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5 year old with behavioral problems

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
DIET: I have seen hudreds of kids with this problem. Sugar, pop, icecream and "junk" causes oxidative metabolism in brain to be rendered inefficient. This ... Read More
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Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Structure/consistent: You don't indicate if this is new or longstanding, which is quite important. If new, learning why it is happening it key and warrants an assessment. ... Read More
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
See the pediatrician: First, if this is new behavior, see your child's pediatrician. There could be a medical problem causing him to feel "off". Talk with your doctor about ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: I assume you mean what should I do about this? See your pediatrician for an exam and evaluation. If needed a developmental pediatrician can be consu ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
A child who can't: communicate is likely to "act out". American Sign Language or Picture Exchange app use while receiving speech/language therapy can help. BCH's Early I ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If the child has obstructive sleep apnea, there is an association between sleep apnea and behavioral problems.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
If sleep study : shows obstructive apnea & tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy are done, you still have to use behavior modification techniques to correct the behavi ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
More Info Needed: The term "behavioral problems is s very broad category so it's hard to give specific advice. However, if there has been a recent change in the child's ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Assume she's fine: We are finding many children with migrational disorders. The MRI shows us almost too much. There is no way to predict from an MRI what outcome will ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
51 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Increased activity/i: Many people feel that sugar triggers hyperactivity and sometimes emotional lability and/or irritability. Sometimes aggression , oppositional or off fo ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
32 years experience Psychiatry
Not the same: Impulse control disorders are included among behavioral disorders. Impulse control disorder are specific disorders described as an inability to resist ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
I would get them: To a child and adolescent board certified psychiatrist! now!
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shontae Buffington
17 years experience Pediatrics
Absolutely!!: Adhd can cause more than just behavioral problems. Children with adhd can have social impairment, school failure or academic problems as well as a nu ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ped allergy meds: The newer antihistamines generally cause less sedation than older forms. Fexofenadine (allegra) and Loratadine (claritin) are the least sedating. Ceti ... Read More
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