Adhd symptoms in children dsm

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Avatar m tn Their's is an intellectual, not financial, conflict of interest that results from the natural tendency of highly specialized experts to over value their pet ideas, to want to expand their own areas of research interest, and to be oblivious to the distortions that occur in translating DSM 5 to real life clinical practice (particularly in primary care where 80% of psychiatric drugs are prescribed).
Avatar n tn The former is medically Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), while the latter is DSM-IIIR. ADHD is also called AHDD or attention hyperactivity deficit disorder. So the basic difference is the presence of hyper-activity along with attention deficit in AHDD. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn There is no difference. Officially, only ADHD exists. It comes in three varieties: ADHD predominantly hyperactive, ADHD predominantly inattentive, and ADHD mixed type. In other words, you don't need to be hyperactive in order to be diagnosed as ADHD. The term ADD is merely a popular abbreviation frequently (mis)used to indicate that someone is inattentive and does not display symptoms of hyperactivity.
Avatar m tn 'Rebound' Obesity Seen After ADHD Treatment Published: Mar 19, 2014 | Updated: Mar 20, 2014 Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are treated with stimulants may eventually be susceptible to "rebound weight gain," a longitudinal study suggested. Using the electronic health records (EHR) of nearly 164,000 children in the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.
Avatar f tn Annie, The following link will take to the DSM-IV Criteria for ADHD...the same scale is used for adults as it used for children....with the only difference being that on criteria such as getting out of one's seat and such are usually more internal for adults....adults tend to have the self-discipline to stay seated and just fidget...move their feet, tap their fingers etc. Hope this helps.
5757880 tn?1395581622 Mind you, the doctor cannot test my son for Autism because the medical community in my area still follows the DSM-4 and the school system follows DSM-5, so they informed me to ask the school to test him in his 2nd semester. However, the doctor stated per the information provided, my son is high probability for high-functioning autism. So, after a lengthy conversation with my husband (who isn't big on giving meds to children), we both agreed that with his ADHD med (methlophyidate.
Avatar n tn As an occupational therapist working for nearly 20 years with children and adults with Sensory Integration issues (which are frequently stand-alone, but more often than not are comorbid with ADHD, learning disabilities and the autism spectrum disorders), I can share that there has been much research in the Occupational Therapy labs and clinics over the past 50 years using a multitude of approaches with what is now being called Sensory Processing Disorder (in the hopes that it will be included in
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.
Avatar f tn At the top of the forum index page there are two buttons - Warning signs of Depression and Symptoms of depression. The symptoms page follows the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) which is what pdocs used to diagnose mental illness. The other one, warning signs, covers DSM symptoms and a few more related signs which may or may not be present, like anxiety, irritability and alcohol use.
Avatar n tn The Dr has decided she doesn't have adhd because she does well in school. Girls with adhd typically do better than boys because they are so worried about being thought stupid. She has every symptom of adhd and most of aspergers. I also think she might have oppositional defiant disorder because she gets so defiant over little things. Yesterday she refused to get pajamas on unless we gave her something to eat. There was no way she would do it. However that might be aspergers.
685562 tn?1447158831 how many school shootings were there? in many disorders was there in the DSM compared to now? Another little nice trick they do..invent diseases..change the name of a drug..remarket it...WALLA a new industry...what kind of monster just "creates' a new diseases and makes BILLIONS from other suffering? In any case Theres always people who put all there trust in someone with all the money and theres always someone who puts no trust in the money.
Avatar f tn The reason I say this is b/c I too have ADHD but I also have Bipolar Disorder. I was first diagnosed w/BPD in 2006, a yr later my mind kept racing and I knew something wasn't right. Went back in to my doc. What often happens, and this is proven thru research, is that someone w/a chemical inbalance disorder has a 60% higher chance at having another disorder. That being said, the symptoms of ADHD are very very very similiar to the manic symptoms of Bipolar Disorder.
Avatar n tn The person who diagnosed your daughter was he experienced only in ADHD? Have you looked at DSM IV for autism/aspergers/ADHD to see what the difference is in the criterias? If you google DSM IV you can look at the diagnostic criteria for the three different disorders. Start to keep a daily dairy and make notes of all her behaviours which you think are Aspergers or ADHD.
Avatar f tn You dont say what Meds these children are taking they are sometimes the c ause of more behavioral problems I would suggest you take a look , put in side effects and the name of the Drug and see if you get any input from it.
Avatar f tn For a child to be diagnosed by the DSM-IV (1994) Criteria, they must have ADHD problems in two or more places. If the only person they asked was the parent, both you and I know that a lot more kids would be diagnosed as having ADHD due to poor parenting skills. The problem is what other choice is there.
