Adhd in toddlers

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Avatar f tn I am just looking for some opinions. I have been doing lots of research in hopes of helping him in the interim year that we are waiting for an appt. and we do have another appt with the ped next week. I have also gotten him into a clinic that is funded by the Autism Alliance for an evaluation by them...although it will not be an official diagnosis it will help sort some things out, I hope. Thanks so much for reading and giving any input.
Avatar n tn And don't forget that many of these behaviors are common in children with ADHD and developmental disorders, including autism and Aspergers. Sometimes children can have both.
Avatar f tn The number of other drugs prescribed for toddlers in the study (which looked at two Medicaid programs and one HMO) was far smaller. But Dr. Steven Hyman, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, says he was shocked that either clonidine, an adult blood-pressure drug that appears to be increasingly used to treat ADHD symptoms or insomnia, or the older generation of tricyclic antidepressants were being given at all to preschoolers.
Avatar n tn My so has been diagnosis with ADHD has been on Med for two plus years, but this think pooping in his pants just came about, about six months ago. The strange think is that he will walk around like he doesn't smell anything.
Avatar f tn sp) machine - after a warmup- and then do 30 second bursts of full out movement at a high tension followed by 90 seconds of rest and then repeating till I am exhausted (usually about 5 to 8 sets) results in some amazing results in under 20 minutes. And I think that an exercise bike would give similar results. What are you doing in the apartment that makes so much noise? Can you get a pad to soften the noise?
184674 tn?1360864093 he has to touch someone, he is always hanging on me or trying to touch me inappropriately (for his age now, but a lot of that is due to him having a baby brother who's nursing), he can’t just give a normal kiss without sliming someone’s face with his spit, we are always getting on to him to either be more careful and calmer around his baby brother or not touch him at all (last night when in the bed with me for prayers, he was poking his brother in the head while he was nursing, after I’d alread
Avatar f tn he is a friendly person , he likes children but after a few minutes he starts hitting them, he loves pulling hair, he likes climbing on chairs and tables and jumps down , he has no fear please suggest what should i do so that he spend some time in some thing creative rather then in things like this . i feel too tired and cannot handle him .....
Avatar f tn However, many things mimic add/adhd in those early years. Toddlers don't have the greatest impulse control or make safe decisions with NOTHING going on. Now you are obviously experiencing exreme symptoms with him for the doctors to diagnose these issues but am wondering if he'll handle something like an antidepressent down the road better. Or if he does turn out to have add/adhd that you are able to make medication decisions for him down the road.
Avatar f tn is there any know link b/t food allergies and adhd in toddlers (2-3 year olds)? specifically linked with diary allergies?
602796 tn?1219877065 A child or teen is unable to pay attention in class, and they suddenly have ADD or ADHD! This is ridiculous! Children in the first place, are always wanting to learn. And the fact that they are unable to sit still, could just mean they are bored. People just need to understand how to speak their language!! Their brain activity is moving at such higher speeds than the typical person next to them!
Avatar f tn First, my understanding based on my experiences is that they do not diagnose toddlers as ADHD. So I suspect those people you are speaking to do not really know what they are speaking about. I have been working with young children for over a decade, many of those years in daycares and preschools, and I have never heard of a child that age who actually had a diagnosis of ADHD. I would start by eliminating time-out. obviously it's not working.
Avatar f tn It is real and it comes into play quite a bit with behavior. A child with adhd does best in routine and stable environments. Unfortunately, the split between her parents is the opposite of that. Divorce is really hard on kids and even more so on a child with a challenge. Doesn't mean that the parents shouldn't divorce (although, I always hope they try to work it out to the best of their abilities)------- but special considerations should be made towards the kids.
Avatar f tn it happens about every 3 or 4 months. There are times in between when he feels slightly nauseous in the mornings but nothing like when it really hits for the 3-5 days. He has always had a sensitive stomach, even a strong smell can make him sick to his stomach and unfortunately taking any pills (from advil to antibiotics) makes him feel like throwing up. He has so far not had any testing done. We live in an area with a severe doctor shortage.
Avatar n tn I suggest you check this link which is the diagnostic check for autism in toddlers. Although this list is specificly designed for 18mths, you could ask yourself how your child would have scored at that age. Autism is essentially a spectrum disorder which manifests differently in each individual.
Avatar n tn Reactive Attachment Disorders stem from problems in the parent/child relationship in the earliest years. When infants and toddlers should be learning that their needs can be met by the people they are dependent upon, they learn instead that it's not safe to trust others - that to be dependent on others is not worthwhile. Kevin Kennedy, Ph.D" . Shipping feral children to Russia is not an option for most folks.
Avatar n tn He said that the scans don't show any cause for this to be happening and it looks like it is curving in rather than the bone thinning in that area. At this point it isn't affecting my brain, so he wants me to repeat the scans in October and come back so he can see if there are any changes. Keep in touch if you find anything out about yours. and feel free to send me a message in my inbox - I have a watch on this post and my inbox and I recieve an email whenever anyone posts to it.
