Adhd symptoms in preschoolers

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Avatar f tn , six or seven years of age), because until that time most of the behaviours exhibited by children with ADHD are typical of all children in the preschool years. (They may be more severe in preschoolers who have ADHD, but since some kids who are highly active in their preschool years definitely don't have ADHD, it's better to wait.) A lot of what you are describing is typical toddler behaviour - defiance, ignoring "no", climbing all over things, etc.
602796 tn?1219877065 Every child tested for this has some symptoms. The key is in the degree and severity of it. Some children do have ADD/ADHD and need help. As a teacher, I have seen children medicated that did not need it and children NOT medicated that did need it. Teachers are certainly not doctors, but neither are mothers. Teachers are educated professionals capable of dealing with an active, spirited child on a daily basis. No teacher wants to see a lifeless child medicated beyond interaction.
Avatar f tn Unsurprisingly, Ritalin, given to tens of thousands of school-age kids to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), topped the preschoolers' list. But ADHD can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to diagnose with any confidence in kids younger than 5. Symptoms like restlessness and inattentiveness may simply be toddler rambunctiousness, "the terrible twos and trying threes," says psychologist Susan B. Campbell of the University of Pittsburgh.
Avatar f tn Parenting with consistent discipline and support can help prevent over-diagnosis of ADHD in children. Sometimes, people think their child is ADHD when the child is still very young, under 5, and shows some symptoms. The problem with that is young children are still developing at very different rates and maturity levels vary greatly.
Avatar n tn I'm not an expert, but I think the kids could be suffering from a lot of problems besides being bipolar. How much sleep do they get every night? The behaviors you describe are frequently symptoms of exhaustion and/or a lack of limits. They could also be symptoms of ADHD. And "normal" kids can be pretty darn weird (spend some time in an elementary school - it's quite amazing).
571167 tn?1223218065 with my 1st 3 children. it along with bi~polar and adhd runs high in our family.the one thing our children never went without was love. no matter how bad we felt sometimes we always took very good care of them,said our prayers and knew we didnt deserve what happened to us. but on the flip side it has made us a stronger family, stronger people and less careless of a person. when you get hooked on something a dr. you trust gives you its a pretty scary thing.
Avatar n tn I realized it when the kids (both preschoolers) would bump into me. It doesn't seem to be that chondritis that's localized to just the sternum area-- i think that's called chostochondritis. My whole rib cage, front and back, collarbones, and hips seem to ache when I apply pressure to them. I don't know much about fibromyalgia other than there are no definitive blood tests for it, and there are points in the body that are affected. I don't think I have any of those specific points bothering me.
Avatar f tn But many doctors say prescribing them for younger and younger children may pose grave risks to development of both their fast-growing brains and their bodies. Doctors can legally prescribe them for off-label use, including in preschoolers, even though research has not shown them to be safe or effective for children. Boys are far more likely to be medicated than girls. Dr.
141601 tn?1264732309 my 3 year old son has really bad temper tantrums he kicks bites pinches and scratches people and i know 3 year olds have tantrums but sometimes he will just to it out of the blue one minute he is being so sweet and happy and then all of a sudden he just exsplodes i just don't know what to do. he is in speech therapy and occupational therapy and use to have behavioral therapy but is no longer receiving the behavioral therapy i think he needs it and will probably have him start getting it again.
Avatar f tn And don't say its my enviroments fault either, i was breast fed, almost never in daycare, went to the best school in my city for grade school, and the 24th best school in the country for high school (which i failed out of once because my ADHD killed me, and i didn't have it in check. So i went to a place that specializes in ADHD got a psychologist, learned how to meditate (by the way i HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT FOR EVERYONE!
Avatar n tn When I returned to work he went to a local daycare. During his first week there...literally after being in daycare only four days....I was approached by the daycare director. She informed me that my son had shown some "odd behaviors" that concerned them.....signs that she felt might be "austism". She said my son would not allow the staff to touch him, hug him. My reply to this was: "HELLO!!!?? people are complete strangers to him..
Avatar f tn You can also mix 60 gm of grind pumpkin seeds (with the peel) with honey and water. Eat the mixture in 3 portions every 2 hours. It is said to be the best solution for pinworms. 3 - Make sure to include garlic and lots of spices (especially curry) in every single meal you cook, also swallowing one garlic a day (as a whole, like a pill) helps too. You can also just eat 2-3 garlics a day. Another solution is adding honey to mashed garlic cloves and eating it 2-3 times a day for a week.