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Avatar m tn the total transformation Program. 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 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.
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?
1367899 tn?1278121440 My sister and I started a blog on Adderall to learn more about the medication along with alternative and complementary ADHD treatment options. Any feedback from users of Adderall or Adderall XR would be greatly appreciated. Topics to be added this week on How is Adderall XR different from Adderall? [Adderall vs. Adderall XR] What is Adderall? How to Make Adderall: [Adderall Background Information] What are the best Adderall and ADHD books?
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.
Avatar n tn If the ADHD diagnosis is accurate, and if it includes a significant degree of hyperactivity, treatment of the ADHD may be necessary. As a behavior management tactic, time out will be effective if she executes it correctly. My guess is that the execution, not the technique, is the problem. A useful resource is Lynn Clark's book SOS Help for Parents (see
5856747 tn?1403348682 ADHD is diagnosed on the bases of the child’s behaviour alone. This may be done using the International Classification of Diseases or ICD-10. There are no other tests to confirm the diagnosis and this again may cause difficulty in accepting ADHD as a disorder. Features of ADHD behaviour will include: • Inattention to instructions. • Inability to learn or retain. • Inability to stay with a specific task or to complete it. • Inability to hold attention to what is being said to them.
Avatar f tn Do you have an opinion regarding the use of Tenex/ guanfacine for ADHD treatment -- of hyperactivity and impulsivity?
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 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 The symptoms you describe are not ypical of children with ADHD. It may be that he has been treated (via medication) either inappropriately (i.e., he may not actually display ADHD), or not completely (i.e., he may indeed display ADHD, but alongside some other condition - e.g., anxiety disorder). In addition, if you do choose to have him evaluated again, let the clinician know of your interest in obtaining some non-pharmacological treatment for him.
Avatar f tn With treatment, and early intervention, can ADHD children have a normal social relationship with peers? My sons condition has not has terrible impact socially - yet -- but I fear it will. I am scared for his future.
Avatar m tn http://************.com/news/2013/10/08/adult-adhd-remains-undertreated/60473.html A new European study finds that only a small proportion of adults ever receive a proper ADHD diagnosis and treatment, despite the fact that up to two-thirds of children with this disorder continue to have it into adulthood. Although the estimated incidence of ADHD is approximately 3-4 percent, the diagnostic prevalence is below 0.5 percent. That's a huge difference. Dr.
597354 tn?1227197932 s 24) testing her would probably not alter her treatment. Her father was just diagnosed with Graves. So now, she is hypo after RAI, her dad has Graves and I have Hashi's. 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?
Avatar f tn // and also for herbal things If you are interested I can also suggest some books that will help with learning techniques. m Best wishes.
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 It can also be given to promote sleep, but this is a more unusual practice for children who display ADHD. It is more typical for children with ADHD who have sleep onset problems to be prescribed one of the antihypertensives, like guanfacine or catapres. So, the medication your nephew's father sent may be correct, but it's definitely best to check. that his father didn't make an error..
4971738 tn?1390565384 // If your childs behavior is driving you nuts (they call it the "terrible two's" for a good reason). Start a new post on the child behavior forum - List what the child is doing and see what we can come up with to help you. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn "In short, I’ve come to believe based on decades of treating patients that ADHD — as currently defined by the DSM and as it exists in the public imagination — does not exist." I didn't understand him to say that ADHD doesn't exist at all, I understood him to say that it doesn't exist, as it's currently defined, and in that sense, I'd tend to agree with him.
Avatar f tn Have read this in a reputable local paper," Food Supplement treatment of ADHD may be of equal efficacy to Ritalin treatment, " All children and especially those with learning difficulties, benifit from a Multi Vitamin-mineral supplement with Antioxiadants ,B Complex and Vitamin C.
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.
1393879 tn?1288725449 The link is given below - Advanced imaging techniques have detected differences in the brains of ADHD children compared to those of non-ADHD children. In some studies, brain scans reveal that the right side of the brain is smaller in ADHD children than in non-ADHD children (ordinarily the right and left sides of the brain are the same size). The right side contains three important areas: the prefrontal cortex; the caudate nucleus; and globus pallidus.
Avatar n tn Dear Janet, Mellaril is not a commonly-prescribed medicine for the treatment of ADHD. The fact that it is being prescribed leads me to think that your child displays some condition alongside the ADHD. Please check with your physician about this. Mellaril is a major tranquilizer and is commonly used to treat symptoms of thought disorder or volatile/agitated behavior.