Adult adhd symptoms relationship

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Avatar f tn It is also part of adult ADHD to be an underachiever, but again this does not have to last forever. Sometimes living at home can prolong the problems. You know your parents are acting as a safety net, and this can make you stagnate. Adrenaline can act as a natural stimulant (like Ritalin) and you may need to start planning to live independently in order to feel excited about managing your own life.
Avatar m tn However, I have genuine concern for her and would like to hear whether she needs to see a doctor for adult ADHD/Autism? Or is it possible to exhibit such stimming behaviours without autism? She lives in a developing country where mental health awareness is quite low. I am obviously not educated enough but would like to hear what others have to say regarding my question.
Avatar m tn Having trouble sleeping, impulsiveness, losing things, lack of organization, not remembering things - are all pretty classical signs of ADHD. Of course, the whole relationship with the parents thing if caused by you constantly getting into trouble (and negative attention in elementary school), is also a sign of ADHD. If you want to gather more info, two sites aimed at the adult ADD sufferer that you might want to check out are totallyadd.com and http://jeffsaddmind.
Avatar f tn I can associate with much of your daughter's personality/behaviour, except I have learning difficulties and ADHD type symptoms. I have to ask a number of times for people to repeat their indtructions and even then actually processing what they want is difficult. I had an IQ test at age 14 and it revealed I had above average intelligence in mechanical apptitude. Finally looked up the definition of Mechanical apptitude the other day and thought, "Didn't help me much in life".
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 m tn These days there actually are neurological tests that support ADHD diagnoses. Symptoms and careful, loving team work, being an advocate for yourself or your child are what is most important. Nothing can be accomplished by hurting eachother. Of course there are people who are misdiagnosed with adhd when they should not be.
Avatar m tn Emotional difficulties Many adults with ADD/ADHD have a hard time managing their feelings, especially when it comes to emotions like anger or frustration.
464044 tn?1343705643 As a child I was very hyperactive, as a teen, rebellious, promiscuous and depressed. As an adult, I have been through a lot. A single mother, I have tried hard to support my kids, whether it meant two jobs, dancing or prostitution. I am very smart, always have been. Until recently, I really didnt think there was anything wrong with me, butI have been seeking therapy for a few years now because I cant seem to get my life in order.
429949 tn?1224695179 HAS ANYONE HAD ADULT ADEM? I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH THIS FOR NOW, BUT NEUROLOGIST IS STILL CHECKING ME WITH REPEAT MRI's EVERY SIX MONTHS TO WATCH FOR EVIDENCE OF MS. HAS ANYONE GONE THROUGH ADULT ADEM OR HAS ANYONE BEEN STUCK BETWEEN THESE TWO DIAGNOSIS' S. AS ADEM IS RARE IN ADULTS I WOULD BE THANKFUL TO TALK TO ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH THIS ILLNESS AND CAN GIVE ME SOME INSIGHT.
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 I don't know how much I can help you, but I think telling your brother was a good idea. He probably knows he is "different", and having a reason why may make things a little easier for him, and your family, by being able to accept him & his differences. I do not know about financial help for an adult with Aspergers. Maybe they are eligible for some type of disability?
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 Hi I just wanted to say that I have ADHD and am now 36. from my personal experience ADHD can make you feel very isolated and out of sync with people. As a child every day I felt that I was trying and trying and always messed up. In the end I was just so frustrated (no ones fault i know). In the end I just exploded and became a rebel. I am also on ritalin. I have found that if you don't have a break it kind of stops working. Does your son have breaks?
Avatar m tn Kiki-I have two kids with ADHD and a husband with it too. I also have one another child with no symptoms. I def notice my husband picks on the two with ADHD more. I think we as humans notice people with same faults as ourselves more. It's just easier. I think there is nothing wrong with meds personally but realize too it's really hard too change someone who is an adult. Especially a guy. Try therapy.
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.
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 http://jeffsaddmind.com/ - 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!
