Help....

United States
March 1, 2007 8:37pm CST
Can anyone please help me. I'm looking to find out what all of the signs are for Attention Defisit Disorder or Attention Hyper Defisit Disorder. Please i'm pretty sure that my son has it but i'm looking for more details to this disorder. If you know of any sites or any systems please let me know. Thank you so much.
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@cherhost (1073)
• United States
2 Mar 07
My sister is a special education teacher and has taught many kids with this. And when I was growing up I had it too. I still do but now know how to handle it and control things I do. I still go all day... I just work my tail off doing silly things just to keep my hands busy. But you can have you sons school do testing on him. If not there are places such as sylvan learning center. You can also talk to your doctor about it. They will guide you in the right direction. I would go with the doctor then the school. Sometimes schools just ignore things like this and let the kids slip through the system. Good luck
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• United States
5 Mar 07
thank you so much. This was the problem last year. The school went and told me that there was nothing wrong with him because he is a fast learner. His grades are good and he is not mean to the other children like he is at home. I finally got it out of his teacher that he can't sit still and he can't controll himself with out bursts and he's always sitting on his toes in class. She said that it's like he feels that he needs to show off for the other children there. I'll know more tomorrow when i see her. I told her what was going on and now she will be sending notes home every day starting today.
• United States
12 May 07
My son has ADHD Hyperactive Impulsive type. He talks a lot, interrupts others, won't sit still, can't control his impulses (NOT good when he gets mad!), etc. He is the poster boy for Hyperactive-Impulsive kids. As a mom you go through a lot of emotions when your child is diagnosed. I was relieved to find out that there was a name for the problems he had, that I wasn't doing something wrong, or that he wasn't just being a "bad" kid. Then, I felt scared to medicate him, afraid others would label him and that he wouldn't get a fair chance at school, etc. Once we tried the meds, it was as if we had flipped a switch. The sweet loving boy we occasionally saw before meds is now the boy we see every day. He is getting along with others in school, fighting less with his siblings and us, and is generally doing better. In turn his self esteem has improved greatly b/c we are no longer yelling at him or punishing him all the time!
• United States
13 May 07
Oh my this is my son. He is so angry all the time. When he's on the meds he's my handsom good boy. He's very taklitive when he's off the meds and not only that but he had this nasty habbit. We always yelled at him for it. When he's not on the meds he poops his pants but then he won't tell us about it and keeps them on. I have to force him to change them. He's 6 years old. He didn't start with this pooping the pants thing until towards the middle of last school year when he found out that we where having a nother baby. But the anger out burts where he's attacking myself, his brother, his sister (not so much) and his grandparents is so bad. I think that when he's off his meds he can really do harm and this scares me. When he get's like this i have to pin his arms and legs down on the floor and let him scream or cry it out. I feel so bad about it but i stops him from hurting himself and everyones else around him. I did feel like a bad mother putting until i put him on the meds and yes i was scared of what the meds would do to him as well. He's so good with taking them now. Befor he never would. He reminds me about it. When i told him that he was sick and that it would never go away i had to tell him that all of the bad things that he was doing would stop and that he wouldn't be getting yelled at all the time. With four children in the house it's hard to not have him on meds. My husbnad hates the idea but he don't deal with the kids all day long and see what goes on. His sister who is 2 also is showing signs of the anger and the hipperness. I'm scared that she might be adhd as well. When she gets mad she will throw the first thing that she can get her hands onto. If she can throw anything she will run up to you with this look in her eyes and start pinching you as hard as she can and hit you. It makes me feel like i'm not doing right by my children and yes i do cry at the end of the night from it. It hurts deep inside but i don't let the kids know.
• United States
2 Mar 07
I sure do hun! I did some homework for you and this is what i found.. ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood and can persist through adolescence and into adulthood. Currently the causes are unknown. A person with ADHD has a chronic level of inattention, impulsive hyperactivity, or both such that daily functioning is compromised. The symptoms of the disorder must be present at levels that are higher than expected for a person's developmental stage and must interfere with the person's ability to function in different settings (e.g., in school and at home). A person with ADHD may struggle in important areas of life, such as peer and family relationships, and school or work performance. Predominantly Inattentive Type: It is hard for the individual to organize or finish a task, to pay attention to details, or to follow instructions or conversations. The person is easily distracted or forgets details of daily routines. Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Type: The person fidgets and talks a lot. It is hard to sit still for long (e.g., for a meal or while doing homework). Smaller children may run, jump or climb constantly. The individual feels restless and has trouble with impulsivity. Someone who is impulsive may interrupt others a lot, grab things from people, or speak at inappropriate times. It is hard for the person to wait their turn or listen to directions. A person with impulsiveness may have more accidents and injuries than others. Combined Type: Symptoms of the above two types are equally predominant in the person. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/what.htm here are some more sites for you.. http://www.add-adhd.org/ADHD_attention-deficit.html http://www.nami.org/Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Attention-Deficit_Hyperactivity_Disorder.htm I hope i was some help to you ..take care!
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• United States
5 Mar 07
Thank you so much. This is my son. it reads him right through, OMG I thought that i was correct with him. I was scared to put him on any merdication but now i'm a little happy that i did. He seems to be a little better but still won't listen when he's told not to run around the house. He is still a little hyper but he's only been on the medication for two days. Thank you for all your help.
@RivahGal (34)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Check out http://www.drdavestein.com There's lots of free info onhis website. Our son was diagnosed with ADHD 6 years ago, and we used Dr. Stein's behavioral program, because we were concerned about the side effects of the medications. The FDA came out with another warning just a few weeks ago.