Attention deficit disorder uk

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Avatar f tn How do I explain the underlying things going on in my child's brain? How do I explain to them that ADHD is NOT a responsibility disorder, but a Learning Disability that needs their attention?
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.
163305 tn?1333672171 Even the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines, to which your report refers, do not question that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a “real” brain disorder, rather than a convenient way of labelling a child who is boisterous and disruptive in class. Ask paediatricians how often they saw children with “minimal brain dysfunction”, as ADHD was then known, in the 80s, and their answers range from one in 100 to one in 500.
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 f tn // My personal opinion is that this test is just a way for inexperienced professionals to deal with a problem they have little knowledge of. Are you in the United States (which state) or England? These doctors are not going to be helpful. You might have more luck going through your local schools. Your best bet is to find a doctor that specializes in ADHD - probably a psychiatrist.
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 n tn Don't Don't Don't Don't feel guilty if you decide on placement. We also have a daughter who has Attention Deficit Disorder and probably ODD as well. My youngest is very happy where she is and life at home is a little easier.
Avatar n tn At his age, a two-year deficit would be very significant and much less of a deficit deserves intervention. But common sense and bureaucratic guidelines are often two very different things.
Avatar n tn This is a complex procedure and some flight engineers have attention deficit disorder. The New England Journal of Medicine (vol. 357: 18-27 July 5, 2007) determined that at a canin pressure equivelant to 8,000 ft. there was only a 4.4 % reduction in oxygen saturation in the blood. FAA regulations mandate the altitude be kept below 10,000 ft. MSL. The reason jetliners are not pressurized to lower levels is because it decreases the life of the aircraft.
3197167 tn?1348972206 Reading and literacy skills Spatial-temporal reasoning Mathematical abilities - Even children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder benefit in mathematics tests from listening to music beforehand. Emotional intelligence The Mozart effect Earlier it has been thought that listening to classical music, particularly Mozart, enhances performance on cognitive tests. However, recent findings show that listening to any music that is personally enjoyable has positive effects on cognition.
Avatar m tn Food Dyes Many food dyes previously recognized as safe are suspected of contributing to attention deficit disorder. Action is afoot as the UK evaluates a ban on synthetic food colors. Regulation in the E.U. often starts through the leadership of one Member State, which pushes the concepts up to Brussels after a proof-of-concept pilot phase. Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Blue 2, Green 3, Orange B, and Red 3 are among the food colors associated with hyperactivity.
250084 tn?1303311035 Methamphetamine is available with a prescription for obesity, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and narcolepsy, but crystal meth is a street drug, made in illegal labs by chemically altering over-the-counter drugs. Making crystal meth usually involves reducing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, found in cold and allergy medicine.
Avatar f tn New guidelines issued by the United Kingdom's two top health institutes state that drugs should be the last resort in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In children under five they say drugs should never be used. The guidelines state that the drug Ritalin has no proven benefit in children under five but can in fact have dangerous side effects.
1421489 tn?1285529235 Oh, I have to add that my neurologist told me that I had ADD (attention deficit disorder). Imagine that at my age! I teach, and this is a common disorder with a couple of my special education students! He said that more than likely that ADD is related to the MS. He said that increasing the Provigil should help with this symptom as well.
Avatar f tn org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD?page=1#sec_3761 Check out the symptoms of ADHD and see if you ever remember having any of them as a child. In the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book.", by Susan Ashley - she says that adults with AD/HD are 3 times more likely to experience significant stress, depression or other emotional problems. Good Luck!
Avatar f tn Attention Deficit Disorder (I know longer see that Dr.)! HA! Then anxiety again and now I am also having the tingling, buzzing and burning nerve pain. I keep getting asked, Are you just doing too much? Well, yes, I am. I have a 2 year old and a four year old and I am an education major and my husband works all the time and is not helpful when he is home, so Yes, yes I am probably doing a lot, but that doesn't mean that is what's causing all of my symptoms.
