Adhd symptoms in four year old

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Avatar n tn Feel irritable and throw violent temper tantrums. Seem extremely happy and have high energy levels. Touch their genitals, use sexual language, and approach others in a sexual way. Not sleep much and go about the house late at night looking for things to do. Talk very fast. ADHD and bipolar are very simalar and often misdianosed here is a list of differences: 1. Destructiveness may be seen in both disorders but differs in origin.
Avatar n tn We have three children, ages 9, 7, and 4. The four year old will be five in three months. She is very strong willed and resists discipline. She can be a very sweet girl, but she can also be very mouthy. When she misbehaves it is usually bossing me around, not doing as I ask, talking to me in a not nice voice, or being disruptive in church. This can escalate into her hissing at me, biting me, and trying to hit/kick me.
Avatar n tn I have an autistic four-year-old son who is extremely aggressive hits kicks punches of me just grandparents and his peers and teachers at school, he is on medication for his aggression and it’s not seeming to help I’m at a loss of what to do
678100 tn?1245978921 i know exactly what your going through my four year old son has always been hyper but since his birthday it has gone to a whole new level, im literally pulling my hair out, my husband works while i stay home with him i thought i could do it alittle longer but i told him for my sanity he has to go to preschool asap, i feel so bad for feeling like this and sometimes losing my temper and yelling at him, i cry so hard sometimes because i hate being mad at him, i think he has adhd he pretty much has
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 The doctor is making a type 1 mistake of diagnosis. In short, a type 1 mistake is in assuming illness in someone who does not show signs of disease, but who might show "symptoms". In ADHD, which has no disease marker, say, like heart or liver disease, there are certainly "symptoms", which are tantamount to behavior that is seen to be troubling and troublesome within a specific social setting, i.e., school, work, family.
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 Conscientious doctors do not diagnose a four year old with ADHD. Children that young are in an early development stage. Most doctors would never make such a diagnosis until the child is older - may six or seven. Given that he should not be diagnosed with ADHD, he should not be on medication. Whether the medication is causing this behavior, I have no idea, but I would find another doctor and get him off the stuff.
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 m tn s father and I separated when he was very young. I am now remarried. My four year old has always had issues with ADHD, with hyperactive behavior, Impulsiveness, and defiance. When he was two, if he was told to stay in his room and take a nap, he would lash out by smearing poop on the wall, or tearing up his toys or his room. I thought it was typical two year old behavior that he would grow out of, but it continued.
Avatar n tn But the price of all her success was heartbreaking. So yes a four year old can present with symptoms. And it might be confused with ADHD. So a psychiatrist is the person to address these issues with. Good luck.
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 I have a four year old, almost 5 year old son. He displays behavior that concerns me. On a normal basis he is a very well behaved child. Every few weeks he has what we call an "episode". For four to five days in a row he can be a "terror". He will not listen, he laughs when disciplined, has no respect for authority. We can tell him to stop something and he will laugh and just continue. Most of the time he gets upset when disciplined and will beg for forgiveness.
Avatar m tn I wanted to try to keep him off meds but now I feel like we have to try them in order to keep my four (almost five) year old safe. I am considering Risperdal and Vyvance. He has an appointment later this month to be evaluated by another physician. (We have moved out of state since he was diagnosed last year.) I plan to discuss the medication issue with this doctor. Sometimes it seems that he is bipolar so I will probably address that issue at the appointment as well.
Avatar f tn My son turned 6 year old in September and he is having problem paying attention in school (1st Grade), although he knows the material, the rest of his classmate are completing their work before him. According to his teacher he is usually distracted; she is suggesting that he see the school psychologist. She even stated that once she sits next to him he is able to complete the work with no assistance. I think it is a manturity issue; do you think this is ADHD?
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1447814 tn?1284735457 Even the American Psychiatric Association admits that suicide is the major adverse reaction of withdrawal from these drugs. Clarke reports that “symptoms usually peak within two to four days after withdrawal of the drugs although depression and irritability may persist for months. Suicide risk can persist for years. Studies have shown that approximately 15 percent of the children on ADHD drugs will threaten, attempt, or actually commit suicide by the age of 18.
1712422 tn?1443337501 Allmymarbles has a good point. At 3 years old, there are many things that look like ADHD. Heck just look over on the child behavior forum for the posts labeled "my out of control 3 year old." So it is definitely worth taking the time to eliminate some of the factors she suggests. And yes, typically, doctors won't prescribe meds for a 3 year old - but there are exceptions.
Avatar n tn She did much better in the second grade and is doing well above average now in the third grade. It may be better next year. In my opinion, the writing will not help. He will listen if what he hears is interesting or if the teacher is interesting and energetic. What happened to energetic teachers?
Avatar f tn We do tend to be conservative about diagnosing ADHD in young children. In fact, though, one of the criteria to diagnose ADHD is that the symptoms be present by the time a child is seven. That does not preclude diagnosing the condition at an age younger than seven, because sometimes the symptoms are clearly evident before age seven. Parents often ask when should they consider medication (assuming the diagnosis is accurate).
1689981 tn?1305843987 You will get exactly the results you got. In fact all of the things you have mentioned are very classic ADHD symptoms. Is any thing being done to address those problems? There is nothing wrong with a good diet. . Getting rid of some food dyes could help. Good healthy eating habits are always important. But you will not get the results you seek by going to a natural diet. He is seeing a neurologist soon. A yearly visit is a waste of time.
689147 tn?1227547085 My four year old is acting out in school he has been suspended twice already and he is only in 4-k, i have tried everything no tv, no toys, no friends over.... i dont know what else to do.
Avatar n tn My son will be four in a few months. We recently had new baby who will be one this month. My sons behavor has gotten awful over the past two the three months. He does NOT listen to anything i say at all, things from asking him to put socks on to come here. He has a ton of energy. He is not a mean child but he does push and pull on his sister all the time even though he gets in trouble for 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.