Attention deficit disorder adults diagnosis

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2212714 tn?1342262344 I purchased Driven to Distraction and The Twelve Steps--A Guide for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder .I'll comment after reading. Please post if you found any particularly useful info in either of these books.
757137 tn?1347200053 As a pediatrician, I have similar concerns particularly regarding the standard of care for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Stimulant medication does improve improve attention and positively affect school performance and self-esteem. but children with ADHD are usually seen by pediatricians who focus on symptoms and medications for 30 minutes every three months.
Avatar f tn i am happy (tho sad too) to see that there are so many of us adults suffering, and i mean suffering, from this disorder. and that there's a name for it! i'm 37 and still rock. i have been tortured by this ever since I can remember, which means I may have started before I could remember. my mother used to tell me that i should stop, over and over again, or put her arm on me to stop me. i developed a complex about it and now at 37 still can't stop, with so much shame about it.
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 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.
521840 tn?1348844371 What the Science Says by Dr. Russell Barkley Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder National Institute of Mental Health Information Page: Dr. Larry Silver’s Advice to Parents on ADHD by Dr. Larry Silver *June 2009, Medscape CME, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Dr. David Goodman, Dr. Anthony Rostan, Dr. Richard Weisler discuss: Adult ADHD and the DSMV, www.
Avatar n tn Diagnosing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults can be quite difficult, especially if that diagnosis was not made earlier before the age of 7 years. Signs of ADHD in adults include inability to concentrate, difficulty in organizing and completing tasks, easy distractibility, and sudden decision making without a thought of the consequences.
Avatar f tn 29 of 200 You are very likely an Aspie (neurodiverse) Diagnostic prediction for Score Prediction Asperger/HFA/PDD 181 Your diagnosis is very likely correct ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder) 179 You very likely will be able to receive the diagnosis Dyslexia 171 You very likely will be able to receive the diagnosis OCD 166 You very likely will be able to receive the diagnosis Bipolar 160 You very likely will be able to receive the diagnosis Social phobia 130 This is
1380252 tn?1279896399 // I have also found lots of great information here. - Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn We took him to a child psychiatrist recommended by his pediatrician and it turned out that he had ADD. Not ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), just ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) He was put on medication, once daily and his life changed completely. He could concentrate, focus, his grades went up, his mood changed AND the homework was being turned in - daily! Even the teacher called us on the phone and asked what in the world was going on. haha.
Avatar f tn org/articles/add-adhd/adult-adhd-attention-deficit-disorder.htm This link is worth reading. You also might want to read this link on 8 Reasons Adult ADD Is So Often Misdiagnosed - You also might want to read or check the reviews on this book, "Is It You, Me or Adult ADHD"?
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1779256 tn?1317550308 You say you've always been a bit hyperactive and I'm just wondering as you enter adulthood if you may have Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Please note that there are absolutely no letters after my name! I think there might be a forum for that around here somewhere.........if there is, check it out. If this "condition" is affecting your life or your job it's definitely time to see a doctor, which I think I would do anyway just because it's causing you some anxiety.
Avatar m tn Memory symptoms/poor attention and recall can also be a manifestation of depression, which is a serious medical condition that should be treated and can successfully be treated. In young adults such as your self, attention deficit disorder (ADD) may also be the cause of inattention and subsequent inability to register information well and later recall it. As you can see there are many potential causes to your symptoms.
Avatar m tn During the past two decades, child psychiatry has already provoked three fads- a tripling of Attention Deficit Disorder, a more than twenty-times increase in Autistic Disorder, and a forty-times increase in childhood Bipolar Disorder. The field should have felt chastened by this sorry track record and should engage itself now in the crucial task of educating practitioners and the public about the difficulty of accurately diagnosing children and the risks of over- medicating them.
Avatar m tn As many as 50%–80% of children with Tourette's disorder have some symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), including a short attention span, restlessness, poor concentration, and diminished impulse control. On average, ADHD will manifest two and a half years before the tics appear. A dual diagnosis of ADHD and tic disorder is associated with more severe tics and greater social impairment than for tic disorder by itself.
Avatar f tn Ferritin is a test for adults? O_o "Serum ferritin is the most accurate test indicating iron status within normal range as well as iron deficiency and excess. In a young growing child, who has got a very delicate balance between iron stores, requirement and supply, it is very essential to diagnose iron deficiency at a stage before it results in hypochromic microcytic anaemia." - Iron Deficient Children and Significance of Serum Ferritin.
