Research All You Need to, But You’ll End up Coming Back to This Program Because it Works.

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“Hi, I’m Charity, and my little boy is Jack, and he’s nine years old.

I had done a lot of research. We worked closely with our pediatrician and a urologist to try to make sure that I could find something. I didn’t want him to suffer without a program.

I actually looked at the references or the testimonials of other parents, and they had mentioned that their children had ADHD. People from all over the country and world were able to be successful in the program, so I thought I’d give it a try.

He has been diagnosed with ADHD since he was four, and he’s been on a constant regiment of different medications. We’ve tried melatonin at night to get him to sleep He has definitely had sleep problems since he was born.

He ended up on medication called Quantity. We’ve basically been on that medication throughout the program.

You were fabulous, and I mentioned that to you when we graduated us that I felt really blessed to have you consistently stick with us, and I didn’t feel judged when I couldn’t feel I could do it anymore with this long process. You provided a lot of information that was tailored to him, and it worked.

I felt supported, and it was definitely something that each and every time I talked to you, you would make things specific to him. You also gave me encouragement about how you had other parents and clients going through certain things as well.

It was just really nice knowing I had you the whole time.

LORI: What has been the best thing for Jack as a result of not wetting the bed anymore?

MOM: Probably his self esteem. Just something as simple as wearing the same underwear up to the next morning without having to take a shower every single morning because he wets. He can go to the next evening and shower because he feels like it, and not because he has to.

Of course, I get to sleep during the night now if I don’t have to worry, and it feels like a weight has been lifted off our shoulders. He is looking forward to going to friends’ houses that he hasn’t been able to go to because he was worried about wetting.

So the sense of freedom and his self esteem… those are probably the big things.

LORI: Have you seen any difference in his behavior?

MOM: He’s acting a lot more mature and independent. I would honestly think that his behavior has changed because he slept better, and maybe it has even effected his grades. He’s always done fairly well, but just being able to get a good sleep pattern has made a difference in that.

I would encourage any parent to go through this bedwetting program.

Research all you need to, but you’ll end up coming back to this program because it works. It’s tailored to you and your child, and it’s successful. I wouldn’t waste any time whether they are three years old or 12 years old or older. Just start this program and you will have amazing results. I just wish I had found it earlier and started earlier than I had.”

 

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Bedwetting and ADD/ADHD

I have read your post, and I would like to offer some insight.  I am a psychologist, and I have an in-depth understanding about bedwetting and ADD.  Many bedwetters are misdiagnosed with ADD.  Symptoms of a bedwetter’s deep sleep disorder, such as the inability to stay focused or to concentrate, are almost identical to those of ADD.

 

Bed-wetting is not anyone’s fault; our findings point to a deep sleep that prevents the brain from responding to the bladder’s signal.   According to  the American Pediatric Association, less than 1% of bed-wetting cases are caused by a physical problem.

 

The only way to end bed-wetting successfully is to recognize that the problem is a SYMPTOM resulting from a genetically determined and transferred deep sleep disorder.  Until the underlying sleep disorder is addressed, a child will continue to wet the bed, frequently have daytime “accidents” and suffer from the psychological distress that the disorder can cause.

 

Parents naturally turn to their pediatrician seeking information regarding their child’s bed-wetting problem around five or six.  Often the “Medical Advice” is to wait:  Hearing “don’t worry, they will outgrow it“.  This is the worst advice you can get. While the child waits, the enuresis can remain and additional symptoms can result.

 

According to Harvard Medical School, sleep disorders are commonly encountered problems in pediatric practice, yet under recognized to a large extent. The consequences of under-diagnosed and untreated sleep disorders may include significant emotional, behavioral, cardiovascular and neurocognitive dysfunction.

 

Dr. Meltzer, Ph.D., from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and associates conducted a chart review for all well-child visits at the 32 primary care pediatric practices affiliated with this hospital.  Included were records for nearly 155,000 patients from birth to 18 years.

