Can you just be H.D. and not ADHD?!
Question: my daughter is extremely smart, she is 6. Dr.'s have said she is adhd, but does not meet the symtoms of attention defisit, Just the hyper active. She does meet all the criteria for O.D.D., but Dr.'s only want to give her speed. Both parents are bipolar, which is a possibilty. Just with so many Dr.'s saying ADHD could we, as parents, be wrong?
Answers: my daughter is extremely smart, she is 6. Dr.'s have said she is adhd, but does not meet the symtoms of attention defisit, Just the hyper active. She does meet all the criteria for O.D.D., but Dr.'s only want to give her speed. Both parents are bipolar, which is a possibilty. Just with so many Dr.'s saying ADHD could we, as parents, be wrong?
The ADHDs: three types. A med for ADHD works for some of those with ADHD, not all. In some cases, the right choice is to be med-free.
Is ADHD overdiagnosed today? Yes.
Sooner or later, with persistence, one can finally secure a correct diagnosis (whether that is ADHD or something else). Good luck.
there's ADD and ADHD
She can't possibly be high definition.
ok here you go:
Q: How many kids with ADD does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: wannna go ride bikes?
i would get a second opinion
Yeah. I have ADHD and I am also bipolar and I can pay attention very well and I'm very smart and quite relaxed (emotionally). As a child I was the same way. I was just very hyper and restless. There was 1st ADD then there was ADHD which has different symptoms than ADD. Yes, she has ADHD
There is both ADD and ADHD. The "H" one is for hyper. You can easily be Mr. or Mrs. Mellow Yellow and still be ADD. Meaning, a person can be still in a chair all day, but their mind is going a mile a minute.
You cannot just be HD, because that would just be hyperactive disorder, which is classified as something else entirely. Even if she has ADHD, it is no big deal. Both of my brothers have it. One is 8 and the other is 18 and they are both very functional, although slightly distracted. Don't work so hard to diagnose her. Wait a while before going with any medication for ADHD because it oftentimes makes children lose their apetite and makes them very tired, which can affect her physical and social life.
Hyperactivity Disorder is much more common than Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Lazy teachers simply want to drug all the kids that are disruptive instead of actually dealing with them.
Admittedly though, lazy parents are more of a problem than lazy teachers. Lazy parents make teachers apathetic.
i highly recommend against giving a six year old speed. actually i highly recommend against giving any child mind altering drugs under the age of 17 or 18 unless in extreme cases. the human brain is not fully developed until 17 or 18 yrs old and these drugs will affect development. maybe she is just excited and happy. there is nothing wrong with that. one of the main causes i found in myself and my son for hyperactivity is red dye #40. neither of us can have this dye or we are bouncing off the walls in a manic state. watch what she is eating and drinking. i recommend seeing a nutritionist for this problem before further medicating a child that young.
ADHD is basically a disorder of inattention (nothing to do with intelligence)... does your daughter have difficulty staying attentive and being active during class? If so then she does have ADHD.
She is hyper active and the doctors want her on speed??
I'm not a professional but that doesn't sound right... I would advice to get a different opinion.
Best wishes to you and your daughter :0)
YES! I'm an adult who largely suffers the H part of the thing.
As I child, and still today, was always very conscientious and well mannered. I never was properly diagnosed until age 28, 4 years ago. My hyper tendencies would include cleaning the house, shopping, personal grooming, exercise, and the worst of all--terrible insomnia, which eventually led to alcohol issues.
In the meantime, I have a lot of friends and interests and friends, and heck, even speak 4 languages.
Kids are smart, and realize if there is something wrong. She may also feel guilty for causing an issue.
The "speed" the doctor recommend is actually very, very helpful to help balance things out. I resisted meds for a long time and tried a few. I've recently found the right one (Wellbutrin for me) and what a difference.
I know it sounds strange to stimulate a hyperactive person, but somehow in all that gray matter, it does work.
I urge you to work with your doctor and a psychiatrist, follow the treatment they advise, and give this smart little girl a good fighting chance to be happy and live fully!
For the record, my mother was bipolar, and I see a great specialist who stands by his diagnosis for me. The 2 disorders are related, but just show up differently in different people.
Good luck to your family!