does anybody have kids with ADHD and when did you frist notice itAnswer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 11:00 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
We started noticing it when my DD started school. I hate meds so didn't take her to the doctor for a long time but things just got worse so we took her to the doc and I explained that I did not like meds. Well the doc explained to me about this medicine ( concerta) and we put her on it and it has worked great. She is much calmer and can concentrate way better in school. Her grades even came up. Now this medicine did not make her all sleepy or anything it just calmed her down to where she could concentrate. Call the doctor and have an evaluation done and see what they say. If you decide meds just research the meds before you give them to your child even if the doctor explains it to you. I have a nephew on all kinds of meds for ADHA and it was making him all crazy and dopey so I started researching some of the meds he was on and they were not FDA approved and was making him worse. I wont allow any other meds for my DD.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
Signs of ADHD are very short attention span, not being able to concentrate, real hyper, not learning on their level, ( which is due to not being able to concentrate), not paying attention or paying attention to everything else or everybody else when they are doing a project or school work. There are many other symptoms look them up. You can find alot of information on ADHD on the Internet. good luck this is hard for a child to have.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:19 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
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Answer by Melindakc at 11:21 PM on Aug. 1, 2009
There are many therapists who work with people who have ADD/ADHD; they teach them not just coping skills, but how to use ADD/ADHD as an advantage in their lives. Thom Hartmann has written extensively on this topic; you should be able to find his books art your local library, there is lots of information at his website: http://www.thomhartmann.com/category/thom/adhd-education/You may also want to explore how foods affect behavior, either from the Feingold Organization (www.feingold.org) or another source. We eat a "clean" diet; no processed foods, no chemical additives, no meat, very little dairy. My daughter's attention and impulse issues were helped dramatically by fish oil supplements (though we have since switched her to hemp oil). It is important to use a high quality brand, like Nordic Naturals
Answer by rkoloms at 11:16 AM on Aug. 2, 2009