Adhd symptoms examples

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Avatar n tn It is possible that your son has both ADHD and anxiety issues. However, it is common today for medical personnel to misdiagnose a child because the behaviours for some anxiety disorders and ADD/ADHD are very similar. Since the medication for ADHD is not working, I wonder if this could be the problem in your son's situation - he suffers from anxiety but not ADD/ADHD. Usually, the medication for anxiety is one of the SSRI's - non-habit-forming medications.
Avatar n tn She is having problems with her 9year old son. Until about a year and a half ago, he was a quiet, shy, polite boy. Now he goes through phases of ADHD-like behavior and she has linked it to milk intake. He is "normal" until about an hour after drinking milk or having milk in his cereal. She has eliminated milk for a week or more at a time and had NO PROBLEMS with him...but as soon as he has milk again he is hyper, rude, inattentive, etc. This subsides after a few hours.
Avatar f tn What signs of ADHD is she showing and can you give some examples of what she is doing that she knows she is not supposed to and what kind of punishments are you giving her?
Avatar n tn While he might well display ADHD (it does sound like he is hyperactive), the uncooperative and aggressive behavior is not typical of ADHD. In short, ADHD might be part of the picture, but it is not the entire picture.
Avatar f tn Hi. My son is 10 years old with severe adhd. He has been on meds since he was 5. Recently we have had to change his meds for the first time in 5 yrs.(nightmare) I hadn't really thought about it til now but am really interested in some natural remedies for this. Even some over the counter meds would be fine. Does anyone have something they do for their child that works well?
Avatar n tn A Workbook To Help Impulsive Children Learn To Think Before They Act (by Lawrence Shapiro), Shelley The Hyperactive Turtle (by Deborah Moss) and Puttine On The Brakes; Young People's Guide To Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (by Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern). Relative to your son's stealing his sister's personal items, I would be reluctant to view this simply an ADHD-related manifestation of impulsivity.
Avatar n tn The person who diagnosed your daughter was he experienced only in ADHD? Have you looked at DSM IV for autism/aspergers/ADHD to see what the difference is in the criterias? If you google DSM IV you can look at the diagnostic criteria for the three different disorders. Start to keep a daily dairy and make notes of all her behaviours which you think are Aspergers or ADHD.
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?
Avatar n tn s degree in psychology, as well as a history of the same symptoms. Other members of my family have these symptoms, as well. What you are describing sounds similar to a disorder separate from ADHD that I studied in my post-graduate classes called Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED). The Mayo Clinic (2016) describes IED as "repeated, sudden episodes of impulsive, aggressive, violent behavior or angry verbal outbursts in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation.
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 what can be done at home to help my 11yr old step son with adhd he is not on any type of meds for this
Avatar f tn Why do you suspect add/adhd? It could be but you mention things that are read flags for other issues. For example, my son had a terrible time writing. He was resistent to it because it was hard for him . . . he'd have avoided it all together if he could. He had trouble with other fine motor things like scissors as well. He has sensory integration disorder and with sensory which is a processing issue, he had trouble with motor planning.
Avatar f tn I'm a graduate student at an ivy league school and JUST became diagnosed as ADHD. I knew something was very off my entire life, but when you get good grades, no one pays attention to your "not-quite-right" habits. I made it to grad school not ever having a read a book cover to cover. I don't even think I got through an entire chapter. I would find summaries online, skim it, and write about it.
Avatar f tn Your description does not offer strong indications of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. If the ADHD symptoms (particularly the impulsivity) are severe, and the stakes are high (e.g., being able to act successfully at school), you might well consider pharmacological treatment even though your daughter is young. Sure, it's best to hold medication in abeyance if possible with very young children.
Avatar m tn I have a7 yr old son who will still have poop accidents, he was diagnosed with adhd with impulse disorder. I read a few things that having poop accidents could be a part of the adhd, can someone advise if this is true and what to do to stop it, I have tried everything except spanking... please help I am at my wits end...
Avatar n tn she may have ADHD also you need to take her to get assessed
Avatar n tn You have all the classic examples of ADHD. Its a pretty good chance that with the breakup of your family, treatment for you was ignored. Which was too bad because ADHD by itself will cause anxiety and depression. 30 to 40% of people with ADHD have anxiety disorders. And, I can certainly understand the depression. You had just reasons to be. I don't seem much evidence of being bipolar.
Avatar f tn My daughter is almost five. She goes from one obsession to another. Examples: mentions uncomfortable underwear for two months; making pony tail tight every time we make her for two months; then clearing her throat every 5 seconds; she baits her nails (this has been ongoing for a couple of years); very competitive. Otherwise she is a pretty healthy child, very happy, very smart (can read, learns very quickly, etc.
Avatar f tn Well, add is different then adhd. But both have a very strong genetic link. You really have given no examples of what he does, so I really have no clue as to if he has it or not - except for the genetic link. But, any thing you can do to get him outside and run around after school will really help with the restless problem leading up to dinner time. How are his sleep habits?
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 then give her drugs and send her on her way. I know for a fact that she has adult ADHD on top of the depression and thought maybe if they could help the ADHD it would help with the depression as well. The fact is she has 3 children ages 3,5 & 7, the 3 year old has spina bifita and cant walk or talk, the 5 year old is ADHD (very bad), and the 7 year old is perfect but lacks attention due to the others.
Avatar n tn It would be wise to arrange an evaluation with an adolescent mental health clinician for the purpose of figuring out what is occurring. It is not unusual for several conditions to co-exist. Examples with your son are ADHD, OCD and Impulse Control D/O. Any plan for medication should focus on clearly described goals. It is not clear precisley what goals would be targeted with medication and I would not give him Celexa without a thorough evaluation.
525309 tn?1212418678 If you are curious abt it being ADHD then any other examples would help. I am not a doctor but I have ADHD and would be able to share some of my childhood/adult experiences if you could give me a few more examples. What does the teacher say she is distracted abt? And does the teacher say when your daughter seems to be distracted? What things have you noticed at home when she seems distracted? Does it ever seem like she is tuning you out when you call her name.
Avatar n tn Yes, you should consult a doctor. He has very clear symptoms of ADHD. But don't be sad. There's hope.