Adhd symptoms in small children

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Avatar f tn Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common mental disorders that develop in children. Children with ADHD have impaired functioning in multiple settings, including home, school, and in relationships with peers. If untreated, the disorder can have long-term adverse effects into adolescence and adulthood. Asperger's Disorder is a milder variant of Autistic Disorder.
Avatar n tn Hyperactivity as a product of ADHD, if it is extreme, is difficult to address with young children in non-pharmacological ways. Reducing environmental stimuli (particularly noise and movement) can help. Teaching relaxation skills (such as deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation) is sometimes helpful, but young children often have difficulty employing such tactics.
327385 tn?1378364331 Your best bet is to try and find a peds doctor that specializes in ADD/ADHD. If she is found to have ADHD, so of the things she does might not go away, like the stealing. For me the last straw was when my daughter vandalized the neighbors boat, he wouldn't call the cops, so I did....she has stolen or vandalized a thing since. The only way I can describe my child with ADHD is like Pinocchio without the Jimmy Cricket (the little cricket telling him not to do bad things).
Avatar n tn My son is 22 yrs old and he was diagnosed ADHD when he was small and he used to take Ritalin. He no longer takes ritalin. However, Aprox. 4 yrs. ago he was diagnosed with seizure disorder and started taking Depakote. Of course he was inquiring with the neurologist about something that would help him with focusing, concentration, and multitasking since he works and goes to school and sometimes he gets frustrated because I know he gets overwhelmed.
Avatar f tn Hello, in a way, ADHD is a problem of immaturity, because individuals with ADHD have a harder time doing the things we associate with maturity (such as tolerating boredom, persevering and being efficient). Young adults with ADHD are typically less 'mature' than their same aged peers, and it can be intensely frustrating for the person with the disorder and her loved ones (as you noted). Though it may take longer, most people with ADHD do find their niche.
1453183 tn?1287852619 and the more information that you can give a person to help themselves or their children deal with ADHD is great! In regards to some of the studies you mentioned. I will do that in the next post.
Avatar f tn have a hyperactive 5 and a half yr. old boy. Hyper since birth.Changing diapers was difficult. I am used to this and it has gotten a bit easier to manage since then. Alot of his behavior seems like ADHD,the type that is hyper but "takes everything in". He never liked loud music,covers his ears. And also complained once of lights being too bright at Gymnastics class (which he DID NOT LIKE). He will interact with other children and isn't shy once he gets comfortable.
1712422 tn?1443341101 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. So far, one of the best sites I have found for helping parents with children with ADHD is this site. http://helpguide.
Avatar f tn Back in the day I knew that my daughter was different than everyone else, I knew that the way she was acting was different than the other kids her age, but I refused to have her on medication because I didn't believe in medications for children. I was told she was adhd, bipolar, and odd.
Avatar f tn This antihypertensive medication can be useful, depending on the circumstances. In very small doses, it is sometimes employed with children who are very young and for whom parents may not wish to use the psychostimulant medications.
Avatar f tn Been reading a lot about foods that irritate ADHD and help with the symptoms. Also have been seeing a lot of postings about supplements/vitamins to use to help control ADHD symptoms. My son is 6 and has ADHD. Anyone out there with successful foods/supplements/vitamins that help? Thoughts?
Avatar n tn Also, in 1996, researchers from the Department of Psychiatry, Technical University, Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey, reported that levels of free fatty acids as well as zinc were severalfold lower in ADHD children compared to non-ADHD children. The Doctor's Prescription "We shouldn't be prescribing medicine simply because that's the easiest way to go," notes Dr. Mark Stein, who runs a University of Chicago clinic for children and adults with the disorder.
Avatar n tn Inattention, Hyperactivity and Impulsivity. It might be that the psychologist was struck by your son's level of impulsivity and on that basis thought that a trial on medication might be useful. It does not sound like the behavior is symptomatic of mood disorder. It would not be at all surprising if the major psychological characteristic of your son is his impulse-ridden personality. Systematic plans for behavior management, such as you described, are highly recommended for such children.
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 m tn an Algorithm and Explanation for Process of Care for the Evaluation, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Monitoring of ADHD in Children and Adolescents -- http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/suppl/2011/10/11/peds.2011-2654.DC1/zpe611117822p.pdf I think my main question would be - is your doctor a pediatrician? The reason I ask is that, your son might well do better with a psychiatrist or a psychologist that has more experience with ADHD kids.
