Adhd symptoms ocd

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Avatar f tn My son has been Diagnosed with ADHD and OCD. He has been on ADHD medication since he was 4 and now newly diagnosed with OCD. They think the Vyvanse is making the OCD sympotms worse. I can see this since we placed him on Zoloft for the OCD things have improved somewhat. I feel so bad for him becuase our personalities are so different. I am very melow and laid back but also Type A. He is constantly getting into trouble over little things at school almost daily.
Avatar n tn I'm hoping someone here can help, perhaps a Ph.D. or someone with knowledge/experience of medicines-- I have been diagnosed ADHD since I was a little kid (early grade school) and diagnosed with social anxiety at 17yrs old (towards the end of high school). I've been on and off multiple medicines for both (I've been on 5-10 different drugs; see my personal feedback below on some of the meds if you are interested in that information). I also very much think I have OCD.
Avatar m tn I've noticed a lot of exacerbated ADHD symptoms by taking SSRI medications. SSRI medicines are hard to manage when I have severe hyperactivity and inattentiveness with ADHD, yet the SSRI seems to help in other areas that I mentioned. I have spoken to my psychiatrist about this a couple times, and he told me to try and time the doses between Dexedrine and Lexapro so I don't have too much Lexapro before trying to study, and try not to have too much Dexedrine close to bed.
Avatar f tn That doesn't mean that is wrong, just that it may not explain all of a child's symptoms. My boys were diagnosed ADHD and then, a few years later, OCD was tacked on to one and ODD to the other. Do the "silent seizures" have any effects on your grandson's brain? What medications has he already tried?
Avatar f tn Just so you know, the medications sometimes do have the side effect of making the symptoms worse in the beginning. Sometimes anxiety levels go up but after 4 weeks or so, that jitteryness goes away and you start to see benefits. So I guess what I'm saying is don't give up too quickly before the med actually has time to start working at its full strength. There is a wonderful ADD/ADHD forum on Medhelp as well and Sandman is very knowledgable.
Avatar m tn But I think i'm mildly OCD, and I think my symptoms are getting worse as I get older. I have doubt issues and social issues and other things... I dunno. My question is really, I mean, what do I do now? What am I supposed to do about this? I don't like having to do this crap that doesn't make any sense, even if it isn't effecting my life in a big way. I think it really effects the way I think.
Avatar n tn diagnosis, but some symptoms cut across a number of conditions. This can be particularly so when a child displays symptoms in several categories (such as Disruptive Behavior Disorder - of which ADHD is one type, PDD - of which Asperger's is one type, and Anxiety Disorder - of which OCD is one type). It might be more helpful to place primary focus on the symptoms per se, because it is the symptoms, not the diagnoses, that are treated.
Avatar f tn My son has Asperger (mild), but we were told that in the future he may need an antidepressant for his anxiety. And that giving him a stmulant ADHD would not be a good idea. I would suggest you give it a try with another antidepressant. You may want a 2nd opnion to choose the antidepressant.
Avatar f tn Often children who suffer from extreme anxiety display ADHD symptoms, but in fact, do not have ADHD/ADD as severe anxiety can mimic this disorder. It appears the Zoloft works - which is a SSRI used for anxiety disorders. I googled the drug "Metadate" and it appears to function similar to Ritalin so I suppose there would not be any reason to change to this drug.
Avatar n tn So we took him for regularly for a few months and had him evaluated and we also to took him to a second doc for a second opnion and they both agreed he had ADHD and OCD. We hestitated on putting him on medication, but over the summer while he was being evaluated his behavior turned dangerous.
Avatar f tn My five year old son was diagnosed with ADHD, OCD, ODD and Anxiety last year after he was BAKER ACTED for saying he wanted to kill himself. They started and currently have him taking Zoloft 25mg and Metadate 10mg, they are not working. When he takes the two together whether at the same time or at separate hours he is worse off then when we started. It seems like they counter act each other.
Avatar f tn So my son has been diagnosed with ADHD, Aspergers, OCD and bipolar tendencies and I am just curious what this means for him in the future. He is only 4 years old and I guess I am needing to know what to expect, will he have a normal life or will he never be normal. I have three other children and another on the way and was shocked to find out my son has such big problems.
Avatar n tn Quick background: I have ADHD and 3 children with ADHD. I have had TONS of experience with ADHD. The three children all have very different "manifestations" of ADHD symptoms. I have read, and researched, I have controlled their diets (no aritificials, etc.), and we seemed to have settled on the appropriate medications for each child, with occasional adjustments in dose. Until late last year.