401095 tn?1351395370 There is increasing concern that such children in later life may be prone to attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, learning difficulties, and a spectrum of autistic disorders. Tolerance. Tolerance to many of the effects of benzodiazepines develops with regular use: the original dose of the drug has progressively less effect and a higher dose is required to obtain the original effect.
Avatar f tn Mental and emotional disorders related to copper imbalance include spaciness, depression, mood swings, fears, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, violence, autism, schizophrenia, and attention deficit disorder. Copper deficiency is associated with aneurysms, gout, anemia and osteoporosis. Interestingly, the symptoms of premenstrual tension are identical to the symptoms of copper imbalance U did mention high copper levels- this should be looked at more closley.
551343 tn?1506834118 org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD I have many more helpful sites if you want more info. Bless you for taking the time to post - it shows your concern. Best wishes and happy holidays.
281019 tn?1235009097 times when I'm speaking and my thoughts just vanish (computer crash), or I'm trying to listen to someone and my mind goes blank...can't hear the rest of the sentence/conversation (ADD...Attention Deficit Disorder); difficulty with recalling words, how to spell them, or type them and others as though my articulators (mouth, tongue, jaw) don't want to cooperate * aicd reflux problems and gastrointestinal problems that come-&-go * bladder problems that come & go.
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.
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 m tn Reality is, you've got to do things for yourself that you feel are best for your own well being. Maybe you don't have a sleep disorder and this is all anxiety. But what if a sleep disorder is causing much of your anxiety? It happens. My personal opinion is that you should tell your doctor you'll take the medicine AFTER he has ruled out ALL other possible causes, including getting a sleep study. Maybe you think the sleep study is bad advice. That's certainly your call.
Avatar n tn using state-of-the-art quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) -- or brain electrical activity mapping (BEAM) demonstrate that both cocaine and alcohol abuse/dependence significantly worsen such pre-existing brain abnormalities as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depression, mental distress, anxiety disorder, and paranoid schizophrenia, according to medical research by Eric R. Braverman, M.D.*, and Kenneth Blum, Ph.D.
Avatar n tn He was a little concerned about some of the symptoms I labeled as neurological, and he suggested strongly that a thorough assessment include tests that we hoped would rule out of e assessed for a demylinating disorder (such as multiple sclerosis). When I read AppleJac's comments, I thought for what must be the umpteenth time since becoming part of this forum, "Well, what do you know?" Dropping things a lot has been one of my most common symptoms.
Avatar n tn and that can really be a set-up for trouble with high blood sugars or even low ones if you are not paying attention. Someetimes, marijuana can also be mixed with other drugs and that can be really dangerous since you don't know how you will react unitl it's too late. Truthfully, we don't really know much about how marijuana affects your brain, with or without diabetes.
551343 tn?1506834118 Five weeks later I had a second opinion with a leading UK MS specialist which my GP had arranged months before. he took hold of my hands and said I had done the right thing in coming to see him. In my notes he wrote "I think this is ms". I was admitted to hospital for a week with lots of testing. At the end of the week he came to see me and said I think this is ms, but it's rare. He explained it was rare as I didn't show lesions on mri but did show atrophy of optic nerve.
Avatar f tn I have had cause to think about this recently here in UK because my local politician started to send me AIDs literature after I wrote to him about HCV. It turns out he does not even have an HCV mailing list so my name got filed under HIV although I don't have HIV. It seems to me, at least talking about the UK, that the HIV bandwagon is so well established that any mainstream respectable politician just about has to be on it.
363682 tn?1299492962 Our medical service isn't what it was in the UK and, although I get on well with my doctor, she and I really haven't solved many of my (thankfully small thus-far) problems to date. The flushing is exclusively around my face, is certainly warm and I am not aware of any elsewhere. I also have not noticed the flushing during the taking of any other meals during the day - again just the evening one - but it is also true to say that the other meals are rarely preceded by alcohol.