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Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most common neurobehavioral disorders presenting for treatment in children and adolescents. ADHD is often chronic with prominent symptoms and impairment spanning into adulthood. ADHD is often associated with co-occurring disorders including disruptive, mood, anxiety, and substance abuse. The diagnosis of ADHD is clinically established by review of symptoms and impairment. The biological underpinning of the disorder is supported by genetic, neuroimaging, neurochemistry and neuropsychological data. Consideration of all aspects of an individual’s life needs to be considered in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.
Multimodal treatment includes educational, family, and individual support. Psychotherapy alone and in combination with medication is helpful for ADHD and comorbid problems. Pharmacotherapy including stimulants, noradrenergic agents, alpha agonists, and antidepressants plays a fundamental role in the long-term management of ADHD across the lifespan.
The management of ADHD includes consideration of two major areas: non-pharmacological (educational remediation, individual and family psychotherapy) and pharmacotherapy.
I personally support Psychotherapy. Specialized educational planning based on the child’s difficulties is necessary in a majority of cases. Since learning disorders co-occur in one-third of ADHD youth, ADHD individuals should be screened and appropriate individualised educational plans developed. Educational adjustments should be considered in individuals with ADHD with difficulties in behavioral or academic performance. Increased structure, predictable routine, learning aids, resource room time, and checked homework are among typical educational considerations in these individuals. Similar modifications in the home environment should be undertaken to optimize the ability to complete homework. For youth, frequent parental communication with the school about the child’s progress is essential.
Symptoms in children and teenagers
The symptoms of ADHD in children and teenagers are well defined, and they're usually noticeable before the age of six. They occur in more than one situation, such as at home and at school. The main signs of each behavioural problem are detailed below:
- Inattentiveness: having a short attention span and being easily distracted making careless mistakes – for example, in schoolwork appearing forgetful or losing things being unable to stick at tasks that are tedious or time-consuming appearing to be unable to listen to or carry out instructions constantly changing activity or task having difficulty organising tasks
- Hyperactivity and impulsiveness: being unable to sit still, especially in calm or quiet surroundings constantly fidgeting being unable to concentrate on tasks excessive physical movement excessive talking being unable to wait their turn acting without thinking interrupting conversations little or no sense of danger
These symptoms can cause significant problems in a child's life, such as underachievement at school, poor social interaction with other children and adults, and problems with discipline.
Related conditions in children and teenagers
Although not always the case, some children may also have signs of other problems or conditions alongside ADHD, such as:
- anxiety disorder – which causes your child to worry and be nervous much of the time; it may also cause physical symptoms, such as a rapid heartbeat, sweating and dizziness
- oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) – this is defined by negative and disruptive behaviour, particularly towards authority figures, such as parents and teachers
- conduct disorder – this often involves a tendency towards highly antisocial behaviour, such as stealing, fighting, vandalism and harming people or animals
- sleep problems – finding it difficult to get to sleep at night, and having irregular sleeping patterns
- autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) – this affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour
- epilepsy – a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated fits or seizures
- Tourette’s syndrome – a condition of the nervous system, characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics
- learning difficulties – such as dyslexia Symptoms in adults In adults, the symptoms of ADHD are more difficult to define. This is largely due to a lack of research into adults with ADHD.
ADHD is a developmental disorder; it's believed that it can't develop in adults without it first appearing during childhood. But it's known that symptoms of ADHD often persist from childhood into a person's teenage years, and then adulthood. Any additional problems or conditions experienced by children with ADHD, such as depression or dyslexia, may also continue into adulthood. By the age of 25, an estimated 15% of people diagnosed with ADHD as children still have a full range of symptoms, and 65% still have some symptoms that affect their daily lives. The symptoms in children and teenagers, which are listed above, is sometimes also applied to adults with possible ADHD. But some specialists say that the way in which inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness affect adults can be very different from the way they affect children. For example, hyperactivity tends to decrease in adults, while inattentiveness tends to get worse as the pressure of adult life increases. Adult symptoms of ADHD also tend to be far more subtle than childhood symptoms.
Some specialists have suggested the following list of symptoms associated with ADHD in adults:
- carelessness and lack of attention to detail
- continually starting new tasks before finishing old ones
- poor organisational skills
- inability to focus or prioritise
- continually losing or misplacing things
- restlessness and edginess
- difficulty keeping quiet and speaking out of turn
- blurting out responses and often interrupting others
- mood swings, irritability and a quick temper
- inability to deal with stress
- extreme impatience
- taking risks in activities, often with little or no regard for personal safety or the safety of others – for example, driving dangerously
Additional problems in adults with ADHD As with ADHD in children and teenagers, ADHD in adults can occur alongside several related problems or conditions. One of the most common conditions is depression. Other conditions that adults may have alongside ADHD include:
- personality disorders – conditions in which an individual differs significantly from an average person, in terms of how they think, perceive, feel or relate to others
- bipolar disorder – a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) – a condition that causes obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour
The behavioural problems associated with ADHD can also cause problems such as difficulties with relationships, social interaction, drugs and crime. Some adults with ADHD find it hard to find and stay in a job. If you notice any of the above in your child or yourself , it is worth making the effort and spending some time and money to have your child and or yourself assessed on a priority basis as ADHD causes neural changes in the brain.
