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Avatar n tn Dear Renee, Generally, pediatric mental health clinicians prefer to wait until the age of seven or so to diagnose ADHD, because so many of the symptoms (inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity) of ADHD are typical of the behavior of yopung (particularly pre-school) children. Having said this, it does happen that ADHD is diagnosed in pre-school children, and medication is sometimes prescribed in these circumstances.
Avatar n tn For instance, instead of having no appetite your appetite can increase. Evidentially the symptoms depend on your body. Everyone experiences different things, naturally. And some people are lucky enough to not experience any symptoms at all. However, there are some cases where concerta simply does not work for someone. Which means you may need to find a new alternative. Even though these symptoms can be worrisome, it doesn’t hurt to try concerta temporarily.
Avatar f tn Depression and Anxiety are very common co-disorders of ADHD. And sometimes the bipolar diagnosis is not true due to the other symptoms. So its always worth taking a look at the difference between the two. Here are a couple of links for that. http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/home/article/adhd-or-bipolar-disorder-age-specific-manic-symptoms-are-key/2e1d5ec4615c5b9da40d435fca5f560c.html http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/2511.
Avatar m tn However, it may not (or it could be) be an area where they have much expertise. A psychologist that specializes in ADHD is the best bet. It kind of depends on your comfort level (and your insurance, I guess).
Avatar f tn For now, medications should control the symptoms and psychosocial support can tame the manifestations of adhd as well. Regards and God bless...
Avatar f tn But when inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior are the norm for a child, it may be a sign of ADHD. ADHD can lead to problems at home and at school, with family, teachers, and peers, so it’s important to identify the symptoms and get help.
Avatar n tn Is he on any medications for ADHD? Also, could you further describe what "putting in front of eyes tracking the movement" means?
Avatar f tn i was addicted to crack while pregnant and feel very ashamed and alot of guilt. ive noticed alot of change in him in the last 3 weeks. he has never had any symptoms of a crack baby and is very smart for his age with some things. but recently his behavior has almost got out of control and i almost cant handle him. i feel bad for spanking him cause i blame myself. hes started screaming and hitting and is defiant. i plan on getting him into the dr.
Avatar f tn The doctor that I go to said he would probably have to be put on some medication when he starts school. Will you please give me the symptoms of ADHD. I don't know how to handle him sometimes. I am a single parent trying to raise 2 kids. I've tried every kind of punishment for him and nothing works. I just want to know really what I need to lood for.
Avatar n tn My friend recently said she ate a couple of slices of pizza and instantly experienced severe ADHD symptoms afterwards...probably the wheat, etc., in the crust! Best Wishes!
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?
Avatar f tn Push ups and crab walks all center the nervous system. We do a lot of this type of thing and it helps tremendously. so, if I had an add/adhd child, I would add on this type of activity to see if it helped. I also feel like if medication is working for a child so that they can have a good experience at school, that it is worth continuing. The bottom line is that some kids do better with medications for add/adhd and perhaps adding to it with natural remedies will help.
Avatar m tn After dealing with his behaviors I feel like their may be something else going on, but am having a difficult time pin pointing it. He definitely has all of the ADHD symptoms, but some added on top. He seems totally unaware of anything going on around him and really doesn't react to discipline unless something important to him is taken away. He even smirks when being scolded. Not in an "I don't care" attitude, more like he doesn't get it.
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 n tn No single test can lead to a diagnosis of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is best that you see your doctor for proper evaluation and to rule out other possibilities for the symptoms. The criteria for the ADHD diagnosis should be met. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn My husbands father does suffer from mental illness and jokes that my 8 y/o gets it from him. He has many ADHD symptoms. Pedicatrician mentioned Aspergers. The Dr. doesn't even know about his sisters diagnosis. He tried him on Ritalin LA. He had a big improvement in the first month. Second month not as much of an improvement. Dr. questioned it being a a 'bad batch' of pills, but it is too expensive toget a bad batch so then we tried genericritalin and his heart beat out of his chest.
1377599 tn?1278924570 Like the above poster commented, some of that sounds like ADD/ADHD, the rest isn't part of that. The voice would be considered a hallucination, if not your imagination. It does sound a lot like anxiety. These have all been attributed to a magnesium deficiency. You could up your diet with foods rich in magnesium. Or if it's okay with your doctor, get at least the RDI for supplemental magnesium. The best forms are: Taurate, Glycinate, and Citrate. Good luck and God bless you.
Avatar f tn Hi dear, please I want to know what are the symptoms of your kids behavior bec I have a 12 y old boy and I think he has moods disorder he is good but suddenly ge may hit me badly if he is in a bad mood,I agree with all the replies that a young kid must not take all those medication!
Avatar f tn does anyone have a child with these symptoms? I looked into ADHD and it could be that but he is well behaved at school even though he hates it so I am not sure it is the right condition...I prefer to look into it before going to the doctor again because my son would have to come and he would hear all the things being said which I am not sure would help at this point.
Avatar n tn i have a 4yr old she was diagnosed with adhd and she has been taking adderol for almost a yr now and it hasnot work sence the begining. now her doctor want to go from 1/2 pill in am and 1/2 pill in pm to 1 whole pill in am and 2 pills in pm. i refuse because she sees things that arent there when she was taking 1whole ill before. now im scared to give her more because we had so much trouble in the begining. and i dont know wht to do.
Avatar f tn I have heard of ADHD symptoms, I heard that it is much more easier to have fights if you have ADHD also ADHD kids act mostly, hyper, either violent(Not all), Overreacting over mainly little things. Sometimes they wonder in there own world. Having Aspergers can be different in many ways, Aspergers is when your child is having emotional problems maybe even getting embarrassed, shy, difficult education maybe even speech problems.
Avatar f tn The scores on his 2nd grade achievement test places his intellectual ability at mid year 3rd grade. DO my son have symptoms of ADD-ADHD. Should I retain my son in the second grade to improve on the weakness stated by his teacher.
383943 tn?1217726321 Does she have ADD/ADHD and / or anxiety? I never heard of Celexa being used for ADHD on a 5 year old. Did she get evaluated by a psycholigist or developmental doctor that specializes in ADHD? If she has ADHD, the first medication that you should try is Metadate CD or Ritalin. Start with a very small dosage such as 2.5mg or 5mg. If it does not work because it is not enough, keep on increasing the amount very slowly until you see that she is doing well. I am not familiar with celexa.
Avatar n tn This is not to say that, if she is diagnosed with ADHD, it explains all of her behavior, but may be a component of it. I would revisit the ADHD issue, and have her evaluated again, including collecting data via standardized checklists that are widely accepted as helping to establish this descriptive diagnosis. As an aside, it's not unusual for children who display ADHD to also have the ability to be attentive and focused in particular circumstances.
5856747 tn?1403352282 There are basically two approaches to the management of ADHD – behavioural modification and medication. Of the two the former is preferable of course although it does require many hours and great patients. Medication on the other hand might be seen as a quick fix. The medication most often used today is a drug called Ritalin. This is not without potential side-effects some of them life long and serious.. However, it does not need to be one or the other.
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.
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.
Avatar n tn 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.