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Is It Normal For When A Child Begins To Take Adhd Meds For Him To Have Insomnia
Yes, it's possible. : Some of the medicines used for adhd can cause side effects which may impact a child's sleep. Always review side effects and risks of new medications with your doctor and monitor your child for changes in behavior (and mood) with changes in and new starts of medication. Also, kids (and adults) with adhd often have difficulty winding down and getting to sleep as part of their adhd symptoms. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
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
Is there a medicine for adult add? Husband is having trouble with "focusing" and "tunnel vision" when it comes to doing things. He was on meds as a young adult for add. Is there something for adults to take that will not make him drowsy or "dopey" with
Is it possible to develop tolerance to propranolol? If I use it for performance anxiety may I need to step up my dosage over time?
How long does it take for a child with autism to respond to a gluten free diet, if indeed he is going to respond?
Separate out issues: If the kid has gluten sensitivity confirmed by lab tests and or intestinal biopsy, going gluten free can reduce the related digestive issues like it would any normal kid.It will not reverse autism or autism specific symptoms. Institution of restrictive diets can give you something to do, but is a waste of effort for most parents.With such issues there is always another "cure" just around the bend ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it possible to stop antidepressant medication in case of chronic depression if i usde to take it for 3 years, and how to?
Seek treatment: Talk to your doctor! depression tx incl. Meds, psychotherapy (interpersonal & cognitive-behavioral), ect, & inpatient tx. Helpful are exercise, sleep hygiene, mindfulness, social support, spiritual connections, meaningful life purpose. If stopping meds is really important, develop a plan with your doc to step down, incl ways to know if you need to go back on meds (checklists, family sugg go back). ...Read more
Yes: Although kids and teens may develop symptoms that look a little different. Usually, one notices that grades and socializing suffer. Instead of feeling or appearing depressed, kids and teens can look easily irritable. A child psychiatrist can help evaluate and tease out the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When an adult is diagnosed with add/adhd what medication do they take and is it addictive and hard to get off of them?
Same meds as kids: Adhd medications are same for both children and adults. Stimulant medications like Concerta and Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) are first choice. People with adhd do not get addicted to them as they don't feel high on them. They are easy to get off. Stimulants are used as street drug 'speed' and addictive for non adhd persons. Strattera, Clonidine and Tenex are second line of drugs and cannot be abused. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child is 3 and has apraxia for speech in the future would he be able to work and hold down a job.. Or is it possible to get disability for illness?
Not a handicap: Apraxia of speech is a normal phase of speech development. More important is good hearing and good understanding. Apraxia just means problems with clear production of speech. This is very common and often corrects with time and speech therapy. You must not approach him in such a negative way. You must believe he is bright and capable and just needs some extra help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
While i'm on rituximab, is it dangerous for us (my wife and i) to try to have a baby? Or we should wait for me to finish the treatment first?
Is it normal for a 4 year old not ready for potty training ? He can talk and is developmently normal. He can even read. It doesn't make sense .
Reading at age 4 is : not developmentally typical. Hyperlexia, reading decoding above age & grade level, sometimes occurs in kids with non-verbal learning disabilities, oddly enough, or Autistic Spectrum Disorder without cognitive impairment. Combined with a delay in self-help skills, it warrants evaluation by a developmental/ behavioral pediatrician & a child neuropsychologist for accurate diagnosis & treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes for several reasons. First - touching the floor is comforting to little ones and alleviates some fears. Two - they can practice while you go and learn and train better. Three - little, portable potties are great when taken in a car - they make training on the go so much easier - who wants to race to find a gross fast food restaurant bathroom? Use the potty in the car and dump when possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There is no sure answer. Some kids, two weeks. Some kids six months. Some kids never. Some need other restrictions too, possibly dairy, possibly soy. Every child is different and no one treatment will work for each child, and some children will have a profound change, some a little bit, and some not at all. This makes it hard to do controlled studies, because there is not just one autism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I have an anxiety disorder and go to counseling regularly, is it still practical for me to go to grad school for counseling?
Why not ?: Unless you mean you are unable to function, why wouldn't it still be practical to go to grad school for counseling? Having the experience of your own of dealing with an anxiety disorder and getting treatment can make you more knowledgeable and more sensitive to others. In the course of your studies if you felt your anxiety was getting in the way, discuss that with your therapist. Good luck! ...Read more
I take vyvance for add. I see the difference and it is awesome. However can it be linked being irritable or anger in a 17 year old girl?
Vyvance and ADD: Vyvance can cause irritability. It is important to talk with your doctor as your dosage may need adjusting. Also discuss with your doctor if you are having any other stressors such as family concerns, school problems, challenge with work or friends. There are many factors to irritablity and anger and might not be medication related. ...Read more
Yes: Some of the minor thalassemias are quite compatible with a normal lifestyle & functioning. Common thal minor often presents as slight anemia that doesn't respond to iron supplements. But if the index of suspicion is not high, further testing may not be done. Many cases are picked up on tests done for another issue or as part of a thorough checkup. ...Read more
Is it correct that Taking shower for a child in the day he gets immunization can cause sickness for him? Thanks
When my bpd 7yo has hives, can I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (docs conflict)? What should I look out for as a concern? Is it better to give during day? Not b4 bed?
How long would a sleep med stay in a childs system would it give me enough time to take him to a dr. To draw blood and find out if this is happening?
Don't drug: Unless your child is under what we call deep sedation or general anesthesia, no med is going to make him oblivious to the fact you are sticking a needle in his arm. As soon as tourniquet goes on, he or she is going to wake up and put up whatever fight they would put up unmedicated. You are really only trying to make yourself feel better. Tell yourself this is for their well-being, and then do it. ...Read more
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