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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 m tn And since it is kind of unusual for someone of your age to have this problem (unless you have been abused), it would be the starting point for treatment. If you have any questions on ADHD possibilities, please ask or post over here - http://www.medhelp.org/forums/ADD---ADHD/show/175 Best wishes.
521840 tn?1348840771 One of the reasons for this is that I want to be able to recommend the most effective academic and behavioral interventions that will match the child’s particular pattern of strengths and weaknesses. Just as importantly, I do not want to be wrong in my diagnosis. ADHD is known as a ‘diagnosis of exclusion,’ meaning that the person making the diagnosis must make sure that nothing else could be causing the symptoms. Doing a quick parent interview or a couple of symptom checklists is not adequate.
1460021 tn?1445735958 Yep...i have it. I feel relieved to know that i'm just not a nut job lol I've been given Dexamphetamine 5mg tablets. My doctor has put me on a high dose..as follows... 15mg when waking 15mg around lunch 10mg in the afternoon 10mg at night so a total of 50mg's per day.... I know this medication can be addictive, but i'm not heading down that path. I have been prescribed this medication for a reason, and hopefully it'll do the trick!
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Avatar f tn even social aquaintences seem to ask if I have ADD/ADHD. After talking to some friends with ADD I am convinced that some sort of treatment/medication would greatly help my daily function. How do I begin to see about this? What kind of doctor do I see. Is he going to laugh at me as an adult asking about an illness that seems to be diagnosised in childhood? I just don't even know where to start.
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Avatar m tn 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.
494594 tn?1212967928 I understand that there is a lot of media attention (excuse the pun) on ADD, ADHD, impulsivity, inattention. However, symptoms of inattention or restlessness are common in many learning and emotional problems such as learning disabilities, anxiety, moodiness, and motivational issues. So if I go to the car mechanic and ask him or her to check only my battery because of the screeching noise, I would be remiss in not also having the whole car looked at.
Avatar m tn Prior to this recent study in the journal Addiction, those with ADHD and substance dependence rarely responded as favorably as they should to usual doses of stimulant medication. The solution was simple: Just increase the doses since such individuals most likely have developed a tolerance to CNS stimulants.
Avatar f tn As a matter of fact, if he displays mild ADHD and is succeeding in school, it would argue against pharmacological treatment. It sounds like you are adopting the correct approach.
Avatar f tn When I was in college I use to babysit for two brothers 6 and 8. One with ADHD one not. The younger had it and trying to have a discussion with him was like talking to someone who didn't speak English. I can only imagine that an ADD with an auditory processing problem would be incomprehnsible at times. I can only imagine be a mother and watching your son struggle with some of these symptoms must be really difficult.
Avatar m tn It took four years and two continents to find the correct diagnosis. Only after that was treatment possible. So I understand you because I have been there. The most important factor in helping these children is us, the parents, because we never give up. So, no matter what anyone tells you, don't give up.
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 f tn If it was me, I would ask the psychiatrist what does he/she see in me that supports the ADHD diagnosis. 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.
Avatar n tn I assume you meant to say Vyvanse as part of your son's ADHD treatment. While your son's ADHD treatment (with Vyvanse and Strattera) may well be adequate to address his symptoms, it is clear that his mood-related symptoms need more attention. Talk with his prescribing doctor about addressing the mood symptoms more vigorously. Since he is already taking Abilify, one option would be to increase the dose. But there are many options.
Avatar n tn My son has been diagnosed with a lot of different things by several different doctors. The first one being bipolar and/or ODD. The doctor didn't know. Then it was sensory integration,ADHD and aspergers. Then it was torettes, sensory integration,adhd and OCD. What is the best way to find and treat the right disorder. He has had a sleep deprived EEG. He has also had and IQ test and other cognitive test. He was also tested for auditory and was found to have a processing speed deficit.
Avatar f tn Have you tried Strattera for the ADHD because, unfortunately, most other medications that help the symptoms of ADHD are stimulants and will exaserbate the symptoms of BP.Good luck with your quest. I'm still trying to get the balance right myself.
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.
521840 tn?1348840771 These same childhood symptoms take on different forms in adults with ADHD. For example, most adults with ADHD are not floridly hyperactive. Instead, an adult is more likely to report ‘inner restlessness’ or problems with impulsivity. Symptoms of ADHD impact important adult tasks such as remembering to pay the mortgage, paying attention while driving, or managing your children’s schedules.
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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.
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 http://Adderall.org 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?
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.
1375380 tn?1278892326 Cardiologist diagnosed me after a year of medical appointments and tests. Treatment is Florinef .2 twice a day and Neurontin as needed for nerve pain. (child's dose during daytime). Drink water, eat salt.
Avatar m tn Today, the fifth edition of the DSM only requires one to fulfill five of eighteen possible symptoms to qualify for an ADHD diagnosis. If you haven’t seen the list yet, look it up. It will probably bother you. How many of us can claim we have difficulty with organization, or a tendency to lose things; that we are frequently forgetful, distracted, or fail to pay close attention to details? Under this subjective criteria, the entire U.S. population could potentially qualify.