Adhd symptoms hallowell

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Avatar f tn i would like anybody who has a 9 year old son or daughter to tell me what are the symptoms of ADHD before i take my nephew to a pdoc...........
Avatar n tn The pysc doc told me I have ADD and alot of docs misdiagnos because bi-polar and ADD have alot of the same symptoms. You sound alot like me and my symptoms. I have been reading a book that has been very helpful and amazing and think you could benifet from it." Driven to Distraction" Recognizing and coping with ADD By Edward M Hallowell,M.D.,and John J. Ratey,M.D.
927672 tn?1244153247 * frequent temper tantrums * excessive arguing with adults * active defiance and refusal to comply with adult requests and rules * deliberate attempts to annoy or upset people * blaming others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior * often being touchy or easily annoyed by others * frequent anger and resentment * mean and hateful talking when upset * seeking revenge The symptoms are usually seen in multiple settings, but may be more noticeable at home or at
Avatar f tn Kids of that age don't deal with long term threats (and a week is long term), you need to start at one day and slowly expand. Taking something out of his room seems kind of silly when he probably has other things to play with. Discipline needs to be immediate. consistent, and short term (that way it can slowly be increased). His timeouts probably would be more effective if they were at the kitchen table or a chair in the corner of the living room - someplace other than his room.
Avatar n tn And I still have the symptoms of ADHD, I can't concentrate, I have to have stuff going around me all the time, my mind never shuts off. I didn't know much about adult adhd I always thought it went away. I guess I may have learned to control it to an extent.
Avatar n tn The best thing that you can do is to read all you can about ADHD! That way you will be able to understand what is going on with your son. Some of the best suggested books are: a new book by a UC Berkley honors student with severe ADHD about growing up with ADHD. The book is called - "ADHD and Me, What I learned from lighting fires at the dinner table," by Blake Taylor. Basically, "the Cal freshman tells hjow he made the ADHD work in his favor.
Avatar n tn There must be dozens of sources on the net alone which will give you a run down on the symptoms. Why don't you tell us what you're experiencing so that we can give you our impressions rather than me list a whole bunch of things which may be irrelevant to your case.
451343 tn?1256254431 Not sleepy per say, just tired and weak. It is however helping my symptoms, but i'm just so tired! will this go away with time?
1059647 tn?1255039454 Hey Mightymouse, The only person with a "deficient" is the psyc who did the testing, took his money and ran. You should have gotten a much better explanation than that. First check out this post. Look for the Sept 22 post at 9:39 and compare her sons test results to yours. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Child-Behavior/GRADE-3-SCHOOL-BUT-MOM-THINKS-SHE-SHOULD-REPEAT-GRADE-2/show/1053254?post_id=post_4901179 Look familiar?
674555 tn?1272603976 I have OCD as well and because of this Hypochondria to the point that i can psychosomatic induced actual physical symptoms so im hoping to learn from anyone with adult ADHD and their experiences with similar and different medications I plan on talking to my doctor as soon as possible. Sometimes my mind will over me and I obsess to unhealthy results.
362203 tn?1248813910 I've always found my own docs to be very open and non-stereotyping when I see them about my ADHD. It seems obvious that the symptoms you are experiencing are bothersome to you. I can't tell you whether or not what you are experiencing IS or IS NOT add/adhd, but I can say that if it is, a working relationship with your doctor is crucial. I hope you do take the next step and hope to hear from you with good news!
Avatar m tn I agree with margypops, you are one hell of a writer. Keep writing. Its obvious you have a lot to say and you can say it very well. You are also at an age, that when you were in school, there was not a lot of knowledge about ADHD.. I can remember teaching kids in the 70's and 80's and we didn't really have a clue what was going on back then. A ton of your symptoms are classic ADHD cause and effect. Makes me wonder if you have done much research into ADHD and what it can do to you.
880242 tn?1241286605 Hey Erica, I feel for you! Adderall is - in a way - an addiction like caffeine, or nicotine. It changes your brain chemistry and you function differently on it. Many adults (because their job demands are now a lot less then going to school and being judged everyday) are able to go without. Yet, this forum is full of statements from people who have gone back to stimulants cause they can't cope with the demands in their world. There are new medications out there that may help.
Avatar m tn As I am sure you have probably figured out by now, the last post - while true for people without ADHD - has got nothing to do with you. Your first symptoms sound like the dosage is too high for you. The not sleeping at night could go either way. Then I noticed you said that,"I also have problems sleeping at night even if i haven't taken adderall that day." Since your doctor is someone who you can trust.