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Friend's kid is hyper, his dad has hyperactivity with mild torretes syndrome. Could their child be starting to get it?

Friend's kid  is hyper, his dad has hyperactivity with mild torretes syndrome. Could their child be starting to get it?

Unknown: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is something that is usually inherited, therefore if dad has it, it is likely the child may have it. However, each person needs to be evaluated individually. You might suggest to your friend that they take their child to their pediatrician to be evaluated. By the way, most pediatricians evaluate a child for adhd with questionnaires. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Hyperactivity (Definition)

Hyperactivity is a term that describes a physical state in which a person is abnormally active. It may be caused by hormonal or emotional disorders, and may also be present in children ...Read more


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What is cause of add hyperactive behaviour?

What is cause of add hyperactive behaviour?

Inherited or environ: Adhd has been associated with the father's genes, exposure to cigarettes or other drugs during pregnancy, and can be confused with many other issues. See your pediatrician or psychologist to be sure. ...Read more

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How can I keep my child from being hyperactive?

How can I keep my child from being hyperactive?

Treatment: Treatment is the cornerstone if your child has been formally diagnosed. Behavioral therapy also has a place in treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do with my boy that's hyperactive?

What can I do with my boy that's hyperactive?

Hyperactive child : It depend on the age of the child . If he is old enough your pediatrician can refere him to a psychiatrist to evaluate him for ADD & hyperactivity, some children do respond to medications & counseling. At home use time out & take away toys & no TV if not behaving but not physical or verbal punishment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes hyperactivity in children ?

Please tell me what causes hyperactivity in children ?

All that wiggles is : not just ADHD, although that's a possibility, especially with genetic loading, Anxiety Disorders, chaotic home environment, sleep apnea, inadequate consolidated sleep from a behavior disorder, prenatal exposure to alcohol, tobacco &/or drugs, neurodevelopmental disorders with ADHD as part of the neurobehavioral profile. Behavioral symptoms require diagnostic evaluation to determine treatment plan. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what substances causes hyperactivity?

I'm curious as to what substances causes hyperactivity?

Hyperactivity causes: Any substance that causes central nervous system to be exessively stimulant ,sugars in excess,also medications that have stimulant effects.food allergies are also known to be a causative factor ,if suspected food allergy testing will be helpful. ...Read more

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Is there a link between food and hyperactivity in children?

Linked in some cases: Like so many brain/behavior disorder, adhd is probably not one, "homogenous" condition, but reflects multiple causations, brain mechanisms and treatments, even tho they share similarities of course. Diet turns out to be a useful key for some children, but not a majority in controlled trials. When it works, it is worth the effort. The feingold diet is the most famous, indicting food dyes, sugar, . ...Read more

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How come i go hyperactive after having blue food colouring?

How come i go hyperactive after having blue food colouring?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other studies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more