Adhd symptoms in toddlers

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Avatar n tn * an expansive or irritable mood * extreme sadness or lack of interest in play * rapidly changing moods lasting a few hours to a few days * explosive, lengthy, and often destructive rages * separation anxiety * defiance of authority * hyperactivity, agitation, and distractibility * sleeping little or, alternatively, sleeping too much * bed wetting and night terrors * strong and frequent cravings, often for carbohydrates and sweets * excessive involve
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 sp) machine - after a warmup- and then do 30 second bursts of full out movement at a high tension followed by 90 seconds of rest and then repeating till I am exhausted (usually about 5 to 8 sets) results in some amazing results in under 20 minutes. And I think that an exercise bike would give similar results. What are you doing in the apartment that makes so much noise? Can you get a pad to soften the noise?
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 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. Now you are obviously experiencing exreme symptoms with him for the doctors to diagnose these issues but am wondering if he'll handle something like an antidepressent down the road better. Or if he does turn out to have add/adhd that you are able to make medication decisions for him down the road.
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 n tn This is the first Web site I've found where there are people with the same symptoms that I have. I am a 32 year old male who lives in Seattle, WA. I have Thalassemia minor and suffer mainly from ongoing fatigue. I am ALWAYS tired, no matter how well I eat or what vitamins I take. Doctors tell me that I'm fine and "just need to avoid Iron and do some aerobic exercise." I would exercise if I had the energy to. It's comforting to see postings from people all over the world.
Avatar f tn That was December 26th with flue symptoms and it lasted 24 hours then he went into the vomiting in the evening every now and then and now it is every A.M. i also don't think it is stress even though every one is thinking it is. So far we have done upper GI and Ultra Sound. He is scheduled for a endoscopy this Friday. I am at my whits end and he is sooo down. If you find anything out please post it i will be checking often.
Avatar n tn I suggest you check this link which is the diagnostic check for autism in toddlers. Although this list is specificly designed for 18mths, you could ask yourself how your child would have scored at that age. Autism is essentially a spectrum disorder which manifests differently in each individual.
Avatar n tn Fatigue, my legs have knots, I have headaches days on end. If you touch my hair it hurts. These symptoms can not all be in my head(so to speak). I have joint and body pain all the time. I work on a computer all day 8 hrs or more, I think my headaches and fatigue may be related to my work. I take additional supplements daily and have for about 1 year. Has anyone else had the same symptoms along with the indentions and have they increased in size?
Avatar n tn Adhd, which you mention later, is characterized by an inability to sit still, a child who wanders all over the place all the time, can't sit for a reasonable amount of time in a restaurant, gets into cabinets all the time and can't be contained in a stroller, etc. Excessive violence isn't really a classic symptom of a child with ADHD.
Avatar f tn 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 f tn at a month or two old. She was either laughing as a toddler or throwing a tantrum, nothing in between. But she was otherwise very healthy and beautiful. She never interacted when playing with other kids she only parallel played. She interacted with people, but she just always seemed "different" from other toddlers. I can't put my finger on anything particular. Anyway, throughout her school years she became a little more social, gaining a few close friendships.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, biting is a normal phase that many toddlers go through. Most doctors would not diagnose a 2 year old with ADHD, especially since many of the "symptoms" of ADHD are typical 2 year old behaviors. There have been many changes in her life, and that can certainly contribute. Play therapy certainly couldn't hurt, but probably isn't necessary. Instead, family members should be taking time to give her 1 on 1 attention every day.
Avatar f tn Andrea Chronis and her team at the University of Maryland make a compelling argument that whenever children have ADHD, getting help for their parents should be thoughtfully undertaken. ADHD tends to run in families. In the Maryland ADHD Program study of 214 children, the parents of children with ADHD were 24 times more likely to have ADHD themselves than were parents of children without ADHD.
Avatar n tn I don't know what to tell you really, is there a history of bp in your family? It could also be other things, adhd comes to mind. I would say bring him to a psychiatrist ASAP before he hurts himself.
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 f tn About 13 years ago, I was falsely convicted by my exwifes sole doing of vindication for retaining a gal pal so my child had a playmate. Anyhow because my ex took the kids and moved away. Anyhow she calls me saying somebody kidnapped her and my three toddlers kids. Of course my mind was racing, heart pounding, crying etc. It was extremely traumatic to the point of debilitating. Next series of events...
