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Avatar f tn My son is 5yrs old and has adhd and odd. He is on Ritalin as well as Abilify. The Ritalin helps him be calm but he is constantly throwing temper tantrums at school. They are so bad I have to pick him up early almost everyday. Is there something else that I could do to help this issue?
Avatar m tn He has been on resperidone for 11/2 week showing only ADHD and ODD symptoms. He is driving us crazy but not showing any signs of anger or aggression. We then introduced ADHD medication, guanfacine, evening only. Second day he started exhibiting more aggressive, angry behavior. I plan to call the Doctor on Monday, but wanted to know if anyone else had similar situation?
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.
Avatar f tn My nine yr old son has adhd and odd....opposional defiant disorder. He is on 4 differant medicatind, reperidone,guaficine,danphetimine salt combo and fluoxotine. He has to take thes SEVERAL times a day. It doesn't seem to help. He is extremly disrespectful, rude ,yellls at me my b.f. will not do any thing he is asked to do unless you ask him 500 times. And yes his dad also is not there. Bbxx I read your comments so you might be able to help.
Avatar f tn That does seem like a lot to be giving such a young child. My daughter is ADHD & ODD. I fought with her original pediatrician for yrs that something wasn't right & after being told I was a bad parent looking for a cop-out I switched to her current pediatrician. He has diagnosed her with ADHD & ODD & after years of no medications at my request has since started her on Ritalin & Risperdol both low doses.
Avatar n tn I had a friend who recently tried an elimination diet and slowly added foods back that she eats regularly, she found out that she was allergic to wheat, rhy, some flour products, sweeteners, etc. that were causing the ADHD symptoms... She has since started eating whole foods and good fats and her symptoms have vastly improved... It could be something as little as the dyes in foods, or sweeteners, etc...
Avatar n tn wen i was a small child, i was diagnosed with add/adhd/odd but with doctors attentoin im a completely normal person and im about to start uni. im now 18, have managed a resturant ect.
Avatar n tn Asperger's syndrome. Symptoms have been typical ADHD symptoms with aggressiveness,outright defiance and rage. Ritalin has unsuccessful in controlling any symptoms. Adderall was very successful in controlling a majority of symptoms but had the unfortunate side effect of insomnia. Luvox was prescribed to assist with sleep and minor anxiety symptoms. He had a horrible reaction to the Luvox. It caused further insomnia. Benadryl (over-the-counter) was suggested. Another horrible reaction.
Avatar n tn My 4 year old son was recently diagnosed with ODD back in August. They prescribed him with a low dose of Rilalin. I only give it to him once a day. He is in preschool and for a while he was doing good I thought the medication was working, now I don' t think it is working to well. do you think that he should have his dosage increased or the frequency the medicine is being administered. I have also worried that the medication might be making his behaivor worse.
Avatar n tn Diagnosis: ADHD/ODD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar II, Learning Disability  Separation Anxiety, Deep depression – up and down (swings), eyelash pulling and pulling out hair without anti-depressant, it took 150mg of Zoloft to finally stop the habits and put a smile on his face.  Does not feel pain like other children – can run across rock beach with no shoes and feels nothing - no pain. Loves animals can get stung by bees and does not care.
Avatar f tn from the tiny bit you told us I see ADD not ADHD- and am not sure what Concerta does - but I am sure you read up on it- in general all teachers should try their best to teach to the child- the way that child learns- but the teacher to hit all 3 styles of learning should do them all anyways- that is to say If I were teaching a child to write the letter 'a' I would guide their hand on the board with my hand- say " start- pulling backwards I would say "around to the left then Up and ret
Avatar f tn i would like anybody who has a 9 year old son or daughter to tell me what are the symptoms of ADHD before i take my nephew to a pdoc...........
Avatar m tn Children who are or have been on ADHD drugs have an increased risk of committing suicide.Even the American Psychiatric Association admits that suicide is the major adverse reaction of withdrawal from these drugs. Clarke reports that “symptoms usually peak within two to four days after withdrawal of the drugs although depression and irritability may persist for months. Suicide risk can persist for years.
