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A 30-year-old female asked:

My son is 5 yrs. old has been diagnosed w adhd, ptsd, anxiety disorder, depression, sensory process disorder has trouble w daily functions of life what do?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Please consolidate: Please consider - who is giving so many diagnoses and has he been seen by an expert in both child psychiatry and neurology? This sounds as if he has not been thoroughly diagnosed in a way that will lead to a comprehensive treatment plan.
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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
I would also have him evaluated to see if there is a trauma history. this diagnostic picture is sometimes seen in children with trauma histories that need evaluations by a psychiatrist or psychologist
May 24, 2013
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Who&How diagnosed: These are a lot of diagnoses for a 5 year old.Possible but need more history from parents & other family& collateral sources. Are symptoms consistent across all environments? What makes symptoms worse/better? How does he sleep.Were their prenatal issues, e.g. Maternal medications/d&a/illnesses/abuse? Any birth issues, developmental ? Should see child psychiatrist, maybe neurologist to r/o seizures.
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Dr. Travis Hansen
23 years experience
Keep on parenting!: Please consult with a child psychiatrist for an evaluation of your son and review treatment options as there are many services available. Life is hectic but being a consistent, loving and nurturing parent is important. Seek out support from others dealing with these issues as they are out there and may have ideas as well.
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Last updated May 12, 2016


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