Adhd symptoms diagnosis and treatment

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5856747 tn?1403352282 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 The psychiatrist that I've been seeing for other meds simply opened his DSM manual, listened to my symptoms and asked if I wanted treatment. I didn't like this attitude either. So I'm going to go with my family doctor on this one. I also see a very good therapist who will support me, but has mixed feelings about the ADD diagnosis. Thanks again.
Avatar m tn I feel like his doctors are forcing his pathology into a diagnosis that they understand and can treat according to some predetermined format. It's not working. I am looking for some kind of residential facility that could observe him over a period of time and offer recommendations that would actually serve my boy rather than some protocol that serves some majority. I have resources, and I'm just not getting any guidance that's worthwhile.
Avatar f tn My general practitioner was who I went to see, and he is comfortable treating adult adhd patients. He and I met....talked about my symptoms, severity, which aspects of life are most affected by them.....and a few questionairre type forms...then we went over that information and decided that it would be a wise decision to start using medications again. I'm now taking Adderall 20mg three times a day....and doing great with it.
1460021 tn?1445739558 both the specialist i saw and my doctor highly recommend this treatment for ADHD and find it quite successful. I'm a little concerned they have gluten in them...every internet search i'm doing says they contain wheat starch, but very minimal amounts of gluten. (I'm gluten intolerant). But i guess i'll just have to start my dose tomorrow and see how i go! I welcome any comments, criticisms, concerns....
Avatar m tn I have submitted in my other posts on this site that ADHD is not a disease state, but a complex, socially contigent label. I would suggest, whether you ultimately decide to take on the disease model of ADHD, or not, to at least broaden your understanding of the social nature of psychiatric labeling and stigmatization.
1211960 tn?1272978102 He has set up his own criteria for those types of ADHD and I don't know if they are all accepted as actual diagnosis yet. Some people really believe in him, but others think less of him. It is better to find a doctor in your area that you agree with that can work with you directly, or if you like his style of treatment, see if he has a clinic or clinic following his practices in your area. Good luck!
Avatar n tn If this is so, he might indeed benefit from medication, and a medication like Wellbutrin could both improve his mood/temper and ameliorate the ADHD-type symptoms you observe at home. You should definitely continue your evaluation/treatment process, and a next reasonable step would be an appointment with a child psychiatrist. The doctor can make his/own observations and also make use of the evaluations that have been completed already.
Avatar f tn Then, I would give some thought to myself and read up on ADHD, and also explore other factors in myself and in my life sotuation could also explain those ADHD symptoms and characteristics he/she is talking about. I don't take everything my doctors say as gospel. A good clinician usually goes through a process of "ruling out possible consitions" and fine tuning down to the differential that support the final diagnosis or diagnoses.
6726276 tn?1421130268 It helps channel the ADHD and avoid BPD and/or psychosis. For me, it is all bipolar, treatment is the same for me, no matter what I call each mood.
Avatar f tn I can, however, state that it is very important to get a thorough evaluation to determine what type of ADHD it is (there are many different subtypes, which may inform treatment) as well as if there is another learning issue involved. The incidence of other learning problems with children who have ADHD is quite high and that is why a full psychoeducational assessment is required. At our practice, we never base a diagnosis of ADD on a self report measure, because it can be so subjective.
Avatar f tn Ritalin (methylphenidate) is prescribed a lot for children who are overactive, hyper, or very unfocused a.k.a. ADHD and or ADD; this information is from various news and health articles. There are recent studies that indicate that some behavior modification can be achieved through proper diet and sleep, but that is something your doctor should address. Obviously, if a teacher is recommending medication, it's b/c of their observations of the child's behavior.
Avatar f tn And yes, there are several things that can cause ADHD symptoms that are not ADHD - and they should be checked out! 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. You ask about resources for people like you. My first question would be - what kind of a doctor is your doctor?
Avatar n tn My 12 year old son has been diagnosed with ADHD, and my 15 year old son is possibly too. He has classic traits of ADHD but has never been told he has it.If you need any more information let me know. Thnaks in advance.
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?
