Attention deficit disorder and depression

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488568 tn?1213470725 The social worker thinks she may have a Attention Deficit disorder, but my doctor disagrees. I dont know what to do. She wont do as shes asked, she doesn't listen to a word anyone says and starts arguments for the sake of it. I found a note she wrote, saying how she wants to die and that my dad beats her, Which is not true, he has never laid a finger on her. She only gets a tap on the back of the legs if she is behaving really badly. She hits my mum, She throws things at her aswell.
Avatar n tn I am sorry I can not tell you what to do in specific terms because I don't know why these medications have been prescribed. Are you dealing with attention deficit disorder or depression or anxiety? If depression or anxiety, you might ask your doctor about Celexa or wellbutrin or other ssri's.
Avatar n tn meds for Depression and stress disorder in the past. It made things worse, about 4 months ago the docter took her off and she has been doing great. she holds a low B average in school(with costant supervision & remindings) I feel if she is Wanting the attention then I will Spoil her by giving in. on the other hand I feel if she NEEDS the attention I will hurt her academically and emotionally if she doesnt get it.
Avatar m tn I have a brother that has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. He was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder as a young child. Due to his impulsive behavior he made many bad choices, and he was disruptive. He seemed rebellious or vindictive when he could not have things done his way. Is there a correlation between borderline personality disorder, and ADHD or ODD. I recently completed a paper regarding the relationship between the two conditions.
118225 tn?1278658540 Sometimes learning difficulties can be attributed to what "seems" like an attention deficit disorder, when the root of the problem is actually that the child is having difficulty processing oral and written commands and accessing written print (as well as printing it). It is good that you are getting it checked out. The other thing is too, his medication might have some side effects that you want to discuss with your doctor.
Avatar n tn I suffer from panic and anxiety disorder. I have suffered for some time, and have been seeing a psychologist on and off since I was fourteen. I am now eighteen years old and seeing one again. Finally I have been put on a SSRI (Zoloft) which helps balance me out and elevate my mood. My questions is this. If I wanted to volunteer, or if a draft happened, would I be prevented from serving because of my condition? I believe I would pose a danger to those around me.
Avatar f tn She diagnosed me with bits a peices of attention deficit disorder before this, but my main problem was depression and anxiety bc a lot of things were just piling up. The meds helped only by taking away my most terrible thoughts. The one things that really worked for me I had to ask for. It's adderall. I am so much stronger now, and I have accomplished so much just because it stabalized my emotions. I am still very forgetful (but know one says anything about it).
1751294 tn?1332287065 ) Irritable Bowel Syndrome 6.) Attention Deficit Disorder 7.) migraines 8.) just found out last week I have mild to moderate scoliosis. 9.) hpv (from the rape) 9.) mild high blood pressure I am 41 my height is 4 '10 and I weigh 153...I just lost 3 pounds. I've tried every medicine you can think of. Oh, I have hypothyroidism as well. I just want to know what it's like to live life without pain and without depression. I can handle the other depression has controlled my life.
Avatar n tn Ritalin is a psychostimulant that is used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but is not approved by the Food and Drug Admnistration (FDA) for treatment of major depression. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a technique, in which localized magnetic pulses are applied to the head, directed at the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.
1386425 tn?1280122758 Including Mood stabilizers and Adderall witch is a prescription medication that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. which made me start my own scientific experiment, While i was taking the Medications prescribed to me i often had to up my dosages. I then decided to compared the side effects between my legal drugs and Marijuana. The Legal drugs have more symptoms then the Illegal Drug. such as Damage to liver, Manic Stages, Heart Attack, Depression EX.
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.
1511164 tn?1301584382 [22] Among patients whose symptoms are severe enough to warrant referral to specialty Tourette's clinics, only a small minority have no other conditions,[69] and obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often present.[22][28] In children with Tourette's, ADHD is associated with functional impairment, disruptive behavior, and tic severity.
Avatar f tn It is important to look for other disorders which may be present; such as, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder) and anxiety disorders. It may be difficult to improve the symptoms of ODD without treating the coexisting disorder." In the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley, she states that 33% of the kids with ADHD also have ODD.
