Adhd symptoms of depression

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Avatar m tn src=nl_topic Depression as well as anxiety are major co-existing disorders with ADHD. Some of the psyc's I have read question treating the depression without also treating the ADHD (since it could be causing the depression). Tend to agree with you on the Zoloft. And if you are bipolar, its really nasty -
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.
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 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 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 m tn 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. Studies have shown that approximately 15 percent of the children on ADHD drugs will threaten, attempt, or actually commit suicide by the age of 18.
Avatar m tn Your son is taking two stimulant medications which are generally indicated for ADHD, and sertraline, an anti-depressant, indicated for the treatment of depression. Risperidone is typically indicated for bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia, however, it may have additional uses as well. Stimulant medications such as methylphenidate may increase the risk for new-onset psychosis; patients must be monitored for symptoms of aggression or hostility.
Avatar n tn Inattention, Hyperactivity and Impulsivity. It might be that the psychologist was struck by your son's level of impulsivity and on that basis thought that a trial on medication might be useful. It does not sound like the behavior is symptomatic of mood disorder. It would not be at all surprising if the major psychological characteristic of your son is his impulse-ridden personality. Systematic plans for behavior management, such as you described, are highly recommended for such children.
Avatar f tn it is now called bipolar) is very different that add/adhd. But many with add/adhd can have depression and anxiety. Those conditions can overlap certainly as well. There is also typical bipolar and atypical. Medication is usually esssential to cope with bipolar symptoms and it doesn't usually just go away for a few years and resurface. I would use your insurane and seek the advice of a psychiatrist to get an accurate diagnosis.
Avatar m tn Welcome to the group george... You're right that ADHD and bi-polar do have a lot of the same symptoms, yet they both have some very different symptoms, as well. I don't believe in "across the board" treatments for either as treatment must tailored to fit the patient... I'm not sure if you're aware, but each original post must be accompanied by a link from a news source regarding the content of your post...
Avatar n tn If my son and daughter have thyroid problems also could this count out the ADD/ADHD and Manic Depression with all of us? No other members of our families have these, only Hypothyroid. I guess that I would rather have passed on Hypothyroid to my children that Manic Depression. Just the idea that they would have to live thier lives in such pain is very unnerving to me. Knowing that Manic Depression often ends in suicide makes me want to help them in any way I can.
1725558 tn?1309741096 If you have symptoms you believe might be part of adhd then it would be important to call them to the attention of your psychiatrist as they might or might not be. Its important to think if the symptoms you state are adhd are there are all times or come and go with mood changes. If a person is diagnosed with bipolar then depression is a part of it and there are some forms of bipolar where depression is the main aspect and some less so.
Avatar n tn I'm seeing a phycologist think thats what their called from oaklawn he prescribbed me welbutrin 300 mg for depression and adderall 30mg for adhd,he said both of them would elevate my mood,and my sleeping problems..I was also diagnosed with depression when i was in 7th grade for suicide back then i spent some time their,but i'm not suicidal,i deff wanna live just strugle with life and the thing's tossed at me..
2110632 tn?1334189982 Anxiety and depression are very common co-disorders of ADHD. And, many times caused by the ADHD. Your symptoms at home are certainly consistent with ADHD or ADD. But, you should also had problems at school. But, in school, how far did you get and what was your GPA. I have seen many adult posts where they were intelligent enough to get through high school, but had a lot more problems in college.
Avatar f tn There are certainly a lot of ADHD symptoms and also things that a intelligent child working the system might do. I also always wonder about something like sensory integration disorder. Does he have any normal things that he dislikes or gets really upset about? textures, food, light, sound, etc.? Reason why is that sensory is not dealt with by medication. Here is a site about sensory -
521840 tn?1348844371 The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association contains three subtypes of ADHD, including Hyperactive, Inattentive, and Combined. ADHD is a constellation of symptoms and behaviors that cannot be explained by any other cause (such as anxiety, learning disability, or a thyroid disorder). Contrary to what many people assume, ADHD is not just having a short attention span.