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 WANT MY STORY KNOWN. I HAVE A 7 YR OLD THAT WAS TREATED FOR ADHD 2 YRS AGO, NEVER COULD FIND THE RIGHT MEDS, SO OF COURSE THEY KEPT SWITCHING THEM. IN 2YRS THEY STILL CANT FIND THE RIGHT MEDS. SINCE THE BEGINNING SHE IS NOW BEING TREATED FOR ADHD, ANXIETY, AND ODD. SHE HAS BEEN ON FOCLAIN,ADDERAL,STRATERRA, RISPERDALE,ZOLOFT,VYVANCE, AND MORE.
Avatar n tn My child has tried stimulant medicines for her ADHD and cannot use them due to her PACs. Her pediatric endocrinologist says that there is only one nonstimulant medicine called clonidine that she can take. I asked about Strattera and other "nonstimulants" and the doctor said that those were considered stimulant medicines. I am very confused as the clonidine does not seem to be helping very much with the ADHD so I need some more advice here.
322138 tn?1306246734 Have you asked your doctor about wellbutrin? It is prescribed for adult ADHD and also for help in breaking cravings/addictions. I have friends who have quit drinking and/or smoking with its help, and I'm not a smoker/drinker but I've stopped binge-eating and have had no simple-carb cravings with it. It also helped me get off of adderall, which I was prescribed for almost ten years and was afraid to stop taking. Ask your doctor if it might be right for you and see how it goes.
Avatar n tn More damning evidence of adhd `medication` Thursday, January 5, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM E-mail article Print view Reported risks spur new study of ADHD drugs By Andrew Bridges The Associated Press WASHINGTON
Avatar n tn He was fortunate enough to overcome some of these, although as an adult he continues to display a number of symptoms. He does not receive treatment or medication - it is not enough to seriously disrupt his life anymore with proper communication and self management - in fact he has managed to use them quite beneficially. He is a successful scientist, very fit and active in adventure sport, sociable, and is a mostly a wonderful husband. he is mostly popular and is a good conversationalist.
Avatar n tn 23 Dear Nancy, To directly answer your question, this is not a normal parent/son relationship. Both of you are relying on the relationship to provide for needs which should really be met via other relationships. You are depending on your son for emotional closeness and confiding in him in a way that is not appropriate. He is relating to you in some ways that are more appropriate for a peer and in some ways that are more appropriate for a spouse.
Avatar n tn I recently took my six year old son to the doctor because I am concerned about ADHD (its on hi fathers side) and ODD to go along with it. He was all the ADHD symptoms, and has violent,angry outbursts that match all ODD symptoms. After meeting with doctor and telling him all the things my son is doing he said yes definitely lets have him tested. Im still waiting on an appointment with a child psychologist so nothing has happened on that end yet.
Avatar n tn 44:23 Dear Nancy, To directly answer your question, this is not a normal parent/son relationship. Both of you are relying on the relationship to provide for needs which should really be met via other relationships. You are depending on your son for emotional closeness and confiding in him in a way that is not appropriate. He is relating to you in some ways that are more appropriate for a peer and in some ways that are more appropriate for a spouse.
Avatar n tn I'm of the opinion (based on the literature about how health care providers make errors) that diagnosing a person with a neurological disorder like ADHD should be done with both a thorough diagnostic interview and some objective data collection. The symptoms of ADHD can occur for many reasons, and ADHD in adults is highly likely to co-occur with anxiety and depression.
Avatar n tn A diagnosis of ADHD includes an onset of symptoms prior to age 8, as well as impairment across settings (e.g. home, work, school). Many primary care providers treat symptoms of ADHD with stimulants or alternatives such as Atomoxetine (Strattera).
1393879 tn?1288729049 There is absolutely no common ground of agreement over what parts of the brain would give rise to so many different behavioural symptoms. ADHD is not a disease nor is it a genetic (de)fault in some, and not others. The only means for the past several decades of "diagnosing" ADHD has been socially contigent. However, given the role of the doctor to conservative assume the child or adult to be "suffering" his condition, is enough, to "treat" for those symptoms.
Avatar n tn When thinking about adult ADHD, keep in mind that it has to be a condition that has been with you since childhood (if the symptoms have come on suddenly, then it is not likely to be ADHD), and a general rule of thumb is that adults with ADHD have symptoms significant enough to interfere with their being able to achieve in accordance to their intellectual potential. Your situation is frustrating and confusing I am sure, but the symptoms you describe may not be ADHD.