Adhd symptoms in toddlers

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Avatar f tn is there any know link b/t food allergies and adhd in toddlers (2-3 year olds)? specifically linked with diary allergies?
Avatar f tn 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. Or a child might be acting out in response to serious stressors like divorce, neglect or poor child care.
Avatar f tn I would seek a second opinion on his ADHD diagnosis. A 3 year old really shouldn't be diagnosed as such. Nearly all toddlers exhibit all (or nearly all) of the symptoms of ADHD - that is their nature. I can't say I agree with medicating a 3 year old for ADHD either, but that is my personal thought and I am not a medical professional. Some of the symptoms you referred to don't occur with ADHD - which is why I think seeking a second opinion would be helpful to you.
Avatar n tn My so has been diagnosis with ADHD has been on Med for two plus years, but this think pooping in his pants just came about, about six months ago. The strange think is that he will walk around like he doesn't smell anything.
Avatar f tn he is a friendly person , he likes children but after a few minutes he starts hitting them, he loves pulling hair, he likes climbing on chairs and tables and jumps down , he has no fear please suggest what should i do so that he spend some time in some thing creative rather then in things like this . i feel too tired and cannot handle him .....
Avatar m tn A while back i was told i had adhd. i was going over in my head of all the symptoms i have. i was wonerding about these posssible symptoms ,are these adhd or not? 1. when i read i seem to read but it just go through my head and usally i got to reread a few times to remeber it. adhd or not? 2.when i go out and play pool i usally just take my shot right away not aiming for a long time if i try to aim my shoots get worse i try to see the shot but cant.adhd or not?
Avatar f tn I am just looking for some opinions. I have been doing lots of research in hopes of helping him in the interim year that we are waiting for an appt. and we do have another appt with the ped next week. I have also gotten him into a clinic that is funded by the Autism Alliance for an evaluation by them...although it will not be an official diagnosis it will help sort some things out, I hope. Thanks so much for reading and giving any input.
1388785 tn?1279770764 If you want - just click on the ADHD in blue at the top of this page and get a list of symptoms for ADHD and that might be helpful to you. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn I am concerned about a student in our school who has been playing with his own feces in the bathroom and smearing it on the walls- he is 7 years old and diagnosed with ADHD (on medication once daily) as well as difficulty with anger management. I am looking for some direction in areas to research, things to recommend to the parents, and verification whether this is a concern of a child this age. And feedback is much appreciated. Thanks much.
Avatar f tn All of the things that you have listed - I have seen in ADHD kids. What you need to do is to start to research what ADHD is and how to deal with the consequences of it. Understanding ADHD really makes a big difference in how you deal with the child. I mentioned the following books in a post below. Its worth your time to check them out. - "ADHD and Me, What I learned from lighting fires at the dinner table," by Blake Taylor.
Avatar n tn read to myself, got ahead of the others in our readers while reading out loud, and then I had no idea where in the story we were when it was my turn to read. A child of three is used to, and meant to, run around exploring...not sitting at a stuffy old desk. I hate that children nowadays are considered "hyper" by the age of 5 if they aren't zombie-like.
Avatar f tn Have you consulted a therapist for him? Is he functioning mainstream in other ways?
Avatar n tn Your son may well display ADHD, but it is important to arrange a thorough evaluation and not rush too quickly to the diagnosis. The on-line surveys can be useful tools to see if a person might display symptoms typical of ADHD, but a thorough assessment will consider a child's medical history, family history, current functioning at home and in school, possible alternative explanations for the symptoms identified on the surveys, etc.
Avatar m tn But before you ban all produce that could be laced with pesticides from your home for fear of an ADHD diagnosis in your children, hear what experts are saying about it. Then consider ways you can limit your kids’ pesticide exposure. Researchers looked at the urine concentration of organophosphates — one of the most common types of pesticides — in 1,139 children ages 8 to 15 and compared levels between those children with and without ADHD.
Avatar f tn I also agree that he is quite young for such experimenting with medication. They do now diagnose add/adhd earlier than the previous earliest age of 6. However, many things mimic add/adhd in those early years. Toddlers don't have the greatest impulse control or make safe decisions with NOTHING going on.
Avatar n tn My son (aged 2) has 3 enlarged nodes in his neck, one over 2inch long and pretruding, and one in his groin. He has seen the pedritician and they have said that 2 in his neck and 1 in his groin are all within the normal limits (although the one is larger than a grape?) the one that is longer than two inches she said was larger than normal but felt ok to her. They did a blood count (normal) and test for glandular fever and told me to not worry.
Avatar f tn We try to control sugar intake. Anybody seen shakey hands in a kid like this. It seems to be worse in the morning and if he's running around being active. It slightly effects his writing. It makes him feel nervous and unable to sit still at times.
Avatar f tn He regresses to things that toddlers do like biting, tearing things up and destroying things even when he knows it is wrong. I know they were looking at him for possible ADHD/Bipolar disorder. Does it sound like that might be the problem. My boyfriend has 5 kids and 4 of them are bipolar/adhd with another anger disorder and my son acts just like them when they are off their meds.
327385 tn?1378360731 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 m tn I always had trouble wrting essays,my mind would not work and cause distress,and also when had to read a book.Is it possible that untreated ADHD got me into this mess,and if indeed i do have ADHD and treat it with medication, will it improve my situation(i will be less anxious in certain conditions because my mind would slow down and think more organised,i would be less agitated,less impulsive,i would procrastinate less,improve my depression)?
Avatar n tn I am teacher's mother. 61 and ADHD. I benefit from medication but can't afford it now. She is also ADHD. There is a theory that this situation has a connection with L-dopa. My mother had Parkinson's, which is an L-dopa situation. I know others who had Parkinson's parents and ADHD children. More than a coincidence, I think. So, very much a biological situation. And genetic.
Avatar n tn hes hyper and not in the adhd way either but hes acting up and is a little mean to his siblings but hes seeking counseling...i am worried she will turn into one of those toddlers that scream at everything and is scared of everything cuz shes already crying at any lil thing...
Avatar m tn With age, a decrease in observable symptoms of ADHD seems to occur. Adults with ADHD have a longer delay before refocusing when their attention is misdirected, and they have difficulty switching tasks. The hyperactivity and impulsivity of adult ADHD are often more subtle than those symptoms types in children.
Avatar f tn The symptoms you are describing are complex, and are most likely not just a matter of her having or not having ADHD. The symptoms you are describing are consistent with ADHD as well as emotional disturbance, depression, learning problems and anxiety. I would recommend that you pursue a psychological assessment for this child that includes not only testing for specific learning disabilities but also emotional assessment and specific tests of her ability to sustain attention.
Avatar m tn its less overwhelming to the ADHD person also. Hang in thers and if you happen to kive in So Cal. Check out Loma Linda BHI. Its amazing and your insurance ahould pay for the program.