Adhd symptoms memory

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Avatar f tn Hummmm, sounds like the doctor that diagnosed your son didn't give you much info about ADHD. Yes, what you are describing is very typical for ADHD. Intelligent kids with ADHD can usually do pretty well in elementary school. Things to watch out for are long division in third grade and fractions in fourth and fifth grade. Of course algebra in 8 can be deadly. These are all things that kids have to pay attention to in class to know how to work the numbers.
Avatar f tn These are just the unfortunate symptoms of this condition. I have asked for meds to help- thinking ADHD med might help with concentration, but my NS said that it's not the same, and the ADHD meds won't work. Unless you have ADHD. Stay strong, and hopefully someone here can help you find a good doc. GL to you!!
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with ADD at the beginning of my undergraduate career about 5 yrs ago. I wanted to treat the symptoms with therapy techniques rather then taking medication for it. I felt I had a fairly good handle on treating the problem through undergrad, but now im in a challenging graduate program & my techniques haven't proven to be as effective. What is the best medical route for me to take to as the next step?
1377599 tn?1278924570 I guess you can call it skitzo, but i do talk to myself and here an old friend (who had died) talk to me. i can ignore the voice A LOT, but the memory problems and head aches are what i can't deal with. Sometimes my thoughts get so complicated my vision is blurred, i start to sweat, my heart races, i can't walk, i cant eat without feeling like throwing up, never get sleep, can't do school or house work, my mind races, my ears ring, my stomach flips, and my hands twitch.
Avatar m tn I have a much better memory of my symptoms after this time period. Throughout middle/high school (and even today, although I now live out of the house) my relationship with my parents has been a roller coaster. I talked back often, would get worked up easily over nothing and often times blow a small argument into a massive fight involving screaming, cussing and running away. Often times I felt bad afterwards, but still couldn't control my impulses.
Avatar m tn What other symptoms are you having besides the "bad memory?" Any medication can be dangerous to certain people; I don't get her comment; kinda lame. Plus, why is she giving you Adderall, and she doesn't think you have ADHD? Usually Adderall dosing is increased slowly, so, for instance, 5 mg twice a day to start is ok. Are you taking the Adderall XR or IR? In addition to the medications, behavior modification therapy is usually recommended as well; psychotherapy.
Avatar n tn difficulty paying attention to details and tendency to make careless mistakes in school or other activities; producing work that is often messy and careless easily distracted by irrelevant stimuli and frequently interrupting ongoing tasks to attend to trivial noises or events that are usually ignored by others inability to sustain attention on tasks or activities difficulty finishing schoolwork or paperwork or performing tasks that require concentration frequent shifts from one uncompleted
Avatar n tn There are a multitude of reasons why your memory could be affected...ADD, ADHD, vitamin deficiency, etc. You said something about school, so I'm assuming you're rather young. How old are you? There is an answer for you, and there are things to help you. Just contact your doctor--make an appt. Sometimes, it helps to make a list of your symptoms, and give examples of what is going on.
Avatar f tn I did notice that some of my medications did affect my memory, be ause when i got off of them, my memory improved. The only medication I wasn't on in your combination was depakote. My memory is still very good, but it isn't so spectacular. I remember things as if it was played back on a video. I don't have ADHD. I keep or improve my memory with mental exercises that sharpen or retain memory.
Avatar f tn It really sounds like he has all of the classical symptoms for ADD For a pretty detailed explanation on ADD check out this site - do take your time reading it, and you can follow the provided links for more info. The sad thing is that kids with ADD and intelligence, don't easily get noticed by the school system. He certainly is exhibiting many of those ADD traits.
Avatar n tn Sudden memory loss cannot be prevented but patients who experience the symptoms of memory loss due to aging may keep their brain cells healthy and active with different exercises and dietary supplements.
Avatar f tn 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. Bipolar symptoms in kids differs for symptoms of adults. These are basic common symptoms: During a time of mania, children and teens may: Feel irritable and throw violent temper tantrums. Seem extremely happy and have high energy levels.
