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Avatar f tn All of the things that you have listed - I have seen in ADHD kids. What you need to do is to start to research what ADHD is and how to deal with the consequences of it. Understanding ADHD really makes a big difference in how you deal with the child. I mentioned the following books in a post below. Its worth your time to check them out. - "ADHD and Me, What I learned from lighting fires at the dinner table," by Blake Taylor.
Avatar m tn By the way, I have seen several studies that show that sleep apnea can produce ADHD like symptoms. In fact, there have been several posters on here that have had sleep apnea, been treated and their daytime behaviors definitely changed. Has anybody ever commented about you snoring or breathing loud at night? "Regardless of type, an individual with sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening.
Avatar f tn Is there a sound method for diagnosing Asperger's in adults? Is there a particular center in the USA that specializes? Is there any literature that discusses the pros and cons of being diagnosed?
707438 tn?1240963240 It's much more logical to assume that we have different levels of this disorder and some of us are able, for what ever reasons, to learn to control some of the symptoms. I do see the creative side of ADHD - it's very evident in my own family but I do want to say that there is an alarming number of people in the prison population who test positive for it - as high as 30%. I have also experienced this side firsthand. Best of luck.
Avatar n tn I have only recently learned of the ODD. My daughter has been diagnosed with "mild" ADHD. Her pychologist also told us that she is extremely bright. She is doing well academically in kindergarten; her teacher said she is above average in most areas of learning. Our problem is her behavior. She not only falls into four symptoms of ODD, but exhibits all six of the criteria.
Avatar f tn have a hyperactive 5 and a half yr. old boy. Hyper since birth.Changing diapers was difficult. I am used to this and it has gotten a bit easier to manage since then. Alot of his behavior seems like ADHD,the type that is hyper but "takes everything in". He never liked loud music,covers his ears. And also complained once of lights being too bright at Gymnastics class (which he DID NOT LIKE). He will interact with other children and isn't shy once he gets comfortable.
Avatar f tn She did a complete exam with all kinds of blood work to rule out all kinds of food related allergies and such that could cause this behaviour. In the end, he has adhd, odd, and bipolar disorder which all run in the families. The hopes are that being caught at this age perhaps some of the curcuitry in his transmitters in his brain could be rewired and he may not need to be on meds the rest of his life. Life here is easier and he is doing better in school.
Avatar f tn Lower dose, another med, non time released. Are my symptoms more ADD or ADHD or something else. Is there a test I can take to tell me what it is?
2110632 tn?1334189982 but could it be caused or coincide with ADHD. Ive never had problems paying attention in school ... home life was very distracting. .. but school I am very attentive.
Avatar f tn Most people with anxiety have ADHD symptoms but, in fact, do not have ADHD (this is why so often one will read that Ritalin or similar medication is not working). I also believe that mild/moderate anxiety can be helped with herbal and/or natural remedies. So, why not try this route as a first option. However, from reading your first post, I get the impression that you are suffering from more than just "mild" anxiety issues.
Avatar m tn I'm kind of skeptical when it comes to the whole diagnosis of ADD and ADHD, especially in adults. It seems like doctors just try to have a drug and disease label for every little minor symptom or emotion that naturally occurs in life. But I do know they have to test you to diagnose you, so you may want to see a doctor. Another possibility could be depression, especially if you've had those feelings for more than 2 weeks.
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 I would try to find a psychologist or psychiatrist that specials in ADHD. Stay away from your general MD. The reason for that is that you want someone who can give you more than just meds. By the way it is very common for people with ADHD to be depressed, and if it has been untreated (with meds or psyc help), the numbers go way up. You also might want to check out this site - Its for adults with ADHD.
1390055 tn?1365618655 Could the fact that I was no longer managing my ADHD with medication have a factor in me developing these disorders?
Avatar f tn thanks for the response. the more i look into this the more I think I agree with what you were saying about diagnosis in the 70's & 80's. That seems very true. I struggled ALL the way thru school. From 1st grade thru my BA degree!
Avatar f tn Many times they had outstanding standardized test results in elementary school in the lower grades, but the scores began to drop as the subject matter and length of tests increased. As school got harder, they had to study more and more. In short they were putting in many more hours than their fellow students and not seeing the results.
Avatar m tn This Wednesday, an article in the New York Times reported that between 2008 and 2012 the number of adults taking medications for ADHD has increased by 53%, and that in the case of young American adults, it has nearly doubled. While this is a staggering statistic, and points to younger generations becoming frequently reliant on stimulants, frankly, I’m not too surprised.