 

Dr. Meltzer stated “We found that all sleep disorders, including those that are less of a concern, such as bedwetting and sleepwalking, and those that are more serious, including obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and narcolepsy, are being under diagnosed in primary care practice,” the researcher noted.”

 

“Untreated sleep problems can impact every aspect of children’s lives, including growth, learning, attention, mood, and family functioning.”

 

For over three decades, The Premier Bedwetting Clinic, The Enuresis Treatment Center, has successfully treated thousands of people from around the world who thought there was no hope for their child’s bed-wetting.  Their unique approach to treating children and teenagers around the world, eliminates the bed-wetter’s sleep disorder. If a child does not have true learning disability, the symptoms will disappear.

 

I always encourage parents to visit our website and take advantage of the extensive knowledge on treating this issue.

 

Time is of the essence.

 

Lyle Danuloff, Ph.D.

www.NoBedwetting.com

Bedwetting and ADD/ADHD

Our methodology identifies bedwetting as a symptom, not the core problem – a very deep sleep that keeps the individual in that stage for long periods rather than cycling through five stages of sleep.  Parents comment that they thought this was good sleep.  Our staff of experts confirms this is non-restorative sleep and sleep deprivation that bedwetters suffer with can often cause a mis-diagonisis of ADD/ADHD.

 

We were please to see an article written in www.healthcentral.com that explores the diagnosis of ADHD.

 

 

10 Medical Conditions That Share Symptoms with ADD/ADHD

 

By Eileen Bailey

 

ADHD is a medical diagnosis.  There is, however, no definitive medical test to prove or disprove whether ADHD is present.  Diagnosis is determined by discussion with physicians as well as questionnaires completed by patients, parents, teachers and caregivers regarding behavior patterns.  This subjective process can make diagnosis difficult, especially when there are additional co-existing conditions.  

Additionally, there are a number of other medical conditions that share symptoms with ADHD.  In order to receive the best possible treatment, it is important to make sure that you start with a correct and accurate diagnosis.  Your physician should complete a thorough physical examination to rule out any physical conditions.  Please keep in mind that any of the following conditions can be present alongside ADHD.

The conditions listed here have some symptoms in common with ADHD.  Each condition has additional symptoms not listed here.  Only those symptoms similar to ADHD are listed.  If you have any questions or concerns that you, or your child, may have any of these conditions, you should speak with your doctor.

 

Autism/Aspergers Syndrome 

People with autism can seem to lack the ability to create emotional bonds and struggle with interactions with others.  Individuals with ADHD can have difficulty with social skills, appearing as problems with bonding.

Children with autism are often over-excited when in high stimulus environments, mimicking hyperactivity.

Both children with ADHD and children with autism can have a hard time adjusting to change.

Some people with ADHD have hypersensitivity, being distracted or annoyed by scratchy clothes, tags in clothes or loud noises.  People with autism can be sensitive to sounds, textures and touch.

 

Sleep Disorders 

Although people with ADHD notoriously have difficulty sleeping, they may or may not have a sleep disorder.  The inability to get a good night’s sleep interferes with many daytime activities.  People that lack sleep can have a hard time concentrating, communicating, following directions, and may suffer  decreased short-term memory.  People with ADHD may experience many of these symptoms, unrelated to getting a good night’s sleep.

 

Seizure Disorders 

Some children with mild seizures can experience seizures lasting only a few seconds.  Sometimes these seizures are not even noticeable. (Most seizures do not last more than a few minutes.) All seizures cause an interruption in brain activity.  After a seizure there can be a period of several hours where someone feels disoriented and confused, causing difficulty following directions or being attentive.

 

Sensory Disorders 

For children with sensory disorder, overstimulation can create symptoms similar to ADHD.  They may take risks without understanding the danger, quickly jump from activity to activity, be accident-prone or have difficulty paying attention.

