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There is a link that has been found {not by mental health experts} linking both childhood and adult Vestibular Disorders meaning Inner Ear and sensory processing disorders to ADD ADHD type symptoms and Anxiety Disorders.

The important part is you can not treat this with ADD ADHD or even antidepressant medications. Parents I say this as an adult now in my mid 50's who was diagnosed with ADD ADHD as a kid in the 1960's. Have your suspect of ADD ADHD children checked by an Audiologist trained to test for and diagnose Central Auditory Processing Disorders.

I'm going to give you some symptoms of it. You say Billy feed the dog and take off the trash. Billy either doesn't respond or says huh. You repeat it. Billy again either says huh or goes and takes out the trash or feeds the dog but not both. Or the third time it is as if a switch was thrown Billy gets it in the middle of your third time telling him. Billy doesn't have ADD ADHD. Billy doesn't need a spanking. Billy likely is not playing games. Rather the third time Billys brain processed the entire message. There is no medication for this.

You have to adapt to Billy's problem and work around it. When giving instructions do it face to face. Billy may be reading your lips and processing faster than the auditory can process.

Other possible things pointing to this is childhood history of chronic ear infections or sinus allergies. Poor eye and muscle coordination and even shoes breaking over the side is yet another due too the labyrinth {balance} being out of kilter and the feet and legs compensate for it making them break over.

There can also be hyperactive type symptoms. This can be sensory triggered. What was the child doing right before. A lack of concentration is also common to this. Concentration for some Vestibular patients can be 15 minutes productive book time a day. Concentration is much more difficult and can be physically exhausting. All of this also can apply to some forms of adult Anxiety Disorders. It can happen at any point in your life. In very extreme cases it can be disabling. Before taking an antidepressant if diagnosed with possible Panic Attacks or Anxiety have your doctor do a Vestibular work up. The medication used to treat it is Valium or Xanax.

Been There, Done That, and have over 18 years accumulated knowledge and experience as a patient of the beast.

33 posted on 08/09/2012 8:09:05 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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“I’m going to give you some symptoms of it. You say Billy feed the dog and take off the trash. Billy either doesn’t respond or says huh. You repeat it. Billy again either says huh or goes and takes out the trash or feeds the dog but not both. Or the third time it is as if a switch was thrown Billy gets it in the middle of your third time telling him. Billy doesn’t have ADD ADHD. Billy doesn’t need a spanking. Billy likely is not playing games. Rather the third time Billys brain processed the entire message. There is no medication for this.”

That’s called being a kid. Parents rarely teach their children how to pay attention but then demands a medical problem if the child doesn’t pay attention. That’s being lazy and a total copout. Kids take time and effort. Kids rarely receive any effort to discipline them from day one to learn to behave and when the kid is several years old the parents want to find any other excuse except themselves to blame.

I had a sister with an “ADHD” child on Ritalin. Yep, typical kid. I gave that kid a week of personal and direct attention necessary for him to understand his responsibilities and that child became well-mannered and disciplined. He did what he needed to every time; put away his toys, brushed his teeth, and went to bed dead on time. He also knew that for his good behavior he got to spend time with me, watch a little TV, we played outside, and he generally enjoyed himself. My sister hates me to this day for that because I took away her excuse for being lazy and not taking the time to teach her own child. He is 25 now and in the Air Force and doing well. He remembers that week as the week he felt someone actually took time for him. He said for once he knew what was really expected of him and he knew the consequences, both good and bad, for his behavior: “Things weren’t just random and a bunch of screaming and yelling all the time”.

I believe some kids have medical problems, from real mental disorders to true hearing problems, but I refuse to believe every kid that acts like a kid has a problem.


36 posted on 08/09/2012 8:34:39 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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