Avatar n tn im 33 yrs old and my symptoms all started in aug. of 06. my ex left for iraq in sept of 05 and i have 4 kids to raise. i had a very stressful time raising them considering that one of my kids have adhd and two are toddlers. so u can say i had my hands full. by the time my ex came back my body was so use to everyday stress life. i started having anxiety and panic attacks then came the PVCs. I also have had everything checked out.
Avatar n tn In 1961, I published my findings on 50 of my chronic complaining patients in Pediatrics. Their symptoms included fatigue, irritability, nasal congestion, short attention span, headache, stomachache and leg ache. Some of these children had other complaints including bed-wetting and soiling. All the children in my report improved when they avoided several of their common foods. Milk led the list of offenders.
521840 tn?1348844371 The Journal of Pediatrics has published a new tool for screening one-year-olds for early signs of developmental delays--including symptoms and behaviors consistent with Autism. Autism is a developmental delay that impacts children's language, social functioning, play, learning, and behaviors. Since Autism varies so much in severity, clinicians refer to it as a 'spectrum disorder' (you may hear the term Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorder used interchangeably in news stories).
Avatar f tn She is struggling in school, reading poorly, math skills (counting money, switching gears from addition to subtraction, etc) very difficult for her. She is in second grade. How much of a role is playing in all of this and how much is just poor parenting skills? I personally feel that she is malnurished by looking at her. She is tall for her age but seems very much under weight, size 5 Toddlers still fit around her waist. Also, all her molars have cavities.
Avatar m tn One of the things that is good for either add/adhd--- physical activity. Michael Phelps is a famous guy with ADHD. He and his mother speak of how much swimming helped him stay calm. My son is also a swimmer. My son tells me that it makes him able to sit still in school, stay calm and focus. (like, I hope he swims forever, right?). That deep pressure and heavy muscle work affects the nervous system in positive ways.
Avatar n tn Hi, We are beginning the evaluation process for our 22 1/2 month old but as we are also in the process of moving back to the U.S. The process is slow and I would like more info now if possible. Our daughter has gross motor delay (she rolled over, sat up, and crawled late, and is still not walking on her own) but I am also concerned about speech and possibly social problems. She was a very passive newborn, but a happy, very smiley baby.
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 n tn Me and my husband just had a baby girl in March. My husband is in the Air Force, and we just moved to Arizona. I stayed with my parents during my pregnancy. My stepson is extremely intelligent. So much so that he can manipulate the best of us. We've tried seeking outside help, but it's hard to fix a problem you can't see. Most people just say, "Oh, he's just a normal little kid." "...He don't know any better." But they don't see the terror we have to deal with.
Avatar n tn Although I must say after reading through these posts he is more likely in the middle as far as his functioning. He is in a special class at a regular school and he is not a good student as far as reading or math goes, he has ADHD also and finds focusing difficult. He has an interest in dinosaurs, bugs and animals and can tell you just about anything you want to know about them. If he is getting teased and I am sure he is because he is clearly different he seems unaware.
Avatar f tn Well without knowing all the details and background of how things got so bad, the one glaring issue that stood out to me was...she violently pushed her brother down the stairs, so you violently pushed her against the wall. This is a HUGELY mixed message...I think you all need to see family counseling and soon. is there a dad in the picture?
242606 tn?1243786248 how to manage childhood behavior problems. Indeed, in our outpatient practice at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in the metropolitan Boston area, the largest number of pediatric patients are referred for evaluation and treatment of behavioral difficulties. Some of the time, pediatric behavior problems are symptomatic of emotional disorders, such as Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Disruptive Behavior Disorder or a condition along the Pervasive Developmental Disorder spectrum.
802547 tn?1237850517 com/health/autism-treatment/AN01519) that any diet improves or worsens the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders. In fact, whole grains and dairy products are an important part of a healthy diet for most children. “Food allergies are like Iran and Iraq. Glial cells (they’re like chef cell) provide food to the neuron kings. Glial cells can turn into Rambo to fight Iran and Iraq. If a child is allergic to everything, the Rambo cells stop feeding the neurons and the neurons starve.