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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Adhd In Children Under 5

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Is adhd-symptoms always visible in children?

Is adhd-symptoms always visible in children?

Not necessarily: Attention deficit disorder without hyperactivity can be silent for ears in a bright and curious child; the curiosity acts like a stimulant to engage attention. Later in life, with less structure, symptoms of add become apparent: e.g., disorganization, procrastination, forgetfulness, spacing off, daydreaming may be subtle but present if searched for. Adult add is real. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

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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I was wondering what are ADHD symptoms in children?

I was wondering what are ADHD symptoms in children?

Constellation of sx: Symptoms include Short attention span, difficulty focusing on tasks, easy distractibility and in 25% hyperactivity ...Read more

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In what ways are ADHD symptoms different in adults than in children?

In what ways are ADHD symptoms different in adults than in children?

ADHD: Symptoms of hyperactivity diminsh & become more of a restlessness. In many mpulsivity decreases somewhat as the person matures & develops internal controls. Inattention & distractibility diminish less & tend to be the major issue. People can develop skills to compensate to an extent including career choices that fit their symptoms better. 2/3 continue to have symptoms in adulthood. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ADHD? And at what age is it most noticed in children?

What are symptoms of ADHD? And at what age is it most noticed in children?

ADHD: Usually, we discover the problem when the child enters school. The signs may be: non-stop motion, talking too much in class, not following instruction, not focusing on tasks that require long time of attention (although these kids may be able to focus on games for hours and hours). ...Read more

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What are the adult symptoms of add and adhd? Are they similar to the ones the children have?

What are the adult symptoms of add and adhd? Are they similar to the ones the children have?

Similar: The symptoms are those seen in children except that adults are unlikely to exhibit the restlessness and hyperactivity of 25% of children ...Read more

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At what age is ADHD usually diagnosed? My son is four and shows a lot of the symptoms of adhd. When can doctors diagnose ADHD in children? .

At what age is ADHD usually diagnosed? My son is four and shows a lot of the symptoms of adhd. When can doctors diagnose ADHD in children?
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Hello. : Hello. It is usually diagnosed between age 4 to 18 years old. Although some people are not diagnosed until adulthood. ...Read more

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Are children with ADHD always hyperactive? Can a child have ADHD and not show symptoms of hyperactivity? .

Are children with ADHD always hyperactive? Can a child have ADHD and not show symptoms of hyperactivity? 

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1) No. 2) Yes: Adhd-primarily inattentive type (ia) replaced add as a diagnosis when research showed that the underlying neurobiological & neurochemical bases were the same as for adhd-combined type, which has significant symptoms of both inattention & hyperactivity/impulsivity. Adhd-ia is the most common type but c (or h/i in preschoolers) is more commonly referred. Ia is related to academic difficulties. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ADHD in a 5-year-old boy?

What are symptoms of ADHD in a 5-year-old boy?

ADHD symptoms: Symptoms include short attention span, easy distractibility, difficulty following multistep directions and persevering on a task. In 25 % of cases, hyperactivity will be present. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of adhd?

What is the symptoms of adhd?

ADHD: There are three types of adhd. Combined adhd (most common), inattentive adhd, which is marked by impaired attention and concentration, hyperactive-impulsive adhd, which is marked by hyperactivity without inattentiveness. The symptoms are too extensive to list out here but a good potential source is webmd. To get an actual diagnosis or evaluation, I would see a reputable psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adhd?

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What are the symptoms of adhd?

ADHD: Adhd is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by inattetion, distractability, impulsivity, and hyperactivity., all behaviors that are more frequent and severe than typically observed in children of the same developmental age. Symptoms must persist for at least 6 months, occur before 7 yrs of age, and be evident in 2 or more settings. Differential diagnosis is broad. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adhd? :)

What are the symptoms of adhd? :)

Inattention hyperact: As the name says, two major categories of symptoms are: inattention (problems focusing, paying attention, distractability, forgetfulness) and hyperactivity (unable to sit still, fidgeting). Youth typically has both symptoms, whereas in adults we see more attentional problems but little or no hyperactivity. ...Read more

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What is ADHD and symptoms of adhd?

What is ADHD and symptoms of adhd?

There ARE tests 4 it: Addis a neurobiological disorder, there are physical & neurodevelopmental findings. Synkinesiae, dysmetric eye movements, incoordination are easily found on exam. Tests of working memory r easily administered. Tower of london demonstrates statistically relavent findings diagnostic of add. So questionnaires are necessary, but of minimal use in the diagnosis. Therapeutic targets are state of the art. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of adhd?

