Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in school

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429700 tn?1308011423 Hi Deb, Is the problem ADD (attention deficit (with out) hyperactivity disorder) or CAPD ( central auditory processing disorder) the reason behind the question is that sx can seemingly overlap, though there is a distinct difference but ADD and ADHD is more widely known.
1472248 tn?1292614695 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 Post a Comment » Read All Comments (50) » The pills boost focus and impulse control in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr. Anderson makes, he calls the disorder “made up” and “an excuse” to prescribe the pills to treat what he considers the children’s true ill — poor academic performance in inadequate schools. “I don’t have a whole lot of choice,” said Dr.
Avatar n tn I assume that the pediatrician's recommendation was made because, in addition to his seizure disorder, your son has been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. If such a diagnosis has been made, use of medication (in light of the symptoms you describe) might be a very reasonable thing to do. Some, though not all, children who display ADHD do require medication and it is for them a responsible intervention.
Avatar f tn One, but only one, is a manifestation of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The fact that her struggle has occurred over a number of years lends some support to the probability that the attention problem is indeed due to ADHD. If it is, it can be treated.
Avatar n tn (a) Inattentive-type Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and/or (b) deficit in short-term or working memory. Sometimes it can be difficult to discern one from the other, but it would help your daughter if you sought evaluation. Neuropsychological testing can determine the presence of memory problems and can also help (but is not necessary) determine the presence of ADHD.
Avatar n tn Dear Jumana, Some of what your son is displaying is typical of children who display Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (primarily Inattentive Type). But some of his behavior is not really typical of ADHD, and may be indicative of some developmental immaturity, Developmental Disorder, Mood Disorder, etc. The most helpful intervention would be to seek an evaluation by a mental health profesional. This person can help refine the diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
Avatar n tn Your son's difficulties appear to revolve around distractbility and impulsivity, and these symptoms may well be indicative of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It would be prudent to arrange an evaluation to consider this.
Avatar n tn Self esteem in these years is critical and sets the tone for life. Being in trouble every day in school will take its toll on his self esteem, for sure. Finding the root cause of the behavior can head that off. My son has only had one bad day since starting kindergarten this year which is a miracle based on the past. I feel blessed to have found out what the issue was. Let me know if I can help in anyway!
Avatar n tn The nighttime experiences quite probably are related to his neurological problem. Relative to his concentration, has he been evaluated for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and/or non-verbal learning disability? Both of these conditions are found more frequently in those with other neurological problems than they would be found in the general population.
Avatar n tn If modern psychology had existed back then, Tom would have probably been deemed a victim of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and proscribed a hefty dose of the "miracle drug" Ritalin. Instead, when his beloved mother - whom he recalled "was the making of me... [because] she was always so true and so sure of me... And always made me feel I had someone to live for and must not disappoint.
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.
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 However, it may be that he displays Inattentive-type Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Since he is doing well in school, even if he displays the condition, there's really no need to treat it. If he starts to do less well, it would be prudent to have him evaluated.
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 m tn A new study suggests that pesticides in foods may be putting kids at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. But before you ban all produce that could be laced with pesticides from your home for fear of an ADHD diagnosis in your children, hear what experts are saying about it. Then consider ways you can limit your kids’ pesticide exposure.
Avatar n tn has to do with simple immaturity or due to some neurointegrative condition, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I would cooperate with the evaluation the school wants to conduct, because if there is any particular condition to address, the earlier the better. Your pediatrician is wise to counsel a watchful approach, not wanting to jump aboard any bandwagon prematurely. But it's OK to try to figure this out a bit, and the evaluation would be useful.
Avatar f tn This may well indicate Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (the correct name for the condition). Arrange an evaluation with a pediatric menatl health clinician (such as a child psychiatrist or clinical psychologist).
Avatar n tn The behavior may be more indicative of a type of impulsivity often associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, though by no means is this a certainty based on the one symptom alone.
Avatar m tn A new study suggests that pesticides in foods may be putting kids at higher risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. But before you ban all produce that could be laced with pesticides from your home for fear of an ADHD diagnosis in your children, hear what experts are saying about it. Then consider ways you can limit your kids’ pesticide exposure.
Avatar f tn The symptoms you describe are consistent with an Inattentive-type Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The evaluation can be conducted by either a pediatric neurologist or a child psychiatrist.
Avatar n tn Dear Jo, The first priority is to achieve a diagnosis of your son's condition. If he displays Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (characterized by an array of symptoms revolving around inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity), even at his young age medication could be helpful. However, most pediatric mental health professionals are reluctant to recommend medication for such a young child. There are instances, though, when the severity of the condition does call for medication.
Avatar f tn The child's environment and psychosocial support also have a great impact in the child's behavior. A concomitant ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) can also be present, and this should be evaluated and treated by a developmental pediatrician. I hope these information help. Regards to you and your grandson... God bless.
Avatar n tn inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Some children display symptoms in all three clusters, some children in two of the three clusters, and some children display symptoms in only one of the clusters. So, the range of possible symptoms can vary greatly. In addition, the degree of severity of the symptoms can also vary greatly, from mild, to moderate, to severe.
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 m tn The stealing is only a symptom of the real issue. She is hurting deep down and her hurt has started long before she has stolen anything. This could be as a result of some sort of abuse (even things you have no idea about), because of an unstable home environment where there is a lot of anger or lack of rules or even too many rules or something that has happened outside of the home.
Avatar n tn Is there any family history of Tourette Syndrome, tic disorder or any other neurological condition? Is there any family history of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (though your son's symptoms do not suggest this)? Sudden onset behavior such as he is displaying warrants medical evaluation.
Avatar n tn Alice, ADHD, Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder, is not necessarily correlated with IQ testing. There is no specific neuropsychiatric test that is diagnostic of ADHD; it is a clinical diagnosis. There are three types of ADHD: inattentive type, hyperactive-impulsive type and combined type. From your description your son may have inattentive type.
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Avatar f tn If only a portion of actual cases were recognized and reported, the risk Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) - Dexedrine is used for treating attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity in children. It is also used to treat a type of sleep disorder (narcolepsy). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Dexedrine is an amphetamine. Exactly how Dexedrine works is not known.