Other Underlying Causes of ADD-ADHD

Causes that your Doctor will not discuss with you.

In this video Doctors discuss other underlying causes of ADD-ADHD symptoms…

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11 Responses to Other Underlying Causes of ADD-ADHD

  1. Lindsey Crate August 11, 2008 at 12:01 pm #

    My story is scary, but I hope it serves as a warning. My son was diagnsoed with ADHD when he was 13 years old. I wnet al ong with the medicaiton because I really didn’t know what else to do – I mean, my doctor is the professional, right? But my son did not seem to get better. Over time, he became withdrawn, sullen, and despondent. It wasn’t until he attempted suicide did we find out that he was suffering from severe depression. I almost lost my boy – be careful about this diagnosis and about people wanting to label your child quickly.

    Lindsey C.

  2. Carly Page September 8, 2008 at 5:18 pm #

    Wow!! Glad I came across your comment. I have a son who is 6yrs. old and is very talkative and loud. We don’t have any real problems at home, other than he talks too much and can get very loud. At school his teacher has noticed that he has been very disruptive lately incomparsion to last year. She says that he is doing great academically, but is very disruptive. He gets in trouble everyday for talking out of turn or being to loud. She has asked that we take our son to the doctor for a diagnosis and to see about getting him on medication. I can see what you mean about labeling a child immediately. Even the school secretary has told me she see many signs that her son had and they get worse. She to has her son on medication. All I can say is I leave it in Gods hands and he has brought me here for a reason…

  3. Michele Steurer September 22, 2008 at 11:22 pm #

    I am hoping the “3steps” is the answer I am looking for. I have been searching for years. After a brief survey given to myself, my sons’s teacher and the school guidance councilor, the school psychologist recommended he see a phsychiatrist and go on medication. My son is now currently undergoing non-invasive, safe, allergy elimination treatments for his recent diagnosis of 29 different food sensitivities….try explaining that to the principal! So many are so uniformed and our children are suffering. I feel like my spirit to find and use safe and natural ways to help my child are misinterpreted as my being in denial to him possibly getting diagnosed with add/adhd. We are hopeful to see some symptoms diminish soon as we progress. ~Michele

  4. destiny kitchen January 27, 2009 at 4:19 pm #

    I am hoping this helps I am scared to put my 6 yr old on meds his father was on meds as a kid and then when he got older he became a meth user .I have read al about these drugs and the side affects and i love my son very much and i don’t want to hurt him.they have been trying to get to put him on since he was 4 yrs old.i kept hoping he would grow out of it but now i see i need to do something.i just don’t know
    where to begin my doctor dosen”t talk just writes out a perscription if i want one.I wonder why doctors don’t want to go the legths to figure out what is wrong.heres a drug to help they say but they don’t tell you it might kill him or harm him for life.

  5. Heather Patton February 4, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    I have ordered this book and I am so so excited to read it! My son is almost 11 yrs old and he has been on every type of ADHD medicine since he was 5 yrs old. It really tears me up. I feel like I am medicating my own child. We have tried counselor after counselor and nothing seems to work. My son is currently on Daytrana (the patch). He also takes 12.5 mg of Zoloft and then at night he takes Clonodine to sleep. It is absolutely NUTS! I feel that his body never has a chance to just be normal. All this medicine makes him feel different. In the evening he has so much energy….he says that his mind is racing all the time and he can’t focus. His grades are definitely showing how he is struggling. He is also having issues dealing with his peers. I love this kid so much and want him to enjoy his childhood w/o being medicated all the time. Also, he eats breakfast and then doesn’t get hungry until bedtime. This is NOT right. He only weighs 72 lbs and he is 4′ 6″.

    Can anyone tell me how they introduced this program? Do you just take your child of ALL the medication and implement the program or do you keep them on the medication for a period of time?

    I would appreciate any feedback!!!!!!!!!!

    please email me at heeder8816@yahoo.com

  6. missy bowden February 23, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

    To all the parents out there, you are not alone. I have a 11 yr.old who is a mirror image of your child. What to do is the big ?. Where do we start with the Vit. and supplements.

