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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. Carla Enriquez
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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


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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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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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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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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 you tell my parents I am worried I have adhd?

Telling parents : Tell your parents in a clear manner about your concerns about adhd. Let them know what you face in school and socially and what you have tried to compensate. Do not use it as an excuse for not doing your work homework or assignments. Ask your family to consult your primary care md, who can explain what is adhd and the options for evaluation and treatment. ...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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If I am now 99% sure I have ADHD but my parents don't believe me. What do I do?

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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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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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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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