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Avatar n tn The second thing is that he definitely has many of the signs of attention deficit disorder, or ADD. Not ADHD from what you have said, but ADD. This site has more info on ADD - http://helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_signs_symptoms.htm. The trouble with ADD is that it is not easily noticed because the child is not hyper. And if they are smart enough to pull good grades in early years, they can be completely overlooked.
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 f tn Some things a lot of people don't understand is that gifted children can be difficult just because they're gifted. The common perception seems to be that a smart kid is an easy kid. Not true at all! Maybe there is something else going on as well, but here's some information I received from my daughter's school when they classified her as "gifted": They are highly inquisitive.
Avatar f tn Hello, Is there anyone, I mean anyone, out there that has rhythmic movement disorder? I have been violently thrashing my body and head, laterally while asleep or mostly somewhat asleep since I can remember. I am 30 now. It use to consume maybe an hour or two a night but now it is getting drastically worse. I find myself doing it or am told that I, "rock", 4-5 hours a night.
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 n tn Two things might be useful. First, he should be evaluated specifically for the possibility of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (which may explain the inattention and overactivity). Second, a systematic behavior management plan should be implemented and it should call for immediate time out if he is out of his seat or bothering other children.
Avatar f tn Although it seems like your child exhibits characteristic symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, he might not have a genuine attentional problem but rather acts in this manner because academic tasks are very challenging for him. Observe whether he shows similar traits when engaged in other activities that are mildly challenging for him. If these symptoms are present across activities and settings you need to get a professional evaluation of his attention/ concentration skills.
Avatar n tn The behavior may be more indicative of a type of impulsivity often associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, though by no means is this a certainty based on the one symptom alone.
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!
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).
Avatar n tn //www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I would definately look into the "autism" group. Things like that are hard to diagnose, because not all of the symtoms are displayed. My nephew was 6 years old before he was finally diagnosed as "high functioning autistic". At first they thought it was Attention Deficit, then Aspherger's, etc. Autistic children are usually not affectionate. This is the total opposite with my nephew. He is extremely affectionate with those he knows. He is also a very good reader.
Avatar f tn [5] [edit] Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Many children labelled indigo by their parents are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)[6] and Tober and Carroll's book The Indigo Children linked the concept with diagnosis of ADHD. Their book makes the case that the children are a new stage of evolution rather than children with a medical diagnosis, and that they require special treatment rather than medications.
Avatar f tn I would have your sister google sensory integration disorder or sensory processing disorder (SPD is a good site to look at) as some signs do overlap with autism and absolutely hyperactive attention deficit gets mistaken for it all the time. medication does not work for it so perhaps that is what is going on. I think you have to go with your gut sometimes too. I didn't want there to be anything 'wrong' with my own son.
Avatar n tn It is not unusual for children with interesting migraine variants such as the one your child appears to have by your descriptions to be misdiagnosed with a wide variety of illnesses, especially attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder or learning disability, since the migraines often happen while the child is in school and manifest themselves only as confusion or other mental aberrations which teachers interpret as a lack of attention.
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD?page=1#sec_3761 Focus on the Inattention symptoms. On the ADD/ADHD forum where I post a lot, I have seen numerous parents saying similar things. By the way, it is not unusual for an intelligent girl to go unnoticed in school (well, at least till about middle school), while all the hyper little boys are noticed.
Avatar n tn Yes, by all means have her evaluated for both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disability. The symptoms you describe could be explainable by ADHD alone, but it is unlikely. Sometimes a learning disability goes undiagnosed until the curriculum becomes a bit more complicated, as it does in the fourth grade.
Avatar m tn org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm If it does wind up being ADHD, I have many more links to professional sources that can help you make decisions. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I would suggest seeing someone soon and end what will otherwise likely become a fruitless goosechase for you and your son. He is diagnosed ADD/anxiety disorder/written expression disorder/gifted, and is currently on an SSRI for the anxiety. None of the ADD meds seemed to increase his attention or focusing abilities, and he did experience negative side effects with every one. His sleep deprived EEG was normal.
Avatar n tn I have researched anxiety disorders, dyslexia, oppositional defiant disorder, autism and so on. Nothing seems to fit just right. So here is what we are currently facing... At home my son has improved tremendously. His hyperactivity has died down and he seems more like a typical 5 year old boy. He generally listens on the first try or at least by the second. If he is tired...it could take five times or more. He is sweet...caring...affectionate...thoughtful...very attentive...
Avatar n tn Don't feel bad about this or your parenting! This could be early signs of attention deficit disorder. They are there to help you and make suggestions. If it was "learned" behavior all the kids would be doing the same things since they are all in the same classroom, and you don't want to get into the habit of blaming other children for your child's behavior... you've got MANY years to go! It's time to get some help since you've tried all you know.
Avatar n tn What is ADHD or ADD other than people who can't pay attention? What does it take to pay attention? PRACTICING PAYING ATTENTION! Just like any other thing you want to get better at, it takes practice. In this technological age where commercials give stories in 1 minute and everyone's in a hurry to go finish another pointless task, I think we need to take a step back....
Avatar f tn I sort of liked Huckabee (although I am a liberal) but these religious zealots, especially those that want creationism taught in schools and those that change their minds as the winds blow will certainly not think that the druggie diseases are worth fighting for. Probably want us to crawl in a hole and die. Who was it that NEVER mentioned HIV back in the 80's during his presidency? I agree with Goof. Nothing will be done. And to be fair remember Hillary's health plan?
Avatar n tn Probably, I have some type of seronegative arthritis such as a.s. I also have an ai blood disorder. I'm glad I'm SVR and I'll do what I need to do to treat these autoimmune issues as well. In my view, the ai problems are still better than the alternative.
Avatar f tn wow.... i just experienced the same thing seconds ago and out of desperete need of an explanation i googled this.. im actually doing my project for school right now that is due tommorow and ive been sitting in front of my computer for several hours of silence. out of no where, my mind kind of wandered and my ears focused on the smallest noises. typing keys are like banging, and the sound coming from my computer booms. everything is magnifyed in perspective, and ringing within my head.
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