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Avatar f tn Steven Hyman, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, says he was shocked that either clonidine, an adult blood-pressure drug that appears to be increasingly used to treat ADHD symptoms or insomnia, or the older generation of tricyclic antidepressants were being given at all to preschoolers. Clonidine in combination with stimulants has been associated with heart problems in children.
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 Exercise has been extremely effective at managing my symptoms, but I was told that I am not allowed to do so in my apartment during reasonable daytime hours. The tenant below me finds it 'annoying' because of the noise. I know people are able to get medical statements to have pets as companions for their wellbeing. Is it possible to get one for exercise? I am not trying to create any problems, but I recently had a relapse due to a heavy work and school load.
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 I can be tired after 12 hours sleep! Can I be suffering symptoms from my thallassemia. Does any one else feel the same way that I do? This is a little bit hard for me, but I don't want to complain.
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 n tn Hi there I'm really worried about my little boy having adhd he's nearly 2 years old which I know is young to reconize symptoms of his age but his behavour is worrisome.if he can't do something straight away he gets angry and will hit,head butt anything near him.if i tell him no for anything he responseds in the same way but with me.his anger outbursts are very extreme considering he's from a calm household.he constantly climbs on the window sil or anything up high that he can climb.
Avatar f tn I am new to this forum and came across it by hrs. of searching the net for info. My daughter is 14 and has always been a little "off beat". When she was 15 months old I thought her reactions were always extreme. Her tantrums were very explosive and she began "belly laughing" 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.
Avatar f tn this is from drgreen.com The more television that toddlers watch, the more likely they are to have ADHD when they are school age, according to a provocative study in the April 2004 Pediatrics. The study followed more than 2,600 children, initially at ages 1 to 3. The overall rate of ADHD at age 7 was about 10 percent.
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 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 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 n tn I suggest you check this link http://www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=128&a=2226 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 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. from echos, stress tests, holters, even a cardis angiogram. everything has came back clear.
Avatar f tn 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... my exwife poisoned me with antifreeze immediately before talking to a detective in regards of our daycare provider abusing my child. It turned out it was my exwife being the culprit. Another devastating blow.
Avatar f tn 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. What, if anything, can we do to turn this around? I forgot to mention the peeling, smelly feet, with no other symptoms of athlete's foot, no burning/itching, etc.
Avatar n tn That is not the problem. He does not have any of the other symptoms for lactose intolerance. Does anyone have any advice? Thank you.
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 Her sister is very precocious, very empathic, and extrememly verbal, so using her as a comparison doesn't help. My question is, do toddlers with high-functioning PDD, autism, or Asperger's also have the gross motor delay? Do kids with these conditions sometimes or occassionally display affection, interest in others, or is their level of interaction (or lack of) always consistent? Just not sure what kind of diagnosis I should be prepared for as her assessments continue.
Avatar n tn He was misdianoised for a few years- were were never given any inkling it was ADHD related- but finally he was diagnoised with ADHD and ODD (oppositional difiant disorder). The doctor at the ADD institute told us we were dealing with our son the way they delt with in-patients. At that point we gave up our reluctance to put him on medication- and put him on ritalin. He too was very bright- his verbal IQ was off the charts at 3 years of age- his IQ is very high as well.
141601 tn?1264732309 My bloodline suffers from chemical depression (chemical imbalance) which leads us to depression and anxiety. I am aware of my problem now so i can prevent the symptoms. Sounds like you are trying to help your son.. What do you do when he has these outbursts?? since he is 3 can you ask him what happened that made him so mad?? will he tell you? Maybe the 2 of you can work together to see what will help him feel better and cope with stressful situations.
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 n tn Could he have Asperger's? He has many symptoms through his life, but has a good imagination, loves novels, and can understand the characters in the novel. ....I think he can relate them to himself eg Harry Potter. He could read at 3 years and is always tops in maths. He was never and independent child when it cam to self care and needs a lot of help too learn how to hold things..eg cutlery,open a can, throw a ball.
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/forums/ADD---ADHD/show/175 if you want to post there. Best wishes!
Avatar f tn My daughter is 13 now, but was diagnosed with developmental disabilities at age 3, and Aspergers at age 5. Her Aspergers diagnosis was changed to mild autism at age 9. So, I've been through all the stages but I don't know anyone currently with an autistic toddler.
Avatar n tn Her condition is called toe walking. You might have already known that. It's common among toddlers, and less common among older children. Are you saying when she's in well-constructed tennis shoes, she walks normally? In children who always walk on their toes, over the age of 4, it's a symptom of autism. In her case, if she's not barefoot - she walks normally?
Avatar f tn about everything but he just blows it off as terrible twos but I have 2 other kids who were never this bad or persistent on getting in trouble. my husband has ADHD and is bipolar but is being treated for the bipolar disorder but could my son be showing early signs of both and what should I do seeing my DR doesn't think its anything more then terrible two.
Avatar f tn When upset, he screamed, threw objects, even hit his head on the wall or floor — not uncommon for toddlers, but frightening. “I’d bring him to the doctor and the doctor would say, ‘You just need to discipline him,’ ” Ms. Warren said. “How can you discipline a 6-month-old?” When Kyle’s behavior worsened after his brother was born, Ms. Warren turned to a pediatrician, Dr. Martin J. deGravelle.