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Can risperdal cause increased aggression in ADHD children?
Risperdal is an FDA approved medicine for autistic children with agression issues.
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I have ADHD and I havn't had any problems of it getting worse. I also havn't heard of it getting any worse either. I can only speak for myself, of course, but as I have gotte…n older my own ADD has indeed gotten more severe, but not a lot because I finally found a treatment for it. I'm on a rather large dose of Adderall and it has had an unbelievable impact on my life. I wish I'd had it when I was a child or in high school. I feel I must qualify this by saying that I also suffer from depression and anxiety and am also being treated for these. However, before my psychiatrist and I found the right combo of meds, we went through more drugs and drug combos than I can accurately recall. I'd start a new treatment, it would help for a short while then I would 'crash.' Each time this happened I would feel worse. With my Adderall I can concentrate, finish projects, and my self esteem has even improved because I know that I /can/ achieve goals and finish things now, where in the past I wouldn't even try because I was sure I'd just give up or lose interest. For me, I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 6. I am 19 now. Going into adulthood my ADHD did increase in severity, but I am in my second week of treatment with adderall. I am currently taking 15mg a day (10mg when I wake up, 5mg at 4:00). The dosage is completely too low, but it's helping a bit. there's a couple of ways of looking at this, too. my ADD seems to be getting much worse as I get older, (I'm being treated and am taking Dexadrine, which helps a lot) and yes, it could be that my ADD is actually getting worse, but it couls also be that as I get older I am having to deal with a lot more problems and responsibilities, and it may be that because of this it is simply becoming more obvious, which would appear (and feel)exactly the same.
Is it safe for your daughter to take Concerta 18mg and Risperdal together if she has ADHD and autistic disorder?
\n. \n Safe to use Concerta 18 and Risperdal \n. \nYes it is safe. My younger brother has ADHD and Asperger's Sydrome and he takes Concerta and Risperdal every morning. …I would still recommend asking your doctor if it is safe for HER to use, as medications have different effects on different people.\n. \nI know this sounds like a Scientologist. But my neighbor's mom told his psychitrist to prescribe him something because she thought he had a problem. He just wrote a ticket for Resperidal without and hesitation. I am glad he didn't take it, it is schizophrenic medication. I am sure what ever your daughter has is much, much better than any single side effect from Risperdal. Please don't let her take it, you will lose your daughter.
Yes, a common side effect of most ADHD medications is increased sweating.
As far as we can tell there has been no increase in actualinstances of ADHD or Autism, but here has been an increase indiagnoses of ADHD - probably due to improved training of…physicians. There may be an appearance of increased ADHD or Autism because: . Most people are not really experts on ADHD or Autism and cannotdistinguish between these conditions and simple bad behavior byotherwise healthy children. . Increased societal breakdown - especially increasing breakdownof the family support structure and the resulting loss ofmentoring, nurturing and discipline provided in families - has ledto significant increase in bad behavior in children. Coupled withthe inability of most people to tell the difference between "brats"and those afflicted with ADHD or Autism spectrum disorders it makesit appear that these afflictions are increasing.
Children are growing at faster rate. They need more oxygen for the increased metabolic activities. So the heart rate as well as the respiratory rate of children is higher as c…ompared to adults.
Information and opinions from contributors: While there is still considerable controversy about the specific cause or causes of ADHD, the one tested and demonstrated fact i…s that ADHD correlates with a chemical imbalance in the brain. PET scans of the brains of ADHD subjects and brains of individuals not subject to ADHD show a pronounced difference in the levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Chemicals which stimulate the production and uptake of these neurotransmitters seem to help many of those who are ADHD. Quite a few different hypotheses have been advanced about what actually causes ADHD, but the only clear factor that has been reproducibly correlated with it is genetics. Children with a parent, grandparent, or other close relative with ADHD have a higher likelihood of also being ADHD, even if they are not raised by those parents, such as adopted children. Some hypotheses that have been advanced are: Drug use by the mother or father - if this caused genetic damage or organic damage to the brain, it might make sense. It is also possible that damage done to a foetus by drugs could manifest ADHD-like symptoms without it actually being ADHD. Fetal alcohol syndrome would fall in this category. Bad diet - this one is exceedingly difficult to investigate since diets are so varied. Hyperactivity related to excess sugar consumption (and consequently an abundance of quick energy for a child) might look like ADHD to an adult trying to deal with the kid, but it would not really be ADHD. Environmental poisons - like bad diet, this is exceedingly difficult to establish since it is so difficult to identify everything a child or their parent may have been exposed to. Also like drug use, damage done by a poison can manifest symptoms which are similar to ADHD. Lead poisoning, for example, causes brain damage but does not result in all the symptoms of ADHD. Too much viewing of TV or other video screens - no, I'm not kidding. There are inconclusive studies that suggest that kids who watch large quantities of the flickering images of video screens have their brains trained to respond abnormally to stimuli. One of the complicating factors in determining the cause or causes of ADHD is that it has a strong behavioral component. Most people who are successfully coping with ADHD have included a large dose of behavior modification in their overall strategy. Since the same outward behavior (lack of attention, lack of responsibility, distractability, etc.) can stem from a lot of other causes than ADHD, other conditions often