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 n tn I took her to the optometrist under advice of pediatrician and he detected small amount of swelling in left eye optic nerve. This same eye seems to be having problems holding a constricted pupil as well. We are going today for a second consult with an opthamologist to get a second opinion on the optic nerve diagnosis.
Avatar n tn Ive taken it for a few years now (i started taking them when i was 15, am now 18) n i do find i can concentrate a little easier un-medicated but it doesnt fix all problems. My doctor said it can assist in raising small amounts of dopamine in the brain, which people with ADHD lack. So it wont cure ADHD or ne thin but it cant hurt not taking it, i mean if it can assist in controlling the symptoms, why not! The only issue here would be the fact the tablets r quite huge!
Avatar m tn People who have been on stim medications for years can stop it the next day and the only problem is that they revert back to their adhd symptoms. There is NO withdrawal. Thus the only withdrawal symptoms that you can be having are from the Diazepam. You are seriously disregarding how dangerous and long lasting these symptoms can be. Google it! All of your symptoms fit. It is also possible that having gone through opiate withdrawals several times (congratulations, but ouch!
Avatar f tn There is an excellent chance that her anxiety is due to the ADHD and SPD, and some SPD symptoms are also autism symptoms. Here is a very good link to SPD - http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/sensory-processing-disorder-checklist.html And, if you have any SPD questions, we have a great forum with a leader who has successfully dealt with this with her own child at about the same age. It wouldn't hurt to read some of her own posts.
Avatar n tn They are both considered completely normal except for being below the 5th percentile in weight. She's in the 53rd in height, he's in the 60th. We've tried numerous approaches and even had our son (at age 2) evaluated by a team of feeding specialists at Cincinnati Children's hospital, where they found nothing physically wrong, and gave us behavioral advice and said that he would eventually grow out of it. He hasn't.
Avatar m tn 'Rebound' Obesity Seen After ADHD Treatment Published: Mar 19, 2014 | Updated: Mar 20, 2014 Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are treated with stimulants may eventually be susceptible to "rebound weight gain," a longitudinal study suggested. Using the electronic health records (EHR) of nearly 164,000 children in the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa.
Avatar n tn Clonidine and Tenex are both antihypertensives that, in small doses, tend to ameliorate some symptoms of ADHD, promote sleep, and lessen the frequency/intensity of anger. While Clonidine is most often prescribed in children for the latter two reasons, it is employed to treat ADHD when the stimulants are not successful or produce side effects that are not tolerable.
Avatar n tn Please let people know that the Feingold diet has been used for 25 years as a treatment for ADHD and other behavioral disorders, as well as helping many of the physical symptoms that frequently accompany ADHD such as asthma, bed wetting, chronic ear infections, migraines, etc. There remains a pervasive myth that the diet has been "debunked" and that it does not work, or that it is "unproven" or has "no scientific support." I repeat -- this is a MYTH.
Avatar f tn However, a friend told me about flax oil and how it is suppose to help with syptoms of adhd. Currently we are trying it and putting the flax in a smoothie type drink. My son is begging for his "special" snack now. I haven't noted a lot of changes yet, but it does seem to be helping his sleep.
Avatar n tn He sounds like a very sweet little guy. But I would be prepared for a diagnosis of ADHD, really. His symptoms sound classic, and for him to come to the attention of TWO separate preschools, with behaviors that are so far out of the norm that they call and tell you, that's pretty telling. My oldest was exactly like that, and although you cry a lot at first, he's a terrific guy. Sweet natured, smart, delightful.
184674 tn?1360864093 I found this list on quite a few websites about the symptoms of ADHD. I've put asterisks by the symptoms he has regularly.
Avatar f tn That all being said, there is something for you to consider, especially if any of his relatives is bipolar. Many bipolar children are misdiagnosed as add or adhd. In fact, my sons father grandmother and uncle are all bipolar and the psychologist says that he has the gene and it will manifest in early adulthood. If ur stepson has it, that could explain the head banging aggression voices depression, all of it. I'm not a doctor, and i know its horrible to consider.
Avatar n tn You also might want to look into a child psychologist that specializes in ADHD . That person might be able to help your children and also help you to understand how to deal with them more effectively.