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amother




Saddlebrown


Post  Sun, Feb 10 2019, 6:48 pm
Do you have a experience with an inattentive ADHD diagnosis? It seems DS has this.

Can you share:

Age at diagnosis
Gender of child
Most obvious symptoms
What prompted the diagnosis
Medication
Other therapy
Any other helpful information

TIA
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amother




Tangerine


Post  Sun, Feb 10 2019, 6:57 pm
Our 13 year old son was just diagnosed with ADHD Inattentive. We did the testing on recommendation of the school psychologist, who said he was not paying attention in class and seemed to have difficulty switching from one class to the next.

Sorry no advice yet. We’re just starting out with trying different methods of learning and possibly short range meds.
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amother




Saddlebrown


Post  Sun, Feb 10 2019, 7:50 pm
I have a 15 y/o. It seems inattentaive diagnosis is much later. Yeshiva seems to have exacerbated it.

All the best to your family.
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sarahmalka




 
 
 


Post  Sun, Feb 10 2019, 9:14 pm
My kid has both inattentive and hyper. Some auditory processing issues. Age at diagnosis was maybe 8. Symptoms were trouble with engaging during class, trouble transitioning, difficulty sitting still and hyper focus. Diagnosis was through a one hour test by psychiatrist who didn't really know us (I was not happy about that, felt rushed and useless), then we did more thorough battery of tests called neuropsych testing through a PhD psychologist. Interventions have included diet changes (been through many and hard to keep him on it but mainly now we avoid food dyes, preservatives like BHT, and try to limit sugar with varying success); therapy (talk and CBT); and medications along with some vitamins. We have been through many meds. Stimulants didn't work great and not worth side effects. Currently age 10 and on atomoxetine. Lectures and videos by Dr Russell Barkley have been pretty useful to me. HTH and good luck.
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amother




Saddlebrown


Post  Mon, Feb 11 2019, 11:12 am
sarahmalka wrote:
My kid has both inattentive and hyper. Some auditory processing issues. Age at diagnosis was maybe 8. Symptoms were trouble with engaging during class, trouble transitioning, difficulty sitting still and hyper focus. Diagnosis was through a one hour test by psychiatrist who didn't really know us (I was not happy about that, felt rushed and useless), then we did more thorough battery of tests called neuropsych testing through a PhD psychologist. Interventions have included diet changes (been through many and hard to keep him on it but mainly now we avoid food dyes, preservatives like BHT, and try to limit sugar with varying success); therapy (talk and CBT); and medications along with some vitamins. We have been through many meds. Stimulants didn't work great and not worth side effects. Currently age 10 and on atomoxetine. Lectures and videos by Dr Russell Barkley have been pretty useful to me. HTH and good luck.


Thank you for listing the medication! I didn’t know there was a non-stimulant medication option if needed.
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