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 m tn These days there actually are neurological tests that support ADHD diagnoses. Symptoms and careful, loving team work, being an advocate for yourself or your child are what is most important. Nothing can be accomplished by hurting eachother. Of course there are people who are misdiagnosed with adhd when they should not be.
Avatar m tn The main things would be ADD and ADHD. With these disorders it is very hard to focus for a period of time long enough to commit to memory. You might want to buy, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. She not only explains this but also gives ways to work with these disorders to overcome some of the problems.
Avatar m tn I wish there was a vitamin or diet treatment that would resolve symptoms of ADHD. While the data indicate that some people are sensitive to food dyes, which may be associated with hyperactivity in particular, there is no diet to date that has been shown to have a significant effect size across studies.
Avatar n tn There is a condition called post-concussive syndrome which typically has symptoms such as headache, dizziness, memory challenges, difficulties with concentration, fatigue, depression, anxiety, psychiatric disturbances and increased or decrease in sleep. These typically appear soon after the head injury and predominantly resolve within a year after the injury. However, for some, the symptoms may persist. I suggest that you follow up with your physician.
Avatar n tn Those taking the drug for prolonged time can have trouble concentrating, can become restless or aggressive or may have memory problems. So yes, it is possible that your son developed ADHD like symptoms. But only a psychiatrist who has examined him can diagnose whether he has ADHD or not. If neurontin is responsible for the change in your son’s behavior then stopping the drug for some time may reduce the side effects caused by it and your son may regain his original personality in a few months.
Avatar n tn He's now undergoing developmental changes related to adolescence, and it could be that you are witnessing the symptoms of an emerging mood disorder (alongside his ADHD). Ask the clinician about this possibility. The chances of such an occurrence increase if there is a family history of mood disorder.
1053987 tn?1279308110 The key to distinguishing between the two is that, to warrant a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms must have been present in childhood. The ADHD-like symptoms of BPII begin at any time with the onset of the disorder.
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.
766032 tn?1281645081 I had facial ticks, trembling, sweating, memory issues, and a whole lot of other symptoms on the Effexor. Paxil gave me the same symptoms but my whole body would twitch and tick. The only one I had "some success" with was Lithium...but I had to go in for blood testing all the time. The Lithium by itself seemed to be ok...but when they added the Effexor it went from bad to horrific. I can't remember what ( if anything ) happened to me on the Lithium...I was 24 then...almost 45 now...
Avatar n tn My 7-year old son is taking Adderall for ADHD. We have had good results with the drug. However, sometimes he is still too hyper. My doctor prescribed him Mellaril. I have been searching the net and do not find this drug associated with ADHD. I can find general side effects, but cannot find them pertaining to children. I also want to know how safe this drug is and about the long term effects. My doctor says it is safe even for infants. My son was put on Clonidine first before Mellaril.
Avatar f tn My 15 yr old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD using 3 surveys. I really wanted him to be tested using WISC since he is also gifted (140 OLsaT 3 years ago). It seems like our current psychiatrist allows us to decide our own course with medication to see what would work best. He is currently on 25 mg Vyvance and the last month he has said it made a world of difference with his attention in school.
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.
1063764 tn?1272824664 Brain fog and memory problems are typical symptoms of hypo. Your labs are pretty old and incomplete. FT3 should be being tested as well as FT4, and the latest lab is just TSH. The two FT4 readings you show are both way too low. Many people find that FT4 has to be at least midrange (I'm assuming a range of approximately 0.8-1.8, but you should verify that from your lab report) before symptoms are relieved. In addition, we don't know if you convert well or not since there is no FT3.
Avatar f tn People think I'm imagining it because they say, why did you get the symptoms all of a sudden in college. No, I've had the symptoms my entire life. But in the past, things are easy for me in classes so I got A's and honors and I never actually, truly studied. They started becoming a problem when I went to college and took incredibly intensive courses.
Avatar m tn I am afraid it is affecting my schooling as well. I can't remember much. Its like I have no short-term memory. what would you suggest I do? What type of medication can help me stay alert?
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.