Adhd symptoms young children

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597354 tn?1227197932 He has been diagnosed already with ADHD and is on meds for it (i hate that). My question is - do children have thyroid problems that young or is it usually later in life? It may sound like a stupid question to some people but I really don't know and I haven't had time to research it. I didn't really even consider that he could have a problem at such a young age. If this is possible, I want him tested immediately.
Avatar f tn The problem with really intelligent kids is that they problem solve so fast. And the problem with 4 year olds is that they don't have alot of self control. Put it together and ya - you've got problems. Throw the possibility of ADHD into the mix and everything gets a lot worse. I really don't know if he has ADHD. How long ago did the doctors see him and what kind of a doctor saw him?
Avatar f tn It can also be a useful treatment for children who have not responded well to the psychostimulants, either because the medicatioins have not been effective or because they brought on intolerable side effects (even if they were effective in addressing the ADHD symptoms).
Avatar f tn My son is very aggressive, they say has ADHD and has trouble focusing and staying still. I took him to a new doctor and she recommended having him evaluated by a psychaitrist but said not to take him off the medication until 2 or 3 days before his appointment. Is there anyone out there that may know of any potential issues this could cause. Thanks.
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 f tn is it that common to put a child that young under medication, or to diagnose him as ADHD , i am living in medial east.
Avatar n tn From my personal experience (I was diagnosed at the age of 9 of having bipolar and ADHD), bipolar symptoms in kids can vary from bipolar in adults. Nine was a young age, especially back then (I'm 22 now), to diagnose a child with bipolar, and I would think that would still be somewhat true today... Because originally, I was diagnosed with an adjustment disorder, until my psychiatrist finally settled on me having ADHD and bipolar.
Avatar f tn (in children) In adults, this type of thing would show up as an Axis II personality disorder. In children, particularly 4 (very young for this kind of diagnosis, ADD/ADHD as well - and I would hold off on the meds until a second or third opinion is obtained..cheaper than treatment I'm sure...) ALSO - (I have personal experience in this - my 5 yr old girl had wild tantrums, and I was very worried,, and took her to different drs...
Avatar f tn First, it would be wise to arrange a second opinion about his treatment. While ADHD can certainly be diagnosed before the age of seven, extreme caution must be undertaken because development has not yet had the 'opportunity' to run its course and many children who appear to display ADHD at the age of five look very different by the age of seven. Re: ODD, that is almost never diagnosed at the age of five and, in any case, there is no single medication approach to its treatment.
Avatar f tn She does not attend preschool and stays at home with mom. Do these symptoms sound like OCD and/or ADHD? Would a behavior specialist be able to help our situation?
Avatar n tn A Workbook To Help Impulsive Children Learn To Think Before They Act (by Lawrence Shapiro), Shelley The Hyperactive Turtle (by Deborah Moss) and Puttine On The Brakes; Young People's Guide To Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (by Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern). Relative to your son's stealing his sister's personal items, I would be reluctant to view this simply an ADHD-related manifestation of impulsivity.
Avatar f tn Does anyone have any alternative vitiamans or diets that work besides medicating young children? I have a 5 year old dignosied with the hyper part of ADHD and I do not want to put him on the ADHD medication after reading the side effects that scare the hell out of me.
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 m tn First let me say that 3 is way to young to begin discussing add/adhd. The earliest age that this diagnosis should be made is 6 and I feel that is still too young based on the wide variability amongst children of that age. You describe in many ways what is normal for 3. They are quite often extremely active, hard to settle, loud and constantly testing boundaries. Guess what? Four isn't much better.
427258 tn?1266445242 If the only concerns are those of ADHD-type behavior, 4 is a little young in some people's opinions, but others think that 4 is ok for a diagnostic age. Since it seems like your son might have some other characteristics as well, it does not seem too young to me. Early intervention is the key to a lot of successful treatment. Good websites-- ADDitude Books -- Taking Charge of ADHD I can reccomend all of these -- very valuable resources.
1108951 tn?1258618690 However, with very young children the preference is to wait and see what maturation brings over the next couple of years. The situation is made very much more complicated if there is an autism-spectrum condition. This has implications for special services in school, so it should be evaluated very carefully.
Avatar n tn PDD-NOS can have some ADHD - like symptoms. You are saying that teachers are complaining - does he have any help at school? Are they teaching him to sit down and pay attention? In my child's school (he is 4), they use behavioral methods in order to get him to "sit and concentrate" - reward systems, choices, fidget toys. A very good psych I know says that effects, long term and short term of all these meds, are not studies in young children. What is his main ADHD issue? Aggression?
Avatar n tn What are the side effects and risks of starting a child this young on medication for ADHD? The parents are wanting and pushing for the medication, so the accuracy of their report to the dr is questionable and the dr they choose is known to give out medication easily. I worry about the effects on this child and would like to try to educate the parents a bit more of the risks.
Avatar n tn The moods of children who have ADHD or bipolar disorder may change quickly, but children with ADHD do not generally show dysphoria (depression) as a predominant symptom. Irritability is particularly prominent in children who are bipolar, especially in the morning on arousal.
Avatar f tn Call your local school and see if they have a special school for kids that may be displaying ADD/ADHD symptoms. Our son went to a school called First 5 while in kindergarten that really helped. Good luck!!
Avatar f tn These results suggest that low iron stores contribute to ADHD and that ADHD children may benefit from iron supplementation." Iron deficiency in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Dec;158(12):1113-5.
163305 tn?1333668571 how it is that a “disorder” which scarcely existed in the UK in the 1980s, though widespread in the US, is apparently so prevalent that it is said to affect up to 5% of our nation’s children? Even the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines, to which your report refers, do not question that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a “real” brain disorder, rather than a convenient way of labelling a child who is boisterous and disruptive in class.
Avatar m tn again, as I tell others, it's impossible to diagnose a child with ADHD. A LOT of children exhibit the exact same "symptoms" as a person with ADHD.
Avatar f tn Well I dont think the ADHD would be a problem unless the child is prone to rages, personally I would supervise the play, the age gap is large and it may be good to encourage your child to play with children nearer his/her age group .
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 It is known that exercise stimulates the production of serotonin (which is also what stim meds do) - so I think it certainly should be helpful. And if he has something like Sensory Integration Disorder (many symptoms just like ADHD) - it is one of the key ways to deal with SIDS. You might want to check out SIDs symptoms since ADHD is often mistaken for SIDs. Good site here - and we have our own expert on SIDS here - http://www.medhelp.