Adhd symptoms in teenagers

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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 m tn So, try to learn everything you can about add/adhd to help yourself. Not just the symptoms but read up on what things they do----- as there is much more than just meds. I would not ASK for any type of med. Doctors are well versed on what is available and when it is necessary. If you ASK for a drug by name, this is often the pattern of drug seeking that you speak of. There are some types of medications that are not controlled/stimulant and maybe they will feel this is best to try.
Avatar f tn hi i have a son who has adhd he is now 9 but i found out when he was 5 all children are nauty from time to time and age 4 they want to touch things and she may want to touch it again even though she has been told off for it, this doesnt mean she has adhd, adhd is a few other things like never sits still gets very bord quickly, concentration levels are not there, if u feel that she has these symptoms then go and see your doctor and they will get you help and tested good luck
602796 tn?1219877065 Every child tested for this has some symptoms. The key is in the degree and severity of it. Some children do have ADD/ADHD and need help. As a teacher, I have seen children medicated that did not need it and children NOT medicated that did need it. Teachers are certainly not doctors, but neither are mothers. Teachers are educated professionals capable of dealing with an active, spirited child on a daily basis. No teacher wants to see a lifeless child medicated beyond interaction.
Avatar n tn as this can do permanent damage to the nerve cells in your central nervous system(brain and apinal cord), cardiopulmonary system and smooth muscle in your digestive tract( mainly the large intestine as these are the areas of the body where opiate receptors are widely spread. Tapering as slowly as possible will almost eliminate withdrawal symptoms. Once you stop taking them you will probably feel some withdrawal symptoms so always taper as slowly as possible toward the end. xoxo- D.
Avatar n tn This is the first Web site I've found where there are people with the same symptoms that I have. I am a 32 year old male who lives in Seattle, WA. I have Thalassemia minor and suffer mainly from ongoing fatigue. I am ALWAYS tired, no matter how well I eat or what vitamins I take. Doctors tell me that I'm fine and "just need to avoid Iron and do some aerobic exercise." I would exercise if I had the energy to. It's comforting to see postings from people all over the world.
Avatar f tn That was December 26th with flue symptoms and it lasted 24 hours then he went into the vomiting in the evening every now and then and now it is every A.M. i also don't think it is stress even though every one is thinking it is. So far we have done upper GI and Ultra Sound. He is scheduled for a endoscopy this Friday. I am at my whits end and he is sooo down. If you find anything out please post it i will be checking often.
Avatar n tn do you know what stds are associated to my symptoms? i have never heard of blood in the sperm and in the urine after ejaculation being related to an std.
Avatar n tn Fatigue, my legs have knots, I have headaches days on end. If you touch my hair it hurts. These symptoms can not all be in my head(so to speak). I have joint and body pain all the time. I work on a computer all day 8 hrs or more, I think my headaches and fatigue may be related to my work. I take additional supplements daily and have for about 1 year. Has anyone else had the same symptoms along with the indentions and have they increased in size?
Avatar f tn He has been prescribed many medications for ADD/ADHD but refuses to take them, holding them in his mouth and discarding them later. His room is filthy and filled with garbage, old food dirty dishes. All of the stepchildren have filthy garbage filled rooms but that I believe is related to their mother's housekeeping habits. There is the only one who collects and stores his urine. He sets fires, has a violent temper and fails in school. It is a huge concern for us and for him.
Avatar m tn You are always good to question and look into the meds that your children are taking. I found that Abilify is also used in teenagers with an antidepressant to treat depression when symptoms cannot be controlled by the antidepressant alone. SSRIs are the most commonly given anti-depressants given to teenagers which include: Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Paxil, Prozac and Zoloft, but there may be a reason why his psychiatrist gave him Cymbalta. Don't be put off by the side effects.
Avatar m tn Patients and their families, however, should be evaluated fully and use other treatment methods in conjunction with medication. Because the symptoms of tic disorders overlap those of OCD and ADHD, it is essential to determine which symptoms are causing the greatest concern and impairment, and treat the patient according to the single diagnostic category that best fits him or her, whether it is a tic disorder, OCD, or ADHD.
Avatar m tn Typically hyper boys get noticed early in elementary school, but if you are intelligent - its easy to get overlooked. Lets start with ADHD symptoms. Here is a very straight forward list of symptoms - Now here is a more involved list that looks specifically at teenagers. I think that some of the behavioral and friendship parts will seem familiar.
Avatar f tn I've got used to waiting for it to pass, but it's still an unpleasant experience, so if anyone has any useful advice on how to stop it that would be really appreciated. In my case symptoms of whatever it is are hearing sounds distorted, almost shouted by voices from inside my head, and motion and sound feeling rushed and out of proportion. Almost always when I'm lying still after waking up.
