Adhd symptoms in a 2 year old

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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn now her doctor want to go from 1/2 pill in am and 1/2 pill in pm to 1 whole pill in am and 2 pills in pm. i refuse because she sees things that arent there when she was taking 1whole ill before. now im scared to give her more because we had so much trouble in the begining. and i dont know wht to do. i am trying to find a doctor (a good doctor) that treamts the ADHD and not just give the medicine that slows the child down. any suggestions would be appreciated. thanks in advanced.
383943 tn?1217726321 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn The scores on his 2nd grade achievement test places his intellectual ability at mid year 3rd grade. DO my son have symptoms of ADD-ADHD. Should I retain my son in the second grade to improve on the weakness stated by his teacher.
Avatar f tn I have 2 sons, one who was diagnosed 2 years ago with ADHD and is currently seeing a therapist for treatment. My concern now is my 4 1/2 year old. He is really showing symptoms of either ADD -or- ADHD.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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?".
Avatar m tn 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 - 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.
Avatar n tn My 7 year old son has been taking 10 MG of Adderall daily for the past 2 1/2 months. Recently his Dr. RXd him Clonidine to help him sleep. Since he started taking the med Adderall I have noticed him starting to tic. After discussing this with his Dr at a med check, his Dr assured me that it is normal, but within the last week or so it has gotten worse.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar f tn My son is 5 1/2 years old. He is a very loving, caring, sweet, compassionate and outgoing child. He loves being around other kids and playing. He started kindergarten this year and since August he has only gotten 2 happy faces in school. He always gets in trouble for talking and being to loud in the classroom. My husband and I have noticed his behavior and we have been seeing a dr regarding this.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn His face will turn red and he looks like he's going to pop. Occassionally, when in a disagreement with his 11-year-old sister, he will hit her. He will hold on to emotions for a very long time. For instance, if we don't allow him to do something, like open a particular door, or whatever, he may start crying FOUR DAYS LATER and blurt out, "But I wanted to open the door!
Avatar m tn I am a 19 year old who has had a long list of odd symptoms for as long as I can remember. I have never really thought about ADD/ADHD however as I didn't realize some of the issues were associated with the disorder. I would like to get peoples thoughts as to whether or not this list of symptoms seems to fit the bill for ADHD, or if perhaps it is something else. I clearly plan to see a doctor soon but would still like to gather as much information and ideas as possible.
Avatar n tn we have 1 ,two and half year old boy and 2, 3 and a half year old girls. All adopted, all born with distinct differant peronalities from day one. One our oldest (by 18 days) is extremely challanging. We have very consitant, structured days , rules and disapline and that the other two do good with and respond well. She will say no almost everything, even the things she just asked for like milk when you try to give it to her.
Avatar f tn Hello everyone - I have a 6 yr old son who has been expelled from 2 daycare settings over the course of 2 months (the first time was 2 wks before his 4th bday, where he has been since he was 8 wks old and the second time was after 1 mth at a new school) both schools expelled him saying he was a liability due to his behavior...
Avatar n tn He started having behavioral issues when he was 2 1/2 everything from bouncing off the falls to repetitive behaviors like flipping light switches to figuring out how to break out of the house. When he was 3 and a 1/2 his dad left for a year long deployment to Iraq followed by 6 months of him living in Las Vegas to finish his enlistment and me and my two kids living in LA where we had relocated when he deployed.
Avatar n tn When I got there, our 2 year old was trying to get up because his face was in the carpet and our 3 1/2 year old was getting mad at him for moving and continued to jump on him. As soon as I said his name, he stopped and hung his head but didn't act upset. I made sure the younger one was ok and put our 3 1/2 year old in time out. It didn't phase him. It doesn't matter if you talk or put him in time out or any other punishment such as a tap on the butt, hand, or taking a toy away. He doesn't care.
292592 tn?1234143024 Hi, I'm a mother of a 5 year old, 6 in November. We have had a hard 3 years with her! What a roller coaster!! We started with counselors and phsyc. at 3. She has always been abnormally hyper, if we say no she has rages! She fights and hits kids at our park daily. She has scratched other kids that she doesn't even know. When we tell her time-out she will scream, yell and throw things for an hour, sometimes longer. She has thrown things at me from the top of the stairs.
Avatar f tn He is very young to be diagnosed with ADHD; typically that cannot be diagnosed before school age (i.e., six or seven years of age), because until that time most of the behaviours exhibited by children with ADHD are typical of all children in the preschool years. (They may be more severe in preschoolers who have ADHD, but since some kids who are highly active in their preschool years definitely don't have ADHD, it's better to wait.
Avatar f tn Would be nice to not feel alone. Our son has spent almost half of his 6 year old life in and out of psychiatric hospitals to be monitored. Don't think they know anymore than we do. Nothing has changed. He takes Depakote for seizure/strattera for adhd and clonidine to help him sleep. His fits consist of hitting/kicking/hitting or pinching himself/banging head on something/trying to hurt us, then we have to hold him and talk calmly to him until he is done.
Avatar m tn He is taking meds that I feel couter act one another....reperidone.25mg 2 x day, vyvanse 30 mg 1 x a day, zoloft 1/2 25mg a day, and methyphidate 10 mg 1 x a day in afternoon. Help. Does these different medicines seem necessary. He is still have concentration issues.
Avatar m tn My son is not overly hyperactive, I think he behaves how a five year old should behave. But my concern is that he is unable to learn anything from kindergarten. Often he does not participate in learning, does not make any friends and he usually plays by himself except when he plays with his cousins, with children he is more familiar with. He has been to kindergarten since early this year. Another thing about his problem is his speech and communication.
Avatar f tn I have a four year old now that has been out of control since he was 2 we thought it was a stage and he would grow out of it. Well he has not he has no impulse control, hits, bites, kicks, took a knife and carved into our wood banister. We have rules and he knows them but he cannot seem to follow them. We have tried everything from the Kazakian method, to grounding him from things he likes, using behavior chart, stickers, and prizes for good behavior.
Avatar f tn I think if you have concerns-------- your next steps could vary depending on how old he is. If he is in the school setting, you can ask for a formal evaluation from the school district. If he is younger, you can still do that and then your child could enter the early intervention program/preschool provided by your local school district by law.