    Any suggestions. PLEASE HELP….

  7. Tomeka Shuler March 6, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    I also no where I need to start when it cimes down to this way of life I say it like that because you live every day trying to find out what works My son Is 9 and he was disnosed with add when he was in K-4 he’s been on a long journey with this k-4 he’s been held back alson now in 3rd grand he’s also have gotten held back as well as always getting in trouble in school.Im in need of help and change for him

  8. Claudia November 12, 2009 at 8:22 am #

    I have a 9 years old son he had bein sugested with ADHD and I have refused to give him medication other than natural supplemnts and I am working hard with him but some time I think it is the end of the line, but one good day cam and I am so hopefull Tha issue here is that as much as I refused to give him drugs I am refusing to belive that this problem has not cure it has to have one and I am here with you guys perhaps some one coul be right in the target for a cure Plese let me know I’m willing to experiment any treatment as long as is drug free.

  9. Brett November 20, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    My son is 11 and it has been suggested that he may be add-adhd. An Asst. Principal at his public school even suggested that I may be add also, this after a 15 minute meeting with her and one of my son’s teachers to discuss my son’s academics, (some are very quick to label and consider themselves to be experts in diagnosis) My son was a transfer student in that particular school and was basically expelled because in the Principals words “he didn’t meet their standard” my son had a low B average and had failed the math portion of a TAKS test (state aptitude test given every two years). In summation the public school system in our area is not qualified to deal with my son. We had an evaluation done on my son at age 9 by a specialist in child behavior and intellect. The results were that he was actually above par in Math and Science although in the specialists opinion he may be behind in maturity. Although costly we placed my son in a Montesorri school and his performance and self confidence changed dramatically after the first half of the school year. We kept him there for two years, and performed well and passes the state required exam without incident. He is now back in another Public school and half way into the year we are called to conference again about his inability to keep up with the class and a lack of focus. I’m afraid he won’t make it here. So much for “No child left behind”. What I see is that in our case is that the school has an agenda and if the kid is not keeping up is that he is quickly labled typically as add-adhd and or with dislexia. The Montesorri program would not allow a child to be left behind,they took creative measures to adapt to each child. This is something that the public schools do not have the liberty of doing due in large to govt. mandates of what needs to be taught (not learned) in a given school year. Their remedy is to label the children as ineficcient and the solution is that they be held back and or placed into a Special Ed. class. We haven’t put my son on any meds, perhaps they might tolerate him more if we tried that method. It ain’t happening. My child is not that abnormal. My advice to parents is don’t panic there are some kids with legitimate brain disfunction, and perhaps some kids need meds. When I was a kid they were usually diagnosed as some are smarter than others. Every kid I grew up with graduated except for about 10 out of 425. So in the end it all worked out. I believe it is the school systems that have the disorder.

  10. Elaine Steffes May 6, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    I think the schools have so many children that need special attention that they are overwhelmed. In my sons school the teachers are trying many different strategies but I find that perhaps the parents should not put their kids in so many activities after school so they can spend some time helping their child understand their homework. Teachers are maxed out and stressed as well. If some parents would take more time with their kids, when they are at school perhaps learning and listening to the teacher might be a lot easier for them instead of just giving up and saying who cares.

  11. Gladys O'Donnell April 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    I am a grandmother of eleven grandchildren. Some of them are having problems in school and socially. I spent 2 yrs. in grade 5, teacher said I daydreamed greatly. I wonder if I had ADD,also a sister who is very smart,repeated gr.6. My son 52, has 2 children boy 13 and girl 9. Boy very hyper but very good in school. Girl not doing well and very angry all the time. He is debating getting her assessed. I have 2 gr.ch, ages 34 and 32, who were assessed very early in school, and took medication. They are both finding now at 34 and 32, they are having trouble with jobs.. Not violent but one has been in jail freq, for minor things.I love them.

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