Adult adhd symptoms list

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Avatar n tn But lest talk about what happens to the true ADHD adult that is not treated . Reaseach picture is not to bright? We dont know to much about adhd period.
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 I take abilify and citalopram for the schizoaffective disorder and vyvanse for the adhd symptoms. I find that since i have been given adhd meds, my condition has stabilized completely. I was not well on the schizoaffective meds alone. i still had problems concentrating and with focus .As well as social problems and listening to others and paying attention.
Avatar f tn My general practitioner was who I went to see, and he is comfortable treating adult adhd patients. He and I met....talked about my symptoms, severity, which aspects of life are most affected by them.....and a few questionairre type forms...then we went over that information and decided that it would be a wise decision to start using medications again. I'm now taking Adderall 20mg three times a day....and doing great with it.
Avatar m tn I am a 19 year old who has had a long list of odd symptoms for as long as I can remember. I have never really thought about ADD/ADHD however as I didn't realize some of the issues were associated with the disorder. I would like to get peoples thoughts as to whether or not this list of symptoms seems to fit the bill for ADHD, or if perhaps it is something else. I clearly plan to see a doctor soon but would still like to gather as much information and ideas as possible.
1453183 tn?1287852619 Hey CBL welcome back!!!! Although, we will probably have some disagreements, I totally agree with your web site about checking into other factors that can cause AD/HD symptoms. I think too many doctors (probably usually pediatricians cause they tend to be way too busy to have the time) go for the simple fix. Things like sleep apnea, allergies, toxins, etc. are definitely worth looking into. And I do agree with you that the long term effects need more study.
Avatar f tn Most people with anxiety have ADHD symptoms but, in fact, do not have ADHD (this is why so often one will read that Ritalin or similar medication is not working). I also believe that mild/moderate anxiety can be helped with herbal and/or natural remedies. So, why not try this route as a first option. However, from reading your first post, I get the impression that you are suffering from more than just "mild" anxiety issues.
Avatar n tn Artificial colorings have now een definitely proven to trigger off alot of these symptoms. Whatever he is doing - cheer up - my kid was so ADHD off the charts he was kicked out of public school (and he was a straight A student).
Avatar f tn It's interfering with school work now and really bugging me. I checked out a list of ADHD symptoms from this website and found many that I could relate to.
Avatar n tn Eventually, thank God, he found himself, but not before he realized he was an adult with ADHD in crisis. He got the help he needed. So hang in there. Be consistant. Gray areas are not part of their understanding. And most of them...tell them over and over and over how much you love them, how smart they are, how wonderful they are and how they mean the world to you. Hug them whether they like it or not. In time...that unconditional love will get them through!
Avatar n tn This is a list of the differences between ADHD and Bipolar because they are very similar: 1. Destructiveness may be seen in both disorders but differs in origin. Children who are ADHD often break things carelessly while playing (“non-angry destructiveness”), whereas the major destructiveness of children who are bipolar is not a result of carelessness but tends to occur in anger.
Avatar f tn I am obviously on a combination of medications but I am prescribed Modafinil for my ADHD symptoms, they won't even try usual ADHD medication as in my case the repercussions could be dangerous. I find this medication has really helped with my attention and concentration, as bi-polar and ADHD symptoms can overlap I'm realistic with what the medication can do in my case but it has certainly helped.
Avatar f tn While people with more severe cases of ADD/ADHD need something stonger, at least, in most adults when ADD/ADHD is reduced from childhood, Adderall may be too strong. It can cause manic behavior. Contrary to popular belief, if one does have ADD/ADHD, especially in adults, ritalin ( brands such as Concerta - time released ritalin, may be a better drug. I know. I have tried both, and Adderall made me feel like I was buzzing on cocaine or methadrine. Just my opinion.
Avatar n tn As every adult is going to need help with different things, this is a list that might be of some help. Contact the USA equivalent to the Job Centre. Find out what help they have getting disabled people into work. Tell them that you suspect the family member has Aspergers and ask if they need a diagnosis to get access to any of the help or support that can be provided towards getting a job. In the UK people with disabilities are supported into work.
Avatar n tn I'm just curious why their are soo many out here that are all almost the same thing just a few thing's different and i mean just a few,like spd and adhd,add,and depression so far almost ressemble the same symptoms that i have read so far. But my learning disability and memory loss was diagnosed in 3rd grade then again in 6th grade.
883151 tn?1245518109 The doctor had at one point thought that he had a form of autism because of his behaviors. Then he started thinking ADHD. Now the doctor is going back and forth. He can't seem to determine if this is ADHD or autism. My son used to throw big fits where he would throw himself on the floor and bang his head on the floor if he didn't get what he wanted but the problem was that he wouldn't tell me what he wanted. He seemed to expect me to know without him having to say.
