ADHD

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Posted by: Madmax07 | 2012/01/23

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ADD

My daughter is 5 and turning 6 in May. She is a delightful child, but has problem with concentrating. She has been for speech therapy for 3 year as her speech is behind. Are speech and ADD related?
The doctor has prescribed 10mg of Ritalin. We tried this a few times a prescribed but has seen do difference and stopped immediately as we do not like such medication. I have come to realise that she might have to take medication. The question now is Concerta beter than Ritalin and what is different to adderal ceteria.

It breaks my to see my daughter like this and feels like she is not with us.

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ADHD Expert

Dear Madmax07,

There can be a large amount of overlap of symptoms, however, difficulties with speech are not necessarily a part of ADHD.

If changes in diet and taking omegas 3-6-9 daily do not assist enough and you do not wish to use medication, assistance can be sought from a psychologist who can provide beahviour modification techniques.

In terms of which medication is better: one cannot say as each person responds differently. It can often be a trial and error process to determine the correct dose.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2012/01/24

Dear Madmax07,

There can be a large amount of overlap of symptoms, however, difficulties with speech are not necessarily a part of ADHD.

If changes in diet and taking omegas 3-6-9 daily do not assist enough and you do not wish to use medication, assistance can be sought from a psychologist who can provide beahviour modification techniques.

In terms of which medication is better: one cannot say as each person responds differently. It can often be a trial and error process to determine the correct dose.

Kind regards,
Delia

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