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973741 tn?1342342773 Great research report! Does ADHD treatment help long-term academic performance? ADHD has been linked to reduced academic achievement and educational attainment. In fact, academic difficulties are one of the most important adverse consequences of ADHD. Academic problems frequently contribute to parents' decision to seek treatment for their child.
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)?
Avatar n tn I have a granddaughter that was diagnose with ADHD and she is now in medication, I want to be able to help, because my son has some fears about the future of her daughter, what are some of the common fears and trends about a child with ADHD, I like to be of help to him.
Avatar m tn I am so sorry that your Adhd went untreated for so many years but your story helps people like me realize that I am doing the right thing but season treat for my son now.
Avatar f tn These are all symptoms of untreated ADHD. If she is not already doing it, she will probably soon be self medicating. The urination is typically because the ADHDer gets hyperfocused and waits until it is too late. A set schedule of bathroom times can make a big difference. There is a huge amount that you and her mom need to know. Its hard really to know where to start. But, this is a pretty good overall link to start with. http://www.additudemag.com/resource-center/adhd-100-days.
Avatar f tn t realize my depression was caused by untreated adhd symptoms. Once those were managed my quality of life increased exponentially.
Avatar n tn It is possible that your son has both ADHD and anxiety issues. However, it is common today for medical personnel to misdiagnose a child because the behaviours for some anxiety disorders and ADD/ADHD are very similar. Since the medication for ADHD is not working, I wonder if this could be the problem in your son's situation - he suffers from anxiety but not ADD/ADHD. Usually, the medication for anxiety is one of the SSRI's - non-habit-forming medications.
Avatar f tn What can happen if adhd is left untreated and the individual goes threw serious family social and relationship problems that caused a near death experience what is the worst case scenario and what treatment should I try due to my age and multiple mental problems and I also had a brused brain and brain contusion I have no idea what that is can someone please help till I can get insurance and real help I just need answers after the coma and lack of treatment of adhd I neve saw any x-rays from my m
Avatar f tn What can happen if adhd is left untreated and the individual goes threw serious family social and relationship problems that caused a near death experience what is the worst case scenario and what treatment should I try due to my age and multiple mental problems and I also had a brused brain and brain contusion I have no idea what that is can someone please help till I can get insurance and real help I just need answers after the coma and lack of treatment of adhd I neve saw any x-rays from my m
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 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....
1541754 tn?1294331420 ADHD researchers have known for a long time that lots of adults with ADHD are heavy (often VERY heavy, actually) smokers. The drug in cigarette smoke, Nicotine,is a stimulant drug kind of like Dexedrine. So smoking is a way for people with ADHD to self-medicate their symptoms. Like Dexedrine, the nicotine you inhale in tobacco smoke makes you feel better; for example more alert and focussed and "calm" - less anxious, restless and impulsive and so on.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm a 16 year old female and I've been diagnosed with ADHD for 7, going on 8 years. I've taken medication constantly throughout all these years and it's helped considerably. I've seen improvements in school and at home, but mostly in school. But I was wondering if ADHD can lead to other disorders or illnesses like anxiety, OCD, or depression or anything similar to those.
7882607 tn?1395038447 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!
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 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 My 15 yo son has been treated for ADHD for over 4 years and still continues to struggle and fail at school. Over this past year he has had a growth spurt but no weight gain. He is 5'8 1/2 and 98 pounds. Hes been withdrawn and very sluggish. I took him in to see his Dr and she lowered his ADHD medication and ordered labs. At that point his TSH was 6.08, said to recheck 2 months. I got him back for a second opinon after 2 weeks, and his TSH had gone up to 6.30.
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.
703238 tn?1297098358 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 why was abilify given to this adhd delayed child when there has not been any studies of this drug in children
Avatar f tn Sinus tachycardia long term effects I’m 26 years old, with IDDM treated with Insulin pump, and ADHD treated with Ritalin LA 20 mg since 2003. My heart rate was fast ever since I can remember but it was never treated. In 2007 I was diagnosed with hypertension (100/170) and started to feel palpitations (heart rates measured between 89-197 in 2 24 ecg tests), and started treatment with ACE inhibitors for hypertension, but nothing for the tachycardia.
Avatar f tn There is a lot that can be done - including seeing a professional (they should go as well to learn how to deal with it). ADHD is not something that you can let go untreated. It will only get worse as they are finding out. Having said that - he does have some symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder. It looks a lot like ADHD, but is treated very differently (no meds). And it is many times overlooked by a professional. Check out this link and see if any of these things also fit him.
Avatar n tn Studies have shown that depression during pregnancy can cause serious problems both to the mother and developmentally for their offspring. If your depression is the result of having untreated ADHD and not a primary coexisting condition, you may be able to stop the antidepressant as well. I would ask about this. What to do instead? Well, many women report that the higher estrogen levels during pregnancy cause their symptoms to decrease significantly.
Avatar f tn My son has ADHD and if I gave him a task such as getting his dishes from the other room, he would find a million other things to do in between and never get the dishes. Does that sound like you? Also, untreated ADHD can make a person feel socially awkward. It's kind of hard to have a conversation with someone if you are thinking about something else. To be honest with you, I believe I have it as well since there is an ever ongoing dialog in my head.