Adhd symptoms your child's behavior

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Avatar m tn Typically hyper boys get noticed early in elementary school, but if you are intelligent - its easy to get overlooked. Lets start with ADHD symptoms. Here is a very straight forward list of symptoms - Now here is a more involved list that looks specifically at teenagers. I think that some of the behavioral and friendship parts will seem familiar.
Avatar f tn Some people do go the dietary route of looking at various food sensitivities as well to see if they affect behavior. I don't have a child with add/adhd but one with sensory integration disorder. many of the symptoms can look very similar as both are nervous system based issues. We have done occupational therapy for my son which really has an amazing calming affect on him as well as organizing of his executive function and helps with focus.
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.
327385 tn?1378364331 Sounds like your talking about my daughter, and she has ADHD. They started her off on Adderal XR, but she is now on Vyvance (sp). She did and does all the things you have listed, including the stealing and not knowing why. 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.
Avatar f tn When her dad is home shes not that bad but he also will baby her alot so she doesn't explode which I do not agree with. We have tried spanking when the bad behavior starts but she just looks at you like your an idiot and returns to what she was doing timeouts do nothing going to bed early when everyone else is up watching tv doesn't phase her at all.
Avatar f tn That doesn't mean that is wrong, just that it may not explain all of a child's symptoms. My boys were diagnosed ADHD and then, a few years later, OCD was tacked on to one and ODD to the other. Do the "silent seizures" have any effects on your grandson's brain? What medications has he already tried?
Avatar f tn The familiarity of dad coming to a school function or a soccer game is gone with this far away arrangment. It takes a hit on a child's security deep inside of them. I realize that your current situation is what it is but being empathetic to how this may be making her unhappy on a deep level and her reaction is shown through behavior. Does your child have any issues with fine motor things like hand writing? does your child hate to get dirty or try to get dirty?
973741 tn?1342346373 Thanks for your input, Sandman. You also answered me 5 years ago, and I read up on some of the things you recommended at the time. He has been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD (he scored 89% on that test) and, because they couldn't really pinpoint his situation, said he's on the autism spectrum with a very high IQ I might add. So yes, he's seen psychiatrists, psychologists, went to classes for social skills in school, went to OT for his low tone and has an IEP. His parents went to a class, also.
Avatar f tn They can assess a person/child against a list of symptoms that are collectively named ADD/ADHD - for lack of much better understanding. When they test for the flu, they can list the symptoms and check them off (temp, ache, cough, etc), but they can also TEST for a virus and yes/no its there. But in medicine those symptoms alone can mean many things. Same for attention and hyperactivity. 2.
Avatar f tn the medication your daughter is taking is a stimulant and a stimulant can increase anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms are the child's way of trying to cope with the added load of anxiety. I suggest that you try to see a child psychiatrist to help you sort out the best course of action. That is a much better strategy than trying to either replace the medication or use an additional medication to deal with the side effects.
Avatar n tn He should be in time-out for 1 minute for every year old he is, 4 minutes for a 4 year old. Being consistent is the key. If you stick to your plan, his behavior will improve. Praise is also a powerful way to shape a child's behavior. When he is playing nicely, is polite, kind etc. give him a hug, a pat or a verbal affirmation "great job"! Its good to hear that his speech and language is improving. Best wishes...
Avatar f tn T2 simply means that water and fluid containing tissues show up as black on the scan and fat containing tissues will show up as a dark color. If your scan had been done with T1, the colors would be reversed. When they talk about FLAIR, which is what interests us patients with MS, it means they have used a radio frequency pulse which helps convert the T2 to a FLAIR.
Avatar n tn He's now undergoing developmental changes related to adolescence, and it could be that you are witnessing the symptoms of an emerging mood disorder (alongside his ADHD). Ask the clinician about this possibility. The chances of such an occurrence increase if there is a family history of mood disorder.
Avatar n tn Inattention, Hyperactivity and Impulsivity. It might be that the psychologist was struck by your son's level of impulsivity and on that basis thought that a trial on medication might be useful. It does not sound like the behavior is symptomatic of mood disorder. It would not be at all surprising if the major psychological characteristic of your son is his impulse-ridden personality. Systematic plans for behavior management, such as you described, are highly recommended for such children.
