Adhd treatment without drugs

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Avatar n tn Unfortunately it is the psychologists who are quickest to prescribe drugs for ADD. These drugs are very dangerous and the long-term effect is not fully known. I had a very lively daughter who could not sit still in class. I resisted intervention. There was nothing wrong with her. You have to look at the whole child, not just the child in a school setting. As it happened my daughter hated school. She found it boring and looked for ways to liven it up.
Avatar n tn To try and draw parallels is not good science. Furthermore, her kids went through school a while ago and the whole ADHD treatment is much better than it was then. The fact she talks about teachers wanting to drug the kids just to keep them happy show a horrible bias to the whole idea of medication to help a child. If you want to really help your child - find a child psychologist who specializes in ADHD and get their advice.
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.
Avatar n tn Your posts will really help people that are wondering what life without drugs will be like.About the weekend boredom,what kinds of things are you interested in? When I started using hydro,I isolated myself from family and friends.I loved being I find the need to Get A Life!lol I have thought about everything from going bowling to rollerskating.Anything to meet others.I think someone told you to start out small.Choose one thing you may enjoy and go for it.
Avatar f tn My son is 5yrs old and has adhd and odd. He is on Ritalin as well as Abilify. The Ritalin helps him be calm but he is constantly throwing temper tantrums at school. They are so bad I have to pick him up early almost everyday. Is there something else that I could do to help this issue?
Avatar n tn My 12 year old son has been diagnosed with ADHD, and my 15 year old son is possibly too. He has classic traits of ADHD but has never been told he has it.If you need any more information let me know. Thnaks in advance.
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.
707438 tn?1240963240 So my doctor said to me the other day that ADHD/ADD is only a childrens disorder and that adults cant have it. I for one highly disagree but was wondering about how others felt regarding Adult ADD/ADHD. All opinions are welcome but PLEASE be considerate about others thoughts and feelings.
Avatar m tn First, I would like to mention that drugs for add/adhd are not a cure all. Most, like myself, will find over time they will see both improvements as well as drawbacks. Personally, I have found the medication has helped me focus on tasks that otherwise would have been impossible to start as well as following through with them all the way to the end. I also am slowly learning how to follow systems to keep my life in order.
Avatar n tn These were very scary and very tiring as I would have these without any notice, day or night, at work, a store, at at home. I sought treatment again, and was place on paxil as well as xanax for the attacks, and having Post Tramatic Stress Disorder. I have been on the Paxil for 5 months now and have noticed some angry outbursts coming back into the swing of things as well as starting alot of things and not finishing them, I quit my job, having problems just keeping up with things.
Avatar f tn I am sorry your son is going through this, please read the other Post I have read that the Drugs you mention do have the side effects you describe, to find out for your self you could put it into the search Engine and check each Drug out , read the other thread on this site just before yours .
Avatar n tn Many children and adults have developed tools to achieve focus and concentration and reduce hyperactive behavior without drugs, and while some have not, they have learned to regiment and minimize their drug intake by developing a dualistic approach; that involves cognitive treatment that is complimented by medication. When originally diagnosed, my doctor simply prescribed Adderall and sent me on my way.
Avatar n tn While ADHD tends to be a pretty enduring condition, it's impact can change over the years and children's capacities to manage their symptoms without benefit of medication also change. A key factor to consider in designing a treatment plan to address ADHD is the degree of impairment the condition prompts. I can see from your description that your son's symptoms, while still observable, do not seem to be impairing his abilities either at school or at home.
Avatar m tn And a period of Mania occured. Went to a doctor, said, Schizophrenia. Then I was on some antipsychotic drugs - Olanzapine(Zyprexa) and Zuclopentixol (Clopixol). Then went to another doctor and said it was Delusional Disorder. I have a weird kind of crying. When someone talks about something, I start crying without reason. Risperidone (Risperdal). I was given SSRIs at times. After getting involed in a non-profit internet work, my delusions were gone.