Avatar dr m tn snoring, depression or irritability, poor concentration, memory or focus problems, morning headaches, poor job performance, attention deficit disorder, and obesity. A recent study came out describing the number of car accidents in one year. It’s estimated that about 800,000 car accidents occur every year due to sleep apnea and of these, there are about 1,400 fatalities.
469720 tn?1388149949 Statistics show that up to 25% of insured children are on some medication (asthma, attention deficit and diabetes are the most common condition) Medication Usage 51% of all insured Americans (including children) take at least one prescription drug 20% of insured Americans take three or more Rx drugs 75% of older adults take one or more Rx drugs 25% of older adults take five or more meds on a regular basis (28% of women and 22% of men) The fact that many older Americans are on long term medica
Avatar n tn An additional possibility (which can occur alongside depresion) is that he displays an inattentive form of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It would make sense to have him assessed by a child mental health professional. The diagnosis can be clarified and, if pertinent, medication and other interventions can be planned.
Avatar dr m tn As the new school year begins, it’s only natural that there’s more awareness about learning and behavior issues. One of the most controversial topics that came up frequently is ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It’s thought that 2-4% of children have this condition, and a shocking 50% of children with this condition are on some form of prescription medication. Not only is it seen in children, but adults can have it as well.
Avatar n tn (we adults call it abuse) and not because you have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/or ADHD). If you have ADD, then you know you can discuss your full medical diagnosis with either your endo or your psychiatrist. Many teens seems to use this drug to get energy that they feel they lack, or to get a high they want.
Avatar m tn Although I have yet to get a true clear diagnosis of the disorder, this occurrence helped me to put this into a little perspective. I had just set the microwave for a 30 sec. burn.While watching the digital display count down I observed the following. :30, :29, :27, :26. Wow, what just happened! Not only did I not see :28, as I was counting down the seconds I did not even recall verbalizing 28. Even as I am writing this, I am now understand why when typing, I often miss or transpose letters.
Avatar m tn If someone finds it difficult to pay attention or feels somewhat hyperactive, “Attention-deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder” has those symptoms right there in its name. It’s an easy, catch-all phrase, which saves time for doctors to boot. But can we really lump all these people together? What if there are other things causing people to feel distracted? I don’t deny that we, as a population, are more distracted today than we ever were before.
Avatar f tn Warren and Kyle’s new doctors point to his remarkable progress — and a more common diagnosis for children of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder — as proof that he should have never been prescribed such powerful drugs in the first place. Kyle now takes one drug, Vyvanse, for his attention deficit.
535822 tn?1443980380 Experts speak of 5.4 million American children who display the symptoms typical of ADHD. Are you saying that this mental disorder is just an invention? Kagan: That's correct; it is an invention. Every child who's not doing well in school is sent to see a pediatrician, and the pediatrician says: "It's ADHD; here's Ritalin." In fact, 90 percent of these 5.4 million kids don't have an abnormal dopamine metabolism.
Avatar f tn Doctors use the drugs to settle outbursts related to a host of psychiatric disorders, including attention deficit disorder and Alzheimer’s disease. Most are not approved for such use. After an analysis of study data, the Food and Drug Administration required that all antipsychotics’ labels contain a warning that the drugs were associated with a heightened risk of heart failure in elderly patients.
394678 tn?1201072343 On eof the things to rule out is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Diisorder. This condition, depending on the particular manifestation, can result in hyperactivity, distractibility and inattention, along with impulsivity. It can also result in deficits in what is called working memory, the ability to hold information in the mind for brief periods, use and manipulate the information to solve problems, etc. ADHD can be treated with medicine.
Avatar m tn NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Oct 24 - Children who wet themselves are more than four times as likely as other kids to also have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)". I mention that because it would also explain some of his other problems and why your punishments don't seem to be working. Its makes specialmoms question about how he is doing in school very important! So that is something you definitely want to discuss with his teacher.
Avatar n tn Ritalin is used for Attention Deficit Disorder but unknown to the general public that this medication has potential for abuse. This is one reason some psychiatrist are cautious in prescribing it to adults especially to the ones with a past history of substance abuse. One mode of treatment that you have not considered is ECT. Studies show that its repsonse rate is faster and its side effects are less than that of medications.