Adhd symptoms of aggression

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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 f tn Aggression is not typical of ADHD. Having said that, when you say 'nobody seems interested', what do you mean? He should be evaluated by a psychiatrist.
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Avatar f tn i have a 5 year old boy that currently has adhd, but for the past three weeks he has become very very defeint some time to the point that he gets aggressive, could he have odd along with his adhd, right now he is on 40mgs per day of vyvanse for adhd. his doc, gave him .1mg of clonidine to help with his aggreesion. does clonidine help with odd??how long does it take to see improvements??
Avatar n tn Does he have a 504 or an IEP? How long ago was he diagnosed with ADHD and what have you or the school done since then? All of these things are really important to answer. Please post back. Or post over on the ADHD forum.
Avatar n tn Kids with ADHD tend to act like they have no filters (until they mature enough to have more control). Thus they can and will strike out without thinking. Temper problems can be bought on by frustration. If it is only temper and aggression with no other signs, I would need more information. How old is she. Did she have these problems last year. Has this only happened on the playground? Does it show up on weekends while playing? How are her grades. How much time does homework take?
Avatar n tn s very young to be prescribed stimulant medication. Aggression is not typical of children who display ADHD, so the fact that your son is aggressive casts doubt on the validity of the ADHD diagnosis. Making such a diagnosis for a child of two is very dubious. At the very least, even assuming the accuracy of the ADHD diagnosis, that does not explain his situation.
Avatar n tn hi.my son is 13 years old and was diagnosed with adhd at the age of 5.he takes adderall for the adhd but he has another major issue that doctors don't really give much help with.he is very aggressive,angry,lies,disrespects my self and my husband and other adults.he goes from happy to mean in a matter of minutes.the doctors have told me that he has oppositional defiant disorder but to be honest i don't agree.i see how he acts.
Avatar n tn 1. In children, many symptoms overlap and are common among a great number of diagnoses (including Bipolar, SID, ADHD, normal development, non-verbal learning disability, and so on). 2. Is it possible that they are recommending these diagnoses as part of their "differential diagnosis" (aka - trying to figure out just what is going on)? As a therapist, and parent first, I would be quite cautious about how to take this news.
Avatar n tn If the aggression does not stop in the face of sound behavior management, you should seek evaluation by a pediatric behavioral health cliniciian.
Avatar n tn Now, while it may be that your son is overly active, the sorts of aggression you describe are not typocal of children with ADHD. The guidance you received from the pediatrician was wise in general, though I think you could improve on the behavior management plan she suggested. Generally such behavior in a pre-schooler responds very well to a systematic plan for managing the behavior. I can't go into detail here about such a plan, but here's a suggestion.
Avatar n tn Ritalin can certainly cause aggression IF it is given to someone who does not have ADHD or ADD. If a person does have AD/HD it should help with the aggression as they will gain more control over themselves. You didn't mention what the reason was that he was taking ritalin. If he does have AD/HD then when the meds wear off he may be going back to his normal self. I guess the question would be - did he have the same problems before he started the meds.
Avatar n tn 06 Sarah, Has your nephew been evaluated for ADHD? Some of the symptoms he exhibits are classic signs of ADD/ADHD (lack of impulse control, anger, aggression) Seek out a psychiatrist with expertise in this area. Best of luck.
Avatar m tn patients must be monitored for symptoms of aggression or hostility. Regarding the antipsychotic medication, risperidone, this drug has a side effect of causing a reduced attention span in less than 4% of patients. I do not have enough information available to determine the most appropriate course of treatment for your son, but I would recommend you review his current medication regimen with a psychiatrist if you feel his symptoms are not currently being well-controlled.
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?
550146 tn?1216357734 After all the aggression,impusivity,crying, and adhd research i was told that he may now have aspergers. How possilbe is this? Could he be misdianosed for so long? If so and he is finally given the correct diagnoses, is it possilbe for him to lead a full life? too many question? Sorry just a bit over whelmed. with school started ing a i wondering if I should still start him off in a new school? if any one has any advise please help.......
Avatar f tn First, I can find no indication that risperdal is indicated for ADHD. " In 2006, the FDA approved risperidone for the treatment of irritability in children and adolescents with autism.[6] The FDA's decision was based in part on a study of autistic people with severe and enduring problems of violent meltdowns, aggression, and self-injury; risperidone is not recommended for autistic people with mild aggression and explosive behavior without an enduring pattern.
Avatar n tn Selena - I have a son who was formally diagnosised with ADHD and ODD at the age of 5 but we had issues back to the age of 3. Behavior theropy is important... don't give it up, you may want to consider finding a different Dr. if you don't feel they are making progress. My son is also on medication - mainly because I was told by all his teachers and care givers that they felt he truly wants to behave and do good - which broke my heart.
Avatar m tn There are several medications used to treat they symptoms of autism. Risperdal is the only FDA approved medication used to treat Autism. It targets the aggressive behavior as well as anxiety. My son is 9 and has ADHD and ODD along with Asperger's. Stimulants seem to be the big push right now and we do have my son on Adderall as well for the ADHD symptoms which has made a world of difference.
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Avatar n tn He became very moody,easy to agitated,aggression, depressed and as of wendesday he started to have twiching. He is now off of it until father testing.Just woundering why this time and not last time.
Avatar n tn Feeling faint Restless nights It can also increase depression, anxiety, paranoia, and sometimes aggression. If you already have these symptoms due to psychology problems, it’s probably not a good idea to go on concerta. Something I picked up on that I have not seen mentioned often is heart rate. People I know that have also taken concerta sometimes experience a symptom where their heart’s BPM increases rapidly.
Avatar n tn Tell us more, age of the child, what kind of school how do the teachers deal with the aggression, is it only the one child or do others at school bahve the same , what type of aggression???
Avatar f tn She has been on risperidone for many years. Recently we have tried other drugs and her symptoms of aggression have increased. She is currently on Strattera, serequel, and hydroxizine (to help her sleep). She has only been on the serequel 2 days and it is not helping. The risperidone was stopped immediately because of weight gain. I need some suggestions on what we can do. HELP!
Avatar n tn Stimulants are generally the medications of choice, so to speak, in the treatment of ADHD, but Clonidine is used to treat the symptoms of ADHD and to treat such conditions as tic disorders, sleep disturbances, aggression and volatility/overarousal. Clonidine is used alone in the treatment of ADHD and it is used incombination with stimulant medication. Side effects of Clonidine use can include dizziness, drowsiness and sedation.
Avatar f tn As an adult tried to fit in but suffered from all sorts of mental health. I have been diagnosed with everything. My question here today is i take 600mg of Seroquel at night but my Psychiatrist has me taking up to another 600mg during day if im becoming homicidal. I also take 600mg Lithium..150mg Efexor..10mg Valium..Dexampatamine for ADHD.. I know they are basicaly putting a chemical restraint on me..I want to come off Seroquel but ive been on a high dose for years.