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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 m tn He has just had them repeated, but has only been with his teachers for 2 weeks so it's too early to report. He has symptoms of several disorders-ADHD, Aspergers, bi-polar, OCD, ODD. Our biggest problem is that everyone focuses on his school work where he is a straight A student and has attended the magnet school for the gifted. I am not at all concerned about his academic abilities. I am extremely concerned about his social skills.
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 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. Do you have a good reccomendation on how to begin, what I'm sure will be somewhat of a process?
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 was originally diagnosed with ADHD when in grade school, when the moniker was that of MBD. Years later, the diagnosis was altered to that of Bi-polar, which is what the VA shrink determined, after about the first ten minutes conversation. The point is is that the VA is but emblematic of the push for biopsychiatry in treating mental distress, over that of traditional "talk" therapies.
1211960 tn?1272978102 Now I am starting to doubt my diagnosis of bipolar. What if I just have Ring of Fire ADHD? I guess part of me hopes that I don't have bipolar disorder. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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 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 ADHD tends to run in families and most adults don't realize they have it until they have a child that is diagnosed with it. About 60% of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms after the age of 18....There is a lot of debate about the disorder being possibly underdiagnosed in adults, especially in women. The numbers are around 4-6% of adults are thought to have ADHD and only 1-3% are diagnosed...
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?
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 - http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/759086?src=nl_topic. 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.
707438 tn?1240963240 It's much more logical to assume that we have different levels of this disorder and some of us are able, for what ever reasons, to learn to control some of the symptoms. I do see the creative side of ADHD - it's very evident in my own family but I do want to say that there is an alarming number of people in the prison population who test positive for it - as high as 30%. I have also experienced this side firsthand. Best of luck.
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 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.
220090 tn?1379170787 sorry heres the correct link http://en.wikipedia.
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.
Avatar f tn When my son came along and I started to notice behaviours that were like hers and different from other children her age, I took him straight to the doctor! His pediatrician was happy to diagnosis adhd. I went one step further and took him to a neurodevelopmental pediatrician. She did a complete exam with all kinds of blood work to rule out all kinds of food related allergies and such that could cause this behaviour.
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 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 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.
6726276 tn?1421130268 I was dx as being hyperactive as a child but as I got older it was very apparent that I had ADHD. I didn't feel the need for a proper diagnosis. I hope this helps a little. Hang in there!
Avatar n tn What can I do and is this a valid treatment for ADHD, especially if the diagnosis is questionable at best? At this point, I am extremely concerned for my son's emotional and physical health.
687098 tn?1240893020 Stimulants and selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Strattera) are most commonly prescribed to manage symptoms of ADHD. Not every child can tolerate stimulants, but it sounds like you have not tried this course yet. I have worked with children who present with more severe behavior problems who were prescribed risperdal or clonidine, so it may be useful to you to ask your physician why he/she has selected that drug in particular for your son.
1491159 tn?1288415475 ) This all makes a diagnosis seem impossible. Can CSF testing be definitive in a diagnosis?
Avatar n tn Did the doctor explain why he/she felt aspergers might be the diagnosis? I think if you don't trust his diagnosis you should get a second opinion, so that you will feel more comfortable. It is important you feel comfortable with the doctor who is treating your son.
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 m tn I discontinued my medications then. After developing psychosis again after a year, the Treatment continued with various doctors and I developed Shizoid Personality with antipsychotics. I was given Venlafaxine(Effexor) , Mirtazapine (Remeron) and Again SSRIs. Now the latest diagnosis is Schizoaffective Disorder. I then got hospitalised for aggression. I was on the drug Risperidone(Risperdal) for two months and also on Zuclopentixol (Clopixol) injections.
Avatar n tn If ADHD goes undiagnosed till adulthood what are some of the symptoms? Can depression be one? Can Bipolar be one? Is addictive personality a symptom of any one of these?