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Avatar f tn Autistic Disorder, Rett’s Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (Including Atypical Autism). ODD is in the same major section, but in the subsection titled: Attention-Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders.
712961 tn?1229537851 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Authors Full Name Dieter Baeyens,* Herbert Roeyers, Piet Hoebeke, Inge Antrop, Rainer Mauel and Johan Vande Walle Institution Department of Psychology, Developmental Disorders, Ghent University (DB, HR, IA) and Pediatric Uro/Nephrological Center, Ghent University Hospital (DB, PH, RM, JVW), Ghent, Belgium Title The Impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders on Brainstem Dysfunct
Avatar n tn Two national organizations devoted to ADHD are the National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (www.add.org) and Children and Adults with ADHD (your local chapter can be reached at 405-722-1233) - also check their web site. I don't have information about any support groups for SID, but you might find something via an internet search.
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.
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 n tn ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder If you do a search of this site, you can get several relevant articles with much information. Best wishes to you in your search for answers.
Avatar n tn Attention Deficit Disorder association - http://www.add.org/ Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder http://www.chadd.org/ 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.
Avatar m tn A new study suggests that pesticides in foods may be putting kids at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. But before you ban all produce that could be laced with pesticides from your home for fear of an ADHD diagnosis in your children, hear what experts are saying about it. Then consider ways you can limit your kids’ pesticide exposure.
521840 tn?1348844371 Accurate Diagnosis is the Key to Effective Interventions At Mindworks (our private clinic), we frequently receive inquires from parents concerned about ADHD. In this article, I will try to present some general information to help parents become a bit more familiar with this relatively common disability. One of the first things we all associate with ADHD is hyperactivity—the kid you see running around like he’s wearing a jetpack with a frantic mother chasing him.
Avatar m tn A new study suggests that pesticides in foods may be putting kids at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. But before you ban all produce that could be laced with pesticides from your home for fear of an ADHD diagnosis in your children, hear what experts are saying about it. Then consider ways you can limit your kids’ pesticide exposure.
Avatar n tn hi sassy i have a 10 yr old son who also self mutilates he has been diagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder not all adhd kids mutilate i also have a 6 yr old that suffers from the same condition that would perfer to hurt some one else have u considered that he may have adhd
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.
Avatar n tn Attention deficit w/hyperactivity and Oppisitional defiant behavior. The last year we have been pursuing mostly the Obsessive compulsive disorder. We have tried different doses of Zoloft and seem to have good results after about 6-8 weeks, but the effectiveness seems to lessen after about 3-4 months. My daughter is currently taking 75mg Zoloft every morning and 25mg Imipiramine in the evening. Once again, the picking tendencies seem to be returning.
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 n tn Do you also experience vocal tics such as hiccuping, throat clearing, using different voice intonations, or repeating one's own words? Is there a history of tic disorder in your family? Some attention-deficit disorder medications can indeed cause tics as a side-effect of the drugs. How long have you been off the medications? It usually takes a several weeks for the tics to go away. However, if a family history of tic disorder is present, the tics may not go away.
Avatar n tn There's also a chance he does not have dyslexia or attention deficit, but rather didn't receive proper early training in reading and writing. Have an expert determine if he has a learning problem, which the above poster talks about. If the child is normal, proceed teaching him much like a first-grader, except that he already has the language.
627816 tn?1349241716 Autism and fragile X also have in common attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 70-90% of males and 30-50% of females will be affected by ADHD as well as sensory problems. Such as sensitivity to light, touch and sounds. Females have less mood instability, aggression and hyperactivity. More often shyness, and social anxiety causes withdrawal or even the reluctance to speak. Previous screening studies have shown that 2.5% to 6% of boys with autism have fragile X.
Avatar n tn He’ll reference those experiences and other job search tips during an hour-long Webinar for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association starting at 9 p.m. EST April 28 via www.add.org. ADDA members simply log in online to view his 45-minute presentation, followed by a 15-minute question and answer session. Laskoff knows firsthand what it takes to battle the business world and come out on top. “You’ll find you’re going to make more mistakes than other people.
