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Add Checklist For Children
Hi I was seeing all these checklists and one I didn't see was for sarcoidosis I wonder if any of you doctors had thought about doing one this?
All systems.: A list of common symptoms and systems affected in patients with sarcoidosis is difficult because it can affect every system and be different in each patient. The most commonly affected systems are the skin, the eyes and the lungs. The disease is rarely fatal unless the heart is involved. Treatment depends on which systems are affected and usually by a specialist. ...Read more
Hyperactivity: Attention deficity disorder (not the hyperactive part) is almost unheard of before 6 or 7 years old. Not because it isn't there, but it is almost impossible to diagnose. We do see hyperactivity disorders in younger children from time to time, and generally giving them opportunity to exercise, making sure they get sleep, avoiding stimulants helps. If not, or if it's worsening, have them evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In young children how can you tell the difference between add and behavior issues, especially in boys. My son is 7 - unsure of what to do to help him?
Standard tests: There are a number of different standardized tests that have been made to differentiate between disorders like add, odd, conduct disorders, anxiety disorders, childhood depression - the list goes on.All of these can cause behavioral symptoms. You need to find a pediatrician who has a special interest in behavioral problems, or a developmental pediatrician or pediatric psychiatrist to help sort out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad idea: Add medications should be used to treat add. However, there are children who misbehave due to impulsivity (reacting prior to thinking). Impulsivity can be treated with medication. I would strongly consider consulting with a child psychiatrist for child therapist to investigate your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely: All of the psychostimulants (ritalin, adderall, concerta, focalin) can be extremely effective in the treatment of add / adhd in children (and adults). My first line of treatment, however, is to make sure that the child with add is eating a balanced diet (and doesn't have any food sensitivities), is getting good exercise, and is in psychotherapy (if there are also psychological stressors). ...Read more
No: All people show signs of anything, if you extend the definition widely enough. But adhd kids have a pervasive, chronic deficiency of executive brain function. The problem is there almost all the time. If a normal child forgets her homework one day, or is impulsive another, then they are still normal, and would not meet the clinical or neurological criteria for adhd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some are: In the 70's the gizmo was a $20, 000 piece of equipment with rows of " pac-man." if the child gazed steadily at the screen, the "pac-men" gobbled each other up. Children with adhd can " hyperfocus" on tv or video games the same way, especially if they're fast-paced & provide immediate reinforcement. This does not generalize to real-life situations nor improve ability to inhibit one's own behavior. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has anyone had a positive or negative experience using the integrated listening system (ils) for add in children?
Sorry, it has no : proven beneficial effect & it irritates some kids. Multimodal treatment of ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type = medication, behavioral therapy, parent behavioral training & environmental modifications at home & school, including a Section 504. See CHADD.org for details. Brain-balance training, kicking a hackey-sack, doesn't work, either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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