Adhd symptoms in a 5 year old

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521840 tn?1348840771 David Goodman*, researchers emphasized that the same symptoms we recognize in childhood ADHD also occur in adults. These same childhood symptoms take on different forms in adults with ADHD. For example, most adults with ADHD are not floridly hyperactive. Instead, an adult is more likely to report ‘inner restlessness’ or problems with impulsivity.
Avatar f tn acted like some 5 year old kid with adhd..made an absolute *** of myself....
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.
Avatar f tn She should have some ideas of ways to work with your son that should be very helpful. If you had a brand new teacher, the year could be a disaster. As a teacher and principal who has spent 37 years working with kids, I can tell you that what you want is not alternative therapies. What you need is behavior modification techniques that will help your son overcome his ADHD (if that is what he has). You also need to do a lot of reading up on ADHD and the ways to treat it.
Avatar n tn My 5 year old just started kindergarten this year and is having trouble making friends,keeping her hands to herself,yelling out,talking ,not foll not following directions. I am a recently divorced,single mother who is running out of ideas. They are testing her for adhd. If there are any suggestions I am open to them, I've tried punishing,taking things away nothing works.
Avatar m tn My 5 year old has had trouble this year in school and Im struggling to boost his self esteem self image so tht his bad behavior can be acknowledged and dealt with. His psychologist says it's not ADHD and we're looking into sensory integration disorder. His value is so low Im afraid that punishing him for reapeated and impulsive behavior is going to really do a number on him. HELP.
Avatar f tn He has always been more sensitive and moods would swing fast as a baby but the Dr said to wait it out. Now at 5 years old he is aggressive towards people and animals. He realizes most of the time that what he is doing is wrong but still does it and sometimes finds it funny. He has days were he is so loving and a joy to be around and then it gets to the point where it is like walking on glass around him because we never know what will set him off.
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 n tn I have a 5 year old son. He has been a fairly good child until recently or say about 2 or 3 months ago. It started out at preschool. Now he has been at this preschool for about 3 years now, but for some reason I am not sure he has started to lash out. My son is no angel & he has had his moments but latly he has been screaming, hitting, kicking, slapping, & poking his teachers & friends at school.
1447814 tn?1284735457 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.
Avatar f tn I have a 5 year old little girl who has shown hyper activity ever since she was 1 year old. I could never take her anywhere without her all over the place. She has excellent grades in school but once she has a meltdown it takes her about 30 minutes to get back into routine. I have grounded her, taken away special items and have even used soap in her mouth. She is very distracted when doing after school activities.
5078197 tn?1363337996 My 5 year old is in real trouble in school since he started the preschool at age 3 he seems to have trouble.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn My son is five years old and is currently in a pre-k program in a private school. He is very bright and has an excellent vocabulary. He has recently been diagnosed with Sensory Integration Dysfunction and is seeing an OT every two weeks. The first symptoms were his being very sensitive to loud noises and reacting strongly when he is over stimulated.
Avatar f tn I have a 5 year old son who has just been diagnosed with adhd he just started kindergarten and he is not adjusting very well he trys to run out of the school. at lunch time he crawls underneath the lunch table and wont come out in his clasroom he will roll around on the floor not listen to the teacher trys to talk to the other children when his teacher is trying to teach a lesson.
Avatar n tn My 5 year old son is showing some behaviors that are concerning. When he was 3 and 4 in preschool he was very busy and somewhat impulsive. He is very smart and verbal. We thought he would out grow the hyperactivity/impulsivness. Know in kindergarten it is just as bad. He often will get in his friends faces while playing or touch their faces/heads etc. not meaning to be aggressive but ofcourse they don't like it.
1383803 tn?1502917179 My son is 5 years old as of June. Overall, he is a sweet kid and means well in general, but lately I've become GREATLY concerned for his mental health. Four weeks ago, he found an imaginary friend, which I found to be normal so I didn't press anything. But later on, only at school, he has become very violent with his class mates and teachers. He is throwing chairs, biting, scratching, punching, kicking, and throwing horrible fits that no one can calm him down from.
Avatar n tn There are several classes of medications which are often employed in combination. What you might do as a next reasonable step is to seek either (a) an evaluation by a child psychiatrist, or (b) an evaluation by a pediatric neurologist.
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 n tn A related discussion, <a href='/posts/show/1499691'>adhd and prozac</a> was started.
Avatar n tn I have a 5 year old son with a history of significant behavioral problems. They started around 3 years old. He also has a feeding disorder requiring a G-Tube. He is very mean at times and has terrible tantrums as if he was 2. Last year he went through a couple month period of getting so angry he would tip over furniture and through things at us and his 8 year old brother. He is extremely hyper from the minute he gets up until he goes to bed.