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My 6 yr old was diagnosed with pdd-nos ADHD odd tics anxiety and expressive and receptive language disorder how do I deal with the melt downs?
Combination approach: Programs for management would include medications such as stimulants and Amantadine, clonidine for the tics and anxiety and consult with a behavioral psychologist. A consultation with a speech and language therapist may help with the language difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more
Adhd and odd in young children can a three year old be diagnosed with ADHD or odd. And if so can they medicate them
Hello. : Hello. Preschool children have been diagnosed with odd and children as young as 3years old have been been diagnosed with adhd. However, it can be very hard to diagnose children this young. For istance, who is to say that a terrible, terrible 2 is an oppositional defiant disorder. One of the problems with making diagnoses this young, is that the child may actually have childhood bipolar or another mood disorder. If you want to have a child this young evaluated for these disorders, please ensure that it is done by a fellowship trained child psychiatrist. Also, please be aware that when children behave badly, they are often acting out the symptoms for a dysfunctional family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8yr old son has very violent behaviour, was suggested he has, adhd, add, odd and gdd, but nothing actually diagnosed, why won't they diagnose him,
Ask for results of : Standardized tests of your son's iq, social/adaptive skills, & current academic levels. If significantly < average (<70), a diagnosis of intellectual disability warrants neurological & genetic evaluations for medical causes of id + adhd, aggression +/- autism to find the best medical, behavioral & educational management http://humanrights.Gov.Au/disability_rights/education/barriers_96.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Webmd and medscape offer excellent medical information. Please check each for the questions you have. After that, consult with your family physician more specifically if you or someone you care about may have these conditions. ...Read more
How long does it take for geodon (ziprasidone) to get out of you system. Person is adhd, add, odd, bi-polor
My 8yr old with ADHD and odd has been on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 20mg for 2 months now and I have seen increased defiance should we add stratt era or up the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?
Needs pschycothe: Adding strattera may not help since strattera and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) are being used forA.D.H.D. Some defiant behavior may be normal at this age ,but if more and persistent then the child needs psychotherapy treatment and positive parenting technique may help . Better you talk to your psychiatrist about it . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 10 yr old adhd, bipolar, odd responds violently to all types of meds! i need a hospital/doc that can help find the right meds? Diagnosed at 5 with aspergers, adhd, tourettes, mood disorder, odd. Risperidone worked for a year, strattera for 6 mos., and
Dysregulatoin: Many children with an underlying dysregulated behavior pattern and 'melt down' frequently, are subject to many medications but do not respondwell. The underlying problem is problem with an excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. None of the meds you list work on that transmitter. Speak to your trating physician about medications that are glutamate blockers. I have had great success using thm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the symptoms or signs that a child who is 8 have adhd, add, and odd, i've done research, signs are correct, but no one will help!
Find a Dr who treats: There should not be much difficulty finding someone to treat an 8 year old. Especially if the symptoms are all classic. There are many different treatments and different treatments work better for different patients. Try to get a doctor recommendation from friends or possibly someone at the school may know a doctor who treats a lot of patients that could give you a name. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 year old boy is increasingly violent and destructive in his disrespect of me, should I have him examined for odd/ADHD?
YES.: Violent & destructive behavior in a 7 year old is worrisome, especially since it may increase as he approaches adolescence. Whatever the cause, he needs to be evaluated. I suggest you take him first to his pediatrician to see if there is a medical reason for his behavior. S'he can then refer him to the appropriate specialist. I wish the best for both of you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers