Adhd types

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Avatar f tn Most developmental experts highly recommend it for kids with adhd. And another issue many kids with nervous system issues has (which adhd is) is that they seek impact. Boxing bags and kickboxing bags are known treatments for that again often recommended by experts. It is to feed the nervous system and is what they call "heavy work" and a known therapy to help someone be able to maintain themselves when they need to. Contrary to promoting violence, it actually heads it off.
Avatar m tn I got custody of my 7 year old nephew along with his two sisters and 1 brother about two years ago. All four if them were diagnosed with ADHD and on medication. After dealing with his behaviors I feel like their may be something else going on, but am having a difficult time pin pointing it. He definitely has all of the ADHD symptoms, but some added on top.
13008581 tn?1432436410 I have a 10 yr old daughter. She has Been dxed with ADHD and ODD.she is currently on meds for ADHd. are there meds for ODD? if so what kinds are there?
Avatar m tn I am 44. Recently diagnosed with inattentive ADHD. I have all types of memory problems, focus/concentration problems. A have a phobia of any situation that might reveal a lack of ability to articulate. I have very poor reading comprehension and have to read and reread many times to process it or in other words there is little automaticity there when I read. I have tried 6 different medications none of which has helped. My only source of relief is avoidance and denial.
1211960 tn?1272978102 He has set up his own criteria for those types of ADHD and I don't know if they are all accepted as actual diagnosis yet. Some people really believe in him, but others think less of him. It is better to find a doctor in your area that you agree with that can work with you directly, or if you like his style of treatment, see if he has a clinic or clinic following his practices in your area. Good luck!
Avatar f tn My son has been Diagnosed with ADHD and OCD. He has been on ADHD medication since he was 4 and now newly diagnosed with OCD. They think the Vyvanse is making the OCD sympotms worse. I can see this since we placed him on Zoloft for the OCD things have improved somewhat. I feel so bad for him becuase our personalities are so different. I am very melow and laid back but also Type A. He is constantly getting into trouble over little things at school almost daily.
Avatar f tn Psychiatrist are most knowlegable with these types of medications and what will work best for you. Who diagnosed you with ADD/ADHD and how long ago? Anxiety alone can cause concentration problems so I'm just trying to figure out what is going on. But regardless, you should call your doctor and discuss this with him. He needs to know if the medication isn't working for you. If you could tell us what medications you're on, along with any other symptoms it would help...okay? Thanks!
Avatar f tn He does seem to learn things quickly. Does he seem to fall under the PDD-NOS autism spectrum or ADHD criteria or both? He is currently getting speech therapy once a week. His neurologist doesn't want to diagnose him yet until September to see if he improves.
Avatar f tn I have a 6 year old daughter that is currently being medicated for ADHD. She has been given several different types of medication and I don't like the way any of them make her act. She was started on Ritalin at the age of 4... yes 4 years old!! She has a severe case! It seemed to make her VERY cranky so we had them change her medication. They then put her on Vyvanse which was hell on earth!! She was rocking back and forth, trembling and repeating herself. She now is back on Ritalin.
1053987 tn?1279308110 There are 2 types of ADHD- hyperactive and inattentive. Bipolar II is commonly misdiagnosed as ADHD because many of the symptoms are the same like loss of concentration, memory, racing thoughts, etc. The key to distinguishing between the two is that, to warrant a diagnosis of ADHD, the symptoms must have been present in childhood. The ADHD-like symptoms of BPII begin at any time with the onset of the disorder.
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 im a 20 year old man. i have about 85 percent of the symptoms of adhd but i havent been diagnosed. i was wondering if adhd or add can cause me to feel like i dont wanna work. i mean. i hate to work more than most people. once i get going its okay. but sometimes i get very frustrated just thinking that i have to spend 40 hours out of the week working. i find myself wanting to do other things in the middle of my work. is this adhd or could it be part of a personality disorder?
Avatar n tn For example ritalin and concerta are also add medications but they contain a different active ingrediant that is not an amphetamine. These types of medications wont give you so much of a "rush" that is making you feel the anxiety. Hope that helps.
