Adhd symptoms in boys girls

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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.
5856747 tn?1403352282 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 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 Given that ADD and ADHD are not diseases of the brain, but rather, labels that are given to children and adults (for the latter, in many ways, being labeled with AD(H)D, or any other mental disorder (illness), serves as a form of psychiatric (moral) absolution of one's perceived failure, at some level, to flourish) are means of reifying those "inappropriate" behaviors-usually within one's social matrix, i.e., school, work, family.
Avatar f tn The sad thing is that if you are an intelligent female and not a hyperactive boy - you don't get noticed. Boys and girls with ADHD tend to get noticed. Kids with ADD tend to get lost in the shuffle. Check out this site first. Its one of the few that differentiates between ADHD and ADD. If these symptoms still seem possible. Then my next suggestion is to go to one of two sites directed at adult ADD. There is a ton of info here. I would check out the videos on totallyadd.
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 f tn He does have some friends and plays sports but is often seen off by himself picking grass, looking for bugs, etc. He seems to also gravitate more towards girls then boys when playing. I keep reading posts from parents talking about stealing and lying, which he has done for a long time. He recently took jewelry of mine and although he was clearly in trouble with us and we kept asking him where it was, he continued to deny he had anything to do with it.
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 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 n tn He plays with 3 or 4 yr olds, mostly girls and the boys in the neighborhood don't want to play with him because they think he is so weird. Lately he started repeating himself over and over again. He also seems to talk VERY loudly. He cries over very minor things all the time. Sometimes we feel like he acts like a 3 yr old. I spoke with the doctor today and was told it could possibly be aspergers but I don't think that is it.
Avatar f tn Well anyway here are the list of bipolar symptoms for children. The symptoms in adults are different.
Avatar f tn it's so frustrating as our 3 year old daughter that was borne premature is also showing signs but they have already picked up on her behaviour at nursery due to temper tantrums and slight aggression the doctor she sees at the hospital due to having suffered from feveral convulsions since age of one year has noted that she is hyper active and has lack of concentration andhas written a letter about this for the nursery and doctors surgery.
Avatar n tn does he have bowl problems like he has stomache aches a lot or his stool is bad, like constant diahrea? this in all honesty does sound like more than just adhd, if possible i would highly recomoned a child psychologist they can do best with both a diagnosis and treatment.
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 In the current study, Schwartz and colleagues reviewed the EHRs of 163,820 children, ages 3 to 18, from 2001 to 2012 (approximately equal number of boys and girls). The average age of ADHD diagnosis was 8. The mean age of the child's first BMI assessment was 9 and the average number of BMI assessments was 3 (range 1 to 13). Most of the children (91%) were white and about 8% had encounter diagnoses of ADHD (71% of whom were not treated with stimulants).
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".
Avatar m tn your wrong i have it and its alot more the just what u think the a hole range of different things and is very hard 2 live my life and people dont realise how bad it can be and it never that bad in girls always 100% worse in boys
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.
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 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.
5274485 tn?1385863767 The symptoms are clinical the same for both boys and girls. My own experience in meeting girls with autism spectrum disorders confirm the clinical view; I have yet to find a girl with autism spectrum disorder who differ from my self and other boys with autism spectrum disorder I know in talk of symptoms.
Avatar f tn his teachers hsve described his as very intellegent.inquisitive.talkative. he tends to get on with girls better and has had a few problems with boys at school.he cant watch a full movie without figiting and talking through it. he twizzes sround sslot and randomly makes noises. his hsndwriting was poor until lastyear as i made him write me stories. he has intoeing and can run very well as other kids the doc said he will grow out of the intoeing.
Avatar f tn All of the kids in our schools are selling adderal and ritalin for $3-$5 each and it's become a real problem in our schools. Well anyway here are the list of bipolar symptoms for children. The symptoms in adults are different.
193137 tn?1367883663 said Hinshaw, an expert on psychopathology in children and adolescents who runs summer research programs and long-term follow-up studies for girls and boys with ADHD. Researchers note, however, that psycho-stimulant medications alone cannot close the learning gap between children with and without ADHD. "Medication may help the child to focus and prepare for learning. But there is no substitute for a sound curriculum and clear expectations for student achievement.
Avatar n tn My oldest Daniel is going to be 4 in July. I am worried he might have adhd. He doesnt sit still for more then a minute. He'll listen but then what he's been told seems to leave his mind. Then there are the times I try telling him why he shouldn't hit or bite and he just looks away. Doesnt pay attention at all. He's litterally flying off the walls starting at 5:30/6:00 in the morning. Constantly on the go. He has a set schedule, but it's so hard keeping him on it. Bedtime is at 7:30.
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 I tried to explain that girls wear pony tails and boys do not. He threw a tantrum. I buckled him in booster seat this morning, he unbuckles it and said "no I do it". I just dont' understand why he is constantly saying i want it like Kylie and he repeats it over and over. I just want to understand what is going through his little mind. I suppose I will have to wait to get his teachers opinion on it.
Avatar n tn Ive already spoken to him about how its not approptiate to kiss boys OR girls like that when youre his age, and how its NEVER appropriate for ANYONE to ever come near his private parts like that. I said thats stuff for adults to worryabout and not children. Can you PLEASE help me understand what's going on? Im so ashamed (I dont know why!!), embarrassed, confused, concerned, worried, that its making me sick.