Is there anyone with a child dual diagnosed with Aspergars and ADHD? What, if any treatment works?

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Katrina - posted on 02/25/2009

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yes my son is AS with ADHD . I have him on a wheat free/gluten free diet which seems to help him. Also I just started having him seeing a soft touch chiro wich has been working on his back for his scolios and is helping him with his AS and ADHD. We also hav him taking fish oil tabs too. I hope that helps.

Kim - posted on 02/25/2009

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My 11 and ahalf year old son has both ASD and ADHD, he is on Rispirerdal 3 times a day and Atenta 3 times a day (Ritlan). I have tried all the diets and other methods, but medication seems to be the only thing that works

Beth - posted on 02/25/2009

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Jennifer K: Where in the world do you put the patch? It sounds so promising but I can't imagine a place where my son wouldn't reach it and rip it off in 2 seconds! (He sounds just like your son along with some serious opposition and anxiety.) Thanks, Beth

Jennifer - posted on 02/16/2009

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My 5 year old has been diagnosed with Aspergers and ADHD. He's currently on Risperdal at night (before bed) for sleeping issues. He's very aggressive but they have not yet started treating him with the Risperdal during the day for that. He was on the sprinkles for of aderol for the ADHD but that wasn't working for him because of feeding issues. We've switched to the Daytrana patch and it works great. He tolerates it very well even with sensory issues he does not mind it being on his hip because for him it's way better than taking liquid or pills. The doctor has said the patch is more effective in that it goes through the blood stream rather than the digestive track. He's on the lowest dose of 10 mg right now. He wears it for 9 hours (goes on before school, comes off when he gets home) and it lasts for an additional 3 hours in his system which helps out with homework and some family time. They say that the side effects (headache and decreased appetite) are no greater with the patch than with the pill form and as long as you take it off when he gets home shouldn't be a problem. We haven't noticed any side effects. We also have wrap around with a behavioral specialist we work with in home and at school to develop and implement different strategies, etc.



Hope this helps!

Carolyn - posted on 02/16/2009

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My daughter has ASD and possibly ADHD (she was too young to diagnose for sure). We have her in ABA therapy, and it's working wonders! Her ability to focus has significantly improved, but boy she's sure busy and destructive on days without therapy!

I've had contact with some moms who swear by the GFCF diet for the ASD/ADHD kids.

Kelly - posted on 02/16/2009

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My 7yo son has Asperger's and severe ADHD.  We have tried many drug combinations... Abilify worked really, really well (he became resistant to it) and now he's on Seroquel and Tenex.  

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