Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder resources

Common Questions and Answers about Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder resources


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.
1391069 tn?1292237285 You also might try posting in the child behavior forum to see if they have any ideas on ways to help your son deal with his anger and frustration. That's probably one place I disagree with your doctor. I don't think head butting, etc. is normal at that age.
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 n tn Conditions in this category include Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder, in addition to Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Whereas ADHD often involves medication, the other conditions do not as often require it (but it can be useful at times). Medications to treat O.D.D. and C.D. are not the same medications that are used to treat ADHD.
Avatar f tn children has ADHD, a sizable increase from a few years earlier that researchers think might be explained by growing awareness and better screening. ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, makes it hard for kids to pay attention and control impulsive behavior. It's often treated with drugs, behavioral therapy, or both. The new study found that about two-thirds of the children who have ADHD are on medication.
Avatar n tn Symptoms of Candidiasis Extreme lethargy Diarrhea, chronic gas, bloating, abdominal cramps alleviated by bowel movements, Irritable Bowel Syndrome Lactose intolerance Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorder Allergies and allergy symptoms, chemical sensitivities Panic attacks Sinus problems Eye fatigue Muscle weakness and bone pain White tongue and a white coating Psoriasis/seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff, dry, itchy skin Rectal itching Frequent yeast infections in women
Avatar n tn About 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with a learning disorder called ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. I was surprised by the diagnosis, as I had already graduated, straight A's and honors, with a BA in English--something that took a great deal of focus and attention.
Avatar n tn Long term neurologic effects include distractibility, inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impairement of fine motor coordination. Like your child many are diagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many physicians will treat the hyperactivity with Ritalin. If you would like a second opinion, I would recommend having a neurologist see your child. They would best assess their cognitive ability and overall neurologic development.
Avatar dr m tn Again the answer to this mystery lies in how well you’re breathing at night while you sleep and how well your body can adjust to the constantly fluctuating sleep deficit. Sleep Less, Get More Creative Whenever I see patients who work in traditionally creative occupations, I find, more often than not, that many of them have narrowed upper airways, leading to easier collapse of either the throat or tongue structures while in deep sleep, leading to multiple arousals and inefficient sleep.
Avatar f tn // If some of these do sound familiar then you might want to order, "The ADD/ ADhD Answer book." , by Susan Ashley. Hope this helps.
322138 tn?1306246734 check out for much information on ADD. Also, Sari Solden's book "Women With Attention Deficit Disorder" is a great book for women. Your life is just beginning with the diagnosis. You must se a psychiatrist for proper medication treatment. Stan Kapuchinski, M.D.
Avatar f tn QUOTE Several million children are being treated with Ritalin and other stimulants on the grounds that they have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and suffer from inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity. The stimulants include: Ritalin (methylphenidate), Dexedrine and DextroStat (dextroamphetamine or d-amphetamine), Adderall (d-amphetamine and amphetamine mixture), Desoxyn and Gradumet (methamphetamine), and Cylert (pemoline).
1328507 tn?1275073545 // I would also highly suggest you immediately order the book - "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. So you can find out that there are other ways besides drugging your child. You need to look into behavioral therapy. Its not a lot different than what I was talking about in the first paragraph - - it will work with ADHD kids, it just takes a lot longer.
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, to see the symptoms and characteristics of ADHD.
Avatar n tn Individual psychotherapy can be useful as can medication for symptoms such as aggression. Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) involves symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity. I do not have enough information to know whether your daughter may have ADHD. If you do not feel comfortable with your daughter's evaluation, a second opinion is certainly reasonable and may give you more insight and information into your daughter's condition.
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...
Avatar n tn Yes, by all means have her evaluated for both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disability. The symptoms you describe could be explainable by ADHD alone, but it is unlikely. Sometimes a learning disability goes undiagnosed until the curriculum becomes a bit more complicated, as it does in the fourth grade.
Avatar f tn Not the best choice but it is what I guess needs to be done otherwise we have nothing to help with hyperactivity. Have asked dr. about other meds, but doesn't seem to offer anything else. I don't know that meds is the only answer.
Avatar n tn http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) involves a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsivity. Usually children with ADHD are of school age before their parents seriously suspect that they may have a problem and have an evaluation done. However, children aged four years and older can be successfully tested and diagnosed for ADHD.
627816 tn?1349241716 Many times as students have moved to or been identified in schools as having these challenges,the resources (smaller class sizes, specialized teachers, support staff, and counselors) have not been available to the extent required to be successful with them. For many of these students, we do not have effective treatment options, under the best of circumstances. Unfortunately, we are not under the best of circumstances in schools.
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 f tn wow.... i just experienced the same thing seconds ago and out of desperete need of an explanation i googled this.. im actually doing my project for school right now that is due tommorow and ive been sitting in front of my computer for several hours of silence. out of no where, my mind kind of wandered and my ears focused on the smallest noises. typing keys are like banging, and the sound coming from my computer booms. everything is magnifyed in perspective, and ringing within my head.
Avatar m tn i recently moved into a sober house and the bed i am in has a bed bug infestation, i am allergic to these little ******* and they bit the **** out of me, bites all over me, after burning out the room for a 2nd time with some big *** heater, they died for a little bit, but of enduring that **** for almost 2 weeks it gave me post tramatic stress disorder, i havent found any bed bugs for 5 days straight.