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Avatar f tn Post a Comment » Read All Comments (50) » The pills boost focus and impulse control in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr. Anderson makes, he calls the disorder “made up” and “an excuse” to prescribe the pills to treat what he considers the children’s true ill — poor academic performance in inadequate schools. “I don’t have a whole lot of choice,” said Dr.
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.
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 m tn However, some people have problems learning due to attention deficit disorder. Stimulant medications have been shown to be effective for reducing symptoms of ADHD such as distractability and impulsivity. Sometimes mood and thought disorders interfere with learning as well, and these conditions can also respond to medical interventions. A psychiatrist is the right professional to visit to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for psychotropic medications.
Avatar n tn I don’t think that her stubborn nature is linked with any neurological disorder here since it could be a normal phenomenon of an ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) child who reacts quite differently in such situation due to poor attention span. Your daughter with ADHD may have attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Therefore, by attention deficit she does not listen to what is said to her.
Avatar n tn Your daughter with ADHD may have attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Therefore, by attention deficit she does not listen to what is said to her. In handling and managing your daughter just tries to be specific & clear in your instructions. In addition, if this persists please consult a child psychologist in order to understand appropriate treatment line. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Dear Ms. Voisine, Symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (the correct name for the condition) cluster in three areas: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Some children display symptoms in all three clusters, some children in two of the three clusters, and some children display symptoms in only one of the clusters. So, the range of possible symptoms can vary greatly.
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.
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 n tn Dear Lauren, You are correct in thinking that there is no test, per se, for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (technically, this is the correct name for the condition). However, there is definitely an accepted method or process for evaluating the presence of this condition.
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.
Avatar n tn Any of these medications should be employed only if a careful diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has been reached.
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 The response to the forum has been great, and some complicated questions require research. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by symptoms of inattention (such as difficulty sustaining attention, difficulty organizing or completing tasks, and easy distraction), and/or symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity (such as restlessness, excessive talking, and difficulty waiting turns.
Avatar n tn Other possibility is of ADHD(attention deficit hyperactive disorder). It typically presents itself during childhood, and is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity, as well as forgetfulness, poor impulse control or impulsivity, and distractibility. Pls discuss these two possibilities with your doctor preferably a child psychiatrist or pediatric neurologist. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how your son is doing.
Avatar f tn Hi, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder, affecting about 3-5% of the world's population under the age of 19.It typically presents itself during childhood, and is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity, as well as forgetfulness, poor impulse control or impulsivity, and distractibility.
Avatar n tn Dear Jo, The first priority is to achieve a diagnosis of your son's condition. If he displays Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (characterized by an array of symptoms revolving around inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity), even at his young age medication could be helpful. However, most pediatric mental health professionals are reluctant to recommend medication for such a young child. There are instances, though, when the severity of the condition does call for medication.
Avatar n tn You can search on PubMed in milk allergy+ autism or Behaviour or attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder or exorphins
Avatar n tn Your son's difficulties appear to revolve around distractbility and impulsivity, and these symptoms may well be indicative of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It would be prudent to arrange an evaluation to consider this.
Avatar n tn The use of the attention training system. Behavior Modification, 16, 204-225. Fabiano, G. A. & Pelham, W. E. (2003). Improving the effectiveness of behavioral classroom interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A case study. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 11, 122-128. Jensen, P. S., Hinshaw, S. P., Swanson, J. M., Greenhill, L. L., Conners, C. K., Arnold, L. E., Abikoff, H.B., Elliott, G., Hechtman, L., Hoza, B., March, J. S., Newcorn, J. H., Severe, J.
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.
Avatar n tn Some patients need to have increased doses and for longer period, to benefit from an antidepressant. Ritalin is used for Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder which maybe characterized by difficulty maintaining attention and possibly hyperactivity and impulsivity. Some physicians will use Ritalin in small doses for a short time in patients with severe depression until an antidepressant takes effect. Your psychiatrist should properly evaluate for Depression or ADD/ADHD.
Avatar f tn //helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm My personal opinion is that this test is just a way for inexperienced professionals to deal with a problem they have little knowledge of. Are you in the United States (which state) or England? These doctors are not going to be helpful. You might have more luck going through your local schools. Your best bet is to find a doctor that specializes in ADHD - probably a psychiatrist.
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.
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.
1528371 tn?1294017962 I wish you the best and hope you'll keep us posted. Peace Greenlydia What is ADD? Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD/ADHD, is a psychological term currently applied to anyone who meets the DSM IV diagnostic criteria for impulsivity, hyperactivity and/or inattention. The diagnostic criteria are subjective and include behavior which might be caused by a wide variety of factors, ranging from brain defects to allergies to giftedness.
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 n tn It goes without sating, of course, that the dose cannot be maintained at that level now. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by symptoms along any of three axes: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Symptoms of impulsivity tend to rerspond less favorably to stimulant medication than do symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity. It is not at all unusual for children with ADHD to display some 'co-morbid' condition - i.e., some condition alongside the ADHD.
Avatar n tn _Dear EP, You are correct in wondering if your son may be displaying difficulties in addition to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (if indeed he is ultimately found to display this condition, which is manifested by an array of symptoms which revolve around three axes: inattention, psychomotor overactivity, and impulsivity). Temper dyscontrol of a serious, volatile sort is not a manifestation of ADHD, though problems with anger management are often associated with ADHD.
Avatar n tn Kravitz, Your grandson's pediatrician must have concluded that he displays Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (characterized by an array of symptoms in three areas: hyperactivity, inattention and/or impulsivity). You've clearly done your homework, so to speak, and understand that a single dose of regular Ritalin is entirely metabolized in approx. four hours. In light of this, why does your grandson's improved behavior and disposition persist over the entire day?