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Avatar f tn It is usual protocol to wait until the earliest age of 6 before diagnosing for adhd because all kids before that age show so much variability in behavior. Many kids prior to 6 will be impulsive, hard to settle down, on the move, have no filter, talk in loud voices and move from thing to thing quickly without finishing something. I believe you could google adhd and find a listing of symptoms. It involves the nervous system and people will sometimes call these kids hyper.
Avatar n tn Is he on any medications for ADHD? Also, could you further describe what "putting in front of eyes tracking the movement" means?
Avatar f tn But when inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior are the norm for a child, it may be a sign of ADHD. ADHD can lead to problems at home and at school, with family, teachers, and peers, so it’s important to identify the symptoms and get help.
Avatar f tn My husbands father does suffer from mental illness and jokes that my 8 y/o gets it from him. He has many ADHD symptoms. Pedicatrician mentioned Aspergers. The Dr. doesn't even know about his sisters diagnosis. He tried him on Ritalin LA. He had a big improvement in the first month. Second month not as much of an improvement. Dr. questioned it being a a 'bad batch' of pills, but it is too expensive toget a bad batch so then we tried genericritalin and his heart beat out of his chest.
Avatar f tn Hi dear, please I want to know what are the symptoms of your kids behavior bec I have a 12 y old boy and I think he has moods disorder he is good but suddenly ge may hit me badly if he is in a bad mood,I agree with all the replies that a young kid must not take all those medication!
Avatar f tn The bottom line is that some kids do better with medications for add/adhd and perhaps adding to it with natural remedies will help. I do wish you well and commend you for addressing your child's issues through intervention early on. makes a HUGE difference down the road.
Avatar m tn 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. He seems totally unaware of anything going on around him and really doesn't react to discipline unless something important to him is taken away. He even smirks when being scolded. Not in an "I don't care" attitude, more like he doesn't get it.
Avatar f tn does anyone have a child with these symptoms? I looked into ADHD and it could be that but he is well behaved at school even though he hates it so I am not sure it is the right condition...I prefer to look into it before going to the doctor again because my son would have to come and he would hear all the things being said which I am not sure would help at this point.
Avatar n tn What a difference. Sometimes the ADHD is what everyone turns to. Like the previous post, teachers want the kids on meds to make there life easier. Even though my daughter is on some meds for the time being no one knows at the school. The never have and they never will. She's fine with it and feels it has really helped her in her fears. Sometimes children exibit fears in different ways -- it could be by being hyper because they are too afraid to admit them.
Avatar f tn I have heard of ADHD symptoms, I heard that it is much more easier to have fights if you have ADHD also ADHD kids act mostly, hyper, either violent(Not all), Overreacting over mainly little things. Sometimes they wonder in there own world. Having Aspergers can be different in many ways, Aspergers is when your child is having emotional problems maybe even getting embarrassed, shy, difficult education maybe even speech problems.
Avatar f tn The scores on his 2nd grade achievement test places his intellectual ability at mid year 3rd grade. DO my son have symptoms of ADD-ADHD. Should I retain my son in the second grade to improve on the weakness stated by his teacher.
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.
327385 tn?1378364331 thanks sue, my daughter did steal candy from walmart , the scary thing is we dident see her take it. my husband did take her to the police station and the cops talked to her. we took her to walmart and made her give it back and tell them she was sorry.but she steals from the family , she crys and tells me she dident mean to.i wont put her in special ed.but im going to find a peds doctor that specializes in add/adhd.
Avatar f tn I would definitely look at the SIDS site because you do treat that differently from ADHD. and he could have both. What is distressing to me is that he could have ADHD and the only help the doctors gave you is to prescribe meds? I should add that if they are necessary - I have nothing against meds. Millions of kids are on them. But I would hope that parents and schools have tried other things first. So what to do?
Avatar f tn Children with ADHD usually do not exhibit psychotic symptoms or reveal a loss of contact with reality, whereas children with bipolar disorder may exhibit gross distortions in the perception of reality or in the interpretation of emotional events. Bipolar symptoms in kids differs for symptoms of adults. These are basic common symptoms: During a time of mania, children and teens may: Feel irritable and throw violent temper tantrums. Seem extremely happy and have high energy levels.
Avatar f tn It will help with the disrespectful and rudeness part. Its not unusual for ADHD kids to have to be asked 3 or 4 times to do something - the 1-2-3 Magic book will help with asking more then that. Please let me know if you have any more questions. I do need to say that I can completely understand why is behavior is driving you nuts. Hopefully, a change in meds will help. But, I have also seen much, much worse.
Avatar m tn Hey Chris, you are certainly describing some of the symptoms of AD/HD - probably more ADD. One sure symptom for me was to examine a kids test and look for stupid mistakes. Kid would do really well, and then start to self destruct on simple questions later in the test. They just couldn't focus - and they wanted to. In the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley (you might want to buy it), she basically says on p.
Avatar f tn I am a college graduate with a master's degree and have been a teacher of special needs kids for 29 years. I'm married (23 years) and have kids, one with ADHD and one with ADD. I lived at home with my mom until I was 29 (except when I was at school), was forgetful, disorganized, etc....and in some ways I still am. I also didn't have many close friends although I do now. I wasn't diagnosed (although I am dyslexic) until I was in my 40's.
Avatar n tn ADHD tends to run in families and most adults don't realize they have it until they have a child that is diagnosed with it. About 60% of children with ADHD continue to have symptoms after the age of 18....There is a lot of debate about the disorder being possibly underdiagnosed in adults, especially in women. The numbers are around 4-6% of adults are thought to have ADHD and only 1-3% are diagnosed...
Avatar f tn For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment." So even if meds are not given - the therapy is recommended. They can not just ignore the situation and say come back later on. You can read about it here. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/759086?src=nl_topic If you do want to check out the ADHD aspect - this site has a pretty good list of things to look out for.
Avatar m tn Some of your info is a bit dated. The new clinical guidelines for ADHD cover kids from 4 to 18 years of age. See this link - http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/759086?src=nl_topic Depression as well as anxiety are major co-existing disorders with ADHD. Some of the psyc's I have read question treating the depression without also treating the ADHD (since it could be causing the depression). Tend to agree with you on the Zoloft. And if you are bipolar, its really nasty - http://www.
Avatar m tn It certainly is worth your time to check out SIDS. You also asked about ADHD and here is a pretty good site (with symptoms) for that. http://www.rxlist.com/attention_deficit_hyperactivity_disorder_adhd/article.htm#tocc Both this site and the one mentioned by specialmom have lists that can be printed out. Perhaps if you fiance looked at these it would be helpful? I should also add that a least part of what he is doing is kind of normal for 5 year old boys.
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.
1453183 tn?1287852619 The authors stressed the importance of knowing that your child really does have ADHD. The depressive effects were seen when normal kids were exposed to stimulants. You can read the study here. http://www.mclean.harvard.edu/news/press/current.php?
186166 tn?1385262982 after reading creeks post below i remembered what a psychiatrist once shared with me. he was very interested in ADD/ADHD and had made that his specialty. he felt that most addicts also had either ADD or ADHD and he set out to do a several years reasearch project on this. he went to jails and rehabs all of the united states interviewing and testing those with addictions. i can't remember what the percentage he quoted me was, but it was around 85%...