get conflated with ADHD and muddy the water for researchers trying to identify a cause. ADHD is the imbalance in certain brain chemicals (called neurotransmitters) that are needed for paying attention and controlling behavior. Two of these neurotransmitters are norepinephrine and dopamine. Recent studies are also demonstrating difference between brain activity of people with ADHD, as compared to people without ADHD. People with ADHD have less activity in certain areas of the brain that help you to pay attention. The medications that are used to treat ADHD work by increasing the levels of these neurotransmitters in the brain. ADD/ADHD may be inherited. Research shows that ADD/ADHD tends to run in families so there are likely to be genetic influences. Children who have ADHD usually have at least one close relative who also has ADHD. And at least one-third of all fathers who had ADHD in their youth have children with ADHD. Even more convincing regarding a possible genetic link is that when one twin of an identical twin pair has the disorder, the other is likely to have it too. Here are more answers and opinions from other FAQ Farmers: . I've encountered four mothers of ADHD children who admitted the use of hallucinogenic drugs before and during pregnancy (cocaine, LSD or "magic mushrooms"). This is not a confirmed cause but is a strong possibility. Lead poison of the fetus could be related to the use of cocaine or hallucinogenics since lead is used in the process of fabrication. Researcher at MCGill University MTL Canada. Of course, not all mothers of ADHD children used drugs. Most did not. . In most cases, it is caused by an underlying condition that encompasses all of the symptoms of ADD/ADHD. There exists a lack of communication between fields of research. . AD/HD is generally inherited and runs in families. About 1 percent of people develop it for other reasons (e.g. toxins, possibly environmental, introduced to the developing fetus). Although a possible cause, it is unlikely that many people develop the syndrome purely as the result of hallucinogenic drug use by the mother during pregnancy. There is also the possibility that the mother used such substances because of the lack of inhibition which is a symptom of adult AD/HD. In other words, both the child's and the mother's behaviour may stem from the same genetic cause. Brain scans of those who suffer from the disorder show abnormal functioning in areas related to the ability to select what stimuli to attend to or ignore. The "racing brain" is a symptom indicating that the person doesn't know how to monitor, sift and regulate their thoughts and actions. While some people with AD/HD are very bright, some aren't.
Risperdal is a drug used for the treatment of psychosismschizophrenia, and mania.
I actally have ADHD and im prefectly fine nothing bad will happen to you if you take your pills wacth what you eat and basicaly just be like anyone else normal
No; aggression is a common symptom of conduct disorders with often occur with ADHD.
Risperdal is the brand name for the drug risperidone; risperidone is used to treat schizophrenia and sometimes to treat aggression in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Risperidone ha…s no use for ADHD, and can cause worsening attention. Risperdal should not increase aggression.
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yes taking reperidone may cause mentrual cycle to stop
Children with ADHD can be fidgety, have a very short attention span, be impulsive, and have difficulty completing tasks
No; Wellbutrin (bupropion) is not approved for treating ADHD in children or adults. This is an off-label use and not recommended. Wellbutrin works as a dopamine reuptake inh…ibitor, working in a similar way to stimulants, increasing dopamine within the brain. Some studies have shown bupropion to improve ADHD symptoms, but there has never been large scale studies to show efficacy and safety in children.
It needs to be very similar to normal children unless they have autism. Educational perspective: . All children need to know exactly what is expected before it is expec…ted. . They need to know the consequences before they test the rules. . They need to know that when the consequences are applied that it is directly the result of their behavior and the choices they made. . They need to know that regardless of what they do, that what you do is the result of your feelings and concern for them. . The rules and consequences must be consistent and realistic, and consequences must fit the misbehavior. This being said, children living with ODD must be dealt with firmly, consistently, and with easily identifiable caring feelings. Part of the issue or the source of opposition defiance is that these kids, many of them, are dealing with anger issues that rise out of treatment that many of the received while younger. This is not a judgment against the parents. Most parents, abusive or otherwise, do what they do because they are unaware of the damage they may be doing, or are doing the best they can with the information and knowledge they possess. Rarely will you find an abusive or neglectful parent or caregiver who is so for malicious or malignant reasons. Most are dealing with difficult issues of their own. In short they are broken, and the children they raise become broken too. While everyone is ultimately responsible for their own inappropriate behavior, none of us is raised or lives in a vacuum. We bounce of each other, those around us, and all too often the "bounce" results in unexpected or worrisome ricochets that are difficult to predict. While prediction is difficult, addressing the issues afterward are easier. Start with narrow focus, use every example of negative or inappropriate behavior as a teaching moment, and help kids with ODD and ADHD make better choices. Oddly enough, there are treatments common to those used in the treatment of PTSD. If you look at the research for ODD, ADHD, and PTSD, you'll see a lot of different treatment suggestions, but the best course of action is to keep it simple, and engage children (or anyone dealing with these issues) in their own treatment. Let them cooperate with developing rules and consequences. Just be ready to moderate their suggestions. Children, especially those living with ODD, ADHD (and PTSD), can be harsh when it comes to suggesting discipline or punishments.
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yes and no yes beacause some children are aggresive and expect more in the game by the name and no beacause some children are nice and proper