Adhd toddlers

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Avatar f tn Unsurprisingly, Ritalin, given to tens of thousands of school-age kids to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), topped the preschoolers' list. 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.
Avatar f tn Regarding hyperactivity. That might be down to something like ADHD. Or it could just as easily be that he is over stimulated from a sensory point of view. Or it might be that his hyperactivity is sensory seeking behaviour. For example the sense of proprioception tells you where your body parts are. If he can appear not to feel pain then there is also the possibility that sometimes he cannot feel his body sensation.
Avatar n tn And don't forget that many of these behaviors are common in children with ADHD and developmental disorders, including autism and Aspergers. Sometimes children can have both.
Avatar n tn My so has been diagnosis with ADHD has been on Med for two plus years, but this think pooping in his pants just came about, about six months ago. The strange think is that he will walk around like he doesn't smell anything.
Avatar f tn I had an extremely hard time completing my assignments and I am too close to obtaining my bachelors to fail now. I am being medicated for ADHD, but I do not want to resort to any more medications when it's not necessary.
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 my son 18 month old has been diagonalized with adhd .. i have not done Any treat for this. he just only wants to bite , hit people and cannot sit in one place even for a minute. i wonder from where does he get this kind of energy. he plays with no blocks , he does like to look at books and turn pages , but that too for just few minutes ....
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 Why is it that we are quick to diagnose children with ADD or ADHD?? A child or teen is unable to pay attention in class, and they suddenly have ADD or ADHD! This is ridiculous! Children in the first place, are always wanting to learn. And the fact that they are unable to sit still, could just mean they are bored. People just need to understand how to speak their language!! Their brain activity is moving at such higher speeds than the typical person next to them!
Avatar f tn First, my understanding based on my experiences is that they do not diagnose toddlers as ADHD. So I suspect those people you are speaking to do not really know what they are speaking about. I have been working with young children for over a decade, many of those years in daycares and preschools, and I have never heard of a child that age who actually had a diagnosis of ADHD. I would start by eliminating time-out. obviously it's not working.
Avatar f tn is there any know link b/t food allergies and adhd in toddlers (2-3 year olds)? specifically linked with diary allergies?
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 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 they do that. Toddlers do not sit still! They ALL appear hyper...well, maybe not all...some are like zombies. I have ADD...had it all my life. When I was a child my mom knew that I was "special". I was a very quick learner, smart as a whip, and knew how to read by the time I was 4. It wasn't until grade 1 that I started to "act" strangely. I couldn't focus...and that is what ADD/ADHD is all about...concentration. When a child is bored they will doodle or read to themselves..
Avatar f tn I am concerned about a student in our school who has been playing with his own feces in the bathroom and smearing it on the walls- he is 7 years old and diagnosed with ADHD (on medication once daily) as well as difficulty with anger management. I am looking for some direction in areas to research, things to recommend to the parents, and verification whether this is a concern of a child this age. And feedback is much appreciated. Thanks much.
Avatar f tn He regresses to things that toddlers do like biting, tearing things up and destroying things even when he knows it is wrong. I know they were looking at him for possible ADHD/Bipolar disorder. Does it sound like that might be the problem. My boyfriend has 5 kids and 4 of them are bipolar/adhd with another anger disorder and my son acts just like them when they are off their meds.
Avatar m tn 5 yr old...! get the picture? try to hard on using words like "DISCIPLINE" and "misbehaving" your gonna find yourself in trouble in a decade or so... take it easy, have some fun together, i'm guessing the kids hyperactive, so try to understand that life might get a bit difficult do to that,for the KID! so think a bit about him\her as-well. almost every society has a defect in knowing how to interact with hyperactive kids, so plz, don't make it worse for him\her.
Avatar n tn hes hyper and not in the adhd way either but hes acting up and is a little mean to his siblings but hes seeking counseling...i am worried she will turn into one of those toddlers that scream at everything and is scared of everything cuz shes already crying at any lil thing...
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Avatar n tn Well, my son did all those things at two. He was a late talker, would go off and play by himself at Gymboree (when the other kids were following the class leader and listening to the story), and he wouldn't come when you called him or do what you ask much of the time. I had him evaluated at 3 and was told he was likely very bright and bored and needed to be challenged more. At 4, his Montessori school teacher suggested ADHD.
Avatar n tn He had been in another day care setting(since infant) that was very open and less structured. He was also held back with younger toddlers because he had a slight speech delay & I think too active for the next class. Now in his new pre-school he is expected to stay in his "classroom", sit for story time, sit for craft time ect.. He is having a very difficult time.
Avatar f tn Our pediatrician just told us that he thinks or 17 month old has adhd. He suggests that we keep him bored. I know that sounds strange, but he says it makes their minds work better. He told us little to no television, and when he's older no computer or video games. You need to find something that your little one is into. Maybe crafts,coloring,cooking. Find something that they like to do and add some learning into it. If your child likes to cook/bake,make cookies and you can add math into it.
Avatar n tn I have been on meds for a WHILE and I do NOT see the urge to quit my picking. My son has ADHD and he is CONSTANTLY picking at his cuts and scrapes, he looks like a junkie and his arms and legs look SO bad! How dare I tell him to stop when I am constantly in the mirror picking myself, having him look for blackheads on my dog, etc? I also have had an eating disorder for about 25 years now (bulimia and infrequent months of anorexia).
Avatar f tn this is from 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 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 Yes, it is possible that your child suffers from anxiety. Anxiety is an inherited trait and we saw evidence of anxiety behaviours in our child at four hours of age (of course, at the time, we did not realize what we were seeing). I might suggest you google the phrase "toddlers and anxiety" to read more about this issue. OCD is one of the anxiety disorders so whether or not OCD is the issue with your son is irrelevant.
Avatar m tn One of the behaviours of anxiety is hyperactivity and often anxiety is misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD when the child begins school. I feel you should discuss this with your son's pediatrician although it is possible that he/she will dismiss your concerns due to the age of your child. I am not well versed in autism but I also see some traits there (but many of the behaviours of anxiety do mimic those of high functioning autism).
Avatar f tn He understands the difference between right and wrong. Recently, his father was diagnosed at 33 with severe combined ADHD. Knowing that he is exactly like his dad, has me even more concerned. Is this defiance normal?
9326107 tn?1404195963 They can`t see the screen enough to care. Toddlers classic sesame street? Please do research on My Baby Can Read.
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.