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Avatar n tn A very common symptom is the jitters. I know when I was younger I eventually refused to take concerta for a long while because I could not stop shaking and I had trouble controlling my handwriting in school. It's like how some people take the two puffs of their inhaler and their hands get shaky. It's like that except amplified. Supposedly your body gets used to this. I just recently went back on concerta and I plan to stay on it through my finals.
Avatar f tn my 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD, disruptive behavior and a mood disorder, and possibly depression and anxiety. he has been prescribed ritalin, medidate, depakote, and zoloft. all together. That seems to be alot of medication for a small young child. Im very worried for him, is this safe for him?
Avatar n tn I believe I am an ADHD. I think these are the symptoms that can prove that: Can't stop cheating on test Won't do homework Mood swings Talk really loud and get really excited easily Anxiety Cannot sleep Pretty intelligent, but can't do good in school Can focus on a task Can't have interest in something for more than a day. Easily frustrated (especially while doing homework) Take out the anger on myself by punching, clawing, scratching, Is this normal?
Avatar f tn Hi. My son is 10 years old with severe adhd. He has been on meds since he was 5. Recently we have had to change his meds for the first time in 5 yrs.(nightmare) I hadn't really thought about it til now but am really interested in some natural remedies for this. Even some over the counter meds would be fine. Does anyone have something they do for their child that works well?
1388785 tn?1279774364 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.
327385 tn?1378364331 i have been trying to get her an appt with a spealist but has a wait list..
Avatar m tn I am a 19 year old who has had a long list of odd symptoms for as long as I can remember. I have never really thought about ADD/ADHD however as I didn't realize some of the issues were associated with the disorder. I would like to get peoples thoughts as to whether or not this list of symptoms seems to fit the bill for ADHD, or if perhaps it is something else. I clearly plan to see a doctor soon but would still like to gather as much information and ideas as possible.
Avatar n tn When I signed up, the opening page said that there would be a tracker for ADHD. While I find the mood tracker helpful, I'd like to see one specifically for ADHD!
Avatar f tn Can anybody list me all the names of different meds for ADHD i would like to look them up before going to a pdoc so not to be blind and just take what ever he offers. Tell me about your meds and the side effects.
Avatar f tn Look at this list of differences between ADHD and bipolar and see which category your child fits in. This is often misdiagnosed and ADHD meds are harmful for a child in a manic state (even caffine). 1. Destructiveness may be seen in both disorders but differs in origin. Children who are ADHD often break things carelessly while playing (“non-angry destructiveness”), whereas the major destructiveness of children who are bipolar is not a result of carelessness but tends to occur in anger.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child at the age of 7, and took meds until I lost my health insurance during college. I still feel symptoms of it, and academically struggle much more now than I did when medicated.
Avatar f tn For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment." So even if meds are not given - the therapy is recommended. They can not just ignore the situation and say come back later on. You can read about it here. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/759086?src=nl_topic If you do want to check out the ADHD aspect - this site has a pretty good list of things to look out for.
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.
1453183 tn?1287852619 My son has been diagnosed with having ADD/ADHD and was put on Atterall and then a year ago the doctors took him off the medication and his schooling has suffered because of it. My question is would home schooling him help him or hurt him in anyway? And What else can I do to teach my child how to help control his symptoms?
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 n tn Our child was diagnosed with ADHD, TS, and Seizure Disorder. Our child does have facial twitching, shoulder shrugs, and various other things, as well as ADD symptoms like daydreaming in class, not completing assignments, being forgetful, etc. I could list them all but I'm sure that's really necessary. They did an EEG and blood work and urine tests to rule out other things such as lead and copper and such.
671512 tn?1226566806 I made a recommendation for a "Behavioral Tracker" a couple of months ago, and Med Help replied that they would "add it to their list of to-do's". (I had asked specifically about ADD/ADHD, Asperger's, and Autism behaviors. Perhaps after reading your post, MedHelp will consider including symptoms of ODD on the tracker as well.) While that may be available sometime in the future, MedHelp currently has a mood tracker that might be helpful to you.
