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What is ADD/ADHD?

ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, hyperactivity, impulsivity, or executive functioning and organization. Individuals with ADHD may find it much more difficult to focus on a task, particularly an uninteresting one, without being distracted. They may have greater difficulty in controlling what they say or do and may have difficulty sitting still or keeping silent in situations where it is expected. Impulsivity, restlessness, and poor risk assessment may be characteristic. On the other hand, ADHDers are known for creativity, out-of-the-box thinking, and unique problem-solving abilities.

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Administering Medications to Picky Eaters?

Started by Elizabeth in Medications. Last reply by Mjwillsey Jun 26. 1 Reply

Our 7 year old son with Autism and sever speech delay (Apraxia of Speech) was recently diagnosed with AD/HD.  We have not tried medications before but will be trying either adderall xr and metadate CD next week.  He is a very picky eater which…Continue

For Your Privacy

Started by Madere (dancermom) in General Jun 26. 0 Replies

Welcome, new members! I hope you will enjoy giving and receiving support on this community. A good place to begin is the Discussion tab above. For your privacy, please make sure your username is not your full name. To change your username, click…Continue

What to do when medication wears off?

Started by magicman in Social/Behavioral Stuff. Last reply by Diana Jun 25. 2 Replies

My 9 yo son was diagnosed in Jan 2015.  His physician started him on Focolin, which helped a little. He then switched him to Vyvance 20, then 30.mg. At 30mg he was having frequent headaches and developed a tic. So the physician reduced it to 20mg.…Continue

Medication Comparison Chart

Started by Nic MacJay in General. Last reply by Kandi Jun 24. 4 Replies

Hi everyone,I posted this chart in a specific thread, but thought it might be useful information for many people on here that want a good, concise list of ADHD medications, doses and how long they work. I have referred to it many times over the last…Continue

Problem at school

Started by Diana in General. Last reply by Nic MacJay Jun 24. 3 Replies

My 11 year old son was dignosed with adhd 5 and at 9 was told he is on the autism spectrum he is taking 5mg of dexamphetamine once a day this helps with some of his time at school but the thing that is concerning us the most is he throws things in…Continue

Medication for 10 year old

Started by shortysusice in Tips and Tricks. Last reply by shortysusice on Wednesday. 13 Replies

My son starts meds Tuesday! I am so excited and nervous! He is willing and ready to get the help he needs to be a successful 10 year old!Any tips or advice?! First time taking pills.Continue


Started by Christine in General. Last reply by Christine Jun 14. 5 Replies

I would like to know if anyone has tried Vayarin? If you have what is your opinion, looking for my 10 year old son


Started by mumu in General. Last reply by ArtFish Jun 14. 3 Replies

Could you please recommend some foods for my son who is diagnosed  with ADHD recently?Continue

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