Adhd symptoms in teenagers

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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 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 m tn My oldest boy is 17 (my nephew - he and his sister have lived with us for the past ten yrs, after their mom passed away). Recently, he told me that he had sex for the first time (twice in the last month) with his girlfriend, also 17. We are very close and he tells me (pretty much) everything. When I asked him if it was everything he had expected, he said "no".
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.
1047140 tn?1253543666 I was in the fourth grade when I was put on medication for ADHD and know that its helped tremendously because (now that I'm 20) I have been off of my medication for periods of time and found that I really do need it. I say give her a little time and set goals with her about doing homework and time management and such and make a deal with her...if she cannot change her behavior in a reasonable amount of time she agrees to try the medication for a period of time.
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.
1012558 tn?1250889422 I am 16 years old and i have alot of pain in my joints..mostly in my knees, ankles, and lower back..i have had numerous xrays but there is never anything that shows up...i have played sports in the past but i never had problems then..i havent played any sports in over a year.. my joints are always very bad and there is a lot of unexplained pain..i am wondering could i have arthritis at the age of 16 or could there be something else wrong? pls help!!!
Avatar f tn It's amazing how people automatically call "disorder". If he's 18, then maybe he's normal.You know how many kids acy that way towards their parents?If he was in his 20's, I might agree, but there are to many teenagers being "diagnosed" with this and that these days. Maybe he needs an attitide adjustment.Where's his dad?Have you ever disciplined him, and I mean more than a "time out".
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.
1699033 tn?1514113133 Has anybody tried this? I just purchased one for my son in hopes that we can get him used to it before school starts. It is supposed to remind him about medication, activities, homework, and can even go off every 15 minutes or so during the day to remind them to "Pay Attention." It has several sayings it can say or you can program it yourself. Just thought I would ask if anybody tried it and if so, did you see a difference in your child? Thanks.
Avatar n tn Your son may well display ADHD, but it is important to arrange a thorough evaluation and not rush too quickly to the diagnosis. The on-line surveys can be useful tools to see if a person might display symptoms typical of ADHD, but a thorough assessment will consider a child's medical history, family history, current functioning at home and in school, possible alternative explanations for the symptoms identified on the surveys, etc.
Avatar m tn But before you ban all produce that could be laced with pesticides from your home for fear of an ADHD diagnosis in your children, hear what experts are saying about it. Then consider ways you can limit your kids’ pesticide exposure. Researchers looked at the urine concentration of organophosphates — one of the most common types of pesticides — in 1,139 children ages 8 to 15 and compared levels between those children with and without ADHD.
Avatar f tn t think the label is the issue but more expertise in the area of ADHD and the ability to communicate and form an alliance with you all. It is a tough age for therapy. What about some camp/life experience type program, wilderness, community service or other volunteer, that sort of thing?
11562801 tn?1425400898 Clammy hands when I speak in front of the class to answer a question. I avoid putting my hand up in school. I have a fear of being judged. If I am out with my family or friends for some reason then I always make them be quiet as I don't like people staring if they are too loud so I tend not to hang out with people with loud voices. I avoid going into town at all costs!
Avatar m tn Also, I have seen many exhibits of ADHD in him. In class when he is sitting, he is constantly moving his feet, back and forth, back and forth. When he is standing, he rocks side to side. Constantly. Now to cut to the chase. I have known this child for more than four years, and I still have not been able to figure out his behavior. So, I will give you examples of strange, sometimes malicious things he does. I will provide you with dialogue, I cannot describe it any other way.
Avatar m tn Recently, I've noticed 8-9 floaters. Should I be worried? Is it going to get worse? From what I've read, floaters in younger people are located in the premacular bursa but what exactly causes it?
Avatar f tn The sleep specialist did not recommend anything and felt that she had a delayed sleep phase shift common in teenagers. While we will pursue a cardiac consultation, do you think sleep apnea might be contributing to the tricuspid regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension. What do you suggest. FYI, I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and sleep apnea. Use of a CPAP has NOT had an affect on my "idiopathic daytime somnolemnce.