Adhd symptoms in a 5 year old

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It could be that a lack of maturity in the youngest kids in the class is being misinterpreted as symptoms of a behavioral disorder," from - http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/759900?src=nl_topic Now this doesn't mean that he doesn't have ADHD, but it is something to think about. Your doctor did the correct thing in doing the survey for both school and home. Perhaps the only place that did not follow the guidelines was the immediate prescription of medication.
I never heard of Celexa being used for ADHD on a 5 year old. Did she get evaluated by a psycholigist or developmental doctor that specializes in ADHD? If she has ADHD, the first medication that you should try is Metadate CD or Ritalin. Start with a very small dosage such as 2.5mg or 5mg. If it does not work because it is not enough, keep on increasing the amount very slowly until you see that she is doing well. I am not familiar with celexa.
my 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD, disruptive behavior and a mood disorder, and possibly depression and anxiety. he has been prescribed ritalin, medidate, depakote, and zoloft. all together. That seems to be alot of medication for a small young child. Im very worried for him, is this safe for him?
My son displayed full blown symptoms at 3, 4, 5, and 6 but I would not allow any medications and handled it through diet, relaxation techniques, and a very structured schedule with consistancy, consistancy, and more consistancy. When he was 4 1/2 yrs old, I took him in for a consultation at the request of his pediatrician. I was instructed my the doctor to allow my son to roam freely throughout the room so that he could observe what he actually was doing.
His older brother by eight years has had enough of the behavior also, he thinks the five year old gets special attention because of the way he behaves. Our house is in a upraor most of the time because of our problem. I would like some insight what to do.
I think it will help. Check the child behavior forum, there are a lot of parents having troubles with their 4/5 year olds and the advice given to them will also help you. I definitely would get him into a doctor. Not to get him on meds but to find out what is going on. If he has ADHD, books like, "The ADD/ ADhD Answer book." , by Susan Ashley are extremely helpful. You need to know what is going on, so you can find out how to deal with it. So get him into the doctor.
We are at the point he is now getting behavior reports all the time and now his teacher has called me today for a meeting with us and her. I am so terribly worried about putting my 5 year old on medication. I am scared this will hurt his brain development. I know in my heart that medication is the answer but I have this feeling about medication as well.
I have a six year old daughter who has been "Hyper" and overly sensative since she was born. When she was two I took her to the doctor because I was having such a hard time with the crying and frustration and hyper out of control behavior. She was out of control, rolling on the floor, opening the door and running into the hall, climbing on the exam table, turning off and on the lights, ect.
I have a 5 yr old son w/ adhd. I am a single mom and also have a 21/2 yr old girl. I have been having some serious problems w/ my son and the way he treats his younger sister. He hits, kicks and screams att her and tells her he hates her and often times she doesnt even do anything to provoke it but hes left bruises on her and i just dont no what to do. He'll walk by her and hit or kick her for no reason! Then when i ask him why he does this he tells me because he hates her.
The on-line surveys can be useful tools to see if a person might display symptoms typical of ADHD, but a thorough assessment will consider a child's medical history, family history, current functioning at home and in school, possible alternative explanations for the symptoms identified on the surveys, etc.
My son is 10 1/2 years old and weighs 102 lbs and was recently diagnosed with ADHD. The Doctor put him on Concerta 18 mg and then 36 mg. I don't like these meds as they make him angry when the meds are wearing off. The main symptoms for which we had him diagnosed were: He always goes up to the 5th grade teacher and asks her to explain to him what she said he was supposed to do. He just doesn't seem to understand directions.
Hi simplystanding, I don't have kids with ADHD, but I have taught many, many, many of them during the last 39 years. And yes, the things you mention sound very familiar!!! Many times ADHD is noticed early in school. However, if a child is smart, they will get by with B's and then C's and then finally the subject matter will be such that they can't get by on inherent intelligence (things like common denominators) and their school situation will rapidly spiral downwards.
