Adhd symptoms sleep disorders

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Avatar m tn hi can anyone help me please,my 4 year old daughter has adhd and odd which she is currently bein medicated for with ritalin, and melatonin for the sleep but the sleep patterns are gettng worse,i havent had a nights sleep in months because she suffers terrible nightmares,now they have been going on since before she was diagnosed with the adhd but there really starting to afect us,im a single parent and exhausted from her during the day all i need is sleep but she cant sleep,shes afraid to sleep a
Avatar f tn Strattera does have some advantageous over the traditional stim medicines, but it will take 2 to 4 weeks until the maximum benefits will be felt. I included a link to a page that covers all those meds so you can compare the differences. http://www.leeheymd.com/charts/adhd_1.
Avatar f tn I also knew that my son was so hyper he was hard to get to sleep at night and refused to take naps at daycare so I looked up sleep disorders and sleep deficit and the symptoms it could cause. Sleep deficit can trigger bipolar disorder. (Sleep disorders can be caused by tonsils and adenoids) Specifically a lack of sleep will put a child in a manic state and he will stay there.
Avatar n tn Children who ingested lead paint or inhaled lead-containig gasoline had symptoms mimicking ADHD . An ADHD-like presentation has been associated with alcohol intake or cocaine ingestion during pregnancy . There are some familial forms of ADHD , especially in boys . Disease of the thyroid gland can be another cause . In almost all these cases , Anti-ADHD medications seem to be beneficial.
Avatar f tn 1. Destructiveness may be seen in both disorders but differs in origin. Children who are ADHD often break things carelessly while playing (“non-angry destructiveness”), whereas the major destructiveness of children who are bipolar is not a result of carelessness but tends to occur in anger. Children who are bipolar may exhibit severe temper tantrums during which they release manic quantities of physical and emotional energy, sometimes with violence and physical property destruction. 2.
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 ADD is no longer a diagnosis in the most current version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. ADHD is the current nomenclature and has 3 subtypes, hyperactive-impulsive type, predominately inattentive type, and combined type.
Avatar m tn I would get him an appointment with a neuropsycologist who diagnosis autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, and other similar disorders. Make sure that you or another adult very familiar with his actions/symptoms goes in with him to see the doctor. They can retest him and possibly test for other things as well. You might also have him undergo a sleep study. In many kids who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, having their tonsils and adenoids removed can greatly reduce the symptoms.
Avatar f tn Premenopausal symptoms are caused due to hormone irregularities and they could resemble the symptoms described by you. The other causes for your symptoms could be metabolic disorders like diabetes and hypothyroidism, which can be detected by a simple blood test. But there is treatment for premenopausal symptoms in the form of Hormone Replacement therapy (HRT). You can discuss this with your primary care physician when you happen to meet him next time.
Avatar m tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Sleep-Disorders/Trouble-w--sleeping---13-year-old-son---ADHD/show/1819315">Trouble w/ sleeping - 13 year old son - ADHD</a> was started.
Avatar f tn I am trying to use the sleep tracker. When I put in symptoms it says "all fields required" and won't let me go any further. It is stuck there and I can't do anything to get past it , my only option is cancel, then i loose all my date. help.
1553902 tn?1294293321 The duration and intensity of physical outbursts and temper tantrums differs in the two disorders. Children who are ADHD usually calm down in twenty to thirty minutes, whereas children who are bipolar may continue to feel and act angry for up to four hours. 3. The degree of “regression” during angry episodes is typically more severe for children who are bipolar.
514443 tn?1224592574 Causes may be excess intake of caffeine,alcohol intake,obstructive sleep apnea,shift duties,disorders of the hypothalamus,nervous system disorders like brain tumors, Circadian rhythm sleep disorders and some medications. I feel that you should consult a sleep specialist and get polysomnograms(sleep study) done to find a confirmatory diagnosis. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep us posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn 1. Destructiveness may be seen in both disorders but differs in origin. Children who are ADHD often break things carelessly while playing (“non-angry destructiveness”), whereas the major destructiveness of children who are bipolar is not a result of carelessness but tends to occur in anger. Children who are bipolar may exhibit severe temper tantrums during which they release manic quantities of physical and emotional energy, sometimes with violence and physical property destruction.
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 n tn Angina caused by blockages in the coronary arteries should not cause symptoms like those caused by sleep apnea and I doubt that beta blockers could cause a suffocating sensation. Sleep apnea is usually diagnosed during a sleep study where the patient's breathing is continuously monitored to detect periods where normal breathing stops. This occurs because extra tissue in the throat can block the trachea to prevent air from entering the lungs during inspiration.
Avatar n tn His pauses in breathing could be due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea, wherein during sleep there is an obstruction to airflow due to laxity of the throat muscles during sleep and this could cause impaired air flow and apneas. So, I would advise you to consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. He may then ask for a sleep study called polysomnography for further evaluation. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn It is important to look for other disorders which may be present; such as, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder) and anxiety disorders. It may be difficult to improve the symptoms of ODD without treating the coexisting disorder." In the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley, she states that 33% of the kids with ADHD also have ODD.