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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 He has been a heavy bed wetter his entire life though in the past 6 months or so it has become more and more infrequent to the point where he only has an accident once every few weeks now. My wife has mentioned ADHD before but my son has never been hyperactive in any way. In fact its just the opposite, he is beyond mellow. Recently I read about ADHD PI and this seems to describe my son perfectly.
Avatar n tn ADD / ADHD, Autism, mental focus, anxiety, depression, mood disorders. The green tea amino acid L Theanine is used as standard treatment in Japan for ADHD which is one way to boost dopamine without the side effects of chemicals. There are so many supplements on the market that boost neurotransmitters however. You can google each neurotransmitter to see what helps. I just chose dopamine and found this article....
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with ADHD as a child at the age of 7, and took meds until I lost my health insurance during college. I still feel symptoms of it, and academically struggle much more now than I did when medicated.
Avatar n tn Yep, ADHD can really mess up ones life if untreated. Anxiety, depression, self-medication are fairly common and any one of those things can make life miserable. So first thought is that while meds can and will help, finding a good psychologist or psychiatrist who can help him deal with all these other issues is also very important. Medication wise - it all really depends on the individual and how they respond. But any med that will do any good will be done with a prescription.
Avatar m tn However, he has ADHD. While on medication he had mood swings and an entire host of other problems that were confusing to understand or relate to. Now I believe, when managed correctly, ADHD can be a good thing. It's part of his personality that I love. Recently he's decided to go off his medication and I'm very happy with the 'real' him. He doesn't have that long list of side effects.
1768088 tn?1409091415 My 10 year old 74lb daughter was diagnosed with Severe ADHD at 4... Started treating right before she turned 5. She has been on Concerta since she was 5. Started at 18 mg and ever so often had to increase. She's been on 54 mg a day for at least the past 3 years or so. Well lately we noticed It's not working as well as it once was. She also takes Focalin 10 mg in the afternoon when needed.
Avatar f tn Hello all I'm new to all this I'm just hoping for some advice my 5 year old has been diagnosed with ADHD he is a beautiful boy and very smart his down fall is the very violent outburst he has been having at school when it happens it's as if he loses all self control and there is no reasoning with him I'm just wondering is this a normal thing for ADHD or could it be something else
Avatar f tn If left untreated, the disorder can have long-term effects on a person s ability to function well in social situations and to do well at school or work. Over time, those with untreated ADD or ADHD can be at high risk for developing depression, anxiety disorders, or other emotional problems. Both ADD and ADHD are very complex conditions; an individual with either of the disorders may have very different symptoms than another person who has the same disorder.
Avatar n tn To cut a long story short i reckon that i`ve had this most of my life but has went properly undiagnosed and untreated. I was classed or rather labeled in `85 by a psychiatrist as maladjusted. I was expelled from primary school for disrupting puplis, was full of massive energy and character, loved life. I didn`t get a chance to do my eleven plus exam and was going to be commited to a psychiatric hospital only for my father`s intervention.
Avatar f tn hi, I thought i had adult ADHD. I went for an evaluation and now the person is telling me I have anxiety and depression only. Can adult ADHD mirror anxiety symtoms? Can anxiety cause disorganization, concentration problems or comprehension problems? Or memory problems. I forget the adhd symtoms.
1768088 tn?1409091415 My 10 year old 74lb daughter was diagnosed with Severe ADHD at 4... Started treating right before she turned 5. She has been on Concerta since she was 5. Started at 18 mg and ever so often had to increase. She's been on 54 mg a day for at least the past 3 years or so. Well lately we noticed It's not working as well as it once was. She also takes Focalin 10 mg in the afternoon when needed.
Avatar n tn To cut a long story short i reckon that i`ve had this most of my life but has went properly undiagnosed and untreated. I was classed or rather labeled in `85 by a psychiatrist as maladjusted. I was expelled from primary school for disrupting puplis, was full of massive energy and character, loved life. I didn`t get a chance to do my eleven plus exam and was going to be commited to a psychiatric hospital only for my father`s intervention.
Avatar n tn Drugs should always be a last resort to cognitive therapy, etc.. etc.. I was not diagnosed until the age of 39 and ADHD almost destroyed me as left untreated. 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 f tn My son is 10 yrs old & has been diagnosed with ADHD since he was 6. He has been on Focalin, Adderall, Ritalin, Metadate & currently is taking Vyvanse. He takes 70 mg in am with 10 mg of Prozac & @ 3pm he takes 20 mg of Ritalin mainly so he can focus & concentrate on his homework because the Vyvanse wears off about that time. Then, about an hour before bedtime he takes 0.1 of Clonopine to help him sleep. If he doesn't take it then he is up all night.
