G/daughter is being evaluated for ADHD. She is 5 and in Kgarten. She is not doing very well and has a lot of difficulties sitting still, talking out, tantrums, etc. She has been going to therapy and they are about ready to make a final diagnosis--ADHD looks like it is going to be a diagnosis. Question is I don't know alot about it. If you or your child has it, how were you diagnosed? Were you put on meds? How did that affect your behavior? Thanks for the time...
Asked by Anonymous at 2:04 AM on Apr. 16, 2010 in Kids' Health
Answer by Tarinia at 8:04 AM on Apr. 16, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 AM on Apr. 16, 2010
My daughter had a full neuropsychological evaluation and was diagnosed ADHD (really ADD but they do not separate the two conditions anymore). She didn't qualify for help in our district because she wasn't 2 full grade levels behind. Although she is now. She is very inattentive and struggles with her work. Her doctor does not want to put her on any meds. i am torn about it because if there was something that could help her focus I think it would really help. But for now we are taking it one day at a time.
My sisters son has ADHD and is on adderall since 4rth grade (high school now) and he is doing great. After they started the medicine the doctor asked him how he felt and he said, "thank you, because now I can think, before everything was all jumbled and confused, I feel like this is the real me"
Answer by BlooBird at 2:27 AM on Apr. 16, 2010
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