Serious mental disorders and side effects to varied medicines may cause hallucinations in many individuals. Psychosis and Schizophrenia are the most commonly known causes that may cause this condition. Hallucinations are sensations and feelings that may appear as real to the patient, convincing him or her of the occurrence of things that are not really happening in reality. Hearing voices, seeing people, and experiencing things that no one else can, are some of the ways in which hallucinations work.
Let us find out the varied signs and symptoms of this condition.
Hearing Voices: One of the most common signs of hallucinations includes hearing voices. You may hear voices from people who cannot be seen or heard by other people around you. In such cases, you may have the distinct feeling of hearing these voices from within or from a source outside your own mind and body. In many cases, you may feel like these voices are trying to talk to you or give you a certain message. Ringing of the ears on a persistent basis may also be experienced in such cases.
Visual Hallucinations: These hallucinations will make the patient see things. In such cases, the patient may be witness to a scene that cannot be seen by anyone else – a scene that may not be happening in reality. In visual hallucinations, the patient may also see people that other people in the room or the area cannot see. The patient may also see objects and other creatures like insects crawling across his or her hand, and may react with fear or anxiety, when in reality, no such scene may be happening. These kind of hallucinations also cause occipital seizures where the patient will see spots, shapes and rings of brightly coloured lights that may be coming towards him or her, or even encircle him or her.
Feeling Things: These kinds of hallucinations will make the patient feel things that may not really be happening. For example, these hallucinations will make the patient feel hot during winters or feel a blast of air even when there has been none.
Taste Hallucinations: In these hallucinations, the patient may get a salty taste from sweet food, or vice versa. These hallucinations make the patient imagine that he or she tastes a certain flavor when in reality, this may not be true. These are also called gustatory hallucination.
- Olfactory Hallucinations: These hallucinations have to do with odd smells that the patient may get a whiff of. In these hallucinations, the patient imagines certain smells like burning, or other odours. Patients may also feel that their own bodies are letting out certain odours which may not be the actual case.
Delusion vs. Hallucination
A delusion is a false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly sustained despite what almost everybody else believes and despite what constitutes incontrovertible and obvious proof or evidence to the contrary. The belief is not one ordinarily accepted by other members of the person's culture or subculture (e.g., it is not an article of religious faith).
A hallucination occurs when environmental, emotional, or physical factors such as stress, medication, extreme fatigue, or mental illness cause the mechanism within the brain that helps to distinguish conscious perceptions from internal, memory-based perceptions to misfire. As a result, hallucinations occur during periods of consciousness. They can appear in the form of visions, voices or sounds, tactile feelings (known as haptic hallucinations), smells, or tastes.
Delusions are a common symptom of several mood and personality-related mental illnesses, including schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, shared psychotic disorder, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder. They are also the major feature of delusional disorder. Individuals with delusional disorder suffer from long-term, complex delusions that fall into one of six categories: persecutory, grandiose, jealousy, erotomanic, somatic, or mixed.
I am strange. Strange strange. This is unbelievable. I deeply study in psychology. I saw a dream. I saw one person in my dream. He is dead. When my age 14 year .i feel fear .how is possible. But did not remember in my life. How possible.
I'm taking daxid 100 mg for social phobia lamosyn 50 mg for bipolar disorder and arpizol 10 it helped me a lot but now I'm feeling emotion less ,no feelings .no interest in doing any work even taking bath .the work I loved to do now it's to tough to focus because of no interest. I have left medicine for 20 day and I think I can feel little alive Please help me how to get my emotions ,motivation back.
I am suffering from body pain from 14 day and leave infarction which thing I eat as food and which medicine help in body pain.
Hello Doctors. I am really embarrassed to ask this question but I really need help. I am 25 years old and I am married. I love my husband a lot and I follow all what he says. I am completely loyal to him, completely devoted. My husband doesn't say that he loves me or not, he never says that he is devoted but he gives me gifts and helps me when I need. The problem is I don't enjoy sex with him, I mean I am afraid of having sex with him. It happened because he just ask me to give him oral and then he leaves me. Earlier when I got married tab mujhe unki ye aadat se bura ni lagta tha. I infact started to enjoy doing it later but fir there-there isse mujhe irritation hone lagta as giving oral to him excites me but he leaves me starved. I tried to tell him all but wo ye sb baat sunna hi ni chahte hain. Once it happened that he himself came to me and asked me all my sexual needs and desires, I was the happiest that day that he cares but now the case is the worst. Now whenever he finds me enjoy any of his sexual act toh wo turant uss act ko rok dete hai and he leaves me alone like that on bed, he now intentionally never touches me there jahaan mujhe asa lagta ho. Or if I beg him to do so then just for once he touches me and removes his hand, it makes me even mad, it sucks my mental peace like hell. I love him and I can never think of divorce or separation or having an extramarital affair with some other man, jabki ye aaj k date mei kaafi normal hai and main bhi bhaut open-minded larki rahi hu but I can never ever think of any other man touching as I think it is a sin and it would my husbands feelings. I consider myself as only his woman. I just enjoy his hugs and touches but things are not happening. Please suggest me what should I do.
