Adhd symptoms in a 3 year old

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1712422 tn?1443341101 And yes, typically, doctors won't prescribe meds for a 3 year old - but there are exceptions. To be diagnosed with ADHD you must have the symptoms in two different places, so most doctors wait until the child is in school to make an official diagnosis. It is amazing that she is still going at 3am. Does she still nap? Have her own quiet room? Older siblings that keep her going? And, of course, she may have ADHD.
Avatar n tn At what age can a child be accurately diagnosed with ADHD? My 3 and a half year old son exihibits signs of having ADHD but his pediatrician thinks that he is just being a typical 3 year old. Please help. Each day grows increasingly frustrating for me and his babysitter. The other day he was running around the house and I asked him why he won't sit down and he replied that he couldn't help himself. Am I overracting? Is this behavior normal for 3 year old boys?
Avatar n tn A 14 pound weight loss in three weeks is a cause for serious concern, regardless of the possible ADHD and possible learning disability. There is really no such thing as a 'borderline' learning disability. Either there is a disability or there is not. The challenge is to figure out precisely what is occurring, and the only way to know for sure is for your child to undergo some testing of his cognitive functioning. If you have not already done so, request an evaluation through the public school.
Avatar f tn 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?
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 i was addicted to crack while pregnant and feel very ashamed and alot of guilt. ive noticed alot of change in him in the last 3 weeks. he has never had any symptoms of a crack baby and is very smart for his age with some things. but recently his behavior has almost got out of control and i almost cant handle him. i feel bad for spanking him cause i blame myself. hes started screaming and hitting and is defiant. i plan on getting him into the dr.
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 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 n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Child-Behavior/about-my-3-year-old-/show/1980895">about my 3 year old </a> was started.
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 n tn My 11 year old is currently being reassessed by the local health authority for his adhd. I have had problems with him since he was about 3 years old. Just over two years ago I took him to a leading private clinic and they conducted a thorough assessment on him and concluded that he does have adhd, but due to his high IQ is not experiencing problems in school as he is intelligent enough to cope for reasonable periods.
Avatar f tn with a psychiatrist in a few weeks. I can't see putting a growing 3 year old boy on medication but then again we can not continue to live with this. This is tearing my family apart and if his behavior does not improve the preschool will no allow him to attend. Just to give you some background: He has never been abused and comes from a two parent home with an older sister. His sister does not have this behavior. Does anyone suggest seeing a pediatric neurologist or getting bloodwork?
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 Please Help... I am Desparate I have a 3 year old son who will be 4 in a month and he is OUT OF CONTROL. I have noticed a ton of distructive behavior ie. distroying bushes in the back yard.. Any how, he will tell us that he is mad at us or to leave him alone. I was under the impression that everything was going well at the Daycare he attends until last night. This behavior has come on in the last 2 weeks.
Avatar n tn Significantly lower levels of two omega-6 fatty acids and one omega-3 fatty acid (DHA) were found in the subjects with ADHD symptoms. In a 1995 study comparing plasma essential fatty acid levels in 53 boys with ADHD to a control group of 43 boys without ADHD, researchers found significantly lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids. In the April - May 1996 issue of Physiology & Behavior, Laura J.
1216782 tn?1266509063 She speaks like a 5 year old, not a 3 year old. The way she speaks and understands things constantly surprise everyone around her. But then, it's overshadowed by her lack of respect for anyone or anything. I don't know that her mind is beyond it's years.... or if the other children around here just have parents that never work with them or care about their mental development. I'm here because I'm concerned and need advice. While she's incredibly bright, she's also very standoffish.
Avatar f tn It may be later on, but not now. In a perfect world, Dad would find a way to make a 3 year old's life seem really special on his visits. In reality, thats kind of tough if Dad is working all week and has a life of his own. I think that both you and Dad need to take a look at what he does on the weekend and see if any changes can be made which make him feel more "at home." I think this is a situation that will get better as he ages.
Avatar f tn I have a degree in early childhood and was always under the impression that a child CAN NOT be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD until the age of 7. It is really hard to say a 4 year old has ADD- they aren't supposed to have an attention span really. A child's punishment (like sitting in the corner) should last for as many minutes as the child's age... WHY? Because that's about how long the child will be able to sit there, doing nothing, without throwing a fit. Example- almost 5 years old?
Avatar n tn I have a 4 year old and he has also been diagnosed with ADHD with ODD. We have had major meltdowns that can last for hours. He often has no idea why he is crying. He lacks any ability to self sooth. He has had aggressive outbursts including hitting siblings and teachers. I have has to take him to 5 different places and specialists to confirm his diagnosis. He was started on Adderall 2.5 in the morning, afternoon and dinner. The medicine at first was great.
Avatar m tn My 5 year old was diagnosed with ADHD over a year ago. He has also been diagnosed with Tourettes and OCD, and has some sensory issues as well. We have tried 3 different meds and all made him very sleepy and down, almost depressed. I do not want that for my child, so we took him off all meds. For a while, he was doing ok....His tics were worse, but the hyperactivity seemd to subside, we had also cut out almost all sugar in his diet, no dyes, no HFCS.
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 n tn my 3 year old son started at preschool this fall after just turning 3 at the end of july. he was home with me exclusively and we have no family around or anyone to watch him so it's just been myself and my husband. he has always been a tightly wound kid and always needed to move around even as a baby. i had trouble taking him to many places as he would just want to leave immediately. his speech is totally normal. he's still in parallel play, largely.
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 Several previous studies indicated that some physical symptoms reported in ADHD are similar to symptoms observed in essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency in animals and humans deprived of EFAs. We reported previously that a subgroup of ADHD subjects reporting many symptoms indicative of EFA deficiency (L-ADHD) had significantly lower proportions of plasma arachidonic acid and docosahexaenoic acid than did ADHD subjects with few such symptoms or control subjects.
Avatar n tn He seems completely hyper from 5am til 8pm, he throws tantrums with no reasoning, and has to be held incase he causes injury to himself both in public at home or anywhere, he bites kicks and hits other children for no reason and shouts at people when we are out aggressively, we have asked our gp's and advice had his diet checked been to see family counsellors, yet no one can tell us what is wrong, we are a family with 2 other children and have a great loving home, but our 3 year old is destroyi
Avatar f tn with that being said, he was enrolled in an all inclusive preschool in our community and had some minor behavior issues, but seemed to do well, especially since there were only 10-12 kids in his classroom with 2-3 teachers. I took him to a pediatric behavior specialist and she thought he might have oppositional defiant disorder (odd) well at that time I was in denial - "There is nothing wrong with my son" .... even though he would have massive temper tantrums & night terrors...