Adult attention deficit disorder symptoms test

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Avatar n tn // Meds might well help you - or not. There really is only one way to find out. 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.
Avatar m tn You have certainly got a lot to be proud of given how hard it has been for you to deal with your depression, anxiety and frustration. You may not be surprised to learn that there are not simple answers to the problems that you have had to wrestle with your entire life. When I approach someone with a story similar to yours I find that I need to take a lot of time doing an assessment.
Avatar f tn Apparently kids grow out of this and the remainder that carry this disorder into their adult lives are autistic or mentally challenged, which I am neither. My doctor prescribed me clonazepam, which does not work and I'm not taking an addictive, benzodiazepine for the rest of my life. Does anyone relate to my problem and if so what treatments have worked for you? I'm going to go insane!
220090 tn?1379170787 Each time I took interferon, it left me with Attention Deficit Disorder that was long lasting. Each treatment seemed to be additive. After my last treatment that ended in 2008, I ended up with full blown ADD that made me impulsive and seriously detracted me to the point that I could not read and process anything that was very detailed. I spent much of my career managing large software projects, so I was very lucky this didn't happen until after I retired.
Avatar m tn (a) Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), (b) Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or conduct disorder, but it is difficult to disentangle those features from those of BPD. I certainly exhibited episodes of hyperactivity-impulsivity or just impulsivity, but I cannot find any detailed information about these early years since everyone who knew me then is now dead or not contactable. 2.7.1.
Avatar f tn Click on the link - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - at the top of the page and you can get a quick general overview. And if you do go to see a doctor, it certainly wouldn't hurt to run general tests (well, the blood workup will hurt), to rule out other factors. A specialist, like a pediatric psychiatrist, is typically the best way to go. And, yes, all of those things you mentioned are signs of ADHD.
Avatar n tn He was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Generalized Anxiety. He is now 8 years old and with every year he has gained confidence, become less anxious, and the tics have now subsided almost completely. We still see a tic here and there (mostly neck jerking or blinking) especially when under stress, but almost never endless bouts every few seconds like when they first presented. And if you wondering yes, screen time was one of his triggers.
805104 tn?1242338271 I originally went to see my GP approximately 10 months ago due to always feeling fatigued, also having muscle aches and bone pain and swelling I am also noticing more heart palpitations. Just to complicate matters I have Adult Attention Deficit disorder. I take Dexamphetamine for this, around the same time as the above symptoms started I noticed that the meds for the ADD didn't seem to have the same effect in controlling or helping the symptoms of the ADD.
Avatar dr m tn there was one study that looked at three adult patients with attention deficit disorder and sleep apnea and all three of these patients were on Ritalin. Two of these patients, after treatment for sleep apnea, were weaned off the Ritalin and the third selected weight loss and conservative regimen. This goes to show that sleep apnea and ADHD can co-exist in adults, as well.
805104 tn?1242338271 Just to complicate matters I have Adult Attention Deficit disorder. I take Dexamphetime for this, around the same time I noticed that the meds for the ADD didn't seem to have the same effect in controlling or helping the symptoms of the ADD. Could the high Calcium level be due to hyperparathyroid given the continuing symptoms and could this be having a negative effect on my ADD (uncontrollable even with meds).
Avatar n tn The likely 'culprits' are sensory integration disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and, perhaps, anxiety disorder (though the latter is not clear - those symptoms may be more indicative of a mild version of pervasive developmental disorder). It's important to recognize that your son will not 'grow out of' thse problems, because they are biologically/neurologically determined and have to be addressed.
Avatar m tn Running around with no purpose or direction doesn't hurt a child or anyone else, so that is not a good reason to be medicated, IMO. Being attention deficit at 3 and unable to play with other kids, also is not harming anyone. My son is 11 and can't read and has a hard time with other kids, but we never tried to make him fit in. Just this year, he has chosen to try and fit in. We encourage him to do what he wants to do.
961762 tn?1265233311 I agree with jen, this is likely an "attentional" problem related to the cognitive probems that are famous in MS. In the case of staring aimlessly it would be the problem of keeping your mind on whatever task you are doing. In kids with Attention-Deficit, they have "daydreaming". When you ask them what they were "thinking" about they will honestly say "nothing.
Avatar f tn the antipsychotic Risperdal, the antidepressant Prozac, two sleeping medicines and one for attention-deficit disorder. All by the time he was 3. He was sedated, drooling and overweight from the side effects of the antipsychotic medicine. Although his mother, Brandy Warren, had been at her “wit’s end” when she resorted to the drug treatment, she began to worry about Kyle’s altered personality. “All I had was a medicated little boy,” Ms. Warren said. “I didn’t have my son.
