Adhd resources for parents

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Avatar f tn and the answer is YES, there is a ton of stuff that you need to be aware of as ADHD can affect all areas of your life. The meds can only help on some of those areas. For example, if she has gone from a 2.8 to a 4.0, she obviously is intelligent. So how does she feel about getting those low grades when I am pretty sure that she knew that she should have been doing better? AD/HD can really effect self esteem and anxiety levels - among other things. And I wonder if she has ADHD or ADD?
Avatar n tn Dear Ms. Anderson, Take a look at a book titled S.O.S.: Help for Parents (by Lynn Clark and published by Parents Press). It will give you a systematic method for responding to behavior.
Avatar n tn He has been a heavy bed wetter his entire life though in the past 6 months or so it has become more and more infrequent to the point where he only has an accident once every few weeks now. My wife has mentioned ADHD before but my son has never been hyperactive in any way. In fact its just the opposite, he is beyond mellow. Recently I read about ADHD PI and this seems to describe my son perfectly.
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Avatar f tn Point being, my brother-in-law has adhd. I probably knew him for 20 years before I realized he had it. And, I think that he got it from his father (also my wife's father) who was a brillant Cal Tech scientist. And nobody would have ever thought his dad had adhd. Oh, and it can skip generations. But really, the point is, it dosen't matter where it came from if its a correct diagnosis (thats a different post), what matters is how to deal with it.
Avatar m tn One final note, I see that you are asking for some clinical data on using DMX at low doses for add/adhd. One of the reasons why that information is not readily available is because the data was not sufficient to warrent using it for such. There are numerous drug trials that go on in this country in which the end result is not favorable to the drug. I think the tricky part with DMX is that fine line of dosing and its addictive nature.
Avatar m tn Almost all information for ADD/ADHD is on kids but according to MedHelp :: or about ten million adults. With that many adults affected why is 99% of the information only about kids? Where can info on adult ADD/ADHD available?
Avatar f tn One is going through your school counselor for help. Another is getting your parents to understand what is going on and to ask to get you tested. Watching the videos on might be very helpful here. I might mention that this is many times an inherited trait. So you might also ask your parents if they had ever had these problems. Or it might be obvious to you that they or their parents had similar problems.
Avatar n tn thus drugs and alcohol are turned to. I'm a newly diagnosed adult with ADHD and have done a lot of research. The best resources I have found are the online forums (ADHD specific) and going to bookstores such as Borders and Barnes and Noble and taking about 10 books on ADHD to the cafe area and skimming them for a few hours. Hope this helps!
Avatar n tn 30 and noon for his ADHD has trouble sleeping at night he also takes mirtazapine 15 mg to help him sleep guanfacine 1mg 1/2 3 times a day he also will poo in his pants can antone help mw with this thank you
Avatar n tn He also seems to become overwhelmed during certain classroom activities particularily sit and concentrate work. Is this normal for a child with adhd. Could the ritalin be causing these emotional outbursts. He also tends to get angry with others if he is told that something he has done is not acceptable. He lashes out quite verbally. He is a beautiful and talented boy who is struggling daily with up and down emotions...
Avatar f tn He suggested I get her tested for Auditory Processing Disorder. He said it can mimic ADD or ADHD and that many parents mistakenly think their child has ADHD when they really have Auditory Processing Disorder. He asked me some questions about her and said based on my answers that he suspected that she had it. I asked if we could get her tested and he agreed. Ironically, my son's test came back within normal and my daughter's didn't!
Avatar n tn They need to learn methods to deal with the ADHD child that is different from the non ADHD kid. I think parents really need to get more involved in working with their child. Someone has to explain to the kid about ADHD. Someone has to teach him coping skills. If a child (or young adult) understands why he is acting the way he does, then maybe he won't go and self medicate to cover up the messed up feelings he has.
Avatar m tn I feel your frustration. Kind of makes me wonder about the training of the doctors you have worked with. For example, weight loss is a very common side effect with lots of known ways to deal with it - and it sounds like no one has discussed this with you? Which also makes me wonder about what kind of doctors you have been working with? I also wonder about your overall knowledge of the subject - not your fault, I blame that on the doctors.
Avatar m tn I would like to get peoples thoughts as to whether or not this list of symptoms seems to fit the bill for ADHD, or if perhaps it is something else. I clearly plan to see a doctor soon but would still like to gather as much information and ideas as possible. My earliest memories of these symptoms come from my elementary-middle school years.
