Attention deficit disorder in teenagers

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334776 tn?1249972181 "I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb . . and I'm also not blonde." -Dolly Parton- "I suffer from M.A.D.D. - Mommy Attention Deficit Disorder." ~Raenita "My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
Avatar f tn // and check it out. If after reading that , you still have concerns, I would recommend getting the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley as it covers a ton of stuff that will be helpful. If I can provide any more information, please post. Best wishes.
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.
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.
Avatar f tn However, CNS stimulants can also increase blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature, in addition to effecting our mood, appetite, and sleep pattern. In post marketing reports, methylphenidate had caused sudden death in children and teenagers, especially if they have preconditioned heart problems. FDA placed a black box warning on methylphenidate. Regarding its effect on male reproductive system, there are animals studies that shown methylphenidate may be carcinogenic at high doses.
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.
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 f tn In children and teens, depression often occurs along with behavior problems and other mental health conditions, such as anxiety or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Avatar f tn An inexpereinced Dr will tell you that is isnt possible to shows Bipolar Disorder problems in young children or teenagers but they are dead wrong. An experinced Dr will tel you that ODD, OCD, ADD, and ADHD are often sub symptoms of another mjor underlying problem that often goes undiagnosed and underdiagnosed and that is Bipolar Disorder.
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.
627816 tn?1349241716 In some states, child advocates have seized policymakers' attention with reports of disabled students locked for hours on end in rooms the size of closets and stained with urine. In New York State last month, education authorities issued a bulletin to every school superintendent in the state and reminded them of their obligation to comply with state guidelines governing time-out rooms.
Avatar f tn Playing with poop is not typically something that results from ADHD. It is often seen in Reactive Attachment Disorder with children. RAD is often seen in adopted children, where the initial attachment with the biological mother has been disrupted, even if the child was very young or an infant when adopted. It is something that can be easily addressed in therapy, but cannot be eliminated through meds, since it's a response to stressors not genetics.
Avatar n tn hey bell, i don't know if i even buy into bi polar, seems to be the latest fad, it used to be manic -depressiv then it was that one where you cant consintrate attention defict disorder that was big in the ninties. one thing about A D D nobody has in jail, cause everybody is at full attention or else ya get your ass kicked. my sister was tagged with bi polar, she is a real jerk one day and tries to act normal the next, i think she is just a cruel sel centerted person who needs to grow up.
Avatar f tn even to consider something like that. And it still has a high likelihood of not working in a behavior disorder like this.
544292 tn?1268886268 Day 22 Cold Turkey Tramadol ... I woke up HAPPY. I used to wake up happy all the time, before the Tramadol. Waking up happy is good. Then I tried to move. I had to use my hands and arms to get up out of bed. My body has been pushed as far as it will go. So after trying all my best tricks (aminos, coffee, food, vitamins, water) I finally stopped the struggle and called in sick for work. Tomorrow will be a busier day anyhow.
Avatar n tn I just wanted to add to this message board that in no way do i condone teenagers smoking marijuana(or anything for that matter). In the case of teenagers, i recommend the insulin. This is not to say that there is something wrong with marijuana, I just think it sould be used by ADULTS 18+........PEACE and LOVE in the name of our LORD and SAVIOUR........
Avatar n tn Now that I no more about this disorder, I think I had it since my early teen years. I was always athletic and in good shape but always more sore than I should have been, not to mention the brain fog in school!. Then more health issues started surfacing for no reason. So I ate better and worked out more, but was not getting better. After many blood tests, Hoshimotos was D'xed.
551343 tn?1506834118 is now classed as a neurological disorder. There is a good link on the forum in the links thread all about M.E. and if you can get time I would read it as some of your symptoms could be M.E. M.E. is now becoming the disease of this millennium because the doctors have finally realised it has nothing to do with YUPPY FLU, but is a very debilitating disease in deed. AMNESIA. I must tell you in January 2007 I woke up fine and decided to cut and dye my hair.
Avatar f tn They are mainly visual, but may also involve sound, touch and taste and smell sensations. They are usually seen in teenagers and young adults as well as in older people. They may be related to alcohol, anxiety, mood disorders, insomnia or some current medication. In case your symptoms are associated with severe daytime sleepiness, then you may have narcolepsy. Sleep related hallucinations however, tend to resolve with time, many a times requiring no treatment at all.
Avatar f tn your bladder. I had surgery to relieve the numbness and burning and now have a motor deficit in my right arm. Be careful ask questions, get second opinions, ask about alternatives and most importantly find out all the risks for each. Please note nerve damage can irreversable from being pinched for a long period leaving you with the burn and pain,numness ect.
Avatar f tn It kind of fades in and out, but every time it fades in, it gets more intense (louder and faster) and then abruptly stops and I’m left in a sort of deafening silence due to my efforts to try to pay real close attention in order to understand what the voices were so excited about, wishing I could hear it for just a little longer just to figure it out. This just happened for the first time since I was a little kid. I'm 29 now. WTH is this?
Avatar n tn Luckily, I have 100% collateral blood flow, no brain damage, no shifting, possible outcome. Interestingly, in addition, I have tested positive for antiphospholipid antibodies (after testing false-positive for syphilis---common, who knew). More tests reveal that I test positive for anticardiolipin antibodies, negative for lupus. They have hooked me up w/ a hematologist for follow-up on this (and he is monitoring my Coumadin for the next 3-6 months).
Avatar m tn A crawling sensation in skin is seen in people who are very anxious and stressed out. Very dry skin (you rule this out) and disorders of thyroid gland all can precipitate a crawling sensation. The other possibility is Morgellons disease often mimics scabies. The disease is believed to be caused by weak immune systems in people that have contracted the tick-borne Lyme Disease at some point in their life. It can also be a fungal infection like Tinea corporis.
Avatar n tn Hi I m a 28 year old and suffer some degree of ED in recent. I start masturbated since I m 19 and usually use porn as a form of visual stimiulation. I have observed that I have lost the ability to maintain erect during intercource or I only get weak erection. My question is: does masturbation in association with porn will "exhaust" my interest towards sex and create a negative impact on my ability to get aroused in real sex?