We do not believe he has ADHD. When he is with his father and me, he acts like a normal 8 year old boy. He is a little hyper but nothing unusual. He and his sister have confided in us about what goes on at their mother's. His mother appears to be verbally abusive and that is when he acts out. At her house, he bangs his head off the wall and even threatened to jump out a second story window because she had said to him, "What did I do to deserve such a terrible child?".
I also have a five year old son, started kindergarten two days ago and I was told the first day he was having some behavioral problems and on the second day was called in because he was sent to the office. He to gives me difficulty at home and wants all the attention which is a little difficult considering I also have a 3 1/2 and 1 year old.
My 5 year old son has always had quite a temperament. He is very bright, loves to be challenged and is the oldest of 3 children. Our concerns began at age 2. He is very active and has trouble controlling his body at times. There are times that my husband and I are at our wits end because of his defiance and disrespect. This year we have noticed 2 strange motor patterns as well. One, he was constantly blinking for 2-3 weeks. It almost looked like a "tic".
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First off, a lot of what you are describing is normal behavior for a 5 year old. If they don't get immediate attention, they will turn to other methods. Boys also do not learn personal space for a long time. Hitting is a different thing-you can teach him good ways to touch or get attention- high fives, using phrases like "excuse me..." and giving hugs to those people that he knows.
My 5 year old nephew was diagnosed a little over a year and a half ago with ADHD and ODD. He was in a preschool program last year that dealt with situations like this and he did AMAZING. He is now in kindergarten and things were going great the first week and now I am getting letters that he is "out of bounds" screaming, yelling, running around. He is on Adderall, Risperdal, and Clonidine..
When I was very young, I did have problems that you say your boy has - my teacher in pre school had thought I had severe problems, I remember her giving me letters to give to my mother when I get back home a few times, I remember my mother getting concerned once over this and telling my father that I do get home with my uniform dirtied and I often lost watter bottles, lunch boxes, pencils etc and him replying that he's just a kid.
Get him involved in anything that requires a lot of activity. Does he have a bicycle? Or a tricycle? He needs to be active. And try to get cooperation and help from the school, instead of criticism. Also look to your own parenting. Through frustration, you may be inadvertently exacerbating his problems. Be patient and quiet with him. If he has tantrums, ignore him. If he is impolite, don't answer him. Never scream or yell. He is hyper already. And don't get too upset.
I am a single mother in the military and this year my daughter who is 5 started school with grandma. I recently had a phone conference with the teacher because of my daughters behavior in all of her classes..The teacher stated that she is beyond a kindtergarten level but does not want to move her up a grade because she is running around her classed like a three year old.
YOU TALK ABOUT A BEHAVIORAL AND EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT. WHO DID YOU CONTACT TO HAVE THIS DONE. I HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD WHO IS HAVING PROBLEMS IN DAYCARE AND KINDERGARTEN WITH HIS BEHAVIOR. BOTH THE DAYCARE AND KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS HAVE SPOKEN TO ME ABOUT HIS INABILITY TO SIT AND DO ONE THING, OR TO SIT AND DO AS THE REST OF THE CLASS IS (EX: WHEN THE TEACHER IS READING STORY, HE WANTS TO BE UP RUNNING AROUND OR INTO SOMETHING HE'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE).
Not sure what to make of this so here it is. My 5 year old son has had anger issues since he was 3. I have tried talking with him, breathing techniques, making a quiet safe place for him to cool down in, but none seem to work. He gets very anxious when things don't follow his schedule which leads to his eczema flaring up ( due to the anxiety ) and this causes him to scratch. If I deviate from his routine there is generally a 60% chance he will have a meltdown.
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And yet her teachers (albeit a 17 year old assitant with an ADHD brother and her 21 year old assistant cousin, and her aunt who is the main teacher who had 11 kids of her own, many grandchildren and decades of experience) keep telling me to have her tested. She is not a bad kid at home. Yes, she has more energy and is facinated by everything. She can't sit at the dinner table too long, but she finishes her food and she is not violent ever. What should I do? Where can I get her tested?
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