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Avatar f tn 5 mg for anxiety and worry and hx of headaches. He is 18 and has ADHD too. He has had severe insomnia since starting this and is supposed to go up to double the dose after 7 days. Is this normal during the inital phase? what is the best anti anxiety med for an 18 you male?
Avatar m tn My 16 yr old son was just diagnosed with severe depression (all this time we thought it was ADHD)....the pyschiatrist started him on Cymbalta and 1/2 of a 2 mg Abilify......I am very scared about what I am reading about these two drugs......especially about coming off of them :-(......and so far I have only read that Abilify is only approved for teens with bipolar or schitzophrania. So far the dr has not answered my questions regarding the use of these two meds. I am very concerned!
Avatar m tn I have been diagnosed with ADHD multiple times before. But I am doing fairly well, my interest at the moment is the people I am living with. I have 2 house mates and one child living here in my home. They are all females, and much more than house mates we are like family, please note we are absolutely in way "involved" with each other, I am 38, and they are like my daughters to me. One house mate, we shall "A" is 21, the other that we shall call "B" is 23. OMG!
Avatar f tn It is a symptom of both ADD and ADHD. However, not knowing her age (teenagers tend to dance to their own drummer), its hard to tell. The fact it happens in school is an important consideration. And if this has been going on since at least 6 is also important. You might want to check out the link at the top of this page. and check it out.
Avatar f tn Son being a pain today. Kitchen nearly done - well units in anyway. Raining. I feel dreadful. Meant to be going out tonite to b'day party. Mmm. I just want to sit and cry, but no point to that, is there? I'm getting a guinea pig at the w/end. Can't wait. He has no eyes, bless him, but he can cuddle me and make me feel better. Why is my son being so difficult? I only asked him to dry up and he was so rude to me. I'm really upset about this.
Avatar f tn Son being a pain tonight - usual authority problems! At least I'm coping better with them with the Depakote than I was on Citalopram. I feel so good at the moment! Chinchilla kept me awake this time (and the dog!) making all sorts of noises! Still, I'm sleeping better downstairs - more than I was when upstairs with Chris.
Avatar f tn Just found out my teenager has been stealing my car in the middle of the night 2-3 times a week and has stolen money from everyone in the order to buy pot. Not really sure how to handle the situation but it didn't turn into being about my reaction and stayed on topic. Usually, I overact to the point where it loses focus on the event and becomes all about my reaction. Didn't happen this time. Even in lue of the fact that my teenager was leading a double life!
Avatar n tn Spent today @ Miranda's school. I interacted with nearly every kid in the school. Very interesting experience. I was so proud of my Boo. Her friends and even accquaintances all said how cool she is, how nice she is, what a great cellist and how she and I look exactly alike. I got to spend the end of the day in her drama class with her....what a blast! she and I did improv in front of the class, it was a hoot!
793266 tn?1275479663 Today I started adding fish oil and a B-complex vitamin for the adhd symptoms, and vitamin D for thyroid/mood. I am taking fish oil at dinner, B at all meals, and D at one meal. I am hoping these will increase energy, memory, and decrease AdHd symptoms and mood swings.
Avatar f tn She has just got her learners permit, and I am so nervous driving with her, and cannot help, but worry what it is going to be like when she gets her license. Having a child with ADHD is challenging, having a teenager with ADHD is pure hell. Her anger issues have escilated and her social relationships continue to be negative. She is poor at relationship building. If it dosen't have the word"me" in the sentence, she is uninterested in anything.
Avatar m tn A while back i was told i had adhd. i was going over in my head of all the symptoms i have. i was wonerding about these posssible symptoms ,are these adhd or not? 1. when i read i seem to read but it just go through my head and usally i got to reread a few times to remeber it. adhd or not? 2.when i go out and play pool i usally just take my shot right away not aiming for a long time if i try to aim my shoots get worse i try to see the shot but cant.adhd or not?
Avatar m tn I am asking if I should be concerned about his sexual health or if this is normal. Also, he has adhd and has been taking concerta for the past 7 years until recently when the pediatric pcychologist he has been seeing took him off the meds as he has been doing so well. He continues to do well without the meds. I am wondering if the meds may have had an effect or if I am worrying about nothing. I realize that people have different sex drives, etc.
1047140 tn?1253543666 My 16 y.o. daughter has been having behavorial problems at school. She was recently diagnosed with ADHD. She was prescribed Adderal (can't remember the mg's). She admitts she has a problem focusing in school as well as has anger management issues however she doesn't feel like she needs the meds. I think its because the stigma attached to it. She always says " Aint nothing wrong with me".
Avatar f tn It's amazing how people automatically call "disorder". If he's 18, then maybe he's normal.You know how many kids acy that way towards their parents?If he was in his 20's, I might agree, but there are to many teenagers being "diagnosed" with this and that these days. Maybe he needs an attitide adjustment.Where's his dad?Have you ever disciplined him, and I mean more than a "time out".
521840 tn?1348840771 These same childhood symptoms take on different forms in adults with ADHD. For example, most adults with ADHD are not floridly hyperactive. Instead, an adult is more likely to report ‘inner restlessness’ or problems with impulsivity. Symptoms of ADHD impact important adult tasks such as remembering to pay the mortgage, paying attention while driving, or managing your children’s schedules.
1388785 tn?1279770764 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.
5856747 tn?1403348682 ADHD is diagnosed on the bases of the child’s behaviour alone. This may be done using the International Classification of Diseases or ICD-10. There are no other tests to confirm the diagnosis and this again may cause difficulty in accepting ADHD as a disorder. Features of ADHD behaviour will include: • Inattention to instructions. • Inability to learn or retain. • Inability to stay with a specific task or to complete it. • Inability to hold attention to what is being said to them.
Avatar n tn My 13 year old son has ADHD, tested and told he is math challenged and his other skills are average or low average. He has a short term memory problem that keeps him from retaining a lot of what he learns in school. He also tends to be anxious, things scare him easily and scared of illness and has complained of palpitations, although not often or lately. He also shows some signs of OCD, but not severe(my brother has OCD). He also lies a lot and still wets the bed everynight.
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.
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Avatar n tn The adderall is not causing this behavior, but his ADHD (I assume that's his Dx) is likely a factor. You should discuss his impulsive behaviors with his doctor, who may need to adjust and change his medication. But, he probably will need to get counseling as well- and at 14 years old, that's your decision, and not his. You don't want this behavior to continue into adulthood. If it does, then get used to the phone calls from the police and start saving now for his bail money.
1699033 tn?1514113133 I certainly think that it is worth trying. I know for adults having reminders is a big part of dealing with ADHD. While I really don't have any experience with this. I would caution you to go easy and not over do things. You don't want it going off so many times that he just ignores it. Also wonder how loud it is - most teenagers don't like to call attention to themselves.
Avatar n tn Your son may well display ADHD, but it is important to arrange a thorough evaluation and not rush too quickly to the diagnosis. 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.
Avatar f tn My 16 year old son has been dx with ADHD last year and we seem to have a flow of issues that have appeared. He has a high IQ and has compensated his attention issues until there was more time required on task. Perhaps hormones of teenagers has increased issues we are now seeing with anger, being oversensitive (over excitable?