Adhd therapy

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Avatar m tn Are you involved in any therapy with this child? He needs intensive therapy more than any medication is going to help.
Avatar n tn While some physicians diagnosis on the basis of a quick interview, and some use symptom checklists, the most responsible way to determine if a child has ADHD is to refer him for psychological or neuropsychological assessment. ADHD is frequently diagnosed by the presence of symptoms, yet it is important to note that symptoms such as impulsivity or forgetfulness can also be caused by anxiety, depression, or other factors.
1367899 tn?1278121440 My sister and I started a blog on Adderall to learn more about the medication along with alternative and complementary ADHD treatment options. Any feedback from users of Adderall or Adderall XR would be greatly appreciated. Topics to be added this week on How is Adderall XR different from Adderall? [Adderall vs. Adderall XR] What is Adderall? How to Make Adderall: [Adderall Background Information] What are the best Adderall and ADHD books?
5856747 tn?1403348682 Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. ADHD. Prevalence. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or ADHD is today largely accepted as a bona fide psychiatric or neurobehavioral disorder affecting some 5-7% of children and adolescents. The prevalence will depend on the diagnostic criteria used. It was once thought to be three times commoner in boys than in girls though not all studies support that figure. About 50% of ADHD children will carry the condition into adulthood.
Avatar f tn My daughter also has ADHD, and my fiance had the same problem getting mad at her. I got her on meds and went through therapy with her. I learned some really great discipline techniques in therapy that really work for kids with ADHD. I came home, sat everyone down and explained the technique. We then practiced and did some role playing so that everyone was on the same page about what was to be expected.
Avatar m tn My son has sensory integration disorder which looks very much like add/adhd. We do occupational therapy and behavioral therapy to help him which it has greatly. Add/adhd responds well to a broad approach in handling it. Medication is one componant, diet, behavioral training, exercises that calm the nervous system and improve focus, etc. There are many great books on the subject. The best way to deal with a child with add/adhd is to understand the diagnosis completely.
521840 tn?1348840771 This is a significant number of people, particularly when you consider that ADHD runs in families. This rate would mean that ADHD among the most common mental health disorders in adults. The research suggests that more adults have ADHD than have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and many other well known mental health problems (though depression remains more common). As Dr. Larry Silver so eloquently described it, ADHD is not just a learning disability; it is a ‘life disability.
Avatar f tn Can a child therapist who deals in ADHD and Sex really determine after one visit if a child has been abused or not? My son (8) has accused my sisters son (9) of teaching him how to suck on a penis. son got caught teaching this to another child and when I confronted him he finally broke down and told me it was his cousin (my sisters son) who had taught this to him. When It was discussed with my sister of course she was upset.
973741 tn?1342342773 Medication is amazing for treating add and adhd. But what about therapy? Do you think it helps? Lots of kids with add and adhd have social skills issues, organizational skills issues, self esteem issues. What could therapy do to help them? It's often an additional expense for parents or to the patient if they are an adult. Is it worth it?
Avatar f tn Play therapy is used with younger children to alleviate behavioral and emotional problems through the language of play. Since younger kiddos cannot generally verbalize what they are experiencing, how they express difficulties comes out in different play themes. There are different theories as to how to approach the play therapy.
Avatar f tn I am on an invega shot for my schizo affective disorder but cannot find a doctor that will treat me for adhd and because of the symptoms of my adhd I have developed a substance abuse problem in an attempt to self medicate and fight the anxiousness and boredom that I always feel....I need help but no doctor is willing to help me...
Avatar n tn I am an ICU RN, very against putting any child on ADD/ADHD meds, and am looking for other alternatives. Please help!
406058 tn?1210594632 I have a 5 y/o boy that has about the worst case of ADHD there can be found in a child. He was given Adderal it made him mean and increased tantrums Why did it not do what it was suspose to do for him? it turned him into a monster!
Avatar n tn A social worker could have a good understanding of what ADHD kids need if they have been in practice for years and have clients with ADHD. However, I think that you may need - or will need - more professional help. The book I recommend a lot on the ADHD forum is - "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. She has some very good sections relating to schools and homework. Plus just a lot of other very good advice.
Avatar f tn My son was diagnosed with adhd 2 years ago but still struggles with school he was held back in grade one because he hadn't learned anything the first time he did grade one he didn't even recognize his own name in printing. I am trying to find out more about learning disabilities because I think he might have one.
Avatar f tn ok, so last week I went to my councilor (first session) about depression issues and at one point she said I might have ADHD, and that I would have to see my family doctor about that. I didn't ask why then, but now my wondering why. I've come up with 2 reasons. one because she might not be qualified, and/or to get testing done to rule other things out. I'm fine with the first reason, but can anyone tell me what type of things they might be trying to rule out.
Avatar f tn My daughter is ADHD and bipolar. She was diagnosed as ADHD at 3 years old and immediately medicated. She was diagnosed as bipolar at 5 and immediately medicated. She was on Abilify for a year and we recently discovered that much of her highly agressive mania was being caused by the ADHD medications she was on, including stimulants as well as non-stimulant. She no longer takes anything for ADHD, which has been giving her a lot of trouble lately at school.
Avatar m tn he comes from a physically and mentally abusive home, and i have him in therapy every week. he is also diagnosed ADHD and mood trait disorder. i have tried everything to get him to stop these behaviors. he has written sentences about appropriate behavior, sitting in the bathroom, spanking, grounding, discussions, rewards, etc.... PLEASE HELP!!!!
Avatar n tn This is very interesting Sandman. I've never sat down and told my son that he has a developmental delay or sensory integration disorder. I tell him his engine runs too high and he has to do the things necessary to keep it "just right" but that is it. I chose to do it this way because he has always felt different and I believed that this would just confirm it.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with ADD at the beginning of my undergraduate career about 5 yrs ago. I wanted to treat the symptoms with therapy techniques rather then taking medication for it. I felt I had a fairly good handle on treating the problem through undergrad, but now im in a challenging graduate program & my techniques haven't proven to be as effective. What is the best medical route for me to take to as the next step?
Avatar f tn he is 28 months and he has languagedelay development, after i saw a doctor he said that he has ADHD he saw him for 3, he recommended to us the speech therapy daily, after we started the speech therapy , he said that he should start to be under medication (Risperdal) my question is : is it that common to put a child that young under medication, or to diagnose him as ADHD , i am living in medial east.
620768 tn?1221493889 Touch typing allows children to produce a higher quality product in a far shorter period of time, which is an important factor in helping a child with ADHD. What matters more than the penmanship is that children with ADHD master how to organize their writing and write for a specific purpose. This is usually the area of significant difficulty for kids with ADHD.