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Avatar m tn the total transformation Program. http://www.thetotaltransformation.com/?dsource=googleptpactl&gclid=CMSrt6fyjKQCFcjD7QodKDB5Sg Some of the more serious side effects of drugs heart attacks, growth problems blood disorders, and psychosis.Travis Thompson, Ph.D, from the University of Minnesota and Klaus R. Unna, M.D., from the University of Illinois reported that “perhaps the best-known effect of chronic stimulant administration is psychosis.
Avatar f tn The problem with really intelligent kids is that they problem solve so fast. And the problem with 4 year olds is that they don't have alot of self control. Put it together and ya - you've got problems. Throw the possibility of ADHD into the mix and everything gets a lot worse. I really don't know if he has ADHD. How long ago did the doctors see him and what kind of a doctor saw him?
521840 tn?1348840771 As is the case with children who have ADHD, adults with ADHD are at higher risk for anxiety or depression. Because ADHD runs in families, coping with a child who has ADHD may be particularly difficult for a parent with the same disability. The relatively high rates of anxiety and depression are not surprising when you consider the unpleasant consequences of living with the symptoms of ADHD. Dr.
5856747 tn?1403348682 It was once thought to be three times commoner in boys than in girls though not all studies support that figure. About 50% of ADHD children will carry the condition into adulthood. For the rest their behaviour will modify as they grow into adulthood. Controversy: In the recent past and even today ADHA struggles to be accepted as a “disorder” as distinct form behaviour or “boldness”.
Avatar n tn Your son may well display ADHD, but it is important to arrange a thorough evaluation and not rush too quickly to the diagnosis. 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.
770551 tn?1305578901 Far from it being a sad thing to find out your child has ADHD, parents should be pleased. I tell them they have the Porsche of children, lots of power under the hood, but very high maintenance.
Avatar m tn A new study suggests that pesticides in foods may be putting kids at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. But before you ban all produce that could be laced with pesticides from your home for fear of an ADHD diagnosis in your children, hear what experts are saying about it. Then consider ways you can limit your kids’ pesticide exposure.
Avatar n tn Hyperactivity as a product of ADHD, if it is extreme, is difficult to address with young children in non-pharmacological ways. Reducing environmental stimuli (particularly noise and movement) can help. Teaching relaxation skills (such as deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation) is sometimes helpful, but young children often have difficulty employing such tactics.
Avatar n tn inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Some children display symptoms in all three clusters, some children in two of the three clusters, and some children display symptoms in only one of the clusters. So, the range of possible symptoms can vary greatly. In addition, the degree of severity of the symptoms can also vary greatly, from mild, to moderate, to severe.
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 First, it would be wise to arrange a second opinion about his treatment. While ADHD can certainly be diagnosed before the age of seven, extreme caution must be undertaken because development has not yet had the 'opportunity' to run its course and many children who appear to display ADHD at the age of five look very different by the age of seven. Re: ODD, that is almost never diagnosed at the age of five and, in any case, there is no single medication approach to its treatment.
Avatar n tn There are 18 diagnostic criteria for ADHD, and these 18 criteria represent various symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity (children do not have to manifest all of the symptoms to qualify for the diagnosis). It's best not to try to assess this yourself, although the criteria are widely avaialble in books and on the internet.
Avatar n tn What do you mean "hyperactive"? Many children are hyperactive? Some have ADHD and are actually diagnosed with it, and other children are just normal children with a ton of energy.
1472865 tn?1286905554 Does anyone really, understand in what ADD/ADHD really is? Well if you all are not sure in what it really means I would be happy, too help you all understand in what they both mean..Some people feel once they are dignosed with this (CHALLENGE) that their life comes to an end. But really isn't true... I have two boy's both with ADHD and other disabilities, and they are both doing well....
327385 tn?1378360731 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 m tn It is known that exercise stimulates the production of serotonin (which is also what stim meds do) - so I think it certainly should be helpful. And if he has something like Sensory Integration Disorder (many symptoms just like ADHD) - it is one of the key ways to deal with SIDS. You might want to check out SIDs symptoms since ADHD is often mistaken for SIDs. Good site here - http://sensory-processing-disorder.com/ and we have our own expert on SIDS here - http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn The moods of children who have ADHD or bipolar disorder may change quickly, but children with ADHD do not generally show dysphoria (depression) as a predominant symptom. Irritability is particularly prominent in children who are bipolar, especially in the morning on arousal.
Avatar n tn I am teacher's mother. 61 and ADHD. I benefit from medication but can't afford it now. She is also ADHD. There is a theory that this situation has a connection with L-dopa. My mother had Parkinson's, which is an L-dopa situation. I know others who had Parkinson's parents and ADHD children. More than a coincidence, I think. So, very much a biological situation. And genetic.
Avatar f tn My son has ADHD and mood disorder. We need a medication that can hlep both. He gets frustrated and irrated easily and we really want to change that. He is currently taking focalin and zohloft.
1553902 tn?1294293321 Destructiveness may be seen in both disorders but differs in origin. Children who are ADHD often break things carelessly while playing (“non-angry destructiveness”), whereas the major destructiveness of children who are bipolar is not a result of carelessness but tends to occur in anger. Children who are bipolar may exhibit severe temper tantrums during which they release manic quantities of physical and emotional energy, sometimes with violence and physical property destruction.
Avatar f tn I have two children one is 18 yrs old and one is 7 yrs. Back in the day I knew that my daughter was different than everyone else, I knew that the way she was acting was different than the other kids her age, but I refused to have her on medication because I didn't believe in medications for children. I was told she was adhd, bipolar, and odd.
Avatar f tn The moods of children who have ADHD or bipolar disorder may change quickly, but children with ADHD do not generally show dysphoria (depression) as a predominant symptom. Irritability is particularly prominent in children who are bipolar, especially in the morning on arousal.
Avatar n tn Two of my children have been diagnosed with ADHD and Bi-Polar. My question is what is exactly the doctor looking for or listening for, for him to diagnose my children with this mental disability. My son who is now 10 has been taking meds. since he was around 4, and my daughter who is now 13 has been taking meds.
Avatar m tn also to me it seems at an alarming rate, has the norm of hyperactivity shot up and is there the possibility most children could end up with ADHD/ADD? what is the root of this increase? i dont think we can blame it on bad parenting!
597354 tn?1227197932 The doctor was very concerned then about my grandson who is almost 5 and said we need to keep an eye on him. He has been diagnosed already with ADHD and is on meds for it (i hate that). My question is - do children have thyroid problems that young or is it usually later in life? It may sound like a stupid question to some people but I really don't know and I haven't had time to research it. I didn't really even consider that he could have a problem at such a young age.