter who has Autism, ADHD and PICA. Since she was little she would chew on her blankets which didn't cause a problem really. About a year ago it started with biting the nails finger and toe nails. It has now moved to a new level. She is tearing strips of her skin off the pads of her fingers and under her big toe and chewing them. She typically doesn't swallow. What can I do about this. She is currently on Vyvance, Clonidine and Melatonin.
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/forums/ADD---ADHD/show/175. This is very difficult to deal with and ALL parents have trouble doing so. And it kind of sounds like you are going through this alone (?) which makes it even tougher. By the way, what kind of doctors are involved in the diagnosis/treatment and did they discuss ADHD? Best wishes!
Avatar n tn She was diagnosed with adhd, but from observing her, she doesn't display all features, more features of asperger. I've spent well over 1000 dollars for a misdiagnosis. I've read that the testing for asperger is a questionarre, and can get them via internet, by down loading? Concerned mother Susan This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/648989'>asperges syndrome</a>.
Avatar f tn Her Teacher wants her to keep her hand on the desk but she also says that is really hard for her to do. does anyone know what this is? she's been tested for ADHD and the results were that she did not have that so if you know what I can do to help her please message me This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Child-Behavior/11-year-old-cant-stay-focused-/show/277915">11 year old can't stay focused </a>.
Avatar m tn Hey, I feel for you and I can't tell you how many posts I have seen like this on the ADHD forum - http://www.medhelp.org/forums/ADD---ADHD/show/175 - where I am also the CL. First the doctors reply to you about him not having ADHD based solely on, "he has high grades, can sit and read therefore he doesn't have ADHD." Is absolute BS. That is not how you judge ADHD. It does not follow any of the clinical guidelines.
Avatar n tn gastrocrom, strattera. He is seen at CCF for GI and CH UPMC neuro. for memory problems for last 16 mo. He has had 3 mri of brain-3UBO's and CH states normal, but get another one?? MRI reviewed at CCF- slight nonspecific abnormality. Biopsy for celiac disease neg. Neuropsych eval show inconsistent memory deficits. This memory problem has affected his life. Problems at school (HS and college), lost car keys, missed appts.
362281 tn?1199774311 Your post also mentions alot of things that could be sensory based. Does she appear over or under sensitive in any of her senses. What is she like with noise, smells, touch, taste. Is her balance and co-ordination okay. Does she seek continous movement and if so what kinds of things. If you google the name Olga Bogdashina you can read an article by her printed in autism today about sensory issues and perceptual differences in those on the spectrum.
Avatar n tn still doesn't understand facial expressions, tone or jokes. first diagnosis three years ADHD, he can sit and wiggle my watch back n forth for five hours. Obsession- snakes or anything long. must touch, even other people, clothes or hair. calls out repeating things he hears on occasion, especially Fu** repeatedly. Has extreme fits, very little eye contact. So questions: Do ALL autistic kids have no or stare through you eye contact? Can he be autistic but still play sometimes?
Avatar n tn Some pediatricians use screening questionnaires, such as the Vanderbilt, to determine if your daughter's symptoms and behaviors are truly beyond the norm for a child her age. However, a screening questionnaire is fairly limited, and may not give you much information. If things do not get better, then I would seek a consultation with a child psychologist.
Avatar f tn Have you ever had him tested for ADD/ADHD? I first discovered my son had ADD at age 5 but I tried medication and didn't like how he reacted to it so I've tried home remedies and holistic ways to control his outburst and behavior aspects and have found that between school and home corporation things have gotten better. A lot of times children can be misdiagnosed for ADD/ADHD and they just are exceptional kids who just need to be micromanaged to keep them focused.
Avatar n tn My son is 7 1/2 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 4 1/2 years old. He has been taking Focalin now for 2 years, sometimes it seems like it works well for him and sometimes he seems like he is in a daze. If I don't give him his medication then he literally bounces off the walls from morning till night and whales his arms all over the place. Loud sounds bother him, to the point that he will cover his ears and screach when he hears them.