Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder misdiagnosis

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627816 tn?1349241716 Autism and fragile X also have in common attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 70-90% of males and 30-50% of females will be affected by ADHD as well as sensory problems. Such as sensitivity to light, touch and sounds. Females have less mood instability, aggression and hyperactivity. More often shyness, and social anxiety causes withdrawal or even the reluctance to speak. Previous screening studies have shown that 2.5% to 6% of boys with autism have fragile X.
Avatar n tn It would be reasonable to consider that your son's condition may warrant a diagnosis of Hyperactive/Impulsive-Type Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. If so, he may well respond favorably to stimulant medication. This could make a dramatic difference for the better, both in his classroom behavior and in his social interactions.
Avatar m tn NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Oct 24 - Children who wet themselves are more than four times as likely as other kids to also have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)". I mention that because it would also explain some of his other problems and why your punishments don't seem to be working. Its makes specialmoms question about how he is doing in school very important! So that is something you definitely want to discuss with his teacher.
Avatar n tn We found out that is actually a big warning sign for ADD as they get older and realize they can't perform as well as their peers. He was diagnosed with moderate attention deficit, and mild to no hyperactivity. Many people think if the child isn't hyper, then they do not have ADD, but the two are not always together. I would suggest looking at some of the ADHD websites, especially webmd.com, to see the symptoms and characteristics of ADHD.
Avatar n tn For the last few years we have noticed an array of different behavior problems. They have ranged from inability to focus, hyperactivity, aggression, preference of being around adults instead of children and so on. The first thought was ADHD...but after two years of working hard with him...ADHD does not seem to fit. I have researched anxiety disorders, dyslexia, oppositional defiant disorder, autism and so on. Nothing seems to fit just right. So here is what we are currently facing...