Attention deficit disorder memory

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Avatar n tn You sound like a very caring teacher and the short answer is yes. Because you are a teacher and not a doctor I'm sure you know you can only report symptoms. Tell the mom it doesn't look like the ADD you have seen in other kids but it looks like he just zones out. DO NOT bring up the surgery. Moms, in general, feel guilty enough already "blaming" her will not change anything.
Avatar n tn If a child has certain conditions, such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, working memory is often impaired. When you give him directions, be sure he is next to you and that you establish eye contact. Then, have him repeat the directions before he proceeds to execute them.
Avatar n tn Finally, certain people live into adulthood with thinking troubles that are later diagnosed as learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Many people think of this as a childhood disorder but it can start in childhood and not be diagnosed into adulthood. There are several potentially treatable causes to your symptoms. I strongly suggest you share your concerns with your physician.
Avatar n tn (a) Inattentive-type Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and/or (b) deficit in short-term or working memory. Sometimes it can be difficult to discern one from the other, but it would help your daughter if you sought evaluation. Neuropsychological testing can determine the presence of memory problems and can also help (but is not necessary) determine the presence of ADHD.
Avatar n tn I suggest that you see your Doc and get tested for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) There is most certainly help for your inability to remember (pay attention) things short term. See your doc, this is NOT uncommon. Good Luck!
Avatar f tn The last two are ADD (attention-deficit disorder) drugs, and Strattera works like a charm on the fog. My concentration and attention (and memory) are NORMAL again even though I still have the woozy-head feeling. It has been an absolute godsend for me!! I would suggest talking to a neurologist about your problem--especially, if possible, one who specializes in dizziness/inner ear. Check the list at www.robbmd.
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.
2012762 tn?1332969093 Finally, certain people live into adulthood with thinking troubles that are later diagnosed as learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Many people think of this as a childhood disorder but it can start in childhood and not be diagnosed into adulthood. There are several potentially treatable causes to your symptoms. I strongly suggest you share your concerns with your physician.
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 f tn Clinical (medical) depression and anxiety can sometimes be expressed in this way. Also, attention deficit disorder (ADD) may sometimes be the cause of concentration and memory difficulties. Many people think of this as a childhood disorder but it can start in childhood and not be diagnosed until adulthood. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I wish the best of luck to your and your physicians in figuring out the cause of your symptoms.
118225 tn?1278658540 I really think my 7(almost 8) year old son might have an attention disorder. Its not that he acts crazy or overly hyper, its his memory and other things that are of concern. The biggest complaint his teacher has is that he tunes her out, seems to not pay attention....he is always getting into trouble for doing things the teacher had just told him not to do. Today he came home on warning because his teacher told him not to lean, and then he started doing it again.
Avatar n tn Do you feel you also have a good ear? Another possibility is that of ADD (Attention deficit disorder). You just can not concentrate on one task for a long time. If you did not have these symptoms earlier, a third possibility that can be considered is that of Depression. There can be a severe loss of cognitive abilities in depression. Where do you think your symptoms fit in?
Avatar n tn You might Google "attention-deficit disorder". The top two returns are: 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!
Avatar n tn There are a number of things to be sorted out in your case such as finding out what specific type or types of memory are abnormal, history of head trauma or meningitis, labor and delivery/perinatal/childhood history, any concomitant behavioral or psychiatric disorder such as attention deficit disorder or mood disorder, and any history of seizures.
Avatar n tn Although I am NOT a doctor, have you ever considered you might have a mild case of ADD (attention deficit disorder)? Your symptoms sound like mine (I'm 54), and throughout my life I've had trouble concentrating, completing tasks, etc. What got me through school, and excelling was my intellect. I'm a teacher, so as an adult, I recognized the symptoms. When I was growing up, no one knew about ADD. I'm not saying that is what you have, I'm just throwing it out as a possibility.
Avatar m tn Like ADD, attention deficit. Has that ever been brought up to you? I would think in terms of marriage, what about talking to her at a time in which she is not aggravated and sharing that this is not intentional and something you struggle with. That you wan to improve it and it worries you about yourself. For her to be patient. My husband honestly can forget what I say about 10 seconds later.
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 n tn For some chemo/ post-chemo patients with fatigue and attention problems, stimulants such as Ritalin (one of the meds used for Attention Deficit Disorder) can make a difference. 4. Exercise can also help some patients feel more alert. I don't know how helpful any of these might be for you, but the reading materials might at least help you feel less alone in struggling with the problem. Best wishes...
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 f tn One, but only one, is a manifestation of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The fact that her struggle has occurred over a number of years lends some support to the probability that the attention problem is indeed due to ADHD. If it is, it can be treated.
Avatar f tn To the extent that your child's language processing problem is a function of working memory deficit, the five-week program might well be of benefit. Be aware that the program is not specifically designed to remediate language processing difficulties, and the company would never make such a claim.
Avatar f tn Dr. Melanie Bee has a webpage on treating ADHD/ADD. One of the things she discusses is chiropractic adjustments. They GREATLY help the nervous system so messages get through correctly, and there is less fidgeting. This sounds very good to me. I also came across another website that says: "Using emotional release techniques, I have recovered from the pattern of behaviors called Attention Deficit Disorder.
Avatar n tn I am sorry I can not tell you what to do in specific terms because I don't know why these medications have been prescribed. Are you dealing with attention deficit disorder or depression or anxiety? If depression or anxiety, you might ask your doctor about Celexa or wellbutrin or other ssri's.
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 My memory really depends on how interessting I find the subject. Of course I have an attention deficit disorder....
Avatar f tn Frontal lobe volume is smaller in persons with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There have been studies proving that brain regions involved in self-regulation show difference with those of controls. Smaller frontal lobe white matter volumes are also seen in depressed adolescents. Frontal lobes are involved in motor function, problem solving, memory, language, social and sexual behavior and are very vulnerable to injury.
Avatar f tn Finally, certain people live into adulthood with thinking troubles that are later diagnosed as learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder (ADD). Many people think of this as a childhood disorder but it can start in childhood and not be diagnosed into adulthood. There are several potentially treatable causes to your symptoms. I strongly suggest you share your concerns with your physician.