Adhd symptoms hallowell

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Avatar n tn Both of you definitely need to start researching. You might try reading "Driven to Distraction" by Hallowell, and "The Gift of ADHD", by Honos-Webb. I noticed that in the Child Behavior forum (you might want to check it out), that Dr. Kennedy recommended parents to "obtain a copy of Lynn Clarks' book SOS: Help for Parents, and follow it to a 'T'. You will be very glad you did.
Avatar n tn Hi, thanks for taking my question, I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child, was on ritalin for about 6 years, my brother took me off of it when I was 14 when he gained custody of me, I guess my question is, is it possible that I still have it? I feel keyed up most of the time, alot of my problems are anxiety type symptoms such as palpitations, heart doesn't race, it just has those *skipped beats* when I get over excited.
723407 tn?1264961951 Hey Dawn, you might try reading "ADHD and Me, What I learned from lighting fires at the dinner table," by Blake Taylor. Blake was a UC Berkley honors student with severe ADHD and the book gives a lot of things he did to help him succeed. You also could try two other good books - "Driven to Distraction" by Hallowell, and "The Gift of ADHD", by Honos-Webb.
Avatar f tn A good place to get pretty non biased information is from the WebMD. A book by a UC Berkley honors student with severe ADHD about growing up with ADHD. might be helpful. 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 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 f tn Hi there dear, When I was growing up I wanted to be in the Armed Forces. They said women did not do that. I grew up and guess what, yes I am now on a Veterans Pension. I was hospitalize for on and off 3 years and was advised I would be institutionalized the rest of my life. I did not want this and fought to get specialized treatment for PTSD and in 1991 got sent to a specialized rehab centre in the states for PTSD like mine.
Avatar f tn I am 34 weeks pregnant, I have an 8 year old stepson with ADHD. He's been a lot to handle and sometimes I break down and cry because he is so hard to handle. I am an Army wife and my husband is away for training. I am always stressed out everyday because of his lying, non attentiveness, and disobeying. It is like he doesn't care that I am pregnant, he still does the things he does. He is on Concerta once a day but it doesn't seem to work for him.
927672 tn?1244149647 * 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
451343 tn?1256250831 Was recently put on Adderall 20mg Extended Release and I feel so worn out and tired. 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?
Avatar f tn The very simple answer is that medication can work and will seem like a miracle - and they won't. A lot can really depend on your doctor and the amount of time he spends working with your child. You need a person who specializes in ADHD - not a GP that will prescribe and run. The medications are all slightly different (and some that are a non-stimulant are very different) and react differently due to body weight and severity of ADHD.
2212714 tn?1342258744 My son has a history typical of a young adult never receiving ADHD assistance. That history was needless to say negative. Does anyone know a counselor for adults who will be effective in ADHD/Depression?. We live near New Port Richey Florida. Perhaps starting from square one with my son cooperating is what is needed. At this point he has no insurance, goes to college and works weekends. Loves computer science subjects.
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 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 You need to read up on ADHD to understand what it is. If he has ADHD then you are doing almost everything wrong with how you are dealing with him. If he is just too young, then you still are punishing him the wrong way. I am glad that the school came up with a plan for your son. But ADHD is not like a cold that once treated will go away. It will be there all his life. You need to understand how it works. More importantly, you need to communicate with his teacher.
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.
362203 tn?1248810310 It proven that several of ADD symptoms are similiar to manic symptoms of Bipolar Disorder. That is why SO MANY people go undiagnosed when they have ADD. I am not saying this is the case for you but that it's very important to see a GOOD psychiatrist before you decide to take medication. How do you know whether or not a psychiatrist is good? They will spend as much time with you as you need in order to assess the symptoms.
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 f tn He sounds very, very normal for an ADHD child. Do you know what ADHD does to a child? Do you know how to work with a child who has ADHD? The way you can help him is to become an expert in ADHD and help him deal with this.
1059647 tn?1255035854 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. Look familiar?
5856747 tn?1403348682 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 m tn Children who are or have been on ADHD drugs have an increased risk of committing suicide.Even the American Psychiatric Association admits that suicide is the major adverse reaction of withdrawal from these drugs. 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.
Avatar n tn There are a couple of things going on here. The first is that (it sounds like) when he was at school, he was on meds. That combined with the structured environment (as supermomma noted), is probably the major reason why you are seeing the difference between school and home. There is also one other factor going on. You touch on it when you said, "his teacher notices him not focusing often and gives him short breaks and says he's very active but manageable.
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.