Adhd symptoms for teenagers

Common Questions and Answers about Adhd symptoms for teenagers

adhd

Avatar f tn However my ex husband took him to the appt. The doctor is a pediatric neurologist who is also seeing him for the headaches and ADHD. My son actually hasnt been taking his ADHD for awhile because he has no appetite when he takes it. So i didnt push him to take it either. He was diagnosed at an early age of 5 as borderline ADHD but the pediatric psychologist at the time didnt push meds and i didnt want to give him meds. Things slowly got worse with his behavior and I think our divorce.
Avatar m tn My 16 yr old son was just diagnosed with severe depression (all this time we thought it was ADHD)....the pyschiatrist started him on Cymbalta and 1/2 of a 2 mg Abilify......I am very scared about what I am reading about these two drugs......especially about coming off of them :-(......and so far I have only read that Abilify is only approved for teens with bipolar or schitzophrania. So far the dr has not answered my questions regarding the use of these two meds. I am very concerned!
793266 tn?1275479663 Today I started adding fish oil and a B-complex vitamin for the adhd symptoms, and vitamin D for thyroid/mood. I am taking fish oil at dinner, B at all meals, and D at one meal. I am hoping these will increase energy, memory, and decrease AdHd symptoms and mood swings.
Avatar f tn and the answer is YES, there is a ton of stuff that you need to be aware of as ADHD can affect all areas of your life. The meds can only help on some of those areas. For example, if she has gone from a 2.8 to a 4.0, she obviously is intelligent. So how does she feel about getting those low grades when I am pretty sure that she knew that she should have been doing better? AD/HD can really effect self esteem and anxiety levels - among other things. And I wonder if she has ADHD or ADD?
Avatar n tn Miranda confronted her and told her she needed to keep her mouth shut about me. I feel great to know that she stood up for my honor.
Avatar m tn I am gathering resource material for www,attentiondeficithyperactivedisorder.
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.
Avatar m tn Clarke reports that “symptoms usually peak within two to four days after withdrawal of the drugs although depression and irritability may persist for months. Suicide risk can persist for years. Studies have shown that approximately 15 percent of the children on ADHD drugs will threaten, attempt, or actually commit suicide by the age of 18.
Avatar m tn I am asking if I should be concerned about his sexual health or if this is normal. Also, he has adhd and has been taking concerta for the past 7 years until recently when the pediatric pcychologist he has been seeing took him off the meds as he has been doing so well. He continues to do well without the meds. I am wondering if the meds may have had an effect or if I am worrying about nothing. I realize that people have different sex drives, etc.
Avatar f tn She has just got her learners permit, and I am so nervous driving with her, and cannot help, but worry what it is going to be like when she gets her license. Having a child with ADHD is challenging, having a teenager with ADHD is pure hell. Her anger issues have escilated and her social relationships continue to be negative. She is poor at relationship building. If it dosen't have the word"me" in the sentence, she is uninterested in anything.
1047140 tn?1253543666 I was in the fourth grade when I was put on medication for ADHD and know that its helped tremendously because (now that I'm 20) I have been off of my medication for periods of time and found that I really do need it. I say give her a little time and set goals with her about doing homework and time management and such and make a deal with her...if she cannot change her behavior in a reasonable amount of time she agrees to try the medication for a period of time.
Avatar f tn Son being a pain today. Kitchen nearly done - well units in anyway. Raining. I feel dreadful. Meant to be going out tonite to b'day party. Mmm. I just want to sit and cry, but no point to that, is there? I'm getting a guinea pig at the w/end. Can't wait. He has no eyes, bless him, but he can cuddle me and make me feel better. Why is my son being so difficult? I only asked him to dry up and he was so rude to me. I'm really upset about this.
Avatar f tn Son being a pain tonight - usual authority problems! At least I'm coping better with them with the Depakote than I was on Citalopram. I feel so good at the moment! Chinchilla kept me awake this time (and the dog!) making all sorts of noises! Still, I'm sleeping better downstairs - more than I was when upstairs with Chris.
Avatar f tn Just found out my teenager has been stealing my car in the middle of the night 2-3 times a week and has stolen money from everyone in the family.in order to buy pot. Not really sure how to handle the situation but it didn't turn into being about my reaction and stayed on topic. Usually, I overact to the point where it loses focus on the event and becomes all about my reaction. Didn't happen this time. Even in lue of the fact that my teenager was leading a double life!
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 f tn It's amazing how people automatically call "disorder". If he's 18, then maybe he's normal.You know how many kids acy that way towards their parents?If he was in his 20's, I might agree, but there are to many teenagers being "diagnosed" with this and that these days. Maybe he needs an attitide adjustment.Where's his dad?Have you ever disciplined him, and I mean more than a "time out".
5856747 tn?1403348682 It was once thought to be three times commoner in boys than in girls though not all studies support that figure. About 50% of ADHD children will carry the condition into adulthood. For the rest their behaviour will modify as they grow into adulthood. Controversy: In the recent past and even today ADHA struggles to be accepted as a “disorder” as distinct form behaviour or “boldness”.
Avatar f tn I have been dizzy (more specifically, it feels like I'm on a boat) for almost 3 weeks now.
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.
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 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.
535822 tn?1443976780 Since dietary induced inflammation and neurotoxicity is considered by many to be the primary cause of ADHD symptoms, eliminating these toxic triggers from the diet and replacing them with healthy alternatives rich in vitamins,minerals, phytonutrients and amino acids is a great way for many people to help cure and reverse ADHD sources for this article http://www.news.yahoo.com/healthy-may-help-adhd-kids-us-study-081559093.
Avatar n tn My 13 year old son has ADHD, tested and told he is math challenged and his other skills are average or low average. He has a short term memory problem that keeps him from retaining a lot of what he learns in school. He also tends to be anxious, things scare him easily and scared of illness and has complained of palpitations, although not often or lately. He also shows some signs of OCD, but not severe(my brother has OCD). He also lies a lot and still wets the bed everynight.