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Where can I find support groups for myself and/or my ADHD son. We need help.?

Where can I find support groups for myself and/or my ADHD son. We need help.?

CHADD: Chadd, standing for children and adults with hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder is a self-help group with local chapters and an annual national meeting. Check out chadd.Org. There are many tools available through their website. Try searching for adult adhd support groups on any search engine. Lots out there. Quality apt to vary by region of the country. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more


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Any support groups for kids who have a parent with cancer?

Any support groups for kids who have a parent with cancer?

Yes: As a parent of a childhood cancer survivor, i can relate to what you are going through. There are definitely support groups out there for parents depending on where you live. The american childhood cancer foundation and the american cancer society both have lists of parent groups. Sibling groups can also be helpful if a sibling is involved. It is helpful to talk with others with similar exp. ...Read more

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Do you know of any online support groups for parents with mental illnesses?

Do you know of any online support groups for parents with mental illnesses?

See below: Start with National Alliance on Mental Illness the website is below and take things from there. Good Luck! http://www.nami.org/ ...Read more

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If I am now 99% sure I have ADHD but my parents don't believe me. What do I do?

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Adhd?: Ask the professional who made the diagnosis to meet your parents to explain, if that means so much to you. ...Read more

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I got asked by a student if i have ADHD, how can i know? my teachers and parents haven't pointed anything out to me..

I got asked by a student if i have ADHD, how can i know? my teachers and parents haven't pointed anything out to me..

Please discuss with: your doctor. There are evaluation symptom scales that they can review with you and then let you know if you have ADD/ADHD or not. ...Read more

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How shall I ask my parents if I have adhd?

How shall I ask my parents if I have adhd?

Honest conversation: Having an open and honest conversation about your concerns regarding your mental health is important. Asking for your parents support to seek professional advice in order to make an informed decision about starting treatment is a great first step. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to tell parents about adhd?

Can you tell me how to tell parents about adhd?

Just go for it!: You just have to go for it on some levels. Your parents may be open to the idea or may not, but that is who they are. If it is accurate that you are ADHD, then testing will show and treatment will give GREAT relief. Note that ADHD in NOT over diagnosed in the USA, it is under diagnosed according to the literature and adults and women with ADHD are hugely under-diagnosed. ...Read more

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How can I tell my parents that I think I have adhd?

How can I tell my parents that I think I have adhd?

Honestly: I would tell them as directly as possible and have them look at some websites or online checklists that help people screen for the disorder. Most parents will have seen the symptoms from early on in your life. ...Read more

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How can you tell my parents I am worried I have adhd?

How can you tell my parents I am worried I have adhd?

Straightforward: ADHD is a real and globally identified disorder. 7% of the world's population has the disorder. Be direct and straightforward. Seeing a specialist to confirm the diagnosis will help reduce the stigma and judgments from others. ...Read more

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How to convince my parents to take me to get a diagnosis for adhd?

How to convince my parents to take me to get a diagnosis for adhd?

ADHD: I'm not sure how old you are but i believe in being straight forward and honest. So sit your parents down and tell them why you think you have adhd, how it is affecting your grades, and what difference the diagnosis would make for you. Do your research and let them know what adhd is and how taking medication can change things for you and help you become more successful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can tell my parents that i think I have adhd?

Can you tell me how i can tell my parents that i think I have adhd?

Be strightforward: Do not be reluctant to speak to your parents about your concerns. ADHD is a neurological disorder, a result of a low level of brain Dopamine and Nor epinephrin. There is no moral implication to having ADHD. You should seek help from a neurologist or psychiatrist with experience in treating ADHD. ...Read more

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What can I do if my friend has ADHD and when his parents hug him he squirms away. Is this because of his adhd?

What can I do if my friend has ADHD and when his parents hug him he squirms away. Is this because of his adhd?

Teen/parent relation: It is unlikely. Teenagers often resist parents affection. Squirming may indicate embarrassment, especially when others are around. Adolescents who take medication for adhd may become irritable due to the medication or as the effect wears off. ...Read more

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I have always suspected I have ADD or ADHD but was never tested in school as my parents didn't believe in it. Can I get tested or is it too late?

Testing yes, but....: Any person performs at their best when they have adequate restorative sleep, proper nutrition, good health and are in a comfortable setting. Lack of any of these staples will create symptoms similar to ADHD.Attention to these issues would be the first stage of an evaluation.If all are in order, testing could be done. Be leery of anyone who would offer meds without a thorough assessment. ...Read more

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Is ADHD a lot more common in homes with bad parenting?

Not really: It's more accurate to say that adhd may be more noticeable in homes that don't offer consistency and routine. A child with adhd that lives with structure can often control their symptoms better. The ones with more problems at home may tend to get diagnosed earlier but that doesn't mean there are more of them. ...Read more

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How can I tell my parents to screen me for adhd?

How can I tell my parents to screen me for adhd?

Share Specifics: Consider sharing what specific challenges u are experiencing -what this is like for u & ways u find these challenges interfering w/ ur day-2-day life (e.g., ur academic achievement, ur friendships & other relationships, ur extra-curricular activities). Personally, i'm not a fan of "screenings" since adhd-like symptoms can reflect other conditions (esp. Anxiety, mood problems, learning differences). ...Read more

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Why do many parents medicate their children for add/adhd?

Because it can help: Adhd is the best-studied psychiatric disorder in children. Multiple studies with thousands of patients show that certain medications can markedly reduce seriously impairing symptoms. Unfortunately, no treatments yet available actually cure the disorder, but reducing symptoms may help individuals and their families lead more productive, less chaotic lives. ...Read more

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Do teens with ADHD mean and pick fights with parents and friends?

It is not the ADHD: Picking fights is not usually caused by adhd. Adolescence is often a period of turmoil in families. Frustration in school and mood disorders may contribute. Medication for adhd can cause adolescents to have a mood disorder. It is important to consider your friends earlier relationship with his family and friends. Has a change occurred? ...Read more

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How does a person get adhd, does it come from a parent? Mom or dad , what are the signs?

How does a person get adhd, does it come from a parent? Mom or dad , what are the signs?

Highly heritable: The research on add/adhd strongly indicates that the condition is heritable or inherited. There are acquired forms of the disorder as well through trauma or brain injury as well. A family history even a mild one with highly competent and successful parents is important to note. People compensate for the symptoms uniquely and it is worthwhile to understand what people had to do to manage. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

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