Avatar n tn My son is almost 6 and we're quite sure he has ADHD (although he's still on the waiting list for the behavioral specialist).. he's very hyperactive, fidgetty, doesn't complete a task the 1st time you ask him, and his having a lot of trouble behaviorly in school ...but he also exhibits signs of tourette's - darty eye movement like a tic, repetitive speech, scanning speech, constant noises.. So I'm wondering if he may have tourette's with comorbid ADHD. Does anyone have any insight? Thank you!!
Avatar n tn Inattention, Hyperactivity and Impulsivity. It might be that the psychologist was struck by your son's level of impulsivity and on that basis thought that a trial on medication might be useful. It does not sound like the behavior is symptomatic of mood disorder. It would not be at all surprising if the major psychological characteristic of your son is his impulse-ridden personality. Systematic plans for behavior management, such as you described, are highly recommended for such children.
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 n tn Artificial colorings have now een definitely proven to trigger off alot of these symptoms. Whatever he is doing - cheer up - my kid was so ADHD off the charts he was kicked out of public school (and he was a straight A student).
Avatar n tn There are lots of reasons why kids misbehave, but I am curious who gave the ADHD/Bipolar diagnosis. The two often coexist and the symptoms you describe sound like both, although a thorough assessment of all of his behavior and his developmental history is necessary to accurately diagnose.
Avatar n tn My son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was age 5. He is now age 9 and has been on Ritilin ever since. He attends a Catholic school and his grades and good and his behavior is excellent. My son does not like to take his ritalin because he says it upsets his stomach and he becomes "shy". He's a very outgoing child and my husband and I are concerned that the ritalin masks his personality and inhibits his socialization with the other boys.
Avatar f tn It's interfering with school work now and really bugging me. I checked out a list of ADHD symptoms from this website and found many that I could relate to.
Avatar n tn what do you think my son id feeling since he has adhd n he is three years old
Avatar f tn I am posting two links to posts by adults with ADHD who took the time to list symptoms. It may be more helpful to you to see if you fit some of the other areas. I like what your psyc is doing, by not jumping in right away. Be honest with him. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/ADD---ADHD/What-signs-should-I-look-for/show/773154 http://www.medhelp.org/posts/ADD---ADHD/ADHD-info--for-those-that-didnt-know----quick-guide-to-ADHD-ADD-/show/1249746 Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn Bipolar children tend to have a strong early sexual interest and behavior. 11. Children with ADHD usually do not exhibit psychotic symptoms or reveal a loss of contact with reality, whereas children with bipolar disorder may exhibit gross distortions in the perception of reality or in the interpretation of emotional events. 12.
Avatar n tn This is a list of the differences between ADHD and Bipolar because they are very similar: 1. Destructiveness may be seen in both disorders but differs in origin. Children who are ADHD often break things carelessly while playing (“non-angry destructiveness”), whereas the major destructiveness of children who are bipolar is not a result of carelessness but tends to occur in anger.
Avatar n tn My son also has ADHD & tics, I find that the Feingold Diet www.feingold.org has really helped w/ the hyperactivity and somewhat with tics. His tics are jumping around and odd hand motions like he's conducting an orchestra. I notice that when he eats things that contain artificial colors, it's definitely worse. The feingold diet removes all artificial colors & preservatives. I would recommend trying dietary changes before going for meds. We also give him Omega-3 fish oil caplets.
Avatar m tn He has just had them repeated, but has only been with his teachers for 2 weeks so it's too early to report. He has symptoms of several disorders-ADHD, Aspergers, bi-polar, OCD, ODD. Our biggest problem is that everyone focuses on his school work where he is a straight A student and has attended the magnet school for the gifted. I am not at all concerned about his academic abilities. I am extremely concerned about his social skills.