Avatar f tn I'm wondering if my problems with illicit drugs stem from an undiagnosed mental health issue, possibly ADHD. I've been treated for OCD and depression for the past 5 years, but none of the meds seemed to really help, and now I wonder if I was misdiagnosed. I have all the symptoms of ADHD, including impulsive behavior, which led me to prison. I made some very impulsive decisions, completely out of character for me.
Avatar n tn If you do have ADHD you won't get dependent on them. If you don't have ADHD, they can be seriously addicting. For that reason alone (plus a bunch or others), you need to see a doctor that can help you. I would try to find a psychologist or psychiatrist that specials in ADHD. Stay away from your general MD. The reason for that is that you want someone who can give you more than just meds.
Avatar n tn The child with ADHD may engage in behavior that can lead to harmful consequences without being aware of the danger, whereas the child with bipolar disorder is risk seeking. 9. Bipolar children tend to have a strong early sexual interest and behavior. 10.
Avatar n tn It could destroy your son's self-esteem, which may in turn lead to problems with illegal drugs and/or alcohol abuse later on as it does with many children who turn into adults without receiving treatment. Good Luck!
Avatar n tn I have ADHD and let me tell you something i have been on all the drugs that they give you for it and they all suck some make you feel like you r hair is growing and then some make you sweat to death David weed is very good for ADHD i can go walk back in the woods and smoke a half a joint or hit my bowl ones or twice and go home and sit and play games with my wife and kids Now that i smoke i have went back to school and can pay way better attention and will be working at the hospital (its all h
Avatar n tn In a 1995 study comparing plasma essential fatty acid levels in 53 boys with ADHD to a control group of 43 boys without ADHD, researchers found significantly lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids. In the April - May 1996 issue of Physiology & Behavior, Laura J.
Avatar n tn has anybody tried omega 3 fish oil supplements for adhd treatment? I just read about it online and was wondering if anyones tried daughter currently takes dexadrine but it just has too many side effects..she's 5 and can now fit back into her size 3 pants and they are too big. She used to wear a size 5. she's losing weight so we've requested numerous blood tests to be done..just looking for something else to try in the meantime..
Avatar f tn It was a high school teacher that suggested ADHD meds. His growth had stopped and the doctor agreed with treatment. Wish we hadn't gone this route.
1367899 tn?1278125040 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?
Avatar n tn I apologise if the subject matter offends you (i dont use recreational drugs often, only at partys etc), but could you please answer a few questions for me. Why does alcohol and canabis make my left eye turn out even further? Why does cocaine make the left eye come into alignment? What are the implications of these observations when using recreational drugs? As cocaine brings the eyes into alignment does that mean that surgery is not the only option to bring the eyes into alignment?
1712422 tn?1443341101 Ok,so I know most kids are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD when they go to school. My child is 3 years old and is always "on the move"…she can't calm down or relax during the day and is constantly getting into trouble for things she knows she isn't supposed to get into or doesn't listen to instruction. n At night she is still energetic and could stay up till 3 a.m. if I let her. I don't know if the doctor will diagnose her or give her something to help her calm down and relax .
Avatar f tn That is why it is legal for someone diagnosed with ADHD to get the medication (and it is medication) to help their concentration problems,etc., and why it is illegal for a person without ADHD to get the stimulants to get high. Take the time to read this link to a site that explains more about adult ADHD. I think that it will ease your feeling of unease. It is really important to understand what ADHD had done/is doing to you.
Avatar m tn The last doctor I would take my child to is one who is specialized in handling ADD/ADHD children. People love their specialties and develop tunnel vision. Go to a doctor who treats children without drugs. You are probably not aware that ADD is a notoriously over-diagnosed condition. In America one out of ten boys aged 10 are given this diagnosis.
Avatar m tn The study showed that children with untreated ADHD or ADHD treated without stimulants had a faster increase in body mass index (BMI) than those without ADHD. Conversely, children with ADHD treated with stimulants demonstrated slower BMI growth early in childhood, but they rebounded later in adolescence with higher BMIs ― higher than in children without a history of ADHD or stimulant use.