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What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

No bad ones: Any activity that encourages the child to move, use his/her imagination and laugh is beneficial to his/her health.Exercise has been approved by the aap as adjunct therapy for adhd.Get a proper assessment by a knowledgeable professional, provide proper guidance, discuss meds and other options with your doctor.Avoid fads and unsupported treatments that could possibly delay or worsen outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


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Why are kids now a days diagnosed so often w/adhd&add then back in the 80's when I was growing up? N does this run in families a lot add/adhd?

Why are kids now a days diagnosed so often w/adhd&add then back in the 80's when I was growing up? N does this run in families a lot add/adhd?

Improved recognition: Indeed adhd does run in families. I think more are diagnosed because we have better tools to evaluate for adhd, and the treatment for it has been effective, there is more acceptance of the condition. It is not correct to try to link it to the increase in the number of vacines today. In the fifties we were given more than 3000 antigens in the vaccines whereas today they get only 300-400 antigens. ...Read more

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Can a child grow out of adhd?

Can a child grow out of adhd?

30-65% chance: Longitudinal studies lasting more than 20 years have shown that adhd resolves in about 35% of children. But if stimulant treatement is started before 7 yo, the risk of persisting into adulthood drops to 35%. In other words, if treatment is started early, instead of a 65% chance of still having adhd in adulthood, the risk drops to 35%. Good reason to treat early. ...Read more

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Could my child have ADHD or add?

Could my child have ADHD or add?

Speak to your doctor: You have not provided descriptive information. The best place to start is with your child's pediatrician. Let him or her know your concerns and a description of your child's behavior and activity level. In addition, if your child is in school, get information about performance, ability to focus and attend and effect of classroom distractions. ...Read more

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How do know if your child has ADHD?

How do know if your child has ADHD?

History/testing: Such diagnoses require a significant review of history, level of function, exam and a variety of tests. Alternative medical, emotional and behavioral conditions can mimic these conditions. Consult your pcp to start the process. ...Read more

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Best ways to help a child with adhd?

Best ways to help a child with adhd?

Many : Structure, good diet, holding child accountable for actions, proper school placement, athletics & exercise, proper diagnosis and stimulant medication. The latter being the most important since it repairs the pathophysiology if adhd at the cellular level. See my health files for references. ...Read more

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Can there be help for kids with adhd?

Can there be help for kids with adhd?

Yes! Talk w/ your Dr: Absolutely! first it's best to discuss your concerns with your doctor. Consider having your child be referred for psychoeducational testing so it is clear what his /her needs are and how best to address them. If your child does have adhd, a trial of medication as well as behavior management strategies may be best to start with. Work with your doctor to determine the best resources for your child~. ...Read more

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How do you get a child tested for adhd?

How do you get a child  tested for adhd?

ADHD: You can request your child's school to perform a psycho-educational evaluation. This will greatly help the pediatrician in making the diagnosis in addition to vanderbilt screening. ...Read more

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How do you calm down a child who has adhd?

Consistency: There are lots of non-medical things you can do to help a child with adhd. Schedules are important with these kids. Getting plenty of rest really helps. Setting up expectations as well as consequences is essential. Despite some parents best efforts this is not enough. You may wish to consult your doctor about further treatment. ...Read more

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Thoughts on medicating children with adhd?

Thoughts on medicating children with adhd?

Depends on variables: I look at it like providing a crutch to a kid with a broken leg. With it s/he can get more done/without not so much.There are side effects to any med but the dose and form can be changed to fit the kids needs.Medicated add kids have a lower risk of incarceration and eventual drug use, for reasons unknown. ...Read more

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