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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.
163305 tn?1333672171 Even the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines, to which your report refers, do not question that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a “real” brain disorder, rather than a convenient way of labelling a child who is boisterous and disruptive in class. Ask paediatricians how often they saw children with “minimal brain dysfunction”, as ADHD was then known, in the 80s, and their answers range from one in 100 to one in 500.
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
5856747 tn?1403352282 Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. ADHD. Prevalence. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or ADHD is today largely accepted as a bona fide psychiatric or neurobehavioral disorder affecting some 5-7% of children and adolescents. The prevalence will depend on the diagnostic criteria used. It was once thought to be three times commoner in boys than in girls though not all studies support that figure. About 50% of ADHD children will carry the condition into adulthood.
521840 tn?1348844371 A Common Source of Treatable Problems Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has generally been considered largely a disability of childhood, one that many people expect to leave behind as they grow to adulthood. Most of us think of ADHD as primarily a child’s problem that interferes with progress at school. We often picture hyperactive little boys with behavior problems.
Avatar f tn Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to examine issues concerning the prescribing of stimulants to school-age children for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD (ADD/ADHD, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). The principal drug used for this purpose is methylphenidate, commonly known as "Ritalin.
Avatar n tn It would be wise to arrange an evaluation for a disorder of attention. Do this through a pediatric mental health clinician. The symptoms you describe are typical of children who display Combined-type Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Avatar n tn Dear Jumana, Some of what your son is displaying is typical of children who display Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (primarily Inattentive Type). But some of his behavior is not really typical of ADHD, and may be indicative of some developmental immaturity, Developmental Disorder, Mood Disorder, etc. The most helpful intervention would be to seek an evaluation by a mental health profesional. This person can help refine the diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
Avatar m tn There was also a 40 percent rise in drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder with the increase for girls, at 63 percent, rising faster than for boys, at 33 percent. And ADHD drug use rose in among 15 to 19 year olds, an age group for which use typically declines as teenagers are taken off the meds. That may be a sign that ADHD drugs are being used more as stimulants to help teens keep up with schoolwork or for recreational use, Cox posits.
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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.
535822 tn?1443980380 Phthalates may contribute to attention deficit Phthalates may also contribute to well documented increases in attention deficit disorder. Researchers in Korea compared phthalate levels in the urine of 261 school aged children between eight and 11 years old with symptoms of ADHD. Results confirmed a strong positive correlation between the two.
Avatar m tn ADD is a mis-nomer. ADD stands for Attention Deficit Disorder. Believe me, there is no "Deficit" in their attention. I find children with ADD pay attention to EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that goes on! It may be hard to focus attention on one thing when their attention goes a bazillion different directions. They are the first to notice any changes and all details. You describe him as hyperactive, which does not necesarily mean ADD or ADHD.
480331 tn?1310407129 with his peers...I worry if he has Attention Deficit Disorder, I'm worrying myself sick! I have heard that some boys develop slower...I just want to hear him say some words already!!! Your thoughts!
172826 tn?1423426556 Parents might raise their children the best way possible, although other factors such as disorders like Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety and many more, can affect whether a child or youth who engages in violent or innappropriate acts. When seeking to explain the many reasons to why children kill, disorder such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit combinated with proactive drugs often influences a child or youth to engage in violent crimes.
Avatar n tn At his age, a two-year deficit would be very significant and much less of a deficit deserves intervention. But common sense and bureaucratic guidelines are often two very different things.
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD?page=1#sec_3761 The problem is that this link focus a lot on ADHD. To get a good picture of the whole area, I would suggest buying this book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. You can go through a school for testing or find a child specialist. I would probably go the pediatric psychiatrist route.
1310633 tn?1430227691 Nock and his colleagues found that almost all teens who thought about or attempted suicide had a mental disorder, including depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or problems with drug or alcohol abuse. More than half of the youth were already in treatment when they reported suicidal behavior, which Nock said was both encouraging and disturbing.
Avatar f tn org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm And, even if he does not have ADHD, the techniques used to help a child with ADHD focus and follow rules, etc. would be quite useful. I hope this helps. If you have any questions please post here or on the other site I linked to above.
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.
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 I did some research and strattera does cause weight loss and it can be a problem for children you may want to discuss it with the Doctor I copied this out ..... Strattera® (atomoxetine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There are a number of possible side effects with Strattera, and weight loss is one that appears to occur commonly. For some people, this may be a good thing.
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.
1304850 tn?1273219093 org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD?page=1#sec_3761 Realize that while the above mentioned source is pretty good for ADHD, it really doesn't get into ADD. Its not unusual for girls to go undiagnosed with ADD because they are not the hyperactive little boys running around getting the attention.
Avatar m tn Sandman-------- you are king! You give such valuable information. But I will say that almost all of those are symptoms of sensory integration as well. That is what is tricky---- knowing the difference.
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 n tn The teachers won't change so it is up to you, your husband or son to do some changing. Do you think your son has a attention deficit problem? What can you do to get him to focus? How old is your son? Your husband, may have to change his prioities as he is part of this family also... I see you have enough to deal with. If your son flunks, it is not your fault. You and your husband both are responsible, talk to him about it.
Avatar m tn //www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD Feel free to post back if you have any other questions.
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.