Avatar n tn (cited from the ICD-9-CM) - Fails to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork (the rest of this list is cited from the DSM-IV and a child needs AT LEAST 12 of these symptoms in order to be given a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD) - Difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play (in combination with 11 other symptoms) - Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly (in combination with 11 other symptoms) - Does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish scho
1725558 tn?1309741096 My psychiatrist told me this was her strategy anyway because hormones are so crazy normally in children and especially adolescents. Maybe this was just her though, and other drs do diagnose earlier.
Avatar f tn If he has normal speech, good eye contact and is able to play with other children in a small group, the answer is not PDD. Talk to a professional about ADHD. You should consult a child development doctor and not just a consuler. God luck.
Avatar n tn Recently Aspergers was mentioned to me, A close family relative said that my son shows the same symptoms that her friends son has. I did some more research and found that add, adhd, aspergers ocd and some others are very similar and are hard to determine which is the correct diagnoses. My biggest problem is that some require medicines that can be very detrimental to the body. I have already had to switch my sons medication 3 times and up the dosage several more.
506438 tn?1210649293 He's been on 9 different meds, 8 for ADHD, + clnidine (not working anymore) all with unacceptable side effects and limited effectiveness in contolling his behaviors. Is he ADHD/ODD oppositional defiant disorder and aspergers? Any insights/thought on this?
Avatar f tn Alot of bp children have trouble with transitions as minor as from dinner to bath, or more major transitions such as clean up time to bed time-(yes, major for children). BP children are in great need of consistency and a very firm schedule and routine. Sleep schedule is the most important, so if he is having trouble sleeping- that should be priority.
Avatar n tn I know how overwhelming issues like this can be for a parent, especially since you're correct in that the DSM-IV has many different disorders that overlap. I currently am working with a client that seems to be in a similar situation to your son. He takes the medication Luvox, 150mg HS (bedtime) and it seems to be working well for him. does your son's school have a social worker / guidance counselor that could work closely with him on behavior management issues?
Avatar f tn There are huge disagreements in the international psychiatric community about how young is too young to have bipolar. America would be the only country that would accept diagnosing 5-yr-olds (or even 10-yr-olds for that matter). America therefore prescribes mood stabilisers and stimulants and anti-depressants at much earlier ages than other countries.
Avatar n tn but he is an a and b student, xcept he gets d or f in conduct each week in conduct. he also has a fascination with trains still at his age, he will b 9 in october. he has started takn things from people, stores, or anywhere that is not his. ive tried different forms of punishment like spankn, puttin in corner, takn things away, timeout, but nothn seems to b effective, i dont know what to do anymore.
Avatar f tn (These are just a few diagnosis listed in the DSM) The DSM gives a listing of symptoms for each of these disorders and the time the symptom must be present and distressing for the person to be labeled with the diagnosis. A person's symptoms are used to match up a person's diagnosis. A psychiatrist and other mental health clinicians work together to determine a concrete diagnosis. With early intervention, therapy and medication these acute disorders can be managed.
Avatar n tn Is there any problem with having friends outside of her peer level? When I lived in Florida when I was in my late 20s, most of my friends were in their 60s. Having a child now, most of my friends are my age, but I get along best with people my parent's age (there are several in our neighborhood who are retired who babysit their grandchildren while the parents are at work). I see no problem with interacting outside the peer level.
Avatar f tn He is very disruptive and has been hitting and kicking other children. I feel so lost and angry we talk about his behavior all the time. I just cant seem to get through to him. He is so over the top thinking he knows everything and he talks back and yells and carries on so much all the time. He thinks this is a joke. He is the same at home and now I am finding myself dropping back into a depression that I have not felt in a very long time.
Avatar m tn DSM-III had 300 disorders twice as many as in the DSM-II. DSM-V is due for publication in 2013. The DSM is considered the bible by specialists and by the various professions and other interest groups. It is considered by many as a core/basic information source, a major scientific instrument in the field of mental health. In the DSM-IV the term maniac was deleted and the one-size-fits-all classification system for MD and BPD was more finely tuned by the 4th edition published in 1994.
1509528 tn?1290003591 Austin does display some of the symptoms of Bipolar disorder such as the angry outbursts. But, and I specifically told the doctor, he doesn't have any depression. There aren't many time when my son is sad. He's usually pretty content. He doesn't have any sleep issues. His sleep schedule is the same every night without waking up during the night. His hyperactivity has always been the same since birth. Yes, there are times when he is hyper and talks incessantly and loud.
Avatar n tn You raise some good points, especially that it's important not to react with a disproportionate amount of alarm when a child is not 'right on target' in some areas of development. Children develop at various rates in the different domains of development - this is not unusual. In fact, it's the norm. It is also not the norm for children to be able to read and/or write before the fist grade, even though some can do so.