Adhd symptoms of hyperactivity

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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 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 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 Below information may be helpful to u. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common mental disorders that develop in children. Children with ADHD have impaired functioning in multiple settings, including home, school, and in relationships with peers. If untreated, the disorder can have long-term adverse effects into adolescence and adulthood. Asperger's Disorder is a milder variant of Autistic Disorder.
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 n tn The biggest complaints of people with ADHD are a lack of concentration, and the inability to sit still-fidgeting.
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 A specialist, like a pediatric psychiatrist, is typically the best way to go. And, yes, all of those things you mentioned are signs of ADHD. You do need to find out what is going on because how you (and the schools) treat a child with ADHD is different than say a child on sugar highs. Good Luck. Please post if you have any more questions.
Avatar f tn Dear Madam: If you are asking the following question; "Is it possible for a child to have a case of ADHD where the hyperactivity aspect of the disorder is so severe as to almost entirely define the disorder completely, my answer is YES!" I was diagnosed at age 39 with ADHD and the only reason that I sought treatment was to bring the hyperactive portion of the disease under control.
Avatar f tn And the problem with 4 year olds is that they don't have alot of self control. Put it together and ya - you've got problems. Throw the possibility of ADHD into the mix and everything gets a lot worse. I really don't know if he has ADHD. How long ago did the doctors see him and what kind of a doctor saw him? The reason I ask is that In October 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of ADHD.
707438 tn?1240963240 It's much more logical to assume that we have different levels of this disorder and some of us are able, for what ever reasons, to learn to control some of the symptoms. I do see the creative side of ADHD - it's very evident in my own family but I do want to say that there is an alarming number of people in the prison population who test positive for it - as high as 30%. I have also experienced this side firsthand. Best of luck.
Avatar f tn com/blog/fidgeting-strategies-that-help-people-with-adhd-focus/ Finally, while most of these links come from additudemag. Here is a site with a lot of good overall information on children and adhd. I know that this can be overwhelming at the start. But the more that you and your husband can learn, the more that you can help your little guy. Please feel free to ask for more information. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn When the vision therapist did his initial assessment, I was informed that if he had no therapy to develop his vision now, he'd probably be visually disabled by 3rd grade. The thing is...all his symptoms of hyperactivity and lack of focus seemed to mimick SID and/or ADHD so much that honestly, those were my first assumptions.
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.
Avatar f tn Do you have an opinion regarding the use of Tenex/ guanfacine for ADHD treatment -- of hyperactivity and impulsivity?
Avatar f tn My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD can anyone tell me if alcohol triggers angry outburst, impulsive behavior and ADHD symptoms? I use to blame it on the ADHD but I think she may be an alcoholic as well. She gets violent during her drinking bindges and has blackouts while she's awake, stays up for hours giving people around her plain ole hell.
Avatar n tn i was really hyperactive, but things have changed. im 19 now and i have al the add symptoms but i do not have hyperactivity, instead i have hypoactivity. is this possible that adhd turned into add. what does this mean?
Avatar n tn It may be that that the Neurontin enabled him to enjoy a more active life style and thus the ADHD became more noticeable(??). Is he getting a good nights sleep, because the lack of sleep will cause ADHD like symptoms. And what kind of a doctor diagnosed it? Some docs do make mistakes about ADHD. Anyway, what is more important I think is to make sure that now your son is getting the help he needs with the ADHD. If you need any information about ADHD, please post again.
Avatar n tn I don't want to be medicating her for the symptoms of a physiological condition that can be helped in other ways. Thank you!
Avatar n tn Spencer can concentrate on reading, can amuse himself for hours, and shows no sign of hyperactivity. According to the list of symptoms he must exhibit to have a diagnosis of ADHD, he doesn't have it. The child psychologist disagrees and thinks Spencer should start on some form of medication. His teacher, who spends all day with him and has a son with ADHD, said he absolutely does not have ADHD and should not be on medication for that. But his behavioral issues continue.
Avatar f tn Our child suffers from severe anxiety and her teacher thought that she also suffered from ADD/ADHD. But, when the anxiety was lessened, so too were the symptoms similar to hyperactivity. Often anxiety is co-morbid with depression - sounds as if you found someone who understands anxiety issues.
687098 tn?1240893020 Stimulants and selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (Strattera) are most commonly prescribed to manage symptoms of ADHD. Not every child can tolerate stimulants, but it sounds like you have not tried this course yet. I have worked with children who present with more severe behavior problems who were prescribed risperdal or clonidine, so it may be useful to you to ask your physician why he/she has selected that drug in particular for your son.
Avatar f tn It is very common for children on the Autism Spectrum to have symptoms of ADD, ADHD, anxiety disorders. Many doctors are hesitant to give a dual diagnosis. Kudos to your Doctor! Has your doctor given you referrals to the nearest Autism Society yet? Do you have any specific questions or just looking for support right now?
Avatar m tn it's not the same as an uncontrollable fit but more like a sudden spastic fit of hyperactivity which is impossible to control. i also have uncontrollable muscle twitches typically in my facial features, neck, legs, and arms in which a certain muscle will uncontrollable contract and relax repeatable or simply remain contracted. they have on occasion given me charlie horses. during my fits i am unable to concentrate or even think coherently at all.
Avatar n tn Artificial colorings have now een definitely proven to trigger off alot of these symptoms. Whatever he is doing - cheer up - my kid was so ADHD off the charts he was kicked out of public school (and he was a straight A student).