Avatar m tn The trouble is that depression will cause the symptoms you have mentioned. And the symptoms you mentioned would cause you to be depressed. To figure it all out you first need to eliminate the physical causes. It sounds like you have been doing that with the tests for hypothyroidism and I would assume that you have been getting other blood work done (low iron, anemia, etc.) The next step is to make sure you have a doctor that can deal with both the physical and mental/emotional issues.
Avatar dr m tn Not only is it seen in children, but adults can have it as well. Symptoms include inability to focus or pay attention, being easily distracted, and various behavioral problems in the classroom. There are a number of proposed explanations for why ADHD occurs, including brain biochemical imbalances, environmental and dietary toxins, and allergic conditions. One possible explanation that never receives very much attention is from lack of deep quality sleep.
Avatar f tn Some mild forms of genetic disorders can go unnoticed in children and display some of the same symptoms of ADHD. Mild forms of Turner's syndrome, sickle-cell anemia, and Fragile X syndrome are some examples. Almost any genetic disorder can cause hyperactivity or other behavior problems, even if the disorder isn't normally linked to such problems. Many genetic diseases disrupt brain functions directly, through a variety of paths.
329950 tn?1194801117 In addition, there is mood congruency in ADHD, that is, the mood reaction is appropriate in kind to the trigger. Happy events in the lives of ADHD individuals result in intensely happy and excited states of mood. Unhappy events and especially the experience of being rejected, criticized or teased elicit intense dysphoric states. This "rejection sensitive dysphoria" is one of the causes for the misdiagnosis of "borderline personality disorder'.
Avatar n tn She is always getting into trouble at school for excessive talking, distracting others and even saying/doing mean things to other kids in class. She is a great verbal communicator around adults but in a group of kids her age she is clearly behind socially (or advanced I suppose) either way she doesn't fit in. She is constantly talking, moving, butting into conversations, saying inappropriate things (either sarcastic or just off the wall comments) at inappropriate times, and can't sit still.
Avatar f tn after seeing numerous gp's pyschologists and pschiatrists all just saying it was depression i finally went to my gp who is fantastic and who i hadn't been seeing long sent me to this pyschitrist who straight away said no it's not just depression she diagnosed me with adult adhd depressive mood disorder ocd and anxiety and this was when i was 22 or 23 and i was going great until i fell pregnant unexpectadly with twins after the birth in april of 2007 the medication wasn't working and i have had
Avatar n tn Ask that he is seen by a multi-disciplinary team that are experienced in childhood development and diagnosing children with ADHD and autism. You also mention a number of sensory issues so I would advise you google the name Olga Bogdashina and read an article by her printed in Autism Today. She has published a number of books, but the one most relevant would be Sensory and Perceptual Differences in Autism and Aspergers. If the article sounds relevant then you could buy her book.
865817 tn?1255285681 I understand what why people would say the things about the meds they put kids on and I felt the same way. ADHD and ADD runs in my family and I know what Ritalin did to my brother and I didn’t want that to happen to my son. After almost a year of getting kicked out of every daycare imaginable I was facing having to get out of the Army which I could not afford at the time. Once they put him the meds it was like a miracle. Also, ask your doctor to place her on a time release pill.
Avatar f tn I think most people who come in here have children or had Children who have ADD,ADHD. And we come in to tell what has happen to our Child and what you might try to do to help your Child. I know how hard it is ,and still know how hard it is for everyone .But I will never put any of my Children on these drugs after what has happen to my youngest son after being on these drugs.
Avatar n tn Been having problems with my little boy for a year now with the smell 1st thing in the morning He is nearly 3 No infection Had blood test for his organs all clear Tested for metabolic disorders, after 6 weeks got the results back- all clear He's not constipated Drinks more than enough Your child's symptoms are the same as my little boys except the constipation I don't know what to do now test after test is coming back clear :(( but obviously something not right, as the smell is just not n
Avatar n tn Thank you rilbrianne because I was about to say the same thing. My son 6 yrs old and has adhd and the only problem we've had in the sexual area is a classmate hunching on him, but he told his teacher because we've taught him it was wrong. He has a father (my husband) who is very active in teaching him what a young man should and should not do. My husband began teaching him at the age of 4 to shake the hands of those who are not his mommy, daddy, or a grandparent.