Avatar f tn As a former Marine and a person diagnosed twice with ADHD, I know the difference.Someone with a disorder like ADHD/ADD doesn't have to be angry..Im not.But, i get very impatient, drive fast, never listen to the same song for more than 30 seconds, always flipping through channels and books, always asking questions about irrelevant things because i'm always thinking of 1000's of questions-that's how people knew I had ADHD.
Avatar f tn Kids with ADHD really struggle in school. After a while, this constant battle begins to take a toll. Many times the consequences are what you now are seeing. Some kids are bright enough that they are able to make it through elementary school and middle school before the load just gets to much.
Avatar f tn They can assess a person/child against a list of symptoms that are collectively named ADD/ADHD - for lack of much better understanding. When they test for the flu, they can list the symptoms and check them off (temp, ache, cough, etc), but they can also TEST for a virus and yes/no its there. But in medicine those symptoms alone can mean many things. Same for attention and hyperactivity. 2.
Avatar n tn If you can find someone (not a GP) who specializes in ADHD - that is your best bet. You might inquire with his college counselors if they have any recommendations of good psycs - the word does get around.
598237 tn?1225647072 I do think parenting comes in to it - or lack of it in some cases. i work full time in the national health service, have a child without ADHD and i am pretty sure than i do not need to resort to medication in able to get the best out of my son. Maybe you need to look your teaching skills if you feel children with ADHD are a constant disruption - i feel they are fun to be around - and you can learn alot from them.
Avatar f tn Specialmom has some very good points. I would definitely like to point out the benefits of physical exercise. I have several studies that show it helps not only SPD, but ADHD, ADD, and certainly anxiety. Speaking of the whole ADD thing. I asked my question because I am also the CL for the ADHD forum. And I now have over 40 years in the public school system as a teacher and administrator. I was pretty sure of your answer when I asked the question and I am not surprised at all.
Avatar f tn I am obviously on a combination of medications but I am prescribed Modafinil for my ADHD symptoms, they won't even try usual ADHD medication as in my case the repercussions could be dangerous. I find this medication has really helped with my attention and concentration, as bi-polar and ADHD symptoms can overlap I'm realistic with what the medication can do in my case but it has certainly helped.
Avatar m tn My mom just suddenly died from VF in April, my remaining sister who is 48 is in a nursing home in end stage renal failure, with diabetes, CHF, stroke, Hep C, and isn't expected to live much longer. Ten months ago, my heart starts beating all weird and I'd get this strange head rush feeling when it would stop (I already knew I had MVP, but never symptoms like this). I go to the Dr. who sends me to an arrthythmia specialist.
484698 tn?1208823583 He has aspergers sensory processing disorder anxiety depression ocd and adhd. He has daily panic attacks he hyperventilate breaks out in hives will rock and eventually throw up if he can't calm down. Seems everything is causing it these days.
Avatar f tn a classic case of Aspergers apparently a fuzzy head is not uncommon in teenagers with AS and can be related to migraines or anxiety.
Avatar n tn I would definately signs see has symptoms of ADD. I am getting her evaluated in 2 weeks. Some days she focus well. Some days not at all. She will read anything that is not nailed down. She is now starting to read the Ann of Green Gables series. My husband thinks it will encourage her daydreaming and overactive "imagination." What do you think?
702147 tn?1289835970 I know as a teenager, you can go through a depression, but reading side effects Srattera can cause it. We are in counseling. We are also going to a Psychologist to discuss her medication, it doesn't seem to be helping her anymore. She started complaining about having a hard time breathing and her chest hurting when track conditioning started. At one point thought it could be allergies with the school be all shut for the winter. Then started having some dizzy spells.
Avatar f tn It doesn't help any that it's quite popular these days for teenagers to feign these symptoms - I couldn't even begin to tell you how many kids my daughter goes to school with claim to have been cutting themselves (to find that it's only marker) or who constantly use suicide threats to manipulate their friends or discuss violent/morbid ideas - even kids who claim to hear voices.
Avatar f tn What you were told about a child's brain still developing is correct. In fact, brain development isn't even done yet when we are teenagers. (There is an article titled "Teenage Brain: A work in progress" on the National Institute of Mental Health's website here:
Avatar n tn Although I must say after reading through these posts he is more likely in the middle as far as his functioning. He is in a special class at a regular school and he is not a good student as far as reading or math goes, he has ADHD also and finds focusing difficult. He has an interest in dinosaurs, bugs and animals and can tell you just about anything you want to know about them. If he is getting teased and I am sure he is because he is clearly different he seems unaware.