1210184 tn?1266005439 From what I can tell you just as a mental health consumer, ocd may be connected to ADHD but schizophrenia is not. Sometimes though people who have ocd can have obsessions about acquiring certain disabilities or conditions, schizophrenia among them. You might want to post in the ocd forum as well.
Avatar m tn Sure sounds like a lot of the symptoms for ADHD or ADD. And people with ADHD/ADD can have both ocd and depression (many times caused by the effects of ADHD/ADD). Just found a great site that will give you a ton of helpful information. Go to - If you want even more information including ways to deal with ADHD. I would suggest buying the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley.
6726276 tn?1421130268 I have had the symptoms of many diagnosis, wait around long enough, I'm sure to demonstrate them all again. My ADHD aspects seem to fluctuate with my OCD aspects. It's like my OCD becomes so exhausting, I'm ADHD. If I push long enough, my BPD kicks in, one more straw on this is old camel, I'm full blown psychotic. Only had a psychotic break once, but I believe that was the peak of mania, then my clinical depression set in, and ultimately was catatonic. So, I'm trying to let my OCD explore more.
Avatar n tn Hello, I suffer from anxiety and OCD and likely have ADHD. I believe I have ADHD as years ago when I was in primary school the teaches told my parents that I should go on medication to focus due to my disruptions in class and I was placed in a "special" class for a number of years. My parents refused to put me on medication. I simply came accostomed to my way of thinking. Over the years I suffered from restless energy and did not focus very well.
Avatar f tn As he is getting older other symptoms are evident. He is exhibiting anxiety, OCD behaviors. He is on Focalin and Paxil was added and recently increased. Now he is exhibiting some bizarre behaviors--his social interactions are poor at best, he is saying wierd things like, "someone has broke in our house and look here is a bag with my watch, underwear, and 20 questions game they planned on stealing".(It was obvious no one broke in).
Avatar f tn My 7 yr old son was diagnosed with adhd at age 4, having complex focal seizures since age 5 1/2. On straterra at age 4, for 6 months, didn't work. Next was ritalin it works but his behaviors are still outrageous throughout the day, He gets frustrated easily which then turns into anger and defiance. On clonadine for bed 1mg ritalin 10mg at 8am 10mg at 12pm clonapine .025 twice a day at 8am and bedtime, for seizures.
Avatar f tn This is where one keeps doing something repeatedly, like handwashing, cleaning, checking locks, etc. People with OCD often have ADHD as well. Lexapro can calm you and help you concentrate, but it doesn't sound like it's working for you. Don't stop this medication abruptly due to withdrawal, instead seek out a psychiatrist for a proper diagnosis and he can refer you to the necessary therapist or psychologist. Between medication and therapy, you can see results rather quickly.
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Avatar n tn If it is something other than OCD/Anxiety, then I'm sure they can refer you to a neurobehavior psychologist for the appropriate testing. It is not unheard of to have OCD and ADHD/ADD if that helps.
Avatar f tn Hello Sara, I've always heard that physicians have to have OCD and ADHD to survive your training! As a non-prescriber, I can provide some education about medications but not specific treatment advice. Given that you are more complex than is probably a good fit for your PCP, I would recommend you consult a psychiatrist. I know a lot of individuals who take multiple medications, and of course, the trick is to find a prescriber who has a lot of experience with drug interactions.
Avatar f tn // and you might also want to check out this - Finally, on the subject of anger you might find this interesting. Check out point 5 here - And there is a lot of good stuff on this site. Though its a bit maddening to navigate. Hope this helps some. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn However, Prozac is used to treat depression as well as to eliminate or reduce the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder). It is not used to treat ADD/ADHD. Something is missing here .....
1751964 tn?1312082921 I was diagnosed with ADHD, Bipolar, OCD (mild) and Panic Disorder quite sometime ago. I would be curious to discover whether or not a natural proclivity to hyper-creativity (which my P-Doc says is manifest in my conditions) brings on these conditions or if these conditions predispose one to fits of creative exploration by nature. I am a composer, writer, painter and graphic designer (my day job).
Avatar n tn Our 8 yr old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD. His last 3 teachers had thought he had it because of his inability to focus and he was not where he should be academically. He is also very hyper. So we took him to the doctor and he was prescribed medication. He has tried 3 different types of meds now. We've also taken him to counseling because of his odd behavior.