Avatar n tn By the way it is very common for people with ADHD to be depressed, and if it has been untreated (with meds or psyc help), the numbers go way up. You also might want to check out this site - http://jeffsaddmind.com/ Its for adults with ADHD. I think you will find out you are not alone with the problems you face. Best wishes!
Avatar n tn There is no scientific proof correlating ADHD with increased intelligence. There is however direct correlation between untreated ADHD and increased risk for delinquent behavior even into adulthood. As for having ADHD, I myself am 31 and have ADD. So, I know how it feels to have your mind going "2414 miles an hour". I know how it feels to go somewhere and not remeber how you got there. I know what it feels like to get labeled a "bad kid"...
Avatar m tn I always had trouble wrting essays,my mind would not work and cause distress,and also when had to read a book.Is it possible that untreated ADHD got me into this mess,and if indeed i do have ADHD and treat it with medication, will it improve my situation(i will be less anxious in certain conditions because my mind would slow down and think more organised,i would be less agitated,less impulsive,i would procrastinate less,improve my depression)?
1390055 tn?1365618655 I used to take ADHD medication to manage my condition beginning when I was about 13 years old. I am now 23. I continued this for about 5 or 6 years, and then gradually came down off of my medications. I had been put on a number of different medications at different times to see which medication worked best for me, and we finally settled on taking Concerta, and did this so for about 3 or 4 years.
Avatar n tn By the way, for untreated ADHD, the odds of self-medicating are much higher then a person who was treated with meds. Anyway, I have 5 very good links for you. The first three deal with adult ADHD and include a self test. The last 2 deal with anxiety and ADHD. If you do have ADHD, the last thing that you want the doc to do is to only treat the anxiety. That will not be treating the what could be the major cause of the problem. So definitely take you time to read these.
Avatar f tn I can understand your concerns. I don't know if this will help you feel better, but the guidelines for diagnosing a child with ADHD very clearly state that it must be present in two or more places. Regardless of what the mother may have said, he also must be showing the symptoms in someplace like school. It also sounds like he may be on a dose that is a bit too high. With kids, its kind of trial and error.
Avatar m tn Stimulants Likely Behind ADHD-Obesity Link Megan Brooks March 17, 2014 Treating attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with stimulants changes growth trajectories in childhood and is likely to be behind the reported association between ADHD and obesity, a new study suggests. 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.
Avatar f tn (This is multifaceted) If thyroid disease (hypo) were to persist undiagnosed/untreated for (minimum) 3 years, how might this manifest in terms of emotion/mood, cognition, coping abilities, etc.? Might it be different in someone with PTSD (early adolescent sexual trauma)?? Finally, would any of the above change (progression, intensity, severity) after pregnancy and/or live birth? For example, are these conditions that could mask and prevent proper diagnoses?
Avatar f tn Thank you for your wishes and info about the book. I've been babysitting with the 3 kids this summer & though, I am a reader, I haven't had a chance to read anything! My son is very sympathetic, understanding, etc., but I've told him that children are not always better off for the parents to stay together, no matter what. I really don't know exactly what her problems are, but she has several.She could get help, 'if' she wanted it.
Avatar f tn Children who display ADHD and receive treatment can be expected to enjoy normal social relationships. It is untreated ADHD that can invite relationship difficulties. If a youngster truly displays ADHD, and the condition is treated with success, and the child still shows relationship problems, some other concern besides ADHD is likely present.
703238 tn?1297101958 Abuse of these drugs, particularly when they are used with alcohol, is associated with significant health risks. You have enough issues to contend with having ADHD and bipolar disorder, so I would not recommend you add an addiction to the list of things that can negatively impact your life. I know your medication options for bipolar disorder are often unattractive. Taking lithium or anticonvulsants creates side effects that many people dislike.
Avatar f tn Is he medicated or seeking professional help and has he been evaluated for emotional/mental illness? ADD/ADHD often goes untreated or mistreated because the symptoms are similar with other disorders. I can get in to ore detail and give you my personal advice from experience with a little more information. My heart goes out to you (well, I'm sure my husbands does!
7882607 tn?1395042047 My psychiatrist even changed my prescription to Ritalin; still I am unable to obtain my medication. My untreated ADHD is ruining my life. I can't get to work on time,my impulsive behaviors and incessant talking are causing serious problems among my co-workers, I am so restless and my heart is beating so fast I feel like I'm on a jet plane going to nowhere. Even my marriage is in jeopardy. I've striggled with my condition since childhood. My ADHD level is off the charts!