Seroquel for children with adhd

Common Questions and Answers about Seroquel for children with adhd


Avatar f tn I would strongly opt for a second opinion- seroquel is very powerful and is usually not recommend for children under ten years of age, some studies indicate it should not be used until the age of eighteen.. If he is suffering from any behavioral disorders such as ADHD, Maic depression, O.D.D, etc, which can be hard to diagnosed at such a younge age, psychological/cognitive testing might also be a great option to pinpoint a diagnonsis and proper treatment if need be!.
Avatar f tn com/blog/a-doctors-personal-take-on-adhd/adhd-and-motor-tics-in-children/ and I do think that in this situation I would want to be dealing with a pediatric psychiatrist due to what is going on. And I would also realize that (as I said) he may take a bit of experimentation to find out what works best.
Avatar n tn Children who are bipolar often show giftedness in certain cognitive functions, especially verbal and artistic skills (perhaps with verbal precocity and punning by age two to three years). 7. The misbehavior in children with ADHD is often accidental and usually caused by oblivious inattention, whereas children with bipolar disorders intentionally provoke or misbehave. Some bipolar children are described as “the bully on the playground.” 8.
1460021 tn?1445739558 I have done a LOT of research on ADHD i'm fine with that. I have researched Epilim constantly for the past month and i understand that some of the symptoms i am getting are quite normal....and i know you guys won't be able to give "medical" advice as such, but can i get some opinions? your experience on Epilim? (and/or ADHD meds)....
Avatar f tn However, the Genetics doctors say it has nothing to do with the Seroquel. She says there are tons of cases of children with ASD whose mothers never took Seroquel or any meds. Personally I think Autism Spectrum Disorder has more to do with the age of the father or perhaps even the mother. My husband and I are in our forties.
Avatar n tn we are seeing a child psychologist now ,and under her care he has been on ,Imprimine ,seroquel .he is on Trileptal 150 MG twice daily ,and 75 MG Seroquel at bedtime with another 25 MG in the AM ....there is a strong family history of bipolar disorder ...I completley agree with the ODD diagnosis ,the other ..
Avatar n tn I am a single mom of three wonderful daughters and I just want what is best for her. Anyone out there taking ADHD meds along with Bi-Polar meds? I am optimistic that it can change her life and scared to death at the same time........ Thanks for listening and any advice you may have to offer.
Avatar n tn medication (since she doesn't appear to do well with the psychostimulants) is to try Strattera, a non-stimulant medication approved for the treatment of ADHD (by the way, it may also help her mood). Now, from a diagnostic perspective, it is possible she displays Mood Disorder (either depression or bipolar disorder), and a mood stabilizing medication may be of great benefit as well. Of course, at her age she would need to be 'on board' and cooperate with additional evaluation/treatment.
Avatar n tn Seroquel is an anti-psychotic that is also useful in minimizing the rages and irritability found with early onset bipolar disorder. No, it is not approved by the FDA for use with children, but many drugs that docs prescribe for children are not approved by the FDA for use in children. My understanding is that it is very hard to do studies on children and drugs. My son is currently taking Seroquel and Lithium. He has in the past taken Risperdal, then Zyprexa.
Avatar n tn I've been taking Topamax for a little over a month,100 mg a day (I am also on Prozac 20mg for depression). I am 37 yrs old and have been dealing with daily migraines for over 25yrs. Finally some relief!! I love it!I have had very few side effects, some tingling in my heels, and coke tastes really bad. I have had some weight issues over the last several years, so I a hoping that losing weight will be an added bonus. My question is, does Topamax decrease your appetite or increase your metabolism?
Avatar f tn I am tired of getting beat up, and I especially feel very bad for her because she cannot communicate with me how she is feeling. I feel like maybe we should go back to the risperidone even though she gains weight and even though she was still aggressive. It wasn't as bad as it is now. Our quality of life is getting worse as she gets older. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
713780 tn?1229728375 when i tried to put him in pre-school the anxiety signs were there however i figured he was still too young so i waited once he was placed in regular elementary school for kindergarden the symptoms progressed the teachers and counsels adviced me that he was still mentally immature and i should wait ok no problem i waited tried again the following year no luck this went on till he was approx 7yrs old by now not only was helacking an education but the school had no patience to tend to his needs h
Avatar m tn In the mid-1990s, two highly influential psychiatrists at the Massachusetts General Hospital proposed that many children with ADHD really had BPD that could sometimes be diagnosed as early as infancy. They proposed that the manic episodes characteristic of BPD in adults might be manifested in children as irritability. That gave rise to a flood of diagnoses of juvenile BPD.
Avatar f tn It has since lost its patent on the drug and stopped handing out the toys. Greg Panico, a company spokesman, said the Legos were not intended for children to play with — only as a promotional item. Cheaper to medicate Dr. Lawrence L. Greenhill, president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, concerned about the lack of research, has recommended a national registry to track preschoolers on antipsychotic drugs for the next 10 years.
598237 tn?1225647072 That he is unable to be in a regular school and needs to attend a special needs school because regular schools don't have the trained faculty to handle children with ADHD among other problems some teachers don't have the patience to deal with children with ADHD and yell or send them out of the room making the child feel even more irritable and out of place so we can spend money building schools however what we need is more money to educate people about these problems and how to handle special n
Avatar n tn I had to get off it and switch meds after 4 years because it slowly stopped working for me. This may not be the case with you. I am forever grateful for the 4 years of normalcy that Effexor provided me. Are there side effects? Oh sure there are, but I will suffer any side effect not to be tormented by my severe depression and anxiety everyday. Expect that you will feel worse on Effexor before you feel better.