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 m tn I do not have my feelings and thoughts out of order, so I do not have a disorder, I simply am, I AM. Free association an complex thoughts are fun for me, as long as I rest my mind enough. So my thoughts gently persuade my mood, there is no way to control them. My theory now is, that if I maintain mental elasticity and allow my moods to be, yet be careful of my thoughts surrounding them, I can avoid another psychotic break. That is all I am really concerned about.
Avatar n tn Symptoms of Candidiasis Extreme lethargy Diarrhea, chronic gas, bloating, abdominal cramps alleviated by bowel movements, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Lactose intolerance Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorder Allergies and allergy symptoms, chemical sensitivities Panic attacks Sinus problems Eye fatigue Muscle weakness and bone pain White tongue and a white coating Psoriasis/seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff, dry, itchy skin Rectal itching Frequent yeast infections in women
3060903 tn?1398568723 Valerian may also help children who have problems falling asleep and may reduce anxiety and improve sleep in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). How much to take Adults can take 450 to 600 mg per day. Check with a doctor about dosing for children. Words to the wise Valerian often causes headaches and upset stomach. It is not clear whether this herb is safe to use during pregnancy, as it has not been studied for this use.
Avatar n tn Could be a candida overgrowth, do you relate to this ? the diagnosis of a virus is a catch all. post if you need more info A Special Message To The Health Professional William G. Crook M.D. Dear Colleague: Many infants and young children who come to your office are troubled by middle ear disorders. While some children may have what appears to be a mild URI, they may complain to their mothers, "my ear hurts".
Avatar n tn Adderall (a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine) is a prescription stimulant used to treat adults and children (over the age of six) with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall was the second drug to be approved to treat ADHD, following Ritalin’s already long stay on the market. The FDA approved Adderall in 1996 and later approved Adderall XR Extended-Release capsules in 2001.
Avatar n tn Read this & see if it rings any bells. good luck A Special Message To The Health Professional William G. Crook M.D. Dear Colleague: Many infants and young children who come to your office are troubled by middle ear disorders. While some children may have what appears to be a mild URI, they may complain to their mothers, "my ear hurts". Other children come in with severe ear pain, fever and purulent discharge from their nasal passages.
Avatar f tn Unsurprisingly, Ritalin, given to tens of thousands of school-age kids to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), topped the preschoolers' list. But ADHD can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to diagnose with any confidence in kids younger than 5. Symptoms like restlessness and inattentiveness may simply be toddler rambunctiousness, "the terrible twos and trying threes," says psychologist Susan B. Campbell of the University of Pittsburgh.
Avatar n tn What Causes Restless Legs Syndrome? The exact cause of restless legs syndrome is not known. The idiopathic or primary form of the disease seems to occur sporadically for unknown reasons. A family history of RLS is reported in many of these patients, suggesting a genetic component to the disease. Documented cases of parent-to-child transmission suggest that, in some familial cases, RLS may be inherited. In 2001, a French-Canadian group reported on a study of 25 family members, 14 of whom had RLS.
Avatar n tn When a child is on such a medication as this, it refocuses their thoughts. My older daughter has attention deficit without hyperactivity. She was unable to concentrate on one thing at a time. I could have sworn she had Asperger several years ago. Then we had her checked and she was put on Adderal which is similar to Ridilen. It has made a HUGE difference in her life. She is now 17 years old, a solid B student, plays in the school band and has friends.
401095 tn?1351395370 There is increasing concern that such children in later life may be prone to attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, learning difficulties, and a spectrum of autistic disorders. Tolerance. Tolerance to many of the effects of benzodiazepines develops with regular use: the original dose of the drug has progressively less effect and a higher dose is required to obtain the original effect.
Avatar dr m tn UARS is also associated with depression, anxiety or attention deficit problems. For obvious reasons, sleep deprivation, especially deep sleep deprivation with multiple arousals, can lead to many of these conditions. In addition, if you don’t sleep deeply, it’s been shown that your body produces increased levels of cortisol. And as we all know, cortisol is what makes you gain weight and eat more.