Attention deficit disorder symptoms in girls

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Avatar f tn I hope that I am wrong - but I wonder if you are seeing the beginnings of a personality disorder. I might suggest that you google words/phrases as "personality disorders in children" or "bpd in children" or similar words/phrases. The medical community usually does not diagnose personality disorders until early adulthood but that does not mean treatment cannot help. Again - hope that I am wrong ....
Avatar f tn My 18 yo son has this disorder and has shattered cribs and beds. Last year we stayed in a hotel with tempurpedic type (memory foam) mattresses. He didn't bounce. He now has a memory foam pillow that he takes everywhere he goes. We also put a memory foam topper on his bed. It has really cut down his "bouncing". He has the form of RMD where he bounces his head or bangs his head against the bed. There is no rebound with the memory foam so he bounces much less.
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 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.
535822 tn?1443980380 Phthalates may contribute to attention deficit Phthalates may also contribute to well documented increases in attention deficit disorder. Researchers in Korea compared phthalate levels in the urine of 261 school aged children between eight and 11 years old with symptoms of ADHD. Results confirmed a strong positive correlation between the two.
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.
Avatar n tn Attention Deficit Disorder in girls is really a very serious disorder. Parents of girls with ADD/ADHD are always worried. You have presented here a nice site to tell about causes, symptoms and treatment options for ADD. Several sites are available which provides information for ADD/ADHD. http://www.troubledteensearch.
Avatar n tn I'm going to defer on this to the speech/language therapist. It sounds like your son displays developmental disorder in a number of areas, and the evaluation you have already arranged is very sensible. He is likely to require some special education services right from the outset (i.e., even in pre-school). The smaller the group the better for him right now so, if you have the option of grouping him with only several children, by all means do so.
Avatar f tn org/articles/add-adhd/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-in-children.htm I would find a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in ADHD and have her examined. I really don't trust pediatricians to do this. Typically, these days, they are too busy to do a through job. If you have any questions or need more info - please post here or on the ADHD site I mentioned above.
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.
Avatar m tn If someone finds it difficult to pay attention or feels somewhat hyperactive, “Attention-deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder” has those symptoms right there in its name. It’s an easy, catch-all phrase, which saves time for doctors to boot. But can we really lump all these people together? What if there are other things causing people to feel distracted? I don’t deny that we, as a population, are more distracted today than we ever were before.
1304850 tn?1273219093 org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD?page=1#sec_3761 Realize that while the above mentioned source is pretty good for ADHD, it really doesn't get into ADD. Its not unusual for girls to go undiagnosed with ADD because they are not the hyperactive little boys running around getting the attention.
Avatar m tn So before you start diagnosing a child with a disorder keep in mind that every 5 years a new mental disorder surfaces that make pharmaceutical companies and doctors richer, all at the expense of the side effects it gives to your child. Be careful what you say!!!!
Avatar m tn // ADD is definable - you can't be diagnosed unless you meet certain criteria. The second link covers most of the criteria. And, I can give you the very specific criteria needed. Sounds like you are in college?
Avatar f tn Do you think that her non behavior learning disorder/memory loss makes her work doubly hard in school? If so, that could be part of the problem. She is working to hold it together all day at school dealing with it so that when she gets home, she's exhausted and just blows for you. They always say that we torture the one we love the most the most. Anyway, I"m sure she is completely frustrated by this and that has to surface somewhere.
Avatar m tn Your doctor may not be, no disrespect intended. I was diagnosed with major depression and also have Attention Deficit Disorder. I use ritalin when I need to focus and complete difficult jobs for me-like doing paperwork. UGH! I took ritalin (a stimulant for ADD) daily for awhile and DID go manic. I did all kinds of things I wouldn't normally do including spending large amounts of money on impulse. Having an affair! Etc.
193137 tn?1367883663 ------------------------- ADHD medication can improve math and reading scores, study suggests By Yasmin Anwar, Media Relations | 27 April 2009 BERKELEY — Pediatricians and educators have long known that psycho-stimulant medications can help children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) concentrate on learning for short periods of time.
Avatar f tn org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD?page=1#sec_3761 - for symptoms or just google it. Another source which I think that you will find very interesting is this Utube video by a young lady with ADD in which she describes her situation and symptoms. Personally, I have found that frustration was a key factor in helping to identify a person with ADD.
Avatar f tn QUOTE Several million children are being treated with Ritalin and other stimulants on the grounds that they have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and suffer from inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity. The stimulants include: Ritalin (methylphenidate), Dexedrine and DextroStat (dextroamphetamine or d-amphetamine), Adderall (d-amphetamine and amphetamine mixture), Desoxyn and Gradumet (methamphetamine), and Cylert (pemoline).
Avatar n tn She can be dramatic and is attentionAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) seeking. She has also told me on a couple of occasions that sometimes she gets really depressed. On the positive side she is pretty, outgoing, confident,funny, slim and seems to be quite popular. She talks to me about her friends/boyfriends, we go shopping together and sometimes cinema. Due to her compulsive lying I started to read her chat logs on a chatroom (MSN).
167 tn?1374177417 He acts like a normal child, has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and has a teacher aid for his school but works hard and is very good at alot of things...has many strengths and is still i guess "different" from the other children and he knows it....
Avatar n tn Yes, by all means have her evaluated for both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disability. The symptoms you describe could be explainable by ADHD alone, but it is unlikely. Sometimes a learning disability goes undiagnosed until the curriculum becomes a bit more complicated, as it does in the fourth grade.
Avatar f tn If it was harmless and helped with symptoms then every Dr out there would be prescribing it in the states that allow it. Instead when a baby is born with it in its system the mother is reported to child protective services. Explain that one. But of course selfish people will always find a way to justify their behavior.
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.
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 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.
123128 tn?1189759427 In its report of October 1, 2001, the IOM's Immunization Safety Review Committee concluded that the evidence was inadequate to either accept or reject a causal relationship between thimerosal exposure from childhood vaccines and the neurodevelopmental disorders of autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and speech or language delay. Additional studies were needed to establish or reject a causal relationship.
Avatar n tn Research also shows that sugar does not cause hyperactivity. Many factors can cause children to have problems paying attention besides an attention deficit disorder. Family problems, stress, discouragement, drugs, physical illness and learning difficulties can all cause problems that look like ADHD, but really aren't. Regardless of the cause, ADHD is thought to be associated with a disturbance in functioning of neurotransmitters in the brain.
589816 tn?1332980371 Ironically, your body *wants* the steroids and coming off them hurts - so yes, it would make you feel bad. You would have an increase in symptoms as well as an increase in pain as the anti-inflammatory action of the steroids weans down, the body aches like crazy. Plus the whole changes in blood sugar from the cortisol issues on top of just the healing etc. so your feelings are totally normal albeit not fun. Try NOT to vacuum or do extra at this time - the PT and OT will be wearing enough!