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ADD vs normal: All children may have times of hyperactivity and distractibility. Until about age 5, it is very difficult to know what is too much. However, a child who is uncontrollably restless and disruptive at home and at school should at least be evaluated. If the problem is only in one setting or the other, then the likelihood of add is less. ...Read more
Question unclear: If you mean food dyes, there is evidence especially with young children (under age 6 years) that some children react to them with increased physical activity and impulsivity. This effect seems to less lessen with increase age. Colors in the environment such bright-colored clothing or rooms also can affect energy level and behavior. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See pediatrician: If you have concerns about your child's behavior, then talk to your pediatrician. Children are different and their recommended treatment will vary as well. It depends on whether your child is having difficulty in school or is also inattentive with trouble focusing (which may indicate possible adhd) or this is just normal behavior. Your pediatrician will be able to work through that with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is someone with inattentive ADHD much less likely to be diagnosed with the disorder by the age of 7 as compared to the classic hyperactive ADHD child?
Yes it is harder to: Diagnosing add usually takes longer than adhd. You cannot miss the hyperactive child with attention deficit. They can't sit still and get in trouble in school pretty quickly when they are expected to sit and listen. When a child just has add their symptoms are more subtle. They are often seen as lazy since they have difficulty completing tasks and are diagnosed later or not diagnosed but failing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any natural herbs to help a hyperactivity disorder rather than using medication in a child?
None: No natural remedy has been proven efficacious so far. Pharmacologic therapy utilizing stimulants plus behavior modification provides best results without significant side effects. Children who received stimulants for their adhd are not at higher risk to develop substance abuse later. ...Read more
If my wife is hyperactive all of the time, what are the chances our child will also be just as hyperactive?
Hyperactivity: Hard to tell. It would be important to determine if there is another issue underlying or if it is a personality trait. If you are concerned consult with physician/specialist. Hyperactivity in kids can be sign of sleep disorder or inadequate sleep vs adults that get "tired' and "depressed.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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