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Avatar n tn A very common symptom is the jitters. I know when I was younger I eventually refused to take concerta for a long while because I could not stop shaking and I had trouble controlling my handwriting in school. It's like how some people take the two puffs of their inhaler and their hands get shaky. It's like that except amplified. Supposedly your body gets used to this. I just recently went back on concerta and I plan to stay on it through my finals.
Avatar m tn Hi, im pretty sure dat I have add or adhd. My lectures and friends have all said it to me. I have never been diagnosed with it but I seem to fit all the symptoms. I am interested to find out for sure but im not sure where to start. Do I just go to my GP??
Avatar n tn Dear Renee, Generally, pediatric mental health clinicians prefer to wait until the age of seven or so to diagnose ADHD, because so many of the symptoms (inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity) of ADHD are typical of the behavior of yopung (particularly pre-school) children. Having said this, it does happen that ADHD is diagnosed in pre-school children, and medication is sometimes prescribed in these circumstances.
Avatar f tn Depression and Anxiety are very common co-disorders of ADHD. And sometimes the bipolar diagnosis is not true due to the other symptoms. So its always worth taking a look at the difference between the two. Here are a couple of links for that. http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/home/article/adhd-or-bipolar-disorder-age-specific-manic-symptoms-are-key/2e1d5ec4615c5b9da40d435fca5f560c.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/2511.
Avatar f tn But when inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior are the norm for a child, it may be a sign of ADHD. ADHD can lead to problems at home and at school, with family, teachers, and peers, so it’s important to identify the symptoms and get help.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have just been diagnosed with Adult ADHD and I was wondering about some symptons that go along with this disorder. I am also a complusive liar and I was wondering if that is something that goes along with my disorder and I am seeing a therapist and I have voiced my concerns but I wanted to get another opinion. Please help me I am sick and I want to get better before I lose my family.
Avatar f tn For now, medications should control the symptoms and psychosocial support can tame the manifestations of adhd as well. Regards and God bless...
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with ADD at the beginning of my undergraduate career about 5 yrs ago. I wanted to treat the symptoms with therapy techniques rather then taking medication for it. I felt I had a fairly good handle on treating the problem through undergrad, but now im in a challenging graduate program & my techniques haven't proven to be as effective. What is the best medical route for me to take to as the next step?
Avatar n tn Is he on any medications for ADHD? Also, could you further describe what "putting in front of eyes tracking the movement" means?
Avatar n tn I believe I am an ADHD. I think these are the symptoms that can prove that: Can't stop cheating on test Won't do homework Mood swings Talk really loud and get really excited easily Anxiety Cannot sleep Pretty intelligent, but can't do good in school Can focus on a task Can't have interest in something for more than a day. Easily frustrated (especially while doing homework) Take out the anger on myself by punching, clawing, scratching, Is this normal?
Avatar n tn I had a friend who recently tried an elimination diet and slowly added foods back that she eats regularly, she found out that she was allergic to wheat, rhy, some flour products, sweeteners, etc. that were causing the ADHD symptoms... She has since started eating whole foods and good fats and her symptoms have vastly improved... It could be something as little as the dyes in foods, or sweeteners, etc...
Avatar f tn The doctor that I go to said he would probably have to be put on some medication when he starts school. Will you please give me the symptoms of ADHD. I don't know how to handle him sometimes. I am a single parent trying to raise 2 kids. I've tried every kind of punishment for him and nothing works. I just want to know really what I need to lood for.
Avatar n tn i have a 4yr old she was diagnosed with adhd and she has been taking adderol for almost a yr now and it hasnot work sence the begining. now her doctor want to go from 1/2 pill in am and 1/2 pill in pm to 1 whole pill in am and 2 pills in pm. i refuse because she sees things that arent there when she was taking 1whole ill before. now im scared to give her more because we had so much trouble in the begining. and i dont know wht to do.