Avatar f tn At the top of the forum index page there are two buttons - Warning signs of Depression and Symptoms of depression. The symptoms page follows the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) which is what pdocs used to diagnose mental illness. The other one, warning signs, covers DSM symptoms and a few more related signs which may or may not be present, like anxiety, irritability and alcohol use.
1211960 tn?1272978102 I took a self test to deterime which kind of ADHD I had ( there are 6 different kinds.) The test results showed that I had Ring Of Fire ADHD. I was researching this specific type of ADHD and this is what I found: Type 6 -- The Ring of Fire. Cross between ADHD and bipolar disorder. Characterized by moodiness, aggressiveness, and anger. Anticonvulsants or newer antipsychotic medications tend to work better than stimulants. Now I am starting to doubt my diagnosis of bipolar.
Avatar f tn Psychiatric problems — Stimulants for ADD / ADHD can trigger or exacerbate symptoms of hostility, aggression, anxiety, depression, and paranoia. People with a personal or family history of suicide, depression, or bipolar disorder are at a particularly high risk, and should be carefully monitored when taking stimulants. Potential for abuse — Stimulant abuse is a growing problem, particularly among teens and young adults.
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 Hi, answered your post about your daughter and figured I should do the same for you. My first thought is that you certainly have some of the symptoms of ADHD or ADD. And, of course, if you have it (or your husband) - it dramatically increases the chances that your daughter could also have it. You are probably fairly intelligent or it would have/should have been picked up in school. Although girls, especially girls with ADD, don't get noticed as easily as all of those bouncy boys.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child at the age of 7, and took meds until I lost my health insurance during college. I still feel symptoms of it, and academically struggle much more now than I did when medicated.
1453183 tn?1287852619 We don't because no long term studies have been done on children (with or without ADD / ADHD). All of the individuals who I know who were diagnosed with ADD / ADHD as children and did not take stimulants are all fine now. Everyone I know who was diagnosed and put on stimulants has mental health problems. Yes, they could be comorbid disorders that would have showed up anyway.
Avatar f tn Hello, in a way, ADHD is a problem of immaturity, because individuals with ADHD have a harder time doing the things we associate with maturity (such as tolerating boredom, persevering and being efficient). Young adults with ADHD are typically less 'mature' than their same aged peers, and it can be intensely frustrating for the person with the disorder and her loved ones (as you noted). Though it may take longer, most people with ADHD do find their niche.
Avatar m tn Yeah I bet that my boyfriend and his son wish that there was no such thing as adhd either. What a load of **** that person was saying, any ways i found that children with adhd also have food allergies to. I do not have my step son on any meds at this time with control things with food and what his body needs that has seen to help a lot. We also have communication sessions to. It is hard to have two people diagnosed with the same problem but I handle it.
1390055 tn?1365618655 I know that this may not at all be an issue in your life, or that perhaps the ADHD is totally unrelated and you have this as well, but after my family's diagnosis, we had a huge number of psychological issues resolve for the four of us who had it. Depression, anxiety and panic attacks, ADHD like behavior, heart palpitations, uncontrollable anger and sadness, stress that would rage out of control - it all went away with just a change in diet.
918457 tn?1244649282 And sleeping is hard because of the 1000's of thoughts in an ADHD persons head.Just saying-there are alot of things than people think are ADHD and are wrong....
Avatar n tn i know this is alot to read and i appreciate it if you did read it, so can anyone help me? is it adhd? depression? bipolar? or whatever? help please, i really cant deal with any of this.
Avatar f tn the medication your daughter is taking is a stimulant and a stimulant can increase anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms are the child's way of trying to cope with the added load of anxiety. I suggest that you try to see a child psychiatrist to help you sort out the best course of action. That is a much better strategy than trying to either replace the medication or use an additional medication to deal with the side effects.
Avatar m tn Cold peripheries or cold hands and feet can happen due to peripheral vascular disease or disorder of the circulatory system outside of the brain and heart. Other causes of cold extremities are hypothyroidism, eating disorders like anorexia, Vit B12 deficiency, Addison’s disease, adrenal causes like pheochromocytoma, anemia, Buerger’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and Raynaud’s disease.