Adhd symptoms in a 2 year old

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Avatar m tn A related discussion, <a href='/posts/show/1532092'>3 1/2 year old with ADHD and impulsivity</a> was started.
Avatar n tn Hi there. Well, what you describe almost sounds more like anxiety than it does adhd symptoms. My older son has sensory which is very similar to to adhd, it's neurological in nature as adhd is, and he also has anxiety. The self soothing is something he had to work on. Are you talking about when he is upset, calming himself back down? With my son, we worked with an occupational therapist for strategies for this.
Avatar f tn Hi, my boyfriends 13 year old urinates in her room, on the floor, in objects. She steals, lies, dresses proactive, is hyper, and now is going through boyfriends like crazy. She's with us every other weekend. I don't know what to do. I am just beside myself.
Avatar m tn I am not sure how to deal, because we tried to talk to him, restricted him from sweets, giving him extra attention (because we have a 1 year old daughter as well). We never hit him or yell, only timeouts and that's it? do you think its is symptoms of ADHD/ADD???? please give feedback! tiful and smart, but me and my wife facing issue from school and teachers.
Avatar f tn I don't want to scare you but this could be a sign of ADHD. ADHD manifests in poor focusing skills and inability to pay attention to multiple things at the same time. If ADHD child is focused on something and, at that moment, he needs to make a bowel movement, his brain just doesn't register this until it's too late. You mention that it happened when your son was playing XBox or when something occupied his mind... I suggest you to check ADHD symptoms (e.g. http://www.nimh.nih.
Avatar m tn My youngest son is in enrolled in a toddler playgroup, which he attends 2 days/week. I was told by his teacher that they are concerned because he has been wandering the classroom without a a purpose and he has a very difficult time staying on task. There was a question of ADD/ADHD. I'm not sure if I would agree w/ that, but I will say at home that he rarely stays w/ one thing at home and at times impulsive. So needless to say I am little concerned that there be a behavioral issue.
Avatar f tn The physical activity is one of the ways that you treat sensory integration disorder---------- it calms the nervous system. In the evening, what about pushing him in a swing for a while. This will calm him down as that linear motion is good for the nervous system. Have him try to blow bubbles (out of the bottle with a wand) -------- those deep breaths also slow down the nervous system. Deep pressure is great for some kids.
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 m tn My son is a healthy and smart kid. He does have a VERY mild form of apraxia... which he really has worked hard at... and you can barely notice he had any trouble speaking at all, but really, he didn't start talking until he was 2 1/2. I work in a daycare, so he is easily adjusted to being around kids. He had a speech therapist come out about once a month (it was supposed to be more, but they were all flakes) and a developmental therapist that came once a week to our home.
Avatar f tn We have a 9 year old son with ADHD as well and we too did not believe in medicating. We tried many other methods such as fish oils, nutrition shakes etc. Finally after a year of trying we finally had to give in. Our doctor put our son on Concerta. It is a slow release medication meaning it works over an 8 or so hour period. This helped our son quite a bit. Only side effect is loss of appetite. His lunch hours he does not eat much.
Avatar f tn Perhaps a strict routine would benefit him, perhaps some social skills games would help, perhaps a particular way of phrasing things would make sense to a 4 year old to help him along, maybe a "story book" that they use in autism (my son doesn't have autism but I use these to help explain things to him at times . . .), maybe there is an activity that is helpful to calming the nervous system , etc. I'd start doing those things to see if it helped.
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 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 s a magazine but they have great info and symptoms on the site. Also, ADHD can manifest itself in hyper attentions, which could explain why he loves puzzles, which seems like it would take a lot of attention. Good luck, and it's great that you are noticing these things and trying to get help. I wish someone would have done that for me. I suffered from it all my life and was not diagnosed until 6 months ago and I'm 34!
Avatar f tn s suggestion, he has been taking Omega 3 supplements for about a year and a half. He also takes a daily chewable multi-vitamin. So far this has not helped.
Avatar f tn no its not safe like the TV says) This is the problem - doctors see a nail and use a hammer - ADHD symptoms mask bipolar in many cases and as ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed thing around besides depression thats what they treat - after all theres good old Ritalin on the script pad and the clock and the wall and Oprah and everywhere else - course bipolar should be very careful of ANY stimulant drugs but hey the family doctor just wants the visit and the script.
Avatar f tn Please help! I am a mother to an almost 4 year old boy with severe behavior problems. He spits on people, kicks, hits, screams 'shut up'. He does this on a daily basis and often without warning. He is in preschool and even acts this way to his teachers and classmates. He spits on his teacher, in the past has played in his feces (happened a few times months ago), calls me ugly names. He has broken windows in our home and broken my car windshield.
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 Thank you for the added info. Please remember he is only 3 years old and is really just " a baby". Leaving his mom has gotta be hard for him. I would imagine that his Dads routine is different then the one he is used to and that makes it even more difficult. 3 year olds don't adapt to change very easily. There world is very small. ADHD is not usually diagnosed at 3. And I don't think that is the trouble here. It may be later on, but not now.
Avatar f tn What do I do with my 16 year old son that lies on a daily basis and skips classes at school...HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar f tn And ur Rigth maybe the doze is to low for him Iam going to ask the doctor about that . I also have a 9 year old with adhd and he is so sweet and lovable , I can not even compare them with the same symptoms.. When I say my son is cruel mean I really mean it . I mean there's some things I could not even mention on here just to protect myself I'd say .
Avatar n tn He goes to school this year in august. i need help. im 7 months pregnant and have a 11 month old. He hits, throws thing and is very uncontrollable. i need advise.
Avatar f tn t effect a 6 year old as much as (say) a 12 year old. Essentially, the teacher is comparing him to other kids in the class and other kids she has taught. If she is an experienced teacher, then she has basis for her reasoning. The school psyc will essentially hand out surveys to the parents and teacher. Whatever the outcome, it is always your choice on how to proceed.
Avatar f tn While his behavior does sound like the symptoms of ADHD, it could also be his temperament, a sensory processing issue or even symptoms of a medical condition (such as fluid in the ears or a blood sugar issue). First visit the pediatrician, and ask to be referred to a psychologist who specializes in early childhood assessment. Testing at this age can give you excellent information that will help you choose behavioral, educational, and medical interventions that will best help your son.