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By Diane M. Kennedy

Ultimately, long-awaited solutions to the questions you’ve been asking. aid for pissed off ADHD sufferers and their households. (As good as people with autism, PDD, Asperger’s syndrome, and different similar conditions.)

Attention deficit/hyperactive ailment (ADHD) is likely one of the such a lot swiftly turning out to be diagnoses of our iteration. usually the analysis fails to supply actual support, leaving sufferers, medical professionals, and households at a loss to grasp what to do subsequent. yet for the 1st time ever, new insights into the overpowering variety of similarities among Autism and ADHD are giving people with ADHD real desire.

For years, the label of Autism has carried a unfavourable connotation. mom and dad have been afraid to confess the prognosis and banished the time period from dialogue. ultimately, The ADHD-Autism Connection offers mom and dad, educators, and medical professionals a cause to include autism with a renewed experience of wish and knowing. This e-book will exhibit how those understandings can reduce the disappointment, misdiagnoses, and misunderstandings ADHD victims and their households face.

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Tanguay. However, he concluded that her daughter was not autistic; rather, she was simply developmentally delayed. I felt as if I’d been kicked in the stomach. All of the old familiar feelings surrounding my experiences with physicians and Sam surfaced. Then it struck me: Had Dr. Tanguay seen Sam at age two, he most likely would have missed Sam’s diagnosis as well. In fact, Dr. Tanguay himself affirmed my suspicions about Shannon’s daughter’s age and her diagnosis. At a picnic the following week, Shannon and I happened to see him.

However, bipolar disorder is assumed to be a co-morbid (a not-so-parent-friendly term meaning “coexisting”) possibility much more readily with Asperger’s syndrome than with ADHD. Children diagnosed with Asperger’s are more likely also to be evaluated and treated for bipolar disorder. Children diagnosed with ADHD, on the other hand, who exhibit anger, defiance, and resentfulness, generally receive a diagnosis of ODD. When we consider the implications of bipolar disorder remaining unidentified and untreated, we realize that many children are put at a tremendous risk for serious depressions and destructive rages.

Needless to say, I urged Shannon to read about Asperger’s syndrome. She told me that while she could certainly see her daughter described in the research, like Tom, she saw more of herself explained. Diagnosed with ADHD, she had been placed on Ritalin, but she knew the diagnosis and medication did not address her deeper issues. Armed with descriptions of Asperger’s, however, she felt confident she’d found the missing component to understand her behavior. In an attempt to avoid this confusion for her own child, Shannon took her daughter to Dr.

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