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Avatar f tn what is the best age to do an iq test. my son is 8.1.he will be going to 3 rd std is is alrite to do this he does not write in class in all the books.does not answer even if he knows becoz he has problem in reading the questions as well writing the correct spelling so he needs one person nex to him to read and tell d questn.off late he is siting in class frm 8am to 1pm and has improved in talking wit his mates.everyday i hav 2 take lessons frm other parent and complete his clas books.
Avatar n tn Keep in mind he scored in the top 98% in 6th grade standardized Ohio testing and actually was asked to take the SAT test (he scored average against other 6th graders invited to take the test). He is easily distracted by anything going on in the background. If there is a television on in a room he is walking through he will stop and stare at it until someone reminds him of what he was supposed to be doing. It almost seems he walks around in a haze most of the time.
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 n tn As far as the connection to adhd- I have adhd and I can see how the frustration might make a person seek a way of control- which the cutting might serve to do temporarily (we do not test for adhd in the prison system, unfortunately), but I do not think you will find it is what causes the cutting- think it is more than that. You and your friend and in my prayers.
1211960 tn?1272978102 I have been diagnosed as bipolar and ADHD. I took a self test to deterime which kind of ADHD I had ( there are 6 different kinds.) The test results showed that I had Ring Of Fire ADHD. I was researching this specific type of ADHD and this is what I found: Type 6 -- The Ring of Fire. Cross between ADHD and bipolar disorder. Characterized by moodiness, aggressiveness, and anger. Anticonvulsants or newer antipsychotic medications tend to work better than stimulants.
Avatar m tn One sure symptom for me was to examine a kids test and look for stupid mistakes. Kid would do really well, and then start to self destruct on simple questions later in the test. They just couldn't focus - and they wanted to. In the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley (you might want to buy it), she basically says on p. 10-11 that a person with AD/HD who enjoys what they are doing can do it for hours.
Avatar f tn My 5yr. old kindergartner has a problem with impulsiveness & cannot keep his hands to himself; he always has to be touching other students which is distracting. The teacher put a separate desk/chair(that is wood desk/chair-the students all sit at a metal desk/charis) in the classroom just for him; hoping that separating him from other students would help his focus/attention. I am concerned about his self-esteem & hope he doesn't view himself as different from the other kids.
Avatar n tn Do you suggest there be blood tests to rule out all other possible causes of hyperactivity and/or ADHD BEFORE prescribing Adderall or any other medication? Is ADHD or hyperactivity merely a lack of self control/discipline?
Avatar n tn He stated my son most likely has ADHD and abnormal spikes in the frontal lobe have been noted in ADHD kids. He did not rule out tics or OCD but said time would tell with those. He did not prescribe any meds at this time and did not schedule any appt for the future. Is abnormal EEG results a recognized part of ADHD? We do not feel our son is having seziures, but we do not want to overlook anything. He is a bright happy child with lots of energy, but no outbursts, he responds to discipline.
Avatar f tn My 15 yr old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD using 3 surveys. I really wanted him to be tested using WISC since he is also gifted (140 OLsaT 3 years ago). It seems like our current psychiatrist allows us to decide our own course with medication to see what would work best. He is currently on 25 mg Vyvance and the last month he has said it made a world of difference with his attention in school.
Avatar f tn But your symptoms are also classic ADHD as well as your self medication reactions. To get a feeling for what adult ADHD is like check out the link and the advice posted here. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/ADD---ADHD/Being-judged-for-having-ADHD/show/1327105 You ask about resources for people like you. My first question would be - what kind of a doctor is your doctor? I have seen too many stories in my 3 or so years on this forum where the doctor didn't have a clue.
388154 tn?1306365291 Also think I have a tendency of it my self , and it is painful because my brain is working overtime sometimes, so it collapses( gets depressed) now and then and that is not a pleasant feeling. Maybe I wasn´t telling the truth about them (us ?) not feeling pain themselves(ourselves ?). What do I "really know" about anything I got to ask my self many times? ca Ps the Question mark I put in ( ) is because I´m not really sure that is what I am suffering from.
Avatar n tn He's now undergoing developmental changes related to adolescence, and it could be that you are witnessing the symptoms of an emerging mood disorder (alongside his ADHD). Ask the clinician about this possibility. The chances of such an occurrence increase if there is a family history of mood disorder.
Avatar f tn Also have his hearing tested, not just the standard hearing test either. Ask them to test for Auditory Processing Disorder. Many children are misdiagnosed as having ADHD who instead have Auditory Processing Disorder. My daughter is one. Their hearing is just fine so they'll pass a standard hearing test, but they have difficulty processing what they hear. The message gets jumbled up somehow. They do better with written instructions than verbal ones.
Avatar n tn my son just turned 5, has not been diagnosed w/ adhd (neuro md told us to watch and b/c he was so young) he also has moderate language delays..