 

Hearing Impairments 

People that suffer from hearing impairments can experience problems in social situations and may have underdeveloped communication.  They may have a hard time paying attention because of their inability to hear properly.  Undiagnosed hearing loss can appear as missing details of conversations, not listening or not paying attention.  These symptoms are common in individuals with ADHD.

Not hearing instructions correctly may be mistaken for forgetfulness, a common symptom of ADHD.

Children with hearing loss can become frustrated over their inability to hear correctly, causing aggression, acting out or high energy levels.

 

Hypothyroidism 

Hypothyroidism can create feelings of sadness, feeling down or depression.  People with ADHD can also suffer from these feelings, especially if depression is a co-existing condition. 

Hypothyroidism also includes symptoms of inability to concentrate and memory problems.  ADHD also includes the symptom inability to concentrate, and forgetfulness can be mistaken for memory loss.

 

Iron Deficiency Anemia 

Iron Deficiency in adults causes lethargy, feeling exhausted and irritability.  In infants and children, however, the symptoms include irritability, inability to concentrate, impaired cognitive skills and a short attention span.  Children with ADHD also show symptoms of inability to concentrate and are distracted easily, mimicking a short attention span.  

Lead Toxicity 

Lead poisoning, even at low levels, can create a number of problems.  Some complications of lead toxicity include mental retardation, decreased school performance, short-term memory problems, inability to concentrate and decreased cognitive function.  Many of these symptoms are also seen in children with ADHD.

 

Mental Retardation 

Mental retardation can appear as emotional immaturity.  Some symptoms include limited social skills, school performance issues and needing extra time to learn.  Symptoms of mild mental retardation include forgetfulness and the inability to connect consequences with actions. Parents often seek medical assistance for ADHD when children enter school and are having a hard time keeping up with class work.  They may also have concerns about social development and their child’s questionable ability to connect their actions to consequences.

 

Nutritional Deficiencies/Food Allergies/Food Sensitivity 

Hypoglycemia, also called low blood sugar, can cause a number of symptoms similar to ADHD including aggression, hyperactivity, inability to sit still or low concentration levels.  In addition, low blood sugar can create feelings of hostility and anger.  ADHD shares many of these symptoms.  Frustration from ADHD often causes anger and agitation in children.

 

Some people indicate an adverse reaction to chemicals in food, such as, MSG, red dye, corn syrup or additional additives.  These reactions can include anger, agitation, impulsiveness, hyperactivity and lack of concentration.  This would not be considered to be a food allergy, but a reaction to chemicals in the food.

My Son: ADD & ADHD Along with Wetting The Bed

Paul G. Donohue, M.D.
“Ask the Doctor”
P.O. Box 536475
Orlando, FL 32853-6475

Dear Dr. Donohue:
I read your August 20, 2009 column, “Bed-wetting profoundly affects children” with interest. You explained that bedwetting may result from the brain not responding by rousing the sleeper with a full-bladder; delay in attaining large enough bladder capacity; or too little of the hormone vasopressin.

As you note, while a decreasing number of proportion of young people have bed wetting difficulties as they grow from childhood to adolescence and adulthood, some continue to be bed wetters, with very negative effects on self-esteem. The older a person is, the harder it is to live with the secret of bed-wetter.

Based on personal and professional experience, I strongly recommend the Enuresis Treatment Center as a successful, professional program that helps children, teenagers, and adults end bedwetting. Their bedwetting treatment program focuses on sleep patterns, bladder capacity, and behavioral change. It works. The website is https://www.nobedwetting.com; toll-free telephone 800-379-2331. Most of the Center’s counseling is on-line with families all over the world. The Center is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan in the greater Detroit area; staff members can also meet with local families in person.
I have no financial interest in the Enuresis Treatment Center. As a professional in behavioral health field and as a mother and grand-mother, I care deeply about promoting positive self-esteem and helping young people reach their full potential. I hope this information will be help to your readers.
Sincerely,
Jessica Wolf, PH.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Cc: Michael Stallsmith, Enuresis Treatment Center

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