Avatar n tn My son is 6 yrs old and has been diagnosed with ADHD and ODD. We have tried natural medicines-Herbal, tried dexadine,ritalin but gave severe eye and cheek tic. Have kept him away from canned foods most box foods growing vegetables so he gets no pesticides. We eat moose meat and stay away from things with nitrates etc. We had on clonidine to get rid of tic and it helped behavior a bit. Tics gone off clonidine but getting worse. behavior is getting out of hand at school.
Avatar n tn She appears to be ADHD some of the time, but maily it seems ODD is the problem. I may ask for a slight increase in the medicine to 25mg. She is currenly on 15mg 2x/day. This does not seem to be enough. She screamed at me this weekend and told me to shut up several times. I just can't tolerate her behaving this way. I do need a more systematic way of dealing with these outbursts. *Sometimes she tells me to stop talking to her and covers her ears.
Avatar n tn my son was always advanced at everything (crawled at 5 mos,stood at 6 mos ,at age 2 he knew the alphabet in english, hebrew & french ) ) he was 8 mos old he found an old box fan ..he would sit on his knees and spin the blades (we cut the cord off )he was completley obsessed for several years .box fans ,windmills ,pinwheels ...never asked for toys ,only fans . also started throwing fits ,and cussing .... I took him to the Dr.( he was almost 3).
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 I have a nine year old daughter who shows almost all of the symptoms of adhd. She is also defiant and aggressive with her brother, this started about 1 1/2 yrs ago. She also has syncope episodes when she gets upset. We had everything checked out with a cardiologist, no problems. Her pediatrician put her on 15mg of Adderall XR, she was totally zombified, couldn't function. Then we tried 5mg of Adderall XR, after 5 days on the medication, she put her own life in danger as well as mine.
Avatar f tn My son is 11 and he takes the Vyvanse. It works great for him and he has been taking 30 mg for 1 year. We upped the dose once and it was too much. It is extremely consistent and does not give him the ups and downs like the other drugs. He also takes 3 mg of melatonin at night to help him sleep, this is a natural remedy that my psychiatrist recommends.
414608 tn?1221757868 During the summer, we took him to a therapist who diagonsed him with with the ADHD with ODD. She prescribed Adderall which worked for two months, then the same behavior started to come back so we increased the aAdderal from 5mg to 10 mg. When he started Kindergarten, he once again did well for the 1st semester, then back to the same behavior of not listening, getting up out of his seat, etc.
Avatar f tn I would definitely look at the SIDS site because you do treat that differently from ADHD. and he could have both. What is distressing to me is that he could have ADHD and the only help the doctors gave you is to prescribe meds? I should add that if they are necessary - I have nothing against meds. Millions of kids are on them. But I would hope that parents and schools have tried other things first. So what to do?
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 n tn He shows not only most of the signs of ADHD, but also many of the signs of ODD. I've been doing the research although I know I am not a doctor or anything like that. I have supsected this for at least a year when he first started having problems in Kindergarten. I just thought his teacher was being nonunderstanding etc. I've just recieved a note from his teacher telling me that she is concerned whether or not he was and is ready for first grade. She says he day dreams or plays etc.
Avatar n tn By Kindergarten, we had more concern. Acronyms such as ADD, PDD, ADHD, ODD were tossed around. A trip to pediatric neurologist was suggested, and we then heard PDD (autistic spectrum disorder). His behaviors suggested ADD, mostly impulisivity, etc. We've trialed two ADD stimulant drugs to curb his impulsive behaviors, but ended up with a kid on speed! The non-stimulant ADD drug Strattera seemed to make a nice impact on his attention span for school work, etc., and he remains on this.
Avatar f tn Screaming, yelling, and running around are not products or symptoms of ADHD. ADHD misbehaviors are inattentive behaviors such as talking out of turn, etc... What your son requires is discipline. Perhaps your son requires a more structured school setting like day treatment where there is more structure. But I really think the focus should be more on discipline than medication.
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 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 I have a beautiful little 4 yr old girl with ADHD and ODD. She is incredibly smart, and we can already tell that she will not have the learning problem that her brother (also ADHD but not ODD) has. We have a loving family with both parents living at home... Our issue is that her ODD is really ruining her pre-school environment and I'm not sure what to do! We have her set up with a psychiatrist who agrees that she is definitely a strong-willed ADHD/ODD child.