Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder over diagnosed

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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.
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.
127124 tn?1326739035 We have a joke between us, that other people have Attention Surplus Disorder - in that they are happy muddling through the most BORING LONG tasks that we just refuse to do. ;D This will make your daughter struggle through school, because of the structure and inflexibility. When she's older and can choose how to live her life, she can pick things that match her abilities and not be forced to sit in one place completing long boring useless tasks.
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.
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 f tn What do you do with a child who takes no responsibility for actions, no self control, doesn't follow rules (home or otherwise), makes people mad on purpose, doesn't follow through with instructions for chores, ignores requests, cannot make friends because he annoys them, desires friendships but has none because they can't stand his behaviors, is rigid in thinking, argues everything, will not follow through with instruction,and this year he got so fixated on a disagreement over a violation of hi
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 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.
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.
535822 tn?1443980380 It does not take a rocket scientist to .figure out that many symptoms.associated with ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,the often over diagnosed condition tacked onto young people , can be treated by simply altering or supplementing ones diet .A new study published by the journal 'Pediatrics' helps confirm noting that when drugs and behavioral therapies are effective, ridding the body of toxic additives, for instance, and consuming more whole organic foods is the best route to take.
Avatar n tn Diagnosing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults can be quite difficult, especially if that diagnosis was not made earlier before the age of 7 years. Signs of ADHD in adults include inability to concentrate, difficulty in organizing and completing tasks, easy distractibility, and sudden decision making without a thought of the consequences.
521840 tn?1348844371 A Common Source of Treatable Problems Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has generally been considered largely a disability of childhood, one that many people expect to leave behind as they grow to adulthood. Most of us think of ADHD as primarily a child’s problem that interferes with progress at school. We often picture hyperactive little boys with behavior problems.
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 Long-chain polyunsaturated fattyXanthoma acids in childrenwith attentionAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) -deficit hyperactivityAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) Hyperactivity disorderAdjustment disorder Anorexia nervosa Asperger syndrome Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) Autism Autoimmune disorders Bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder Bleeding disorders Borderline personality disorder Bulimia . Burgess JR, Stevens L, Zhang W, Peck L.
Avatar n tn The use of the attention training system. Behavior Modification, 16, 204-225. Fabiano, G. A. & Pelham, W. E. (2003). Improving the effectiveness of behavioral classroom interventions for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A case study. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 11, 122-128. Jensen, P. S., Hinshaw, S. P., Swanson, J. M., Greenhill, L. L., Conners, C. K., Arnold, L. E., Abikoff, H.B., Elliott, G., Hechtman, L., Hoza, B., March, J. S., Newcorn, J. H., Severe, J.
Avatar n tn A case study. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 11, 122-128. Jensen, P. S., Hinshaw, S. P., Swanson, J. M., Greenhill, L. L., Conners, C. K., Arnold, L. E., Abikoff, H.B., Elliott, G., Hechtman, L., Hoza, B., March, J. S., Newcorn, J. H., Severe, J. B., Vitiello, B., Wells, K., & Wigal, T. (2001). Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 22, 60-73. Miranda, A., Jarque, S., & Tarraga, R. (2006). Interventions in school settings for students with ADHD.
Avatar n tn As you know, the stimulant medications (like Dexedrine) that are used as 'front-line' treatments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder may potentiate the appearance of motor tics. Usually, once the medication has been discontinued, the tic will gradully diminish and even disappear. But this can take a little time, so be patient. If the behavior does not go away, a consult with a pediatric neurologist would be a sensible intervention.
Avatar f tn Below information may be helpful to u. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common mental disorders that develop in children. Children with ADHD have impaired functioning in multiple settings, including home, school, and in relationships with peers. If untreated, the disorder can have long-term adverse effects into adolescence and adulthood. Asperger's Disorder is a milder variant of Autistic Disorder.
1327979 tn?1275239127 org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD?page=1#sec_3761 You don't have to go to a psychiatrist to get the diagnosis. An MD or a psychologist can also make the diagnosis as far as I know, but its always best to go to someone that specializes in ADHD. Its too bad about your parents previous experience. All doctors are different, and they shouldn't generalize from one bad experience - particularly when its your mental health that is at stake.
Avatar n tn Attention deficit w/hyperactivity and Oppisitional defiant behavior. The last year we have been pursuing mostly the Obsessive compulsive disorder. We have tried different doses of Zoloft and seem to have good results after about 6-8 weeks, but the effectiveness seems to lessen after about 3-4 months. My daughter is currently taking 75mg Zoloft every morning and 25mg Imipiramine in the evening. Once again, the picking tendencies seem to be returning.
Avatar n tn Dear Alaine, Some people promote the herbal remedy Pycnogenol (from the bark of a particular type of pine tree) as appropriate for the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. However, I have seen no documentation supporting its effectiveness in any clinical trials comapring it with the standard prescrition drugs. Even if it produces some benefit, this would occur in a subtle fashion, over time. You would not expect any dramatic change.
Avatar n tn Dear Lori, It sounds like your son displays a number of neurobehavioral difficulties and probably should be evaluated for sensorimotor and sensory integration problems, if for no other reason than to rule them out. If he displays Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (often referred to as ADD), sensory integration problems would not be an impediment to taking the types of medications commonly prescribed to treat ADHD. And, by the symptoms you listed, he may well display ADHD.
Avatar f tn What to do after you just say NO to Ritalin when a child has been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or some other learning disability. And even if you don’t, ADD is a growing problem that you should be aware of some estimate that as many as one in five U.S. children are on Ritalin that’s 6 million kids.
685623 tn?1283485207 Concerta, Adderall, Ritalin) Medications used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder contain potent stimulants such as amphetamines and methylphenidate. Even minimal ingestions of these medications by pets can cause life-threatening tremors, seizures, elevated body temperatures and heart problems. 5) Benzodiazepines and sleep aids (e.g. Xanax, Klonopin, Ambien, Lunesta) These medications are designed to reduce anxiety and help people sleep better.
Avatar m tn As many as 50%–80% of children with Tourette's disorder have some symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), including a short attention span, restlessness, poor concentration, and diminished impulse control. On average, ADHD will manifest two and a half years before the tics appear. A dual diagnosis of ADHD and tic disorder is associated with more severe tics and greater social impairment than for tic disorder by itself.
Avatar n tn org/medical-information/show/2157/Attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-ADHD Also, when is his birthday? And you said there was a time when he was nice. Have these problems only happened this year, or did they start in kindergarten?
Avatar n tn I’m 16 as well and I went through the same thing about 3 yrs ago I went to my doctor and got some test done and it turned out I had ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and even though I got prescribed with medicine I still struggle with it everyday but over the years it’s gotten better.
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.
Avatar f tn It is not uncommon for these children to have learning disorders and/or depression, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and maybe even Oppositional Defiance Disorder (another less serious - but annoying - behavioral disorder). These children usually do not handle direct orders very well, and they challenge rules. Often times, these children, upon brain scanning, show something wrong in their frontal lobe, which helps them in impulse control, avoiding danger, planning, etc.