1377599 tn?1278924570 I have ADD and I can tell you that not all of those symptoms are due to ADD. Being easily distracted, not staying on topic, talking to yourself are easily related to ADD. I would say MAYBE even hearing your friends voice, people with ADD tend to have a stronger immagination. If your sleeping problems are due to your mind wondering then that could also be due to ADD. As for the heart racing, sweats, ears ringing, stomach problems It is most likely something else.
Avatar f tn The fact he goes non stop would be a sign of ADHD (and also a crack baby). The fact that he is very smart would also indicate that he has learned how to manipulate you. Don't spank him. It won't work and only teaches him to hit other people when he is mad. Do obtain a copy of Lynn Clarks' book SOS: Help for Parents. I think it will help. Check the child behavior forum, there are a lot of parents having troubles with their 4/5 year olds and the advice given to them will also help you.
383943 tn?1217726321 They need to prioritize whether to treat the ADHD or the anxiety first. By correcting one, the other symptoms might improve.
Avatar m tn After dealing with his behaviors I feel like their may be something else going on, but am having a difficult time pin pointing it. He definitely has all of the ADHD symptoms, but some added on top. He seems totally unaware of anything going on around him and really doesn't react to discipline unless something important to him is taken away. He even smirks when being scolded. Not in an "I don't care" attitude, more like he doesn't get it.
Avatar f tn does anyone have a child with these symptoms? I looked into ADHD and it could be that but he is well behaved at school even though he hates it so I am not sure it is the right condition...I prefer to look into it before going to the doctor again because my son would have to come and he would hear all the things being said which I am not sure would help at this point.
Avatar f tn My husbands father does suffer from mental illness and jokes that my 8 y/o gets it from him. He has many ADHD symptoms. Pedicatrician mentioned Aspergers. The Dr. doesn't even know about his sisters diagnosis. He tried him on Ritalin LA. He had a big improvement in the first month. Second month not as much of an improvement. Dr. questioned it being a a 'bad batch' of pills, but it is too expensive toget a bad batch so then we tried genericritalin and his heart beat out of his chest.
Avatar f tn my 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD, disruptive behavior and a mood disorder, and possibly depression and anxiety. he has been prescribed ritalin, medidate, depakote, and zoloft. all together. That seems to be alot of medication for a small young child. Im very worried for him, is this safe for him?
Avatar f tn Hi. My son is 10 years old with severe adhd. He has been on meds since he was 5. Recently we have had to change his meds for the first time in 5 yrs.(nightmare) I hadn't really thought about it til now but am really interested in some natural remedies for this. Even some over the counter meds would be fine. Does anyone have something they do for their child that works well?
Avatar f tn I have heard of ADHD symptoms, I heard that it is much more easier to have fights if you have ADHD also ADHD kids act mostly, hyper, either violent(Not all), Overreacting over mainly little things. Sometimes they wonder in there own world. Having Aspergers can be different in many ways, Aspergers is when your child is having emotional problems maybe even getting embarrassed, shy, difficult education maybe even speech problems.
Avatar f tn The scores on his 2nd grade achievement test places his intellectual ability at mid year 3rd grade. DO my son have symptoms of ADD-ADHD. Should I retain my son in the second grade to improve on the weakness stated by his teacher.
Avatar n tn This is not to say that, if she is diagnosed with ADHD, it explains all of her behavior, but may be a component of it. I would revisit the ADHD issue, and have her evaluated again, including collecting data via standardized checklists that are widely accepted as helping to establish this descriptive diagnosis. As an aside, it's not unusual for children who display ADHD to also have the ability to be attentive and focused in particular circumstances.
Avatar n tn The on-line surveys can be useful tools to see if a person might display symptoms typical of ADHD, but a thorough assessment will consider a child's medical history, family history, current functioning at home and in school, possible alternative explanations for the symptoms identified on the surveys, etc.
1388785 tn?1279774364 If you want - just click on the ADHD in blue at the top of this page and get a list of symptoms for ADHD and that might be helpful to you. Best wishes.