Adhd symptoms at home

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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 m tn Also, is any of this going on at school? or only at home?
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 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 n tn I don't know what to do. At home, she spends the majority of her day crying. She gets frustrated very easily and cries that I am yelling at her. I have to tell her to do things more than once and then she cries because I am "yelling". Homework is another issue. She is ok at school work, but getting her to sit and do it is another issue. We have a pretty set schedule, because I do home daycare, she knows what to expect in her day and does good with routine.
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 f tn My son was diagnosed with ADHD at 3. He was hyper active and extremely good at escaping the house. He was not learning or learning and then forgetting what was learned. He has a lot of fine motor issues and at 91/2 still cannot tie his shoes. We took him to his regular pediatrician and to a physiologist who prescribed ADHD meds. He has has had adverse reactions to three and now hates to leave the house or engage on anything new. The social anxiety is far worse than ever.
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 his teacher has said that he is the brightest boy in the class but finds it hard to pay attention and fidgets all the time, he shouts out alot and when he is at home he never listens to a word i say when i ask him to behave. he runs and jumps about and never walks and talks constantly i have to ask him repeatedly every time i want him to do something. do you think this is adhd?
Avatar m tn Children who are or have been on ADHD drugs have an increased risk of committing suicide.Even the American Psychiatric Association admits that suicide is the major adverse reaction of withdrawal from these drugs. Clarke reports that “symptoms usually peak within two to four days after withdrawal of the drugs although depression and irritability may persist for months. Suicide risk can persist for years.
Avatar f tn i would like anybody who has a 9 year old son or daughter to tell me what are the symptoms of ADHD before i take my nephew to a pdoc...........
Avatar m tn She acted at home very similar to your description in your posting and was difficult at school. OCD is one of the anxiety disorders - just wondering - could it be possible that the ADHD is a misdiagnosis? You might want to ask your son's doctor about this. By the way, sensory issues are often co-morbid with anxiety issues so that point was expected. Anyway, just a remote possibility ....
327385 tn?1378364331 Sounds like your talking about my daughter, and she has ADHD. They started her off on Adderal XR, but she is now on Vyvance (sp). She did and does all the things you have listed, including the stealing and not knowing why. Your best bet is to try and find a peds doctor that specializes in ADD/ADHD. If she is found to have ADHD, so of the things she does might not go away, like the stealing.
Avatar n tn And if the meds are helping him at school, then it might well be worth it to work at dealing with the side effects at home. Finally, a good diet is always very important for a growing child. But, I have never seen a study that says a good diet - for a child with AD/HD - will have the same efficiency as Ritalin in terms of concentration or self control. By the way working with a child who has down syndrome is not easy as you well know.
Avatar n tn They tried Concerta and it did not work for the school at all. He was very restless and hyper. At home he was fine at the end of the day. So, the way this boy's body metabolized the med was different and the benefit of the med was late in the afternoon. Metadate CD works better for this boy during school hours. Good luck.
Avatar n tn To date, we have no IEP at school and not had an issue in elementary school at all and few at home. I believe if he had been misdiagnosed with adhd/add ------------ this would not be the case. I just bring that up because your post makes me wonder. Tell me how old he is and I will try to give some suggestions on the aggressive and volatile behavior.
1211960 tn?1272978102 When my husband was diagnosed with ADD we took one of his at home tests, (given to us by a psychologist,) to determin what type of ADD but it just seemed to be an all out personality disorder test. It asked questions from depression to eating disorders to movement disorders. It appeared to be a good test to give multiple diagnosis of multiple illnesses rather than determine type of ADD. The test was over 50 questions long so my husband never completed it. Not sure if that's the same test.
Avatar f tn I'm married (23 years) and have kids, one with ADHD and one with ADD. I lived at home with my mom until I was 29 (except when I was at school), was forgetful, disorganized, etc....and in some ways I still am. I also didn't have many close friends although I do now. I wasn't diagnosed (although I am dyslexic) until I was in my 40's. I take adderall daily and, for me, it has made things a lot better. My son, 22 ADHD, is a college grad.
Avatar f tn This is important to know as it will indicate if the structure at school is working (which can be replicated at home) or if the meds are working at school, but not at home. And, of course, the meds may not be working that well at school either for reasons I mentioned in the first post. Anyway, its important to know where the problems are occurring It also is important to know how long this has been going on.
1453183 tn?1287852619 The problem with home schooling is that you are not dealing with the cause of the problem. If he is fairly young, its easier to home school. Around 5 or 6th grade the subject material - especially math becomes more difficult and thus harder to teach. There is a lot that you can do. But I do need a bit of info. How old is he? What grade is he in? Is he in special education or does he have a 504 plan? And I am very curious why the doctor took him off his meds?
Avatar f tn //www.additudemag.com/slideshows/improving-classroom-behavior/ https://************.com/blog/fidgeting-strategies-that-help-people-with-adhd-focus/ Finally, while most of these links come from additudemag. Here is a site with a lot of good overall information on children and adhd. https://helpguide.org/home-pages/add-adhd.htm I know that this can be overwhelming at the start. But the more that you and your husband can learn, the more that you can help your little guy.
186166 tn?1385262982 after reading creeks post below i remembered what a psychiatrist once shared with me. he was very interested in ADD/ADHD and had made that his specialty. he felt that most addicts also had either ADD or ADHD and he set out to do a several years reasearch project on this. he went to jails and rehabs all of the united states interviewing and testing those with addictions. i can't remember what the percentage he quoted me was, but it was around 85%...
Avatar f tn have a hyperactive 5 and a half yr. old boy. Hyper since birth.Changing diapers was difficult. I am used to this and it has gotten a bit easier to manage since then. Alot of his behavior seems like ADHD,the type that is hyper but "takes everything in". He never liked loud music,covers his ears. And also complained once of lights being too bright at Gymnastics class (which he DID NOT LIKE). He will interact with other children and isn't shy once he gets comfortable.
Avatar n tn then one of those moods where you dont want to talk to anyone. but im not like this at school at all! not when im with my friends at lunch or break. in class i find it REALLY hard to concentrate, its like i dont even care and i can read the same simple sentence over and over again and i still wont even be able to recite it back or know what ive just read. Ive also been very forgetful lately.
Avatar f tn It will also give you good ideas on how to handle the hyperactivity, following instructions at home, how to work with the school, etc. Even if he doesn't have ADHD, many of the suggestions in the book you will find quite valuable. Click on the link - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - at the top of the page and you can get a quick general overview.
Avatar f tn The question concerns a boy who shows seizure like ADHD symptoms which last a certain time and then completely resume. In good phases he can sit down and read a book for 30 minutes or work on school work, is nice to talk to, has behavior control. Once he is in the other stage he will make funny noises, talks like a maniac, can't sit still, loses all his manners, insults people, can't concentrate on anything, very sensitive to sounds, can't control himself.
Avatar f tn Been reading a lot about foods that irritate ADHD and help with the symptoms. Also have been seeing a lot of postings about supplements/vitamins to use to help control ADHD symptoms. My son is 6 and has ADHD. Anyone out there with successful foods/supplements/vitamins that help? Thoughts?