Avatar n tn Ted Hoffman, after discussing background and my personal diagnosis as a parent from the reading that I have done (Bipolar Disorder Type Two, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disabled, Anxiety, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder). Dr. Hoffman said that it was unfortunate that Brandon responded poorly to Abilify because the dopamine is what he needs for his condition, but since this caused a Dystonic Reaction he will have to work around this with different medications. Dr.
1393879 tn?1288729049 If you look outside western medicine, mainly in alternative and complementary medicine, there have been successes in nutritionally helping conditions, including Attention Deficit Disorder, mental conditions, and other conditions. George Eby is one example of how magnesium taurate cleared up his severe depression; it has helped many other people, too. There is a nutritional product: EMPowerPlus and similar, Quiet Minds, that have helped people with ADD, bipolar, depression, etc.
Avatar m tn // ADD is definable - you can't be diagnosed unless you meet certain criteria. The second link covers most of the criteria. And, I can give you the very specific criteria needed. Sounds like you are in college?
1059647 tn?1255039454 Then in college I wanted to get accommodations and they said all my testing was too old, so I spent $1000 on ADD and Learning Disorder tests to be told I still got it. But when I was getting the LD testing I was nervous because my parents always downplayed my dyslexia, saying that I was mild at worst. I worried they would tell me I dont have it, and that I was just a slow reader and a moron in math.
Avatar n tn She can be dramatic and is attentionAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) seeking. She has also told me on a couple of occasions that sometimes she gets really depressed. On the positive side she is pretty, outgoing, confident,funny, slim and seems to be quite popular. She talks to me about her friends/boyfriends, we go shopping together and sometimes cinema. Due to her compulsive lying I started to read her chat logs on a chatroom (MSN).
Avatar f tn In children and teens, depression often occurs along with behavior problems and other mental health conditions, such as anxiety or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Avatar f tn All these posts have been so helpful. Thank you all! A few days ago, the brain fog seemed to have a couple of 'holes' punched in it. I'm a bit more clear. One step forward...hopefully no steps back. I've spent the last 3 weeks trying to eat fresh foods (I'm a processed foods junkie--I hate to cook), and taking some supplements. I had to stop the multivitamin and B-stress vitamins--they were making me jittery. I started a huge dosage of fish oil and acidophilous a few days ago as well.
Avatar f tn tricyclic antidepressants may induce cardiac arrhythmias, bupropion at high doses can cause seizures, and pemoline is associated with liver damage.
2190999 tn?1504992491 I ask because my son has a controversial diagnosis named DAMP (Deficit of Attention, Motor control, and Processing). It's a combo of autistic traits, adhd, and an auditory processing disorder. Things have been and continue to be a lot of fun around here, just a little draining on me at times. I'm not in search of any new diagnosis, but this sounds like a good question for his doc the next time we her. What do you think? Good question proud mommy!
Avatar f tn October 1, 2012 — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a once-daily liquid medication for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In a news release, drug manufacturer NextWave Pharmaceuticals announced FDA approval of its drug Qullivant XR (methylphenidate hydrochloride), the first once-daily, oral-suspension medication for the treatment of ADHD.
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Avatar n tn after 18 months on amiodarone for arrytmia a thyroid test showed a TSH of 38. I am now on my second month of Levo and the usual symptoms persist. would be very grateful if you would post what dosis you take . I am on 150 once a day which is far below what most forum members take. My cardio assures me that it's enough. I'm 80 and feel only half alive . nb. the cardio last week took me off amio for propafenenone becaseu the though 18 months was far too long to take amio.
Avatar n tn to seek attention from an adult...then once he receives the attention... he needs no direction to complete the work. He is a smart boy... The reality is my son is wrong for his behavior...hands down...but we dont see that behavior at home...only at school or with children who are unruly/loud/aggressive themselves.
Avatar n tn The pain is intermittent, no swelling that I can see, no fall that I remember. No other symptoms. My first initial thought was growing pains, but wouldn't it be in both legs? And would it bring her to tears? Also, I thought growing pains were suppose to happen mainly at night. I was researching on-line and found osteomyelitis. She did have a severe ear infection about a month ago in which the dr told me she has a blister in her ear it was so bad...could this turn into osteomyelitis?
Avatar f tn Playing with poop is not typically something that results from ADHD. It is often seen in Reactive Attachment Disorder with children. RAD is often seen in adopted children, where the initial attachment with the biological mother has been disrupted, even if the child was very young or an infant when adopted. It is something that can be easily addressed in therapy, but cannot be eliminated through meds, since it's a response to stressors not genetics.
Avatar n tn Research also shows that sugar does not cause hyperactivity. Many factors can cause children to have problems paying attention besides an attention deficit disorder. Family problems, stress, discouragement, drugs, physical illness and learning difficulties can all cause problems that look like ADHD, but really aren't. Regardless of the cause, ADHD is thought to be associated with a disturbance in functioning of neurotransmitters in the brain.