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Problems with my dad

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 14, 2006
  • 04:37 PM

I am posting this because I have no idea what to really call or how to begin in a diagnosis of my father and whatever is going on with him.

My mother told me he has severe ADHD but has never been tested nor is he taking medication. Dad also has no short term memory. He asks the same questions over and over and over, never remembering the answer because, we guess, he is thinking about something else.

I think he gets mad that he can't remember things and so he gets really angry and some of the temper tantrums he's had of late include kicking me out of the house for no provoked reason.

He also uses really odd terms to describe everyday objects, like calling headphones "ears" or referring to a mirror as "that shiny thing in the bathroom you look at yourself in."

I am really worried about him and have no idea where to begin research. Is this some really horrible form of ADHD or does it have more to do with the brain? My aunt, his sister, was just diagnosed with brain cancer and this terrifies me. If anyone can give me a starting point, that would be great. I love my father but I fear I am losing him.

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  • This Does Not Sound Like Adhd He Needs To Be Seen To Have A Proper Diagnosis...what Is His Age Has He Had Head Trauma It Could Be A Simple Matter Or It Could Be Something That Needs Some Looking Into , A Doctor Visit And Mri Would Be A Good Start....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 24, 2006
    • 00:25 PM
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  • i completely agree - a visit to the doctor would help clear up some of your questions. have a look at this website: www.aboutmh.com it has some useful information about symptoms - if it sounds like your dad then tell him to see a doctor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 9, 2006
    • 11:06 PM
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  • chronic short-term memory loss and not remembering the appropriate words for many different objects as well as loud, violent outbursts are not any symptoms of ADHD of which I've ever been aware. Your dad needs to see a neurologist ASAP. Something neurological going on.Tracy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 21, 2006
    • 07:00 AM
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