Adhd symptoms girls

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Avatar f tn They typically dont start even thinking about it until age 5 or 6. Both my girls starte showing signs and symptoms in Kidergarten but I would not let a diagnosis begin until first grade.
Avatar f tn The scores on his 2nd grade achievement test places his intellectual ability at mid year 3rd grade. DO my son have symptoms of ADD-ADHD. Should I retain my son in the second grade to improve on the weakness stated by his teacher.
Avatar n tn 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.
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 n tn I was diagnosed with ADHD at 16 after years of schools telling my parents girls can't have ADHD.... I was on ritalin for a few years...a and now my dr has changed me to strattera... it is great :) love it.... good luck..
Avatar f tn Hi, answered your post about your daughter and figured I should do the same for you. My first thought is that you certainly have some of the symptoms of ADHD or ADD. And, of course, if you have it (or your husband) - it dramatically increases the chances that your daughter could also have it. You are probably fairly intelligent or it would have/should have been picked up in school. Although girls, especially girls with ADD, don't get noticed as easily as all of those bouncy boys.
Avatar f tn // Since you mentioned, "if the discipline fits the crime." which is a really, really important concept. Here is a really good link on that.
Avatar f tn It's interfering with school work now and really bugging me. I checked out a list of ADHD symptoms from this website and found many that I could relate to.
1883398 tn?1320768071 She doesn’t do these things intentionally or to be bad, she is very loving, loves to cuddle, and is always apologizing for her actions later without my even mentioning it. I do not doubt she has the signs and symptoms of ADHD due to her EXTREME hyperactivity. She also has a very nasal voice that family members have pointed out to me (of course I know, I am just used to it.) There is a family history or Tourrets.
Avatar n tn Our 8 yr old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD. His last 3 teachers had thought he had it because of his inability to focus and he was not where he should be academically. He is also very hyper. So we took him to the doctor and he was prescribed medication. He has tried 3 different types of meds now. We've also taken him to counseling because of his odd behavior.
Avatar f tn There are certainly a lot of ADHD symptoms and also things that a intelligent child working the system might do. I also always wonder about something like sensory integration disorder. Does he have any normal things that he dislikes or gets really upset about? textures, food, light, sound, etc.? Reason why is that sensory is not dealt with by medication. Here is a site about sensory -
Avatar f tn I am in the process of being evaluated for ADHD. I am 68. Are there special considerations for senior citizens with this diagnosis. I also take meds for depression. Starting back on effexor xr from welbutrin.
Avatar f tn And yes, there are several things that can cause ADHD symptoms that are not ADHD - and they should be checked out! But your symptoms are also classic ADHD as well as your self medication reactions. To get a feeling for what adult ADHD is like check out the link and the advice posted here. You ask about resources for people like you. My first question would be - what kind of a doctor is your doctor?
Avatar n tn Significantly lower levels of two omega-6 fatty acids and one omega-3 fatty acid (DHA) were found in the subjects with ADHD symptoms. In a 1995 study comparing plasma essential fatty acid levels in 53 boys with ADHD to a control group of 43 boys without ADHD, researchers found significantly lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids. In the April - May 1996 issue of Physiology & Behavior, Laura J.
Avatar f tn Well anyway here are the list of bipolar symptoms for children. The symptoms in adults are different.
Avatar f tn my partner and myself recently took our 7 and half year old daughter to see some doctor to be tested for adhd. My eldest son is 18 and was diagnosed at age 9. he wasn't showing any signs at school until just over age of 9 but was unbearable at home and when out shopping or at my friends homes. i have been told by this doc that it always comes out in school before the age of seven which much be untrue as it wasn't with my son.
Avatar n tn My 4 year old nephew was going to be diagnosed with ADHD - exhibiting some very characteristic symptoms - but it turned out that too much SUGAR in his diet was the problem (not to mention a lot of problems within the home financially). It all adds up. So, definitely keep an eye on things. A number of things need to be in place for it to really be ADHD. Best thing would be talk with your son's doctor and have a complete physical and medical evaluation completed.
Avatar f tn org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD?page=1#sec_3761 - for symptoms or just google it. Another source which I think that you will find very interesting is this Utube video by a young lady with ADD in which she describes her situation and symptoms. Personally, I have found that frustration was a key factor in helping to identify a person with ADD.
Avatar m tn I am wondering if that complete inappropriate behavior and lack of modesty may be associated with some ADHD symptoms considering he already shows these symptoms in other every day activity. Please give me feedback and don't be shy i can use all the help i can get!!
Avatar m tn Richard Saul March 14, 2014 Over the course of my career, I have found more than 20 conditions that can lead to symptoms of ADHD, each of which requires its own approach to treatment. Raising a generation of children—and now adults—who can't live without stimulants is no solution.
184674 tn?1360864093 I found this list on quite a few websites about the symptoms of ADHD. I've put asterisks by the symptoms he has regularly.
Avatar n tn I've had comments by both boys and girls and parents. His step mother had four girls and they used to all dress him up in a dress and makeup and do his hair and laugh at him. They took pictures and everything. So this part doesn't surprise. me. I used to have him do "feelings papers" and he took out of lot of his anger there, but now he "doesn't have the patience".
1304850 tn?1273219093 I question the possibility that I may have adult ADHD but those symptoms might also be due to depression or bipolar disorder. I know it sounds stupid but I'm hesitant to see a doctor because if it were nothing, I'd feel like I was wasting their time or just trying to find an excuse for my faults.
Avatar m tn From what I have gathered thus far, there can be SOME similarity in symptoms between the disorders. However, there are usually specific symptoms that designate one disorder or another. I think that there is going to be some debate about this in the medical community for some time to come.
Avatar m tn So, those are some of my thoughts and I could go on and on-- I would, to be totally honest, look into sensory prior to add/adhd as the symptoms often overlap and the therapy/treatment is different. However, sensory strategies do often benefit an add/adhd kid. Sandman will tell you all about add/adhd and recommends a book that helps one understand more about it. Knowing about both sensory and add/adhd will help you when it comes time to add intervention if deemed necessary.
329950 tn?1194801117 Yes you can have bipolar and ADHD however many ADHD symptoms are also bipolar symptoms and the diagnosis of ADHD is often a step to a real diagnosis of BP. In all things do not accept the diagnosis without proper testing and avoid Ritalin which is bad for Bipolars in so many ways for one thing its a stimulant and for another its a dangerous drug in its own right with addictive qualities and some nasty side effects.
Avatar f tn Has anyone mentioned ADHD? It can lead to behaviors like this and conduct disorder is a typical co-existing disorder. Check out this web site for more information and symptoms. I am also the CL on the adhd site here - and have seen situations like this.
207227 tn?1271420578 I have a medical background and very knowledgeable about things medical. My daughter has been showing symptoms that are half ADD/ADHD related and half Bipolar Child related. The symptoms are about half of each. I have taken her to a psychiatrist who said she MAY have a mood disporder (unipolar) and put her on Trileptyl. She had an allergic reaction to this and we had to stop it ASAP.