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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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As far as we can tell there has been no increase in actual instances of ADHD or Autism, but here has been an increase in diagnoses of ADHD - probably due to improved train…ing of physicians. There may be an appearance of increased ADHD or Autism because: Most people are not really experts on ADHD or Autism and cannot distinguish between these conditions and simple bad behavior by otherwise healthy children. Increased societal breakdown - especially increasing breakdown of the family support structure and the resulting loss of mentoring, nurturing and discipline provided in families - has led to significant increase in bad behavior in children. Coupled with the inability of most people to tell the difference between "brats" and those afflicted with ADHD or Autism spectrum disorders it makes it appear that these afflictions are increasing.
ADHD affects children at school, as they will not sit still, lose their focus when the teacher is talking, or cannot focus on their homework. Be cautious when talking with par…ents about whether students may have ADHD though. In his Mistaken for ADHD book, Frank Barnhill, M.D., said that nearly 50 conditions can mimic ADHD. Sleep disorders, thyroid conditions, food allergies, seizures and many more can all be mistaken for ADHD.
The short answer is: No. The long answer... According to the DSM IV-TR3 ADHD is classified as having 4 types, which are labeled as follows: (inattentive, hyper…active, combined, or not otherwise specified). The believed neurological dysfunction associated with ADHD involves many interdependent brain structures integral to providing human's "executive functions." Examples of executive functioning include: planning ahead, keeping a schedule, completing tasks, managing distractions & staying on a task, impulse control, awareness of the passage of time, and the prioritization of tasks. Essentially the different forms of ADHD arise from the respective affected loci in the brain which provide the functions of executive functioning. The brain structures believed to be involved in ADHD are the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and the adrenal gland (HPA-axis, aka the limbic system)... other structures include the cigulate gyrus, and the prefrontal lobes. Twitching is not a symptom of ADHD. The affected neurological systems which may cause twiches are distinct from the neurological systems often associated with ADHD. ADHD may be *co-morbid* (that is present in addition to...) another distinct neurological dysfunction, such as a tic disorder or Tourette's syndrome. *Twitching is a side-effect of many commonly prescribed drugs used to treat ADHD. They may range from mild muscle twitches in the arms or legs, but usually subside. Check your dosage of your prescribed stimulants, they may periodically deplete the brain's level of available neurotransmitters, such as dopamine... which is required for fine movement control... the substantia nigra is affected by ADHD drugs, and the twitching side effect may originate from transient and minor depletion of dopamine levels due to the stimulant's (particularily Adderall/amphetamine's) increased output of cortical dopamine.
It makes it hard to focus, small attention span, can't do a task for to long, gets into trouble a lot but not on purpose all the times. Talkative, is very common effects of ha…ving ADHD and I say it because I have ADHD myself.
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 is …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.
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 a…s I have gotten 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.
The symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder in children are a lack of or very short attention span, irregular mood swings and short temper, constant need for atte…ntion and gratification.
Yes, a common side effect of most ADHD medications is increased sweating.
No; concussions can cause symptoms similar to ADHD, but it is not ADHD. ADHD is a developmental disorder of the brain that occurs in childhood.
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 expecte…d.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.
The frequency of occurence of ADHD can vary from country to country. We may note that funnily, the instances of ADHD in developed countries is higher than in under-develop…ed countries. This is majorly attributed to the lack of established mechanisms to diagnose and treat the condition in most developing countries. Or in other words, the frequency could be much more outside of the developed world, but the infrastructure needed for diagnosis and treatment or for the documentation and assimilation of pertinent information is more often than not absent. So there may not be one reliably accurate number that gives the frequency of ADHD in children and young adults. But there are studies that show that it could be as varied as 3.5% in some countries (most likely developed ones) to as low as 1 in 250, or, about 0.4% in other countries (most likely in under-developed countries). What also complicates the problem is, the definition of ADHD and minor hyperactivity is subject to debate. Some thought leaders also debate the validity of ADHD as a significant mental condition. Hope this helps. ADD/ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed disorder of childhood, estimated to affect 3 to 5 percent of school-age children, and occurring three times more often in boys than in girls. It is estimated that on average about one child in every classroom in the United States needs help for this disorder. No one knows for sure whether the number of people with ADD/ADHD has risen, but it is very clear that the number of children identified with the disorder who get treatment has risen over the past decade. This could be due to greater media interest, heightened consumer awareness, and the availability of effective treatments. Other countries are observing a similar pattern. Whether the frequency of the disorder itself has risen remains unknown, and needs more research.
Is it safe for your daughter to take Concerta 18mg and Risperdal together if she has ADHD and autistic disorder?
Safe to use Concerta 18 and Risperdal Yes it is safe. My younger brother has ADHD and Asperger's Sydrome and he takes Concerta and Risperdal every mor…ning. I would still recommend asking your doctor if it is safe for HER to use, as medications have different effects on different people. I 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.
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ADHD is most commonly, due to an deficiency in dopaminergic activity in the prefrontal cortex, which leads to more impulsivity, difficulty staying still (inhibiting moveme…nt), and diffculty maintaining focus or concentrating. The most common reason for this is due to mutations (variations) in the dopamine receptor genes, which lead to reduced binding affinities for dopamine (dopamine can't bind as well to the existing dopamine receptors, leading to reduced dopaminergic activity in the brain). That is why dopaminergic stimulants are most often used to treat ADHD, as it is a neurochemical disorder. As such, a neurologist or psychiatrist can administer medication or help with alternative therapies to help treat the disorder.
It does not, it makes anyone hyper. Adhd is a whole different disorder