I am a student who think a lot about everything and always have a fear of failing in life. I am not a confident person at all always demotivated and does not live life positively. Over thinking is a problem for me due to which I feel fear for future even though I know I don't have to think about it but I can't control my thoughts. Most of the time when I am feeling demotivated I don't share it with anyone because I know what they are going to say they gonna say things to motivated me but I won't be. I don't know what I am doing with my life I am just going without any destination. I don't even know what to do whether I am in a right path or not. I don't even know whether I am going through depression or not or it is a normal teenage problem? Example for fear of mine is that if I saw my friend studying even though I am very sleepy but my mind will be awake due to fear that my friend is studying n I am not.
Sir, I don't know what happened to me, if when am happy it cross limits and when I get angry on person it's also crossing my limits like to kill him/her and when I get sad am getting suicide thoughts, please tell me whats happening to me, I am behaving like this from 4-5 months.
I have started drinking beer from last 2 months, I take one 500 ML beer at one go twice in a month. Will it have any averse effect on my health.
I am 59 year old. I am suffering from depression since 4 years due to my tooth problem. Now my tooth problem is solved but I am getting depression again and again .I takes lamitor 100 in the morning and Libotryp half before sleeping since 4 months and I am better. Any suggestions?
I have huge anger. I always get angry on little things. My anger is out of control. When I become angry I become very egoistic very negative. My mood always happens change. When I hate a person I always feel negative for that person like he is bad he is untreatable he dislike me etc. Those are my problem science childhood. Please give me solution.
I have been diagnosed with cluster B personality disorder namely Borderline personality disorder, negativity, antisocial and narcissistic. How do I improve myself without taking any medication? Regards.
I am feeling so stressed since I got love failure which was an one side love. From that moment I feel more negativity around me. And negativity makes me over imagination. For instance if someone Kidd me I am become upset the whole day. And I feel more complex and tensed. Please help me overcome this kindly.
Hello doctor, I feel too much body imbalance all the time. I feel like dizzy but it's not dizzy. It's only imbalance. Like feeling off balance almost all the time. This is why I even get scared to go out alone. I also have lot of anxiety. I am having these symptoms since 7 years, after I had done crash dieting for about 6 months, I started getting constantly low blood sugar problem. Now my blood sugar is normal. Sometimes when I don't eat anything I feel sweaty and light headed which will be subsided after eating something sweet. The problem is I am overweight and if I workout, after few minutes I feel off balance, and I stop my workout out of fear I might fall down. The same thing happens even if I go for walks outside. So what is the treatment for this? I consulted many doctors near my home, but no one responded properly. Please help me.
When a child falls down and starts crying, the first thing a mother does is to pick up her child and console him/her and rub where you are hurt. Even when we grow older, our natural instinct when we bang into something is to rub the affected part. Even with modern medicines, the healing power of touch has made massages a popular type of alternative medication for aches and pains.
A massage helps relieve pain in a number of ways.
- First, it relaxes the body and mind and keeps the mind from thinking about the pain.
- Second, a massage warms the body and increases blood flow. This is very beneficial in cases of pain caused by sore muscles and stiff joints.
- Third, studies have also suggested that a massage can promote the release of opioids or natural painkillers in the brain. This hormone relaxes the body and encourages feelings of contentment.
A massage also reduces cellular stress and boosts mitochondrial biogenesis. This helps speed up the healing process of cellular injuries and gives energy to the cells. Many pregnant women also find a massage very helpful in dealing with labour pains. Other benefits of a massage include reducing anxiety, exercising muscles, enhancing immunity and easing a person’s dependence on medications.
There are many types of massages, but there is no clear evidence that makes one type of massage more beneficial than the others. While some people prefer a Swedish massage that involves kneading the skin, others prefer a deep massage or pressure point massages. Some of the common types of body pain that can benefit from a massage include headaches, lower back pain, arthritic knee pain, neck pain and fibromyalgia. A massage is also said to be helpful in reducing pain triggered by cancer and cancer treatment.
As compared to painkillers, a massage is typically considered safe as long as you are being massaged by a trained professional. In the wrong hands, a massage can, in fact, worsen pain. For slight, occasional pains, a massage is great, but when it comes to more chronic pains, it is best to consult a doctor before getting a massage. This is because the pain may be a symptom of a larger problem. Other instances when you should not get a massage include in cases of a fracture, deep vein thrombosis, burns or open wounds, severe osteoporosis or thrombocytopenia or if you suffer from a bleeding disorder.