703238 tn?1297101958 I was diagnosed with Adult ADD and Bipolar disorder. I have self medicaded for quite a while with hydrocodone or other pain medication. It seems to take away all the symptoms and problems associated with my state and I was wondering if they prescribe that for those disorders or if I am better off just getting them on my own?
Avatar m tn The European Network Adult ADHD. It has a ton of information. the link is http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
Avatar f tn not sure how this works for kids but it works wonders for me as an adult diagnosed with adhd..He could also have depression. Depression can look like ADHD b/c it's hard to concentrate when you are down. I personally think my problem was depression but it mimicked adhd because it wasn't severe enough to really cause any other noticeable problems other than concentration. 5 htp is and over the counter supplement, read up on it.. go to revolutionhealth.
1324942 tn?1274875953 Man, you should write a book! Great stuff. There is so little out there for adult ADHD. Speaking of which why don't you see if you can repost this on - its an interesting site and could use this info. Once again - very valuable info. I haven't yet seen anything I disagree with, but I probably will go over it with a fine toothed comb (I'm a wee bit compulsive). I definitely will bookmark it for future reference. A job well done!
1460021 tn?1445739558 So....I'm diagnosed with adhd...been on dexamphetamine 50mg since march 25th was going well....after speaking to my doctor he thought i might benifit from going on epilim to stabilize my moods as well... So i have been on epilim 500mg in the morning and then 500mg at night...I don't know if its causing my aggression to get worse (the dexies helped heaps with that)....i am getting rather big outbursts of anger and punching walls again....
Avatar m tn So, those are some of my thoughts and I could go on and on-- I would, to be totally honest, look into sensory prior to add/adhd as the symptoms often overlap and the therapy/treatment is different. However, sensory strategies do often benefit an add/adhd kid. Sandman will tell you all about add/adhd and recommends a book that helps one understand more about it. Knowing about both sensory and add/adhd will help you when it comes time to add intervention if deemed necessary.
Avatar f tn Anyway, scroll down the page past the videos and you will see a topic list. Also, I just found this site on diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD. It has lots of useful information. Its gonna take me awhile to digest it. The site is And finally this is a good site for info on Lexapro. Don't be put off by its name. Let us know and things are going.
Avatar f tn // If this seems possible then you might want to check out the following and ADHD and depression - And finally, this short video by Dr Charles Parker on what happens if you treat only one part of the problem -
Avatar f tn I am looking for someone to talk with about aspergers syndrom in the adult child. I have many unanswered questions and am looking for some support, can you help?
Avatar f tn I disagree with the analysis above regarding Vyvanse withdrawal. My neuro-psychiatrist indicated that, unlike other ADD medications, my missing 1 day was the cause of Extreme fatigue, depression, irritability along with ADD symptoms. NOT INCLUSIVE EXPLANATION: Vyvanse uses adrenaline/cortisol (fight-flight hormones), stopping is similar to exhaustion following an intense situation and recovery time correlates to how long you've been taking it.
865817 tn?1255285681 Glad to hear it is working out for you and her. Because she is still in Kindergarten, homework should not be an issue yet. When it is, then it is time to talk to a doctor. In the meantime here is some homework for you. Just saw this post, these books might be worth checking out. I haven't read them yet, but I am certainly going to look into them. Dulcet1pms, Oct 07, 2009 03:33AM Hi- I also have a son with ADhD and is Bi-polar as well.
Avatar n tn My oldest Daniel is going to be 4 in July. I am worried he might have adhd. He doesnt sit still for more then a minute. He'll listen but then what he's been told seems to leave his mind. Then there are the times I try telling him why he shouldn't hit or bite and he just looks away. Doesnt pay attention at all. He's litterally flying off the walls starting at 5:30/6:00 in the morning. Constantly on the go. He has a set schedule, but it's so hard keeping him on it. Bedtime is at 7:30.
Avatar n tn When at home, he will run around silly, headbutting the chair and jumping and climbing everything. This, to me sounds just like ADHD, and believe me, i've researched this well - but i dont think he has this. I've recently discovered that hes REALLY naughty when he has an empty tummy - if i provide a snack for his snack-time at pre-school, which he isnt too keen on and he doesnt eat, he will behave really badly.....
Avatar m tn She has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Insomnia, Central hypotonia and a genetic mutation on the RAI1 gene. She started taking sedatives at 19 months old (Ambien) and a benzodiazipene (Klonipen) for aggression and self harming (head banging, biting, hair pulling [hers], pulling her nails off completely and inserted things in anus and vagina). These seemed to help but she grew a tolerance within 6 months (maxxed out Ambien @ 10mgs and Klonipen at 0.5 mgs).