Attention deficit disorder symptoms adults

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Avatar f tn The question asking problem puzzled me, but asking questions is one way of getting attention and is a learned response. Adults just naturally stop what they are doing when asked a question and pay attention. Of course, it could just be that she has a very inquisitive mind. So what to do? Hopefully, my guess as to her behavior is correct, and its not some problem like jdtm suggests. I do think that part of this will cease as she matures and becomes aware of what people think about her.
Avatar f tn i am happy (tho sad too) to see that there are so many of us adults suffering, and i mean suffering, from this disorder. and that there's a name for it! i'm 37 and still rock. i have been tortured by this ever since I can remember, which means I may have started before I could remember. my mother used to tell me that i should stop, over and over again, or put her arm on me to stop me. i developed a complex about it and now at 37 still can't stop, with so much shame about it.
220090 tn?1379170787 Each time I took interferon, it left me with Attention Deficit Disorder that was long lasting. Each treatment seemed to be additive. After my last treatment that ended in 2008, I ended up with full blown ADD that made me impulsive and seriously detracted me to the point that I could not read and process anything that was very detailed. I spent much of my career managing large software projects, so I was very lucky this didn't happen until after I retired.
Avatar f tn findings on the MRI of which I remained suspicious considering my debilitating symptoms. Shortly after, and with symptoms persisting, I located another neurologist to review the findings and evaluate me further. He ordered additional tests such as, evoked potentials, nerve conduction studies, and a skin grating test along with an MRI of my thoracic and concurred that no findings suggestive of MS were present but indicated he was suspicious of my symptoms. Again, this was all conducted in 2007.
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 Click on the link - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - at the top of the page and you can get a quick general overview. And if you do go to see a doctor, it certainly wouldn't hurt to run general tests (well, the blood workup will hurt), to rule out other factors. A specialist, like a pediatric psychiatrist, is typically the best way to go. And, yes, all of those things you mentioned are signs of ADHD.
Avatar n tn Other times, an adult can either simply never been diagnosed as a child, or develop the disorder later on in life. Adult attention deficit disorder looks a lot like childhood attention deficit disorder. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the symptoms are largely the same.
521840 tn?1348844371 What the Science Says by Dr. Russell Barkley Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder www.chadd.org National Institute of Mental Health Information Page: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/index.shtml Dr. Larry Silver’s Advice to Parents on ADHD by Dr. Larry Silver *June 2009, Medscape CME, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Dr. David Goodman, Dr. Anthony Rostan, Dr. Richard Weisler discuss: Adult ADHD and the DSMV, www.
Avatar n tn He was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Generalized Anxiety. He is now 8 years old and with every year he has gained confidence, become less anxious, and the tics have now subsided almost completely. We still see a tic here and there (mostly neck jerking or blinking) especially when under stress, but almost never endless bouts every few seconds like when they first presented. And if you wondering yes, screen time was one of his triggers.
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.
1380252 tn?1279896399 //www.medhelp.org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD I have also found lots of great information here. - http://www.supreme.state.az.us/casa/prepare/adhd.html Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Attention Deficit Disorder, actually, is quite rare. However, Attention Defict Disorder in Adults and in parents who don't want to take the time necessary to raise and discipline children is quite common. Before you put a child on drugs that may affect him/her for the rest of his/her life, take a look at what YOU, as the rearing parent or guardian are doing that should and MUST be corrected to help raise a child. Clinical diagnoses take time. Raising a child takes time and effort.
Avatar f tn org/articles/add-adhd/adult-adhd-attention-deficit-disorder.htm This link is worth reading. You also might want to read this link on 8 Reasons Adult ADD Is So Often Misdiagnosed - http://www.additudemag.com/slideshow/139/slide-1.html?utm_source=eletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=December You also might want to read or check the reviews on this book, "Is It You, Me or Adult ADHD"? http://www.amazon.
Avatar m tn //www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.
4190741 tn?1370181432 Trigeminal nerve stimulation may also be an option for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Dr. Cook said. Earlier this month, at the American Psychiatric Association's 2013 Annual Meeting, he presented the results of a small pilot trial that showed good results with TNS as stand-alone therapy in treatment-naïve patients aged 7 to 14 years with ADHD.