Avatar f tn I've been under the radar for bipolar most of my life. It became blatantly obvious three years ago with a severe mania with so much anxiety I hospitalized myself. Probably a good thing I got so scared, since I literally stopped sleeping and was going to have to wait several more weeks to see a psychiatrist and could have died from exhaustion of become delusion myself. Perhaps stress doesn't "cause" bipolar, but it sure can trigger episodes, which is why I got so manic when I did.
595559 tn?1241144238 Well....after being diagnosed with bipolar (even though I knew I was for a long time) was a weird thing for me. I am on levels as of today were (.06) which is very my Doc increased my dos a little. (not much) I also have been taking Seroquil and Klonopin. My Doc wants me to start thinking about tappering off of the Klonopin.....which is scary.......just like when I got off of my self-medication pill (loricettes and xanax). SCARY! Sooooooooo.....................
Avatar n tn I agree with venora - that sounds like an AWFUL lot of medications for such a little guy! Wellbutrin isn't even approved for children, is it? This just seems like an awful lot for him. I agree also that he should be in behavioral therapy if he isn't already, and not just receive medications. Is there a way to change his living environment (more structure, more one-on-one parent attention, etc.) to try to mitigate some of his symptoms? Best wishes.
Avatar f tn It probably would not work with a normal kid, and certainly would not work with a child who has ADHD. Wondering if the Clonidine and Seroquel are to help him sleep at night? If so, there are other ways to achieve that. I certainly agree with Mark about the type of physician you are seeing and what medication can or can not do. The reason for my questions was to try and figure out why he might be stealing. Stealing is a very common symptom of ADHD.
Avatar f tn my 7 year was diagnosed with adhd at 5 he was daytrana for 2 yrs and was doing hes in 1st grade in acontained class the last 5 months have been hell for me.hes been going through physical agressive behavior in school so bad that they are making me look at diffrent schools next week because he has been suspended due to his behavior. he just started concerta the last 5 days but iv been through about a handfull of different med including bipolar medication.
Avatar m tn In all seriousness, this incident is an extension of the drug pushers mentality that is fostered by the mega giant corporations they work for. That’s why 90% of state foster children are given on average 5 psych drugs. The US congress needs to expand their investigations and prosecute all involved in chemically assaulting our society and our nations future. May we should tell http://www.change.
575214 tn?1218043960 That's used occassionally as a mood stabilizer but often for Tourrette's and is used for children with restless or impulsive behavior from what I know. It does have a generally calming effect. I would speak to his psychiatrist about having his medications adjusted. There is more information on medications on the links page but what might be appropriate for an adult may not be for a child that young.
Avatar f tn I have heard that stimulants that are prescribed routinely for ADD/ADHD can actually make children on autism spectrum worse... I think the most important thing would be to concentrate your attention on sleep problems and aggression - and honestly, until you get sleep under control it would be hard to work on anything. I would start with a sleep clinic.
Avatar n tn Seroqual only had the tardive dyskinesia in high doses. It's a first rate and front line drug for BP. Children with BP tend to exhibit high levels of anxiety and it's very painful, and I can say this from a personal perspective. It's common to also add an ADHD med like Ritalin, it will actually calm down an ADHD child. As far as I know, SSRI's like Prozac aren't given as readily as they don't work as well as a mood stabilizer as Advocate mentioned, like Lamactil.
Avatar n tn I have observed that my son is very resistent to change, tantrums often, can be aggressive--although he is usually only aggressive towards me--, and is reluctant to play with other children. He insists, for example, on removing his shirt or pants if they become wet regardless of where he might be--on playground or in the cafeteria. He resists any redirection and will tantrum if anyone tries to stop him. He will interact with adults but prefers to play along side other children than with them.
Avatar f tn 9. Bipolar children tend to have a strong early sexual interest and behavior. 10. Children with ADHD usually do not exhibit psychotic symptoms or reveal a loss of contact with reality, whereas children with bipolar disorder may exhibit gross distortions in the perception of reality or in the interpretation of emotional events.
Avatar f tn This is hard isnt it to se your son feeling like this my sympathys are with you, ask your prescribing Doctor if once he is weaned off the resperdal , if you can try leaving him without meds, a lot of caring parents are now trying using food supplements to help their children, and it has been noted that a Multiple Vitamin with B Complex and Vitamin C and also Fish oil is  benificial to children, if you google this there is a lot of information and look at the thread on this forum that starts &quo
Avatar n tn for the past few years my son (now 8 ) has been agressive / violent (only when he is frustrated) cannot concentrate,outright defiant ,and sonewhat depressed .he was diagnosed last year with ADHD combined type ,ODD ,Dysthmic disorder ,social skills deficits ,and chronic negative affect ...( the diagnosing Dr. said he showed NO signs of bipolar disorder ,even though his dad is BP2 )Tried Adderall (failed ) added strattera (failed) tried Zoloft and seroquel (failed miseribly ) then Imprimine ...
Avatar n tn 'As needed' sounds great but it's a big trade off for the risk of addiction. I have treated adolescents with Seroquel - it acts as a mood stabilizer. Depakote is also good for impulse control disorders and mood swings. The fact that he can control it sometimes makes it sound more like conduct disorder, and oppositional/defiant DO. Both Seroquel and Depakote can be sedating and this is a sad side effect in an energetic child.