They are...: 1. Easily distracted and difficulty focusing attention
2. Very impulsive behavior
3. Difficulty organizing jobs, tasks or projects
4. Also, on the go or hyperactivity
all patents with adhd have these characteristics to some degree. ...Read more

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Urgent! What are the symptoms for adhd?

Urgent! What are the symptoms for adhd?

ADHD: There are a number of symptoms of ADHD to include inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. In addition, daydreaming, distractibility, and disorganized are present as well. Since one of the core features of ADHD is working memory problems, ADHD individuals have difficulty holding onto information for a brief period without distraction and using that information in some functional way. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the symptoms of adhd?

How can you reduce the symptoms of adhd?

Medication: The common teaching is that medications are first-line treatment for adhd. The most important thing is getting the diagnosis correct, then if it is adhd, stimulants are typically first-line. ...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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How can I treat my current ADHD symptoms ?

How can I treat my current ADHD symptoms
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Get diagnosis: Go get a diagnosis by the doctor. This may help you qualify for stimulant medication that may help with your symptoms. Also, may benefit from therapy that would help you prioritize better and make checklists ...Read more

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Do ADHD children ever become very aggressive?

Do ADHD children ever become very aggressive?

Yes they can: Although many adhd children are not aggressive, their impulsivity and high levels of physical activity can set them up for situations in which they or others become upset, leading to aggression. In toddlers with adhd, the most common cause of referrals in aggression in the preschool setting. Older children may be teased and scapegoated, which may to anger and aggression. ...Read more

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Can more music classes help children with adhd?

Depends: Adhd kids (ak) do well if they are doing what they want, not necessarily what their parents want. The rigors of practice frequently turn off an ak if they aren't fully committed. If an ak has a musical or artistic ability, & they want to pursue it, then learning art, music, singing or an instrument can be an area where they develop "expertise, " & therefore increase their expectation of success. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if ADHD symptoms appear every day?

Depends on activity: Whether your ADHD symptoms appear every day depends on what you are doing during the day. If you are not involved in tasks that depend on you focusing and paying attention, or need to focus on tasks, you may not notice the symptoms ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of undiagnosed add or adhd?

What are the symptoms of undiagnosed add or adhd?

Add?: Organizational skills lagging behind, misplacing things, cannot finish tasks, feel overwhelmed, impulsive, easily frustrated, are few of daily struggles. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms in female teenagers adhd?

What are common symptoms in female teenagers adhd?

Teenage ADD: Inattention, Impulsivity, Hyperactivity, Poor organizational skills.

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Do you know of any home remedies for ADHD children?

Do you know of any home remedies for ADHD children?

No: No specific home remedies but parental understanding and support, getting educational support services, making sure a child gets sufficient sleep and has a well-balanced diet. ...Read more

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What is the block center's approach to ADHD symptoms?

What is the block center's approach to ADHD symptoms?

?????: Is there any supporting data for the above approaches. I would appreciate learning about the research that proves pandas or chronic strep is common, heavy metals other than lead, allergies or diet cause large numbers of adhd and are easily correctible. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms for adhd?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms for adhd?

ADHD: Symptoms of adhd include difficulty staying focused and paying attention, difficulty controlling behavior (impulsiveness), and hyperactivity (over-activity). They will have difficulty organizing themselves and staying on task. It's one of the most common problems in childhood, but can also be present in adults. For much more info: http://www.Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/adhd/. ...Read more

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Don't all children occasionally show signs of add/adhd?

Don't all children occasionally show signs of add/adhd?

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 more

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Do ADHD children have more detention than other students?

Do ADHD children have more detention than other students?

The hyperactive type: Children who have the hyperactive subtype and are not treated, are likely to have detention more often than non ADD children. ...Read more

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Is ADHD an actual excuse for a lot of misbehaved children?

Is ADHD an actual excuse for a lot of misbehaved children?

Nope: Adhd is an inherited neurobiologic disorder affecting frontal lobe function worsened by intrauterine neurotrauma/alcohol/ nicotine exposure. Mri studies have shown it to exist. In fact if it goes untreated, the person's brain will never grow to normal size. See health my files on adhd or http://www.Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/complete-index. Shtml. ...Read more

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Do you believe children who have ADHD should be medicated?

Do you believe children who have ADHD should be medicated?

No: Children with ADHD, may not require medication, if they are receiving an appropriate educational program, understanding teachers and the proper supports at home. In addition, it is very important that the chilodren get an approporiate amount of sleep. The academy of Pediatrics recommends 9=10 hours. An appropriate balance diet, with an appropriate balance of protein and carbohydrates is essenti ...Read more