927672 tn?1244153247 I am not a Doctor, so this is just information that I have found. Please have your child seek medical/psychiatric advise from a professional. openly uncooperative and hostile behavior becomes a serious concern when it is so frequent and consistent that it stands out when compared with other children of the same age and developmental level and when it affects the child's social, family, and academic life.
Avatar f tn Have you ever observed your child's behavior in the school setting?? Your child's teacher does it every day. That's why when a doctor, or a school psychologist, or whomever is trying to diagnose a child with ADD/ADHD (or not), they frequently ask the child's teacher(s), parent(s), even coaches, etc. to fill out an evalution form. This does not mean that the teacher is making the diagnosis. S/he is simply providing information based on observations, same as you would.
Avatar n tn He has a marvelous imagination and comes up with the great stories and writes them down in his book. He does test the waters on behavior but he knows there are consequences for unexceptable behavior. And trust me on this one, a timeout was much more effective with him than any other method. The biggest difference is the environment in which he was learning--the teacher doesn't have the time or the manpower to work with children who learn differently than what is outside the box.
1455599 tn?1285511500 Many parents of ADHD kids have found that by having their child's tonsils and adenoids removed, their child's ADHD symptoms decreased significantly. Some of them, when tested a year after surgery, were no longer considered to have ADHD. I have a 3 1/2 year old who was diagnosed with ADHD and ODD in June of last year. After seeing info on the tonsil and adenoid thing and my husband having sleep apnea, I decided to have my son examined by an ENT.
Avatar n tn Dietary improvements may be the key to fostering long-term health and acceptable behavior. Parents of ADHD children and ADHD adults who wish to utilize omega-3 fatty acids as a method of modifying their behavior should use both flax and seafood sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Flax provides alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the master omega-3 fatty acid from which other omega-3 fatty acids are synthesized.
Avatar f tn He is also on medication for ADHD. He seemed to be doing well with his ADHD meds and his behavior. Once he had the seizure in March and then started the Keppra, his behavior started to decline. I know that sometimes happens after a seizure. Now his behavior is really getting bad. He is very short fused, a lot of whinning,, crying at the drop of a hat, does not listen, will not stay in his seat at school, therefore lots of notes from the teacher.
Avatar n tn You can, perhaps, imagine what a nightmare it was over the years to constantly battle the idea that I was responsible for this child's behavior - especially to myself. No, with a true sociopath you CAN NOT change them. What makes you think you can? I guess, once again, that you are speaking to a parent of some minor misbehaviors or inconsistant wickedness. I would lie in bed with this boy night after night just talking. I would beg him for some honesty.
Avatar n tn I agree with is you should probably look for some additional help for your child while waiting for other testing by his dr. Children are typically curious, however a 6 year old kissing another child's "balls" seems alarming. Does your child have older kids he is with at times, older siblings, cousins, where he may have overheard something about what he did? For the most part, I do not think kids come up with things like that on their own - he is only 6.
Avatar f tn I would like to know what amount of this behavior is normal and what is excessive, just so we can maybe put it into perspective.
Avatar m tn Richard Saul March 14, 2014 Over the course of my career, I have found more than 20 conditions that can lead to symptoms of ADHD, each of which requires its own approach to treatment. Raising a generation of children—and now adults—who can't live without stimulants is no solution.
414608 tn?1221757868 With a pattern like this existing - I might wonder what else is going on in your life - your child's life - and those people around him? Just my thoughts.
Avatar m tn It sounds like you and the teachers are both seeing the same type of behavior. In fact, ADHD and anxiety share a lot of the same symptoms. I would suggest that you have her evaluated by a professional as mentioned above to get some advice about how to help her.
Avatar f tn I have been in education for over 40 years now in a variety of postions (see my profile). Never really been a fan of the "color" system. But, it is a system that because of the graduated warnings it may work for many kids. The problem is that for a child with ADHD, or ODD, it is a form of torture, because it simply will not, cannot work. Having said that. It is also the system that your district uses and is not going to change.
Avatar n tn possibility of ADHD, it is possible, though it would not account for the 'difficult' behavior you describe. The onset insomnia can be symptomatic of ADHD, though likely possibility is mood disorder. This will require evaluation when he sees the psychologist.