Avatar f tn I have tried to be brave and have educated myself on Benzo withdrawel but at this point I am getting desperate. Fighting depression (probably partly from extreme sleep deficit-) and am very scared this WONT end. Which I would not be able to handle. I really need to hear from people out there who have been through this or are currently going through it..........I am praying someone hears me..........Not sure how to join in live discussions, so am trying posting this to catch someone's attention.
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 n tn W is upsetting you soooo much that it is affecting your sobriety, I don't quite understand the extent of your anger. And if it IS that upsetting than I would put that aside and focus more attention on positive happy things in your life. I am half Italian half jewish and it's just not bothering me at all.
535884 tn?1270902071 Being in Australia one good thing is that when it's the middle of the night hear it's the middle of the day in the US so thankfully I can often find one of my online friends to talk to.
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 i myself am currently trying to get back on adderall. I have add, and depression, from bipolar, and my doc put me on adderall for the depression. this however was before i was diagnosed w/bipolar! now that the diagnosis has changed, every doctor i see wants to put me on something else... why? The adderall worked just fine for me... it was like an overnight change. The only reason i went off was because of no med coverage.
709671 tn?1252929332 according to them, i am suffering from sever depression, mild to severe bipolar, ocd and/or trichotillomania, and adult attention deficit disorder[add]. i am out of therapy for almost 6 months now! the condition is worsening!
Avatar f tn Namaste, People with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have difficulty sustaining attention and concentration. They typically exhibit inappropriate levels of activity, distractibility, and impulsivity. While ADD and ADHD are usually diagnosed in childhood, they can last (often undetected) throughout adolescence into adulthood.
4190741 tn?1370181432 Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation May Aid in PTSD May 31, 2013 HOLLYWOOD, Florida — Trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS), a noninvasive therapy currently approved for treatment of refractory epilepsy and major depression in Canada and Europe, is showing promise in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and concomitant depression, according to the results of a small pilot study.
Avatar n tn For many years , there has been debate on whether Attention deficit-Hyperactivity disorder is a disease in itself .Because of the consistency of certain clinical features , ADHD has forced itself to be defined as a disorder . It is perhaps a neuropsychiatric entity with mixed underlying biological causes ( and thereby respond to a variety of medications ). Overdiagnosis of ADHD is possible , as its symptoms are mimicked by other psychological entities , one of them is depression .
Avatar n tn my practitioner claims my depression is more than likely attributable to my lack of attention and the anxiety i feel as a result of this. i was wondering if anyone can tell me how effective dopaminergic agonists are for depression and/or this the right next step for someone as hyperactive and resultingly dysthemic as myself? i have had success with ssri's but, unfortunately my already fragmented attention span has gone out the window. any suggestions? Posted by HFHS M.D.
Avatar n tn // I would bet that depression and anxiety also could play a big role in memory. And if both of those feed into insomnia, that too affects memory. Trust me- I KNOW! At the height of my depression and anxiety and insomnia (mostly due to work), I truly felt like a walking zombie with a memory span of 50 microseconds if I was lucky. On the same day as my last day at work, the insomnia completely disappeared! (That says something about where I worked and with whom...
Avatar n tn Other disorders must be ruled out -- particularly such childhood problems as school phobia and attention deficit disorder; aging problems of dementia, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and other psychotic states induced solely by alcohol or drugs. Drug or alcohol abuse is common in persons with bipolar disorder and can mask the symptoms, thus complicating diagnosis and treatment.
424839 tn?1268189846 If you have another psychological problem, such as depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, you're more likely to become dependent on drugs. Children who exhibit aggression, a lack of self-control and a difficult temperament may be at greater risk of drug addiction. • Social environment. Particularly for young people, peer pressure is a strong factor in starting to use and abuse drugs.
Avatar m tn Most of my life, when I was purposefully in denial of bipolar, I describe myself as intense, not manic or depressed. I just perceived and expressed all feelings intensely. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy starts with the knowledge that every feeling has to have a thought, for the brain to release those chemicals to make the feelings. Well, that is how I know I am bipolar for sure.
Avatar n tn Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD is when hyperactivity is also present alongside symptoms of ADD ADD is when attention is not kept for long periods of time