Adhd questionnaire for parents

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Avatar f tn After living with ADHD for 7 years I told my BFF about it. She began telling it doesn't exist and everyone has it. She asked me if I was in meds I said no. I can't take meds because I'm also bipolar and it causes manic stuff. I didn't tell her about the bipolar. Is ADHD really something everyone has or did she just make that up?
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 - 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?
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 m tn Six or more symptoms of inattention that last for at least six months, is not adaptive, and not consistent with the sufferer's developmental levelSix or more symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity for at least six months, is not adaptive, inconsistent with the sufferer's developmental level, and not solely symptoms of oppositional disorder, defiance, irritability, or trouble understanding the task or associated instructionsSome of the above symptoms that caused problems occurred before 7
7087196 tn?1389306119 He was given an assessment where his teacher filled out a questionnaire and his parents filled out a questionnaire as well. The diagnosis was borderline ADHD. I was diagnosed with ADHD at 15, was given Ritalin, and my behaviors became so much worse, wrong diagnosis. In 2005 was diagnosed with Bi-Polar. They have tried Celexa, Risperdal, Quafanicine (unsure of spelling) and they work for a very short time and his behavior gets worse then it was before.
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 There's no point in talking with a four-year-old about her mental stability. Instead, focus on the behavior. That is, set clear expectations, including limits on inapparopriate behavior, and follow through on those expectations and limits. You mentioned that you need help with parenting. Take a look at Lynn Clark's book SOS Help for Parents - it is very useful (see
Avatar f tn Yes, the little one could have ADHD. It certainly is an inherited disorder for many - but not all kids. But, i have had kids in the classroom who have ADHD and their brother or sister did not. So it certainly is not guaranteed. By the way, I have seen the changes in how ADHD is treated over the years. Having spent almost 40 years in the classroom. It is being treated much better now then it was.
Avatar m tn you might consider talking with his pediatrician about his behavior, and ask if he can be screened / tested for ADHD or any other behavioral disorders; also ask about medications which could help in combination w/ therapy, unless you've already done so.
Avatar m tn My parents recently adopted their niece. She has had behavior problems since before they got her. She has been diagnosed as bipolar and kleptomaniac. Recently her behaviors have been getting worse. She has tired to burn their home down, she tried to climb out of the second floor window to run away, she has been writing notes about how she ate certain family members and would like to hurt them. They can't take places because of her stealing. They have found knives and razors in her room.
Avatar n tn What are the side effects and risks of starting a child this young on medication for ADHD? The parents are wanting and pushing for the medication, so the accuracy of their report to the dr is questionable and the dr they choose is known to give out medication easily. I worry about the effects on this child and would like to try to educate the parents a bit more of the risks.
Avatar f tn This is a very good article that not only looks (again) at Anger Overload and Anger Overload and ADHD. But more importantly it gives treatment techniques for parents and teachers that perhaps you haven't heard about. The link is - And besides all the consistency things - which are difficult to do - some things are easier and can be fun.
Avatar f tn Parenting with consistent discipline and support can help prevent over-diagnosis of ADHD in children. Sometimes, people think their child is ADHD when the child is still very young, under 5, and shows some symptoms. The problem with that is young children are still developing at very different rates and maturity levels vary greatly.
Avatar f tn Do you have an opinion regarding the use of Tenex/ guanfacine for ADHD treatment -- of hyperactivity and impulsivity?
Avatar f tn If he is developmently delayed it would be more mild but enough to qualify him for a funded school program. He was evaluated by a psychologist who did not feel ADD/ADHD. My son also has a habbit of nose picking or crotch grabbing both which I am learning might just be a nervous soothing habbit. I am trying to break these asap. My son also is very serious and I think might have low self esteem due to his learning problem.
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 You may want to see if you can get a hold of a copy of the August 'Pediatrics' magazine ,there is an article regarding ADHD drugs given to children ,calls to poison centers are up 75% in the last 8 years and most come from affects of the drugs given for ADHD even the drug enforcement agency has issued a Warning.Read 'The Cociane of the Playground' and see for your self.
Avatar n tn s advice and what should I do about this I have a severe case of adhd mixed with anxiety and I am a grown adult that needs medication for my adhd for school and work and I get really frustrated that my parents don't let me control my own meds in general they know I don't abbuse it but every time I need my meds I have ask them and it makes my anxiety act up even more cuz I have to call them tell them I need my meds and it's annoying because they r not always their how can I get them t
Avatar f tn Does anyone have a teenager that has mild mental retardation, adhd, mood disorders, developemently delays, odd, bipolar? I need of parents with children who have some of these special needs kids.
189897 tn?1441126518 The last 10 years have also seen an increase in the number of medications that have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of ADHD, and the new guidelines reflect this. They also emphasize the chronic nature of the disorder "We had pushed for the idea that ADHD was a chronic illness in the initial guidelines, and that clinicians needed to use chronic illness principles in treating it, and this has been further emphasized," Dr. Wolraich said.
Avatar f tn Good posts on this subject by Jim and Michael in the To Treat now or Later thread. PErsonally I've been SVR over one year now, if that answers your questionnaire (even though it's not 3 years).
Avatar n tn Posted By D Peter Birkett MD on February 14, 1998 at 19:02:27: I'm looking for the questionnaire you asked me to respond to.
Avatar f tn PPD, ADHD, Asbergers, form of Autism, at different times. when told he can't have something keeps at the person, can go on for long periods of time. threatened to destroy home while parents sleep, has punched holes in walls. TSS coming to the home now. This is my grandson, lives in Penna., 30 miles north of Allentown, about 20 miles outside of Pottsville. What can be done, and soon, before he hurts someone, or himself?
1274559 tn?1284132218 I am wondering why you need to have medicine for ADHD? can you handle ADHD without medicine??? I mean is the Medicine necessary?
Avatar f tn You can never have too much information regarding what might be going on with your child. Sandman also gives good advice on Sos for parents and the ADHD answer book. Read all you can to figure this out and seek professional advice as well. Congrats for kicking the addiction. Don't beat yourself up for the past. We all make mistakes. Your son loves and needs you.
5757880 tn?1395578022 Parents need to understand that ADD / ADHD has a definite cause. When that cause is removed the child will usually recover. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – sometimes referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder – is as widespread as the refined foods and the food additives that play such a major role in causing ADD / ADHD. Once you have read the information below you will realise that Ritalin and other ADD / ADHD medications achieve nothing more than the suppression of symptoms.