Avatar m tn Memory symptoms/poor attention and recall can also be a manifestation of depression, which is a serious medical condition that should be treated and can successfully be treated. In young adults such as your self, attention deficit disorder (ADD) may also be the cause of inattention and subsequent inability to register information well and later recall it. As you can see there are many potential causes to your symptoms.
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 m tn It is clinically termed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is common among young people. Around 9% of children between 3-17 and 2%-3% of adults suffer from this disorder. Symptoms: 1. Predominantly lacking concentration 2. Highly restless/impulsive Bipolar Disorder: It can be described as a chronic ill health with frequent episodes of obsession and depression that can stay from 1 day to even months. Symptoms: 1. Abnormal and dramatic mood swinging 2. Lack of energy 3.
757137 tn?1347200053 As a pediatrician, I have similar concerns particularly regarding the standard of care for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Stimulant medication does improve improve attention and positively affect school performance and self-esteem. but children with ADHD are usually seen by pediatricians who focus on symptoms and medications for 30 minutes every three months.
Avatar m tn During the past two decades, child psychiatry has already provoked three fads- a tripling of Attention Deficit Disorder, a more than twenty-times increase in Autistic Disorder, and a forty-times increase in childhood Bipolar Disorder. The field should have felt chastened by this sorry track record and should engage itself now in the crucial task of educating practitioners and the public about the difficulty of accurately diagnosing children and the risks of over- medicating them.
Avatar m tn Anger overload is also different from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Children with AD/HD have significant distractibility, which occurs regularly in school and/or the home. By contrast, children with brief outbursts of anger often pay attention well when they are not"overheated" emotionally.
Avatar f tn Ferritin is a test for adults? O_o "Serum ferritin is the most accurate test indicating iron status within normal range as well as iron deficiency and excess. In a young growing child, who has got a very delicate balance between iron stores, requirement and supply, it is very essential to diagnose iron deficiency at a stage before it results in hypochromic microcytic anaemia." - Iron Deficient Children and Significance of Serum Ferritin.
Avatar dr m tn snoring, depression or irritability, poor concentration, memory or focus problems, morning headaches, poor job performance, attention deficit disorder, and obesity. A recent study came out describing the number of car accidents in one year. It’s estimated that about 800,000 car accidents occur every year due to sleep apnea and of these, there are about 1,400 fatalities.
Avatar f tn Your daughter is three years of age? ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder. ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder. Even though they are both attention disorders, they are quite different. Your daughter is three years old; she is going to be hyper, she is going to have more energy than your whole family combined, just as well as every other three year old out there. I have a three year old of my own which inhibits every behavior you mentioned.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed as depressed and having Attention Deficit Disorder. All my life since childhood I have been extremely anxious in social situations, so much that it has hindered my social, academic, and work life. I have turned to online classes to finish my degree, but again because of my attention deficit I am now taking Concerta. Since I am almost at the end of my undergrad degree and would like to continue in grad school and attain employment in my area of study, I want to treat my anxiety.
Avatar n tn An additional possibility (which can occur alongside depresion) is that he displays an inattentive form of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It would make sense to have him assessed by a child mental health professional. The diagnosis can be clarified and, if pertinent, medication and other interventions can be planned.
469720 tn?1388149949 Statistics show that up to 25% of insured children are on some medication (asthma, attention deficit and diabetes are the most common condition) Medication Usage 51% of all insured Americans (including children) take at least one prescription drug 20% of insured Americans take three or more Rx drugs 75% of older adults take one or more Rx drugs 25% of older adults take five or more meds on a regular basis (28% of women and 22% of men) The fact that many older Americans are on long term medica
Avatar m tn INTUNIV™ is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). INTUNIV™ is not a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. INTUNIV™ should be used as a part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counselling or other therapies.
Avatar f tn Dear gordorae58: Currently, 2 out of 3 American adults are overweight or obese, so you are not alone. HBO put forth an enlightening documentary called "Weight of the Nation". This project, in partnership with Institute of Medicine (IOM), was to help educate the public on this epidemic we are facing in United States. Please go to: The Weight of the Nation http://theweightofthenation.hbo.
Avatar dr m tn Not only is it seen in children, but adults can have it as well. Symptoms include inability to focus or pay attention, being easily distracted, and various behavioral problems in the classroom. There are a number of proposed explanations for why ADHD occurs, including brain biochemical imbalances, environmental and dietary toxins, and allergic conditions. One possible explanation that never receives very much attention is from lack of deep quality sleep.