Adhd symptoms in four year old

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Avatar m tn I got custody of my 7 year old nephew along with his two sisters and 1 brother about two years ago. All four if them were diagnosed with ADHD and on medication. After dealing with his behaviors I feel like their may be something else going on, but am having a difficult time pin pointing it. He definitely has all of the ADHD symptoms, but some added on top.
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 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.
678100 tn?1245982521 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 m tn I suspect my girlfriend's five-year-old son may have ADHD. I'm not sure what to do about it. My girlfriend and I have been together for 8 months. We each bring two children to the relationship (a girl and boy each). All our children are under the age of 11. The behavior of the five-year-old is really wearing on both of us and our family. I have long suspected that he might suffer from ADHD or some other disorder, but my girlfriend kept saying, "He's five.
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 n tn My 5 year old is the same. We have found serious reactions to most e numbers in food and drink, especially anything red or orange, and he now cant have any sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks, cakes, or certain "healthy" foods. He also has a serious reaction to Monosodiumglutomate (MSG). My husband and I found a terrific web site with a complete list of all e numbers, which was a bible to me while I was learning what he could and could not have. If anyone wants it, I'll dig out the URL.
1453183 tn?1287852619 There is a lot that you can do. But I do need a bit of info. How old is he? What grade is he in? Is he in special education or does he have a 504 plan? And I am very curious why the doctor took him off his meds? And when the doctor did this did he give you any counseling on how to help your son? What kind of a doctor did this? Most doctors (well psychiatrists) will continue to try different meds until they find one that is effective. But to answer your question about helping him.
Avatar m tn I finally had to go on disability in 1999, also beginning a 5 year up-hill battle to finally get my ADHD issue addressed, and medically treated. I just kept getting "passed" around no "Medical/Mental Professional" wanting to deal with the reality of that I had extensively researched why I was labeled "HYPER" as a kid, and learned of many others getting proper medical treatment for thier condition.
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 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 f tn However, he does also have some of the ADHD symptoms and you mentioned that ADHD runs in the family. So on the possibility that ADHD is causing some of these problems, let me recommend a site that has a lot of really good information. Maybe, the best I have found so far for children with ADHD. Its http://helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_signs_symptoms.htm Hope this helps. Best wishes.
Avatar n tn getting dressed is an issue everyday, because her colthes dont fit, they do fit but how it fits her varries on differant days.... and i dont think this is a four year old just acting out.... i do put my foot down and i dont give in, at the same time trying to be understanding that their might be a problem.... she doesnt like to be by herself, but she wants to be left alone, i dunno.... if shes by herself then nobody loves her, but if were with her were bothering her.....
Avatar n tn I also have a five year old son, started kindergarten two days ago and I was told the first day he was having some behavioral problems and on the second day was called in because he was sent to the office. He to gives me difficulty at home and wants all the attention which is a little difficult considering I also have a 3 1/2 and 1 year old.
Avatar n tn Also he is adopted so I have no family history persae. My son shows all the signs of ADHD(and symptoms)and he is 8 years old. I took him to a Psy.D who said he is not ADHD based on his tests. His I.Q. is 147 and he is in the top 99% in all areas tested. Still he presents as ADHD to me. Then the other day I read an article in a magazine at the doctors office about kids being misdiagnosed with ADHD when in fact they have a neurological disorder called something like Hypersensitivity.
Avatar n tn Simply because it is not a prescrition drug, and is manufactured from a natural substance, is not a reason to give it to a child as young as four in any case. Diagnoses of ADHD in children as young as four have to be suspect - after all, the core symptoms of ADHD (overactivity, inattention, impulsivity) normally occur to some extent in most four year olds. If your child, though, is extremely hyperactive (i.e., at the severe end of the spectrum), Dexedrine might be considered.
Avatar m tn It is inappropriate to diagnose ADD or ADHD or ODD in a four-year-old. Try a new doctor, one who is specialized in child behavioral problems.
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.
1447814 tn?1284739057 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.
Avatar n tn My son will be four in June. He's always been an intelligent child and makes eye contact and communicates clearly. He has a fixation with anything that spins..mainly car tires, fans and air conditioners. He runs around the house at inappropriate times and loses focus when doing an activity. He can be hyperactive at times but seems to be at the most inappropriate times...church, while working on workbooks or learning something new.
Avatar f tn Hi - I hope you can offer a piece of advice My son is 4.5 year old, was diagnosed with ASD in April 2008 (one 2-hour evaluation), now he is in special ed 50%/50% environment; he was qualified to get help because of Developmental Delays...During the testing he got many of difficult questons right while missing very easy ones.....Thing is - he has good vocabulary, and knows letters, numbers, can sight read, and draws better than many children of his age.....
Avatar n tn It started with him hitting children, to clothes chewing, to acting out in class by jumping around, running, yelling inside, throwing objects, picking things up off the floor with his mouth, playing around in the bathroom and generally acting like an unruly heathen, Today he was involved in an incident with another six year old boy on the bus. This child lives four houses down, rides the same bus, and is in the same classroom as my son. They apparently were kissing each other.
Avatar f tn That is being said because until you live a DAY in my shoes, you cannot even have a CLUE what goes on in a home running rampant with ADHD. I am a 36 yr old with severe ADHD, diagnosed when I was 8. My father has ADHD, and as you may or may not know, it is genetic. I was insanely hyper till I got put on Ritalin. That is when my life began..and I finally could sleep through the night, sit through a movie, read a book and interact socially like a normal person.
Avatar f tn 1. Destructiveness may be seen in both disorders but differs in origin. Children who are ADHD often break things carelessly while playing (“non-angry destructiveness”), whereas the major destructiveness of children who are bipolar is not a result of carelessness but tends to occur in anger. Children who are bipolar may exhibit severe temper tantrums during which they release manic quantities of physical and emotional energy, sometimes with violence and physical property destruction.
Avatar f tn I know that due to my son's challenges, I was able to explain to the principal what kind of teacher specifically would be best for him, what kinds of things have worked in the past to help him have a comfortable year in school, and what peers would be best to be in class with next year. I wasn't afraid to admit that my child has some challenges and the result is that I am setting up the next school year to be better suited to his personal needs. Why parents are afraid of that, I do not know.
Avatar n tn that has shown to really work with children and adults with adhd. You do not hear about any asian children having adhd in asia since they eat right and drink tea all the time. I really hope and pray that your child does well and I will keep you in my prayers. Good Luck..
Avatar m tn I'm the mother of a 12 year old boy who was diagnosed at age 5 as having ADHD. Multiple and constantly shifting variations of pharmacotherapy. Very limited success with psychotherapy. He is occasionally violent. He does well academically in school but fails socially. I am his only friend. I am the only outlet of his frustrations. He lost 15% of his bodyweight over the summer and is now 68 pounds. I am questioning whether this is ADHD or something more serious.
Avatar n tn He has put on 10 lbs in the last year. We have some good discussion on the WebMD ADHD board and on the Natural Treatments board at conductdisorders.