Attention deficit disorder treatment without medication

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Avatar m tn Helo frns, could u please help me,,, i want to knw abt Attention Deficit Disorder. I don't know what kind of disorder is this. But my girlfriend told me that she is having 39 percent of this. Plz let me know abt this disorder. And also if u knw if i have to deal with it with sum certain things or something......
Avatar f tn Ritalin is used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy (an uncontrollable desire to sleep). When given for attention deficit disorder, Ritalin should be an integral part of a total treatment program that includes psychological, educational, and social measures. Ritalin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
712961 tn?1229534251 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Authors Full Name Dieter Baeyens,* Herbert Roeyers, Piet Hoebeke, Inge Antrop, Rainer Mauel and Johan Vande Walle Institution Department of Psychology, Developmental Disorders, Ghent University (DB, HR, IA) and Pediatric Uro/Nephrological Center, Ghent University Hospital (DB, PH, RM, JVW), Ghent, Belgium Title The Impact of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders on Brainstem Dysfunct
Avatar f tn If he truly displays Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and the condition is interfering with his successful management of his school responsibilities, medication such as Ritalin (or another psychostimulant medication) might well assist him. The key is for him to undergo a thorough evaluation and not rush into a plan for pharmacological treatment.
8506154 tn?1398433086 I'm so sorry to hear about your difficulties. It's really hard to say whether you might have a "sick brain," as you put it. It seems possible that you could have attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities. Ideally, those kinds of issues should always be recognized and addressed in childhood, but sometimes a child with attention deficit disorder or learning disabilities will slip through the educational system without ever being diagnosed.
Avatar n tn There are several possibilities including the possibility that it could be an attention deficit disorder and require some kind of medication. I would not jump to that conclusion.
Avatar n tn Your daughter with ADHD may have attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Therefore, by attention deficit she does not listen to what is said to her. In handling and managing your daughter just tries to be specific & clear in your instructions. In addition, if this persists please consult a child psychologist in order to understand appropriate treatment line. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Such medications will not have an influence in the other areas of his functioning. Any of these medications should be employed only if a careful diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has been reached.
Avatar n tn These symptoms could be signs of mile autism, but they can also indicate Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). If you continue to see these symptoms regularly I would consult your pediatrician. :) God Bless You.
202436 tn?1326474333 apart from repititve, stereotyped movements or vocalizations like blinking, sniffing and facial movements, others are attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder etc. treatment include dopamine D2 receptor antagonist therapy, dopamine agonist therapy and habit reversal therapy. Consult a neurologist for best advice. Take care.
Avatar n tn I don’t think that her stubborn nature is linked with any neurological disorder here since it could be a normal phenomenon of an ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) child who reacts quite differently in such situation due to poor attention span. Your daughter with ADHD may have attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Therefore, by attention deficit she does not listen to what is said to her.
Avatar f tn Hello, Your child’s symptoms are suggestive of ADHD(attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral developmental disorder and is characterized by a persistent pattern of impulsiveness and inattention, with or without a component of hyperactivity.Symptoms of ADHD are impulsiveness,inattention, aggression, frequent temper tantrums, and hyperactivity.
189897 tn?1441126518 For the first time in a decade, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued an updated set of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that now include younger, preschool children and adolescents." The article may be found here. - http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/751596?
Avatar m tn However, some people have problems learning due to attention deficit disorder. Stimulant medications have been shown to be effective for reducing symptoms of ADHD such as distractability and impulsivity. Sometimes mood and thought disorders interfere with learning as well, and these conditions can also respond to medical interventions. A psychiatrist is the right professional to visit to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for psychotropic medications.
Avatar f tn If you were doing your normal routine and never, ever, had this problem - then maybe cause for concern. However, anxiety will do the same thing to you. I do know that in this recent study - "Stimulant medication for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) does not affect heart rate or blood pressure and can be safely administered in this patient population, new research suggests." From - http://www.medscape.
1472248 tn?1292611095 From the symptoms described this looks to be attention deficit hyperactivity disorder rather than anything related to the previous episode of rolandic seizure. ADHD usually presents in early school years. The child can be either primarily inattentive, impulsive, hyperactive or emotionally unstable. The child often doesn’t seem to listen, is easily distracted, cant sit still and is fidgety, has angry outbursts, social loner, becomes very sensitive to criticism.
Avatar f tn Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to examine issues concerning the prescribing of stimulants to school-age children for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD (ADD/ADHD, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). The principal drug used for this purpose is methylphenidate, commonly known as "Ritalin.
Avatar n tn But if the teacher is noting that your son is beyond the normal spectrum in this regard he may well have a neurologically-based attention disorder (such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) that requires treatment.
Avatar n tn , Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is an often-prescribed stimulant medication for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It is supplied in two forms: a tablet, the effects of which last for approximately 4 hours; and spansules, the effects of which last for 10-12 hours. It is always recommended that such medications be prescribed at the lowest effective dose, and your doctor is prescribing in a careful fashion.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed at different times with panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar II, and adult attention deficit disorder. I've never felt that any particular one was totally correct, and so have been researching to find out what is wrong. What are some examples of symptoms in "mild asperger's".I have lived most of my life feeling as if things were not quite right.Thank you.