Avatar m tn im adhd ocd/ bipolar1.. difficult to treat!!! i was started on zoloft and took raises in dose to 100mg. i started getting worse.. sandman gave me some helpful links. turned out i had bipolar co disorder. i was in a perpetual manic flare. my pdoc wanted to raise my zoloft to 150mg, so i fired him. i asked my pcp to rx seoquel, while i went cold turkey off the zoloft. it worked well 50 mg at night to sleep, and 5 mg buspar twice during day. we decided to add modafinil for adhd.
Avatar f tn I believe that you need to have what is called a TOVA test to see if you have ADHD and what tendency you have. I am an older adult who was recently diagnosed with ADHD (tendancy toward inattentive). Through speaking with my therapist, she picked up on things I was saying about my disorganization along with memory and concentration problems. I'm thinking that you need to discuss this with your LCSW and MD.
Avatar n tn my grandson is 12 and is always playing with him self at home in school or any were the mood strikes him and now I hear hear heavey breathing when this is happening what should I do or how can i help him controll these inpulses he a attends a special school for kids with problems and we have trouble with behovier and being mean and striking out at staff he takes vyvanse 50 mg @6:30 and noon for his ADHD has trouble sleeping at night he also takes mirtazapine 15 mg to help him sleep guanfacine 1m
Avatar n tn If it help you before it should be helpful again. On the amenclinics web site there is an ADHD test. After talking the test follow it through and it will give you the posibilities of what areas of the brain you may need help with. It will show you the over the counter medications, RX prescriptions and different foods that can be very helpful to you.
Avatar n tn He is now eight years old, and for the past years he has been through a lot with his previous pre-school and kindergarten teachers setting him aside because he was just not the norm and required one on one attention and extra help, which damaged his self-esteem, his nature, and I believe adding to his separation-anxiety and depression.
Avatar n tn If you do have ADHD you won't get dependent on them. If you don't have ADHD, they can be seriously addicting. For that reason alone (plus a bunch or others), you need to see a doctor that can help you. I would try to find a psychologist or psychiatrist that specials in ADHD. Stay away from your general MD. The reason for that is that you want someone who can give you more than just meds.
Avatar n tn My doctor said it can assist in raising small amounts of dopamine in the brain, which people with ADHD lack. So it wont cure ADHD or ne thin but it cant hurt not taking it, i mean if it can assist in controlling the symptoms, why not! The only issue here would be the fact the tablets r quite huge!
Avatar n tn The first three deal with adult ADHD and include a self test. The last 2 deal with anxiety and ADHD. If you do have ADHD, the last thing that you want the doc to do is to only treat the anxiety. That will not be treating the what could be the major cause of the problem. So definitely take you time to read these. They will, I think, give you enough info to help the doc help you. If you have any questions about what you read, please post.
Avatar f tn I am 35 yr old mother of 4 & I have always joked about having ADD/ADHD but lately it seems to become so apparent not only to me but where friends & even social aquaintences seem to ask if I have ADD/ADHD. After talking to some friends with ADD I am convinced that some sort of treatment/medication would greatly help my daily function. How do I begin to see about this? What kind of doctor do I see.
1390055 tn?1365618655 I used to take ADHD medication to manage my condition beginning when I was about 13 years old. I am now 23. I continued this for about 5 or 6 years, and then gradually came down off of my medications. I had been put on a number of different medications at different times to see which medication worked best for me, and we finally settled on taking Concerta, and did this so for about 3 or 4 years.
Avatar f tn That's a difficult combo to treat bipolar and ADHD bc it seems to me the ADHD meds would worsen the bipolar. Is he more aggressive since he started the Concerta? If so, tell the psychiatrist, Ritalin is a stimulant drug and stimulants make bipolar worse. It sounds like a REALLY tough situation and it sounds like he is not very stable mood-wise. Try to remember he has two illnesses. Also try not to beat yourself up if you lose it.
Avatar f tn Hi everybody, i have a 9 year old nephew whom i suspect has ADHD from what i read on line and here in this forum,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i am still searching for a pdoc.......................but am afraid to confuse ADHD with other illnesses.............a number of members here told me that i might be doing so,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but no body told me what could i be confusing this illness with?? any one have an idea concerning this issue plz?? did any one confuse ADHD with nother illness??
Avatar n tn OLD AND WHEN HE GOT INTO KINDERGARDEN THE TEACHER WOULD SEND A BAD REPORT ON HIM EVERYDAY. THEY RECOMMENDED THAT I GET HIM TEST FOR ADHD. SO I DID BECAUSE HE DID HAVE SOME PROBLEMS THAT I ALSO SAW AT HOME LIKE NOT FOCUSING, RUNNING AROUND, NOT FINISHING ANY TASK THAT WAS GIVEN TO HIM. WHEN HE GOT TESTED THE DOCTOR SAID MAYBE HE WAS BORED IN SCHOOL BECAUSE THE TEACHER DID SAY THAT HE WOULD DO HIS WORK. AND THE DOC.
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.