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    angeleena is offline INCIIDer - A Community Creator
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    Default ADHD and SENSORY OVERLOAD FROM SPD - I had NO IDEA THEY WERE RELATED

    Hi, here is a very interesting article. My friend who is an adult with adhd sent this to me today because he knows how sensory processing goofy my girl ella is. I had NO IDEA that ADHD often comes with SPD!

    So, if you are interested, here is the link.

    http://www.healthcentral.com/adhd/c/...rsensitivities

    If you scroll down you will see a link about children with spd/adhd
    on the bottom left.http://www.healthcentral.com/adhd/c/...rsensitivities

    I think this is Ella.

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    Yup which is why its so hard to know exactly what is going on. We started with sensory work for Jacob and while it got us a little ways, the ADHD is the overriding issue.

    You must read the book Straight talk about psy meds for children by Tim Wilkens. I'm reading it now and I think of you with every page. Get the newest version at the book store. It just came out in jan and is very update.

    karen

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    Yup-scary how they can be comorbid

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    Just a quick jump in from a lurker. With my DS (7yo almost *) we started out with sensory (5 yo)and have been working our way through ADHD and anxiety (he's also a really bright kid). Started ADHD meds (Focalin) a few weeks ago but had to stop as they were have opposite affect (speeding him up). Ped said might not be "enough" ADHD there (but there is obviously some). So now we are onto a psychiatrist (prescription privilages) after seeing two different psychologists. The psychologists are thinking that we should medicate for the anxiety and see if the ADHD traits diminish or disappear. Guess what I am getting at is that a lot of these sort of things are interwoven and I'm not sure we'll ever truly know. Overall the process has taken us close to 2+ years and I wish I had tried the ADHD meds sooner.

    Good luck and listen to your heart, parents do know best.

    Anne

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    Default yep, which is why my ds

    is such a puzzle and we have tried soooo many different meds.




    Quote Originally Posted by angeleena View Post
    Hi, here is a very interesting article. My friend who is an adult with adhd sent this to me today because he knows how sensory processing goofy my girl ella is. I had NO IDEA that ADHD often comes with SPD!

    So, if you are interested, here is the link.

    http://www.healthcentral.com/adhd/c/...rsensitivities

    If you scroll down you will see a link about children with spd/adhd
    on the bottom left.http://www.healthcentral.com/adhd/c/...rsensitivities

    I think this is Ella.

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