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Symptoms Of Adhd In Children Under 5
Not happy: Absence of happiness is ahedonia. This is common in young depressed pts. Irritability, aggressiveness, being withdrawn, oppositionality, tantruming, sleep disruption, poor eating, and sadness. If you suspect your child has depression, see your pediatrician for medical evaluation & referral if necessary. ...Read more
Complex question: Infants are prone to episodic events. Breath holding, startles, sudden vomiting, stiffening and jerking especially during sleep - all of these have at times been considered, as a form of epilepsy. An accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment is very important. Most infants do not need epilepsy medications, but the parents need to understand appropriate management from an infant specialist. ...Read more
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
Nope : Add is a neurobiologic condition that impacts executive control. Management of brain activities is under executive control. So hyperactivity is physical movement that isn't properly controlled. Underactivity is the same