Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder signs

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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 // For ADD, you might want to check out which has a lot of good stuff, and there is also a good adult ADD site here - Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn These symptoms could be signs of mile autism, but they can also indicate Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). If you continue to see these symptoms regularly I would consult your pediatrician. :) God Bless You.
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 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.
Avatar f tn You can get some good quick information on what ADHD is by clicking on the blue Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder link at the top of this page. You might also want to post to the child behavior forum and ask the members for help with any specific things that your child is doing that is driving you nuts. Or for starters - just read through some of the posts. I bet you will find lots of things that sound familiar. You are not alone. Good Luck.
4971738 tn?1390568984 Ummm, the 'Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder," do not cover kids until they are 4 years old. Because, "there are added challenges in determining the presence of key symptoms.
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 I varies from kid to kid, but here are some symptoms: Trouble following directions excessive talking at times likes excitement/sweets/sodas/movies trouble with concentration/attention/focus trouble getting what people say/poor listener poor organization skills impulsiveness/fidgiting/interrupting temper tantrums/arguing easily bored with things (poor stimulation) trouble with homework/schoolwork running off in the store a lot easily distracted poor sense of time There's a behavior assessment
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 f tn absence seizure, mental retardation, autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Absence seizure involves only a brief, sudden lapse of conscious activity. This may look like the child is merely staring into space for a few seconds. Signs of absence seizures may include: staring, lip smacking, fluttering eyelids, chewing, or hand movements. Absence seizures last only a few seconds. Full recovery is almost instantaneous.
Avatar n tn Complications of Tourette's syndrome are usually psychosocial. However, there are cases where some develop conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. Aside from these, and to the best of my knowledge, no other significant brain damage occurs with this condition. You can consult your neurologist and ask him/her regarding this.
Avatar m tn It is clinically termed as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is common among young people. Around 9% of children between 3-17 and 2%-3% of adults suffer from this disorder. Symptoms: 1. Predominantly lacking concentration 2. Highly restless/impulsive Bipolar Disorder: It can be described as a chronic ill health with frequent episodes of obsession and depression that can stay from 1 day to even months. Symptoms: 1. Abnormal and dramatic mood swinging 2. Lack of energy 3.
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 The likely 'culprits' are sensory integration disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and, perhaps, anxiety disorder (though the latter is not clear - those symptoms may be more indicative of a mild version of pervasive developmental disorder). It's important to recognize that your son will not 'grow out of' thse problems, because they are biologically/neurologically determined and have to be addressed.
Avatar n tn Williams, Neurontin is an anticonvulsant, and it is not normally prescribed as a front-line treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It may be that your son has been diagnosed with a condition alongside the ADHD. Have you discussed this with the prescribing physician?
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.
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 f tn // Then I would suggest that you check out the child behavior site on this forum here You can see a lot of posts by parents whose kids have temper/misbehaving issues. You can find a lot of good advice here if you ask for it.
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 Warren and Kyle’s new doctors point to his remarkable progress — and a more common diagnosis for children of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder — as proof that he should have never been prescribed such powerful drugs in the first place. Kyle now takes one drug, Vyvanse, for his attention deficit.
214255 tn?1205639236 In addition, clonidine has also be used for migraine headaches, hot flashes associated with menopause, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.[3][4] Clonidine is regularly prescribed to opiate addicts to help alleviate their withdrawal symptomology. It is mainly used to combat the sympathetic nervous system response to opiate withdrawal, namely tachycardia and hypertension, in the first couple days of withdrawals.
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 m tn Did your doctor diagnose him with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity disorder??? If the meds aren't working your doctor may prescribe ritalin? These are the symptoms notice the inappropriate comments line!!!
Avatar f tn To add insult to injury, I have been on meds for ADHD for the past 17 years when my son and I were both diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. Any help or advise you could give me would be greatly appreciated. My job is extremely stressful and I have spent the better part of the past year dealing with an unbelievable fatique which I had thought was due to working conditions. I am now not so sure. I am having bad cognitive problems which make me fear for my job.
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424839 tn?1268189846 If you have another psychological problem, such as depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, you're more likely to become dependent on drugs. Children who exhibit aggression, a lack of self-control and a difficult temperament may be at greater risk of drug addiction. • Social environment. Particularly for young people, peer pressure is a strong factor in starting to use and abuse drugs.
Avatar f tn * Anemia * Blood sugar instability * Bone density loss * High blood pressure * Low sex drive and/or difficulty achieving orgasm * Joint pain * Thyroid disorders * Aggression (paradoxically) * Anger * Depression * Inability to handle stress * Guilt or feelings of worthlessness * Excessive sleep * Mood swings * Slow thought processing speed * Forgetfulness * Att
Avatar n tn A Workbook To Help Impulsive Children Learn To Think Before They Act (by Lawrence Shapiro), Shelley The Hyperactive Turtle (by Deborah Moss) and Puttine On The Brakes; Young People's Guide To Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (by Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern). Relative to your son's stealing his sister's personal items, I would be reluctant to view this simply an ADHD-related manifestation of impulsivity.