6726276 tn?1421130268 You know it is a trial and error recovery, we have discussed that in detail. The primary med for ADHD is amphetamines of various types. Amphetamines are a big NO NO for bipolar, do you mind if I ask what they are giving you specifically for the independent diagnosis of ADHD? If it is amphetamines, do they pick you up or calm you down? I can't seem to separate my ADHD from bipolar, so I am curious how one would treat the two separately.
Avatar f tn Predominantly Inattentive Type Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive Type Combined Type Sometimes a combination of therapy and medication is indicated. Of all the medications prescribed to treat ADHD, stimulants are often the most effective. Paradoxically, medications that are mild stimulants often deliver a calming effect to the central nervous system (brain and nerves) of those with ADHD. In some cases, antihypertensives or antidepressants may be prescribed.
Avatar n tn Our 8 yr old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD. His last 3 teachers had thought he had it because of his inability to focus and he was not where he should be academically. He is also very hyper. So we took him to the doctor and he was prescribed medication. He has tried 3 different types of meds now. We've also taken him to counseling because of his odd behavior.
Avatar f tn i was wondering if anyone here diagnosed with adult adhd could share with me a few things please in regards to focusing and staying focused whether it's reading or driving television any activity does medication help you stay focused? and does the ability to not be able to focus extend to everything regardless the level of interest you hold in it?
Avatar n tn Hello, I suffer from anxiety and OCD and likely have ADHD. I believe I have ADHD as years ago when I was in primary school the teaches told my parents that I should go on medication to focus due to my disruptions in class and I was placed in a "special" class for a number of years. My parents refused to put me on medication. I simply came accostomed to my way of thinking. Over the years I suffered from restless energy and did not focus very well.
Avatar f tn I did find this one article which might help you. It reviews various types of meds used for ADHD -
Avatar f tn Thanks for the information. Many times these types of behavior can be almost normal if the child is 5 or 6. Sometimes, if they are the youngest in their grade level it is possible. At this age and grade, its not normal. Hard to believe the school thinks its a phase. Wonder how his teacher last year felt? Wait - is he in a new school this year? By the way, its very easy to force the school to start the IEP process.
Avatar m tn What to do after you just say NO to Ritalin when a child has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and (ADHD) or some other learning disability. And even if you don’t, ADD is a growing problem that you should be aware of some estimate that as many as one in five U.S. children are on Ritalin that’s 6 million kids.
Avatar n tn The connection between omega-3 fatty acid deficiency and ADHD has been confirmed by studies in which youngsters with ADHD, when compared with non-ADHD children had much lower blood levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid necessary for normal function of the eyes and the cerebral cortex (the brain region that handles higher functions such as reasoning and memory). Scientific Evidence Two types of fatty acids are considered essential.
Avatar f tn He suggested I get her tested for Auditory Processing Disorder. He said it can mimic ADD or ADHD and that many parents mistakenly think their child has ADHD when they really have Auditory Processing Disorder. He asked me some questions about her and said based on my answers that he suspected that she had it. I asked if we could get her tested and he agreed. Ironically, my son's test came back within normal and my daughter's didn't!
Avatar n tn My son is 8. He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 5 although we knew it by the time he was 3. He takes Ritalin... 25 mg in the am... 20 mg @ noon and 10 mg after school. The Ritalin has worked VERY WELL at controlling impulsivity and bad behavior. So much so, that his teacher this year asked me why he was on Ritalin. However, it has made him very slow at completing assignments and many other things. He is very bright and makes very good grades.
Avatar n tn Hi I'm new to this site and was wondering about someone who has ADD/ADHD and whether or not it is wise to smoke pot while on the meds or off. Just curious to know if anyone else smokes pot when the meds wear off. For me I have smoked pot since I was fifteen years old, five years after I was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. I am 27 now any suggestions would be very helpful.
Avatar n tn I did find this one article which might help you. It reviews various types of meds used for ADHD -
Avatar f tn Frankly, if she has anxiety, I would try and deal with the cause which is probably ADHD. The best way to deal with ADHD is to really understand it. One book I have been recommending to do so is the, "ADD / ADHD Answer Book by Susan Ashley. Not sure where you are getting your information for meds, but if you haven't done so, I would look into a pediatric psychiatrist who specializes in ADHD.