Avatar n tn We should consider the long term implications on a child's sense of worth and wellbeing for this stigma, the over zelousness and inappropriate diagnosis and our need to box and categorise what are actually quite normal healthy traits very often and even when the symptoms can seem excessive, no attention is ever paid to possible other causes, like diet, emotional upset, anxiety, boredom and frustration and our fast junk food, additive ridden diets we have today.
707438 tn?1240963240 Was just watching a programme about the brain on TV KOCE and the Doctor was talking about ADD and ADHD and he said that as we reach adulthood we loose the Hyper part most times but still have the ADD and he also said it does have an impact on their lives that the folks with it were more likely to suffer from substance abuse.
1453183 tn?1287852619 In October 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of ADHD. The article can be found here - I noticed that "assent of the adolescent should be obtained" was specifically mentioned. Thought you would like that. While not perfect, the guidelines are better than they were in 2000.
Avatar m tn These days there actually are neurological tests that support ADHD diagnoses. Symptoms and careful, loving team work, being an advocate for yourself or your child are what is most important. Nothing can be accomplished by hurting eachother. Of course there are people who are misdiagnosed with adhd when they should not be.
Avatar f tn Hi there. Thanks for your comments AHP84. Yes, our kids would make for an exciting play group as they sound like they have many things in common. My son was diagnosed with sensory integration disorder when he was 4. We've been doing occupational therapy since that time and it has been a tremendous help. He has improved in every area. Sensory integration disorder is considered a developmental delay and involves the nervous system.
220090 tn?1379170787 I have come to a dead end in the last couple of years...all the tests and labs in the world, and still no definitive diagnosis or treatment from any of the specialists I have seen. They all chalk it up to interferon....but from there forward it seems to be a dead end. Maybe this avenue will prove beneficial.
Avatar m tn This paper outlined how earlier and better diagnosing, and treatment can help people overcome or prevent borderline personality disorder. How many people were diagnosed with ADHD, or ODD when they were younger?
Avatar f tn But most Doctors won't check for other things,and Teachers also won't think of it being anything but ADHD or ADD and sometimes both and they may even add in Bipolar.Instead of cheking evrything out. And what I mean by that is that they won't run blood test to see if there is a reson why things are going off. Like Checking there thyroid levles and Sugar levels and other blood levels that can give them more info on whats going on.
Avatar f tn I will say that kids with adhd can have several anxiety about school (due to their adhd) and this can manifest itself in many ways. His eating habits are a bit unusual. However, one of the prime symptoms of adhd is acting without thinking (which the correct dose of medication can really help). And, of course, anxiety can cause all kinds of unusual eating habits. So I think that you need to spend your time researching adhd (I can help with this) and working with your school.
Avatar f tn The Lawlis Peavey PNP Center is a clinic founded by Dr Frank Lawlis and Dr Barbara Peavey providing comprehensive integrated assessment and treatment planning for individuals dealing with problems involving neurological issues and related symptoms, including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Memory & Attention Disorders as well as other Neurological and Spectrum Disorders.
Avatar n tn I have 3 sons - My oldest son is 33 and does not appear to have any symptoms of being Bipolar My middle son age 30 is Bipolar with scizo effect. disorder (sp?) My youngest son was just diagnosed as Bipolar but has been told that he self medicates with alochol. He has had numerous public intox charges and has just gotten his drivers license back. The question is this - I have been told that my son has a major anger issue and that he was sexually assulted in his early teens. One M.
Avatar n tn Psychiatrists are specialists, and have experience and deeper knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis, etiology, and treatment than a general practitioner. Regarding the issue of the danger of these medications, stimulants such as Concerta are widely considered to be among the safest of all psychiatric medications.
1491159 tn?1288415475 and, am compliant with medication, attend therapy regularly, and am in remission. I am scheduled for Adult ADHD testing. I was in a car accident in May 2010 and was diagnosed with a severe concussion. In July, I fell on concrete stairs in the rain and had a large contusion on my buttocks and trauma to my back, but no fractures.
Avatar m tn Heres what I am right now , I am agitated, hyperactive, low attentive and hear less. And also have sexual dysfunction and anhedonia. Now I am thinking about something. Is it ADHD? I always am ADHD type but not that insane. I am afraid of antipsychotics because they lower social performance and develope social anxiety. And I have no friends now. What can be your diagnosis? Doctors wont give me enough time to discuss my whole life that I wrote here.