Avatar f tn My 3 year old was generally not a fuss. I describe him as a tinkerer. He likes to build things & play with cars like most kids, loves outside, & in May learned to ride his bike without training wheels while still in a cast. He now rides a 20" BMX bike. Over the past month, he has become almost very defiant, & gets frustrated easily. He has never been a great eater, throwing huge tantrums at dinner.
Avatar n tn There are lots of things adults do or teach their child that we do not expect them to do right away while they are toddlers. So when I pop my daughter and sit her in time out (after several warnings) she knows she did wrong and there are consequences for her actions. She does not think ok now I go to school and hit my class mates. After the time out I explain why what she did was bad and I explain she was given chance after chance. She will then say sorry and the world is great again.
Avatar n tn My daughter was like yours at 17 months. It's all about character and the strength of will. To my daughter, the mere idea that she wanted to do something (or wanted someone to do something for her! ie ME!) was enough to mean (to her) that she ought to be able to do it or that the other person ought to do it for her immediately.
Avatar n tn My 6 year old daughter is constantly putting things in her mouth. Her teacher recently informed me that she was chewing on loose staples in class! She is always chewing on paper, pencils, her finger nails, plastic toys/toy parts. She has always done this, althoguh I had expected she would have grown out of this by now. She is other wise a very "normal" child.
Avatar n tn Adhd, which you mention later, is characterized by an inability to sit still, a child who wanders all over the place all the time, can't sit for a reasonable amount of time in a restaurant, gets into cabinets all the time and can't be contained in a stroller, etc. Excessive violence isn't really a classic symptom of a child with ADHD.
10947 tn?1281407852 Kennedy is one of the few clinicians in the world who are authorized to provide Cogmed Working Memory Training, which is an in-home, software-based approach to enhancing working memory in children, teens and adults. In addition to his work at MedHelp, Dr. Kennedy serves as Coordinator of the Educational Assessment Center at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. where his clinical practice focuses on treatment of emotional disorders in children and adolescents.
470885 tn?1326332637 for children born later in the year to wait to start school until the following year and that there is a higher incidence of diagnoses of ADHD and such disorders in children born later in the year because they are not on par with their peers that are born earlier in the year, maturity level-wise. I truly do believe that my son is well enough equipped to attend school .
Avatar f tn A 3 year old really shouldn't be diagnosed as such. Nearly all toddlers exhibit all (or nearly all) of the symptoms of ADHD - that is their nature. I can't say I agree with medicating a 3 year old for ADHD either, but that is my personal thought and I am not a medical professional. Some of the symptoms you referred to don't occur with ADHD - which is why I think seeking a second opinion would be helpful to you.
Avatar f tn I am concerned about a student in our school who has been playing with his own feces in the bathroom and smearing it on the walls- he is 7 years old and diagnosed with ADHD (on medication once daily) as well as difficulty with anger management. I am looking for some direction in areas to research, things to recommend to the parents, and verification whether this is a concern of a child this age. And feedback is much appreciated. Thanks much.
Avatar n tn read to myself, got ahead of the others in our readers while reading out loud, and then I had no idea where in the story we were when it was my turn to read. A child of three is used to, and meant to, run around exploring...not sitting at a stuffy old desk. I hate that children nowadays are considered "hyper" by the age of 5 if they aren't zombie-like. I also think that most of these children that are now being forced to go to Kindergarten full days are going to be labeled with ADHD.
Avatar m tn 5 yr old...! get the picture? try to hard on using words like "DISCIPLINE" and "misbehaving" your gonna find yourself in trouble in a decade or so... take it easy, have some fun together, i'm guessing the kids hyperactive, so try to understand that life might get a bit difficult do to that,for the KID! so think a bit about him\her as-well. almost every society has a defect in knowing how to interact with hyperactive kids, so plz, don't make it worse for him\her.
Avatar n tn Because pre-school children are, by nature, active and impulsive, and have limited capacity for sustained attention, it is difficult to diagnose ADHD in those years. However, in extreme situations, in the absence of alternative reasonable explanations for very high levels of psychomotor restlessness and impulsivity, a diagnosis of ADHD can be reached with some confidence (but always with the caveat that development needs to run its course and the picture can change in light of that).
Avatar n tn hes hyper and not in the adhd way either but hes acting up and is a little mean to his siblings but hes seeking counseling...i am worried she will turn into one of those toddlers that scream at everything and is scared of everything cuz shes already crying at any lil thing...
Avatar f tn There are many free ones too. Children with adhd, and hyper kids in general, have a hard time keeping focus...unless it's something that they like to do. That is why it's important to try and teach them in a way where you can incorporate things they like into the activities. I was diagnosed with ADD a few years back, so I know from personal experience what it takes to help me learn new things. Do NOT try to teach your child something by just talking or reading to them...