We are the parents of a 35 year old single mother with ADHD. She is recently divorced, going to lose her house, and cannot get a job. We are very stressed. I just don't see any good future for her. I need to figure out a way to help her, or learn to live with things as they are. I need some advice and guidance quickly. Sorry for sounding so desperate, but we are very concered about her and her 11 year old daughter. Thanks.View Thread
Is there actually such a thing? I took Adderall XR for more than two years until around six months ago, when the pharmacy started giving me a generic drug labeled simply "amphetamine" which I believe is "mixed amphetamine salts", but not the XR version.
I honestly noticed no difference, but more than one person over the past month has claimed that my personality has changed. That has me concerned. Is there indeed a generic XR equivalent or am I getting an equivalent drug? Or do I need to get back on the brand name XR variety. My insurance is getting very picky about paying for name brand drugs.View Thread
going through this thread, there is one major commonality. The ages of those displaying this behavior. One person even denies one well known medical fact, and that is these boys are indeed too young to properly diagnose. They are at an age where proper behavior, eating habits and discipline are being learned, and all three interact to cause their outward behavior and actions. They should NOT be medicated at this stage of life UNLESS it is absolutely imperative due to destructive or self destructive behavior. hyperactive behavior is all too often the result of an improper diet. Attention deficit can be a simple rebellious act and not a medical condition, and in a young child, you can not discern the difference. However medicating them has shown in long term studies to have negative psychological and physiological effects in those who do not suffer the condition they are being treated for, where as there is not any sign of negative long term effects from withholding medication until they child is older. In the field of Criminology, however, there ARE substantial conclusive reports of convicts that have been on ADHD meds log term, being involved in spontaneous criminal acts from simple theft to sex crimes, with a substantial number of them demonstrating zero motivation for the criminal activity, no environmental triggers or similar external causative triggers. In short this comes back to the singular link of being medicated for ADHD. ANY TIME an md wishes to place your child on a psychiatric med, and make NO MISTAKES that is exactly what this is, seek out a second opinion, that of a specialist, in specific a pediatric psychiatrist who is going to look elsewhere first. Every medical situation is cause and affect. Meds MASK symptoms, they don't cure the cause. In all too many situations ADHD is a misdiagnosis that starts with lack of proper discipline at home and climbing the ladder from there, to even including brain tumors and worse. Just giving the child pills is not the proper method of dealing with this and should be the last step after a proper diagnostic path has been followed. The sad fact is many educational facilities insist on medication because the child becomes more controllable, ad no other reason.View Thread
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