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Avatar n tn My son was this same way when he was between 4 & 5 years old. Doctors wanted to put him on lithium or depakote but I refused due his age and the possibility of organ damage. If he needs it later in life then we will cross that bridge when we come to it. Behavior like this can be a symptom of an essential fatty acid deficiency. I started my son on Efalex in May 1999 and within two weeks his rages, tantrums, and out of control behavior stopped. He has been taking Efalex ever since.
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Avatar f tn //www.consumerreports.org/health/conditions-and-treatments/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/what-is-it.htm) did a report and said basically that while nothing has been proven it doesn't hurt to try fish oils (omega 3's). I have (in the 3 plus years on this site) never seen a post by a parent saying any additional diet change made a difference (if they had a normal diet). Having said that, omega 3's certainly wouldn't hurt to try!
Avatar n tn Amino acids, from which protein is made, are an integral element since amino acids and essential fatty acids are both needed to work in the body. Therefore, adding quality protein is a key in Attention Deficit Disorder nutrition. Attention Deficit and hyperactive people can greatly reduce the level of unfocused or misdirected energy simply by starting the day with a protein based breakfast.
Avatar f tn What to do after you just say NO to Ritalin when a child has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or some other learning disability. And even if you don’t, ADD is a growing problem that you should be aware of some estimate that as many as one in five U.S. children are on Ritalin that’s 6 million kids.
Avatar m tn ” The children who took the essential fatty acid supplements also had an unexpected—but significant improvement in their relationships with their parents. Giving young children with attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, and learning disabilities at least 2 teaspoons of cod liver oil along with 300 milligrams of GLA (and 200 IU of vitamin E as mixed tocopherols) daily is very safe and will likely achieve the same or even better results observed by Dr. Portwood and her team.
Avatar n tn If Ritalin is being recommended, you can infer that a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is present. Your son's behavior is more extreme than can be explained by ADHD alone, though that may well be part of the problem. Perhaps it is reasonable to proceed with a trial on stimulant medication at a low dose and see if it benefits your son. In terms of managing the behavior, a very sound plan is detailed in the book SOS: Help for Children.
Avatar f tn My son just turned 17 and in the past 7 weeks he has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder- inattentive type and Dysgraphia. Also, his neuropsych testing revealed that his "cognitive processing" falls into the "significantly impaired" less than 1% range and his "working memory" also falls into the "significantly impaired" less than 1% range.
Avatar m tn One of the accompaniments of attention deficit disorder in adulthood is depression. I would suggest you explore adult ADD and discuss management strategies with your psychiatrist. You might benefit from an alternative treatment plan. Although Wellbutrin is shown to be effective for adult add, there is no evidence so far to show that is the most efficacious medication.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Valerian may also help children who have problems falling asleep and may reduce anxiety and improve sleep in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). How much to take Adults can take 450 to 600 mg per day. Check with a doctor about dosing for children. Words to the wise Valerian often causes headaches and upset stomach. It is not clear whether this herb is safe to use during pregnancy, as it has not been studied for this use.
Avatar n tn Lyme can cause all kinds of mental health symptoms, like anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, attention deficit, panic attacks, even hallucinations and schizophrenia. Although other things can cause leg pain, this does fit the Lyme pattern. Other treatments that may help you are supplementing magnesium and taking fish oil capsules.
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Avatar n tn I did some research both online and from texts, including taking the WHO adult self-report scale for attention deficit disorder. I told my psychiatrist my situation and asked to be put on Strattera. It has had a marginal effect overall; we've slowly moved up the doses to the current 80mg. I understand that this is still only a moderate dose for this medication, but my hope for it having any lasting effect has faded.
Avatar f tn A friend of mine is raising her grandson (he's 6) who has an attention deficit disorder. She has complained of many of the same things as you. He was diagnosed with this at 4, and has come along way. I would have your son evaluated just to be on the safe side, the sooner you catch this the better. It sounds like you're a wonderful mother, and he is disciplined. Your son is easily distracted and this is from lack of concentration. Talk to his pediatrician about this and go from there.
Avatar m tn An Australian study suggests daily dose of fish oil helps calm children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Children in the study were given a commercially available dietary supplement containing a combination of fish oil and evening primrose oil, in a ratio of four to one. They were given just under a gram of fish oil a day. The results showed that children on the active fish oil capsules, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, had improvements in attention, behaviour and vocabulary.
Avatar f tn My motto is that if you wouldn’t eat the product don’t put it on your hair, face or skin. Attention deficit disorder is now one of the fastest growing diseases in our society and it can be traced to these toxins and nutrient deficiencies as well as a disconnected life from nature and spirit. According to Dr.
Avatar n tn Adderall (a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine) is a prescription stimulant used to treat adults and children (over the age of six) with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall was the second drug to be approved to treat ADHD, following Ritalin’s already long stay on the market. The FDA approved Adderall in 1996 and later approved Adderall XR Extended-Release capsules in 2001.
Avatar n tn Could be a candida overgrowth, do you relate to this ? the diagnosis of a virus is a catch all. post if you need more info A Special Message To The Health Professional William G. Crook M.D. Dear Colleague: Many infants and young children who come to your office are troubled by middle ear disorders. While some children may have what appears to be a mild URI, they may complain to their mothers, "my ear hurts".
707438 tn?1240963240 When I get frustrated with myself I read his books and it reminds me that a lot of my struggles are the ADD - it also helps me remember the things that I can do to help myself 2) OMEGA-THREE SUPPLEMENTS - the second book, Delivered from Distraction, suggests omega-3 supplements - I feel better when I take them 3) MEDS - I really responded with Adderall - I am now having some heart rate fluctuation so may have to go off meds but Adderall was a lifesaver for me 4) DIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL TH
Avatar n tn Read this & see if it rings any bells. good luck A Special Message To The Health Professional William G. Crook M.D. Dear Colleague: Many infants and young children who come to your office are troubled by middle ear disorders. While some children may have what appears to be a mild URI, they may complain to their mothers, "my ear hurts". Other children come in with severe ear pain, fever and purulent discharge from their nasal passages.
Avatar f tn The Doctors also wouldn't ever think of doing a EEG ,and I think they should to make sure that everything is ok with the brain. Try giving him Vitamin B6 and Omega 3-6-9 These are good for the brian and also Childrens Multivitamin.
Avatar n tn Its interesting to find here postings about sleep disorders, fatigue and skin conditions. My son has had relief from night-terrors and attention deficit disorder-like symptoms with these oils. The brain is 60% structural fat -and these fats are vital for good brain function. They are also reputed to help skin conditions that reacted to no other medicines. These oils are found in abysmally small amounts in the modern western diet.
Avatar f tn i also am experiencing attention deficit that has resulted in some close calls when i am driving. now i do not drive long distances and try to be extra vigilant when i do drive.
Avatar f tn org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD I hope this helps. Please ask if you need more info.
Avatar f tn Thanks for all the responses. I'm thinking of trying Adrenal Caps, but not sure if I should do that without a doctor's supervision.
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 m tn I am having a problem where my heart or breathing stops after I've fallen asleep, and I wake up panicking. I've tried to include as many details as possible. I first experienced this on a business trip. I went to China for the first time in February, 15 hour plane ride and 12 hours time difference. I took 5 or 6 Dramamine during the trip so that I wouldn't get sick and slept the whole way. So after arriving, I felt on schedule; I fell asleep at night and woke up in the morning.