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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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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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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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Could my child have ADHD or add, how to know?

Could my child have ADHD or add, how to know?

See your Doctor: Your family doctor can direct you in finding the appropriate path to the diagnosis and treatment. He/she will take a history and look for inattention, lack of focus, hyperactivity, and other symptoms and decide if psychological testing be done to help in the diagnosis. If the testing shows adhd, then your family doctor may decide to begin treatment or refer you to a child psychiatrist for care. ...Read more

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If a child has ADHD can they get a SSI for that?

If a child has ADHD can they get a SSI  for that?

Not a medical "?": Over the years, in my practice I have known of cases that were awarded ssi disability status but the decision process varies from time to time and place to place and attitudes of the investigators vary too. A well documented severe case may be worth an application. Discuss it with your local social security office personnel. ...Read more

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If your child has adhd, do you give medication or not?

If your child has adhd, do you give medication or not?

Depends: This all depends on the child's specific situation. Some children do well on adhd meds, some do not. It is best to work with your pediatrician to try a combination of adhd drug trials and work with a mental health counselor or child psychiatrist to find a solution that works for you and your child. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a child with ADHD without meds?

What can you do to treat a child with ADHD without meds?

Biofeedback is best: Biofeedback is recognized as good as drugs, but it has no side effects. Play attention uses a similar mechanism as biofeedback and you can use it at home. ...Read more

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Is there a easy way to help a child with ADHD without medicine?

Is there a easy way to help a child with ADHD without medicine?

Depends on variables: Some kids have milder problems and will respond to reduction of controllable distractions and counseling.All affected kids need some counseling to deal with their social and behavioral interactions. Yet most of the younger patients will need more. Self control is often more successful in the older kid who wants to come off meds. ...Read more

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If I believe my child has adhd, what symptoms should I look for?

If I believe my child has adhd, what symptoms should I look for?

Depends on age: Adhd typically is diagnosed around age 6-7 years of age, mostly because those without adhd are much less likely by then to have the symptoms of poor attention, high distractibility, high physical activity, & poor impulse control that we use to make the diagnosis. Persistent issues in several of these domains in various settings (not just home or school) warrant an assessment if causing problems. ...Read more

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How do you deal with a child with ADHD and keep him under control?

Depends: It depends on the childs age, severety of the problem, and what you mean by keeping under control.You could start by getting a proper evaluation and deciding what thera[y if any is needed, behavior modification and parenting skills training could also prove very helpful.Every case is different, but waiting usually only leads to worse behavior. ...Read more