494976 tn?1302714301 com/ - as sensory will many times get mistaken for ADHD. In terms of ADHD, this is probably one of the most informative sites - Let us know what you think. Specialmom monitors this site on SPD - And I, of course, monitor this site. Together we have a lot of resources that can help you.
Avatar m tn The interesting thing about consistent consequences is that experts say that it needs to go on consistently (meaning a consequence for a particular action everytime it happens) for at least 3 weeks. This is because you are changing learned behavior, and it takes awhile to change behavior that has been learned. Now if that is not working, then yes - you definitely need to consider that fact that something else may be going on.
Avatar f tn And ADHD is definitely passed down from one's parents. And, of course, the inability to concentrate is also a symptom. Having said that - anxiety and depression will also cause a lot of the symptoms you have mentioned. So the best thing to do is to find what is causing the anxiety and depression. You said you were recently diagnosed with that. Is the doctor also looking into the root causes? Hopefully you are seeing a psychologist or a psychiatrist and not just a general MD.
Avatar f tn We have been in therapy separate as a group and he is seeing a Dr. for the ADHD. We are consistent, structured, go to church, believe cleaning and time outs are the best punishment. Lately he becomes utterly defiant. We tell him to do something and he says "make me". We are stumped we don't back down but we definitely fumble. We talk things away but that is never enough in the moment.
Avatar m tn My parents opted to take me off, and just let me deal with my ADHD. I was able to manage dealing with ADHD throughout my school years, and make above average grades the entire time. It was extreemly difficult at times, but achievable. I should mention that I have an above average IQ and Score Highly on standardized testing, and other tests also. I don't remember my SAT scores, but they were high enough to get me into my college of choice.
1699033 tn?1514116733 At his age, he is probably looking forward to a bit of freedom :). But you don't turn somebody loose in the jungle without giving them some survival skills. The transition from a private school to a public highschool can be difficult (and at the same time very exciting). His IEP is really important. If he is getting the help and guidance he needs, then you can let go a lot sooner. Frankly, I would certainly monitor the heck out of him for the first couple of months.
Avatar f tn The problem with doing that is that it only makes the recovery process that much harder for her/him. The parents and close siblings to the person addicted needs to go to meetings and therapy as well to get unaddicted to their child. It ***** to believe that something (and often in a parents eyes-something your child did that was so selfish and stupid) now YOU of all people need to get treatment.
Avatar f tn First, medication is not the first line of defense/offense: "Should a child require treatment for ADHD, the AAP recommends a set of age-specific, first-line strategies for intervention. 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.
Avatar n tn The family history would certainly place him in an at-risk category to display ADHD, that's for sure. He may also display some sensitivity to sound, though it's not unusual for young children who have no sensory integration problems to be bothered by loud noises. In sum, your son might display ADHD; he might display some problem in the arena of sensory integration. But the fact that he is so young needs to be considered. Here's how you might proceed.
Avatar f tn We have seen pediatrician and several therapists. They have given me the ADHD forms for his teachers and when the teachers fill them out, it appears he is just fine other than some fidgeting in class, but they score him very low in regards to the scale of ADHD criteria.
Avatar n tn If your son is managing at home, and does not require out of home placement, an alternative is a private, therapeutic day program, where his clinical (as well as his learning) needs can be addressed. In order to qualify for such a placement, a child usually has had to exhaust whatever resources are available within the public school system. At that point, children are referred to what is often called an out-of-district placement, schools that are operated by private agencies or organizations.
Avatar f tn Abikoff noted the CDC study is based on parents saying that a health care provider told them their child had ADHD, but it's not known who the health-care provider was or how thorough the assessment was. ADHD diagnosis is a matter of expert opinion. There's no blood test or brain-imaging exam for the condition. Sometimes reading disabilities or other problems in the classroom cause a teacher or others to mistakenly think a child has ADHD, he said.
Avatar n tn What I have seen in my practice is many kids conditioned to not take responsibility for their behavior because they were diagnosed with ADHD and on meds for it. I also dealt with my share of parents who refused to discipline their kids because they felt that disciplining a child diagnosed with ADHD doesn't have control over their behaviors and therefore shouldn't be disciplined.