Patient discussion about attention

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Q. what shall I do, he pays no attention if I try to get his attention to medicine by any other way?

hi everyone….My 8 year old son with ADHD is improving well with his treatment, but it becomes very difficult for me to give him the medicine as he does not takes them and runs away with its bad taste…what shall I do, he pays no attention if I try to get his attention to medicine by any other way?
AHey Jennifer, there are some ways.…you can talk to your doctor for change of medicine with good flavor. You can try to give medicine with honey or sugar. Engage him in a television program of his choice and then try to feed him the medicine. You can lure him in exchange for something he loves. The best way is to explain him why he must have them & what benefit he will have and compare them with some lozenges and its bad effects like tooth decay by showing photos of decaying teeth. If it is a tablet, try to give him in liquid from by mixing the tablet in water. Good Luck!

Q. My 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD and he is more hyperactive than attention seeking.

My 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD and he is more hyperactive than attention seeking. We are planning for alternative treatment now and then we would try for medicine. I've heard about increasing on Omega-3 -fish oil, but is there anything else out there that is safe enough to try?
AMany are there, which I have tried for my son from 4 years. First and the foremost is the diet which I think you know. Behavioral and Cognitive therapies can be tried as it’s very effective. You can try a chiropractor and as well calming techniques. Try them……they are helpful.

Q. I wish to know the alarming signs in pregnancy that require immediate attention.

I am pregnant and in my 2 week. As a precautionary measure, I wish to know the alarming signs in pregnancy that require immediate attention.
A1here are some major ones- Vaginal Bleeding, Cramping (in the second and third trimester, in the first it's normal to have slight cramps), Severe Headaches (long lasting headaches are one of the early signs of preeclampsia), Blurred Vision (another sign of preeclampsia),cannot feel the baby move after about week 16 to 20 pregnancy.
A2Any changes you feel you must inform to doctor and you must meet doctor regularly. But specially a quick consultation without delay is must when you have bleeding from vagina, a lasting abdominal and back pain, headache, vomiting & nausea, pain and burning urination, body heat up and regular fever.

Q. what are the symptoms to look for a person suspected to be Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?

A1i would go with WaylonRonaldo on this, but be careful not to "home diagnose" your child. it's a very dangerous thing to do. there has to be a process of differential diagnosis in order to avoid a mistaken diagnosis of ADHD. and that should do a specialist. a group of specialists in fact.
A2The symptom of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) falls in 3 categories: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. During social interactions inattention will become visible where the person cannot pay attention to details and is careless, shifts frequently from one incomplete activity to another and will miss on daily routine. Hyperactivity varies with age like preschoolers are in more constant motion compare to higher age and they are restless. In Impulsivity they become impatient, cannot wait for ones turn and intrude in other work and mattes.

Q. What really constitutes ADD? Don't all kids have short attention spans because they are curious?

What I'm saying is. I'm a very curious fellow, so, therefore, I cannot hold my attention to one thing for more than a minute. Does this mean I have ADD?
A1to what you said about how come they didn't have all these problems lots of years ago, I'll have to say it is true the kids today have a lot more stimulations than what kids had a 100 years ago, though, these problems- ADD and ADHD did exist, even with less things around to lose focus to. even about 20 years ago, when the awareness was too small, teachers just called these kids "stupid" or slow, cause they wern't able to listen for a long period of time and then did'nt know what to answer when asked. the awareness helped save lots of very smart focusless kids...
A2Much obliged
A3The best, most natural, and most effective nutritionals I have found are Calcium/magnesium(dolomite)
Kelp
Cod liver oil
Flax seed oil
Raw apple cider vinegar
These are not only optimal, but highly effective in my experience

Q. What Is ADHD?

I have heard parents talking about ADHD at my son’s school. What exactly is this syndrome?
A1I am a mother of 4 children, all of whom have been diagnosed with ADHD as was I. My youngest son and daughter took medication for ADHD (Adderall). I found that it made my son very zombie-like. He showed little to no emotion and when he did it was mostly anger and aggression. I spoke with his Psychiatrist and we adjusted his meds. This unfortunately did not work. But his psych. said that the benefits of the drug outweighed the bad side effects. I slowly weened him off the meds. It takes a lot more patience to get him to do his homework and an IEP (individual education plan) at school has helped a great deal. You can request this at any public school. My daughter on the other hand takes a very low dose of adderall and is doing just fine. They are both in counseling to learn how to deal with ADHD and are doing fine. I also think that this diagnosis is used way too much. It might be a symptom to a bigger problem or something stressful the child is experiencing.
A2Here are some explanatory videos about ADD and ADHD-
http://www.5min.com/Video/What-is-ADD--ADHD-Part-1-5538
http://www.5min.com/Video/What-is-ADD-and-ADHD-part2-5540
A3Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sometimes called attention deficit disorder (ADD), is the most common behavioral disorder that starts in childhood. It is a medical condition that should not be confused with normal excitable or boisterous child behavior. ADHD can run in families. It is thought the ADHD is caused by an imbalance of neurotransmitters (these are chemicals that transmit nerve signals in the brain) that causes the brain to have difficulty processing all the information and stimulants that it receives. Different people have different symptoms, which include lack of concentration, restlessness and more.

Q. What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?

I know that H stands for hyperactivity, but what does it mean by symptoms? does It have the same treatment?
A1They differ by ADHD kids tend to move around all the time (not like ADD who can sit but not listen), and they are more then careless. They tend to injure themselves over childhood. <br>I saw a nice video that explains about those disorders! <br><object width='425' height='355' id='FiveminPlayer'><param name='allowfullscreen' value='true'/><param name='movie' value='http://www.5min.com/Embeded/5538/'/><embed src='http://www.5min.com/Embeded/5538/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='425' height='355' allowfullscreen='true'></embed></object>
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Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, has the ADD symptoms: they can not pay attention for too long. , you can see them drifting around to other points of interest after couple of minutes into a conversation. The difference is that ADHD is also impulsive. He can run into a highway without thinking first. Another difference- he can not sit for more then 3-4 minutes, he moves all the time. Don't know about the treatment…maybe someone else can answer that.
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