Adhd symptoms elderly

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Avatar f tn I deal with this, regularly, in regards to my elderly aunt........ it's tragic.
Avatar m tn A while back i was told i had adhd. i was going over in my head of all the symptoms i have. i was wonerding about these posssible symptoms ,are these adhd or not? 1. when i read i seem to read but it just go through my head and usally i got to reread a few times to remeber it. adhd or not? 2.when i go out and play pool i usally just take my shot right away not aiming for a long time if i try to aim my shoots get worse i try to see the shot but cant.adhd or not?
1388785 tn?1279770764 If you want - just click on the ADHD in blue at the top of this page and get a list of symptoms for ADHD and that might be helpful to you. Best wishes.
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.
Avatar f tn I have a son that is 9 and he is taking Aderall and Risperdol. Diagnosis is PTSD and ADHD. He has been taking it for about 3 years. Has any one experienced any negative side affects from either of these prescription drugs or any positive or negative input on them to share?
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 m tn I always had trouble wrting essays,my mind would not work and cause distress,and also when had to read a book.Is it possible that untreated ADHD got me into this mess,and if indeed i do have ADHD and treat it with medication, will it improve my situation(i will be less anxious in certain conditions because my mind would slow down and think more organised,i would be less agitated,less impulsive,i would procrastinate less,improve my depression)?
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 f tn I have mentioned symptoms of major depression, children and the elderly tend to have different symptoms. I hope that this has been of some help to you! Personally, my depression has gotten much better with medication and a good doctor! I still like to answer questions on medhelp and hang out in a comfy bathrobe! Oh well, some things never change! :-) Keep coming back and posting - send me a message if you'd like. This is the best site for info. and help I have found ...
691463 tn?1227419054 we have an elderly cat of 17, he is suddenely much more lethargic than usual, as if in a daze and drooling heavily, we wonder if he may have had a stroke, he experienced something like a seizure couple of weeks ago.
Avatar f tn I have a UTI and I've been feeling confused, foggy, poor concentration, anxiety and depressed. Just really out of it mentally. I'm 46 years old and never have felt anything like this in my life. Has anyone else had mental symptoms while having a UTI? I've read online that it can occur in elderly but haven't seen much in other age groups. Any info would help.
Avatar m tn By the way, I have seen several studies that show that sleep apnea can produce ADHD like symptoms. In fact, there have been several posters on here that have had sleep apnea, been treated and their daytime behaviors definitely changed. Has anybody ever commented about you snoring or breathing loud at night? "Regardless of type, an individual with sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening.
Avatar m tn Hi there, My gran who is 86 recently had a stroke. She was at the top of her stairs and fell down the stairs. She's been in hospital since Tuesday and my family and I aren't sure if her symptoms are normal. She seems to be sleeping a lot, every time we go to visit she is sleeping. She isn't getting her usual blood pressure tablets and her blood pressure is high, she's nil by mouth but the doctor says they can't bring the blood pressure down too much.
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Avatar m tn I recently, last week, got the combination flu shot and three days later i started getting symptoms of verdigo that proceded to get worse where i had to go to the emergency room to be treated. I didn't have any flu or cold symptoms nor have I hit my head or fallen down. Could the flu shot given me the verdigo ??
Avatar f tn "Treatment starts with controlling adhd symptoms." When a childs adhd symptoms "are reduced there usually is an improvement in ODD symptoms. Stimulant medications have been shown to decrease adhd symptoms, as well as those of ODD, by up to 50%." In my opinion, the doctors have been not dealing with the cause of her ODD. Nothing you have stated is really recommended to treat adhd. My recommendation for a good adhd medication starts with a good doctor.
Avatar m tn I am school counselor, I came across a case of 10 year old boy who had history of seizure when he was 2yrs old but never got any attack there after. But since past 2 yrs he is showing extreme behavior problems like stealing, lying and restlessness. All Symptoms pointed towards ADHD and i found him having problem of reading and writing which are typical symptoms of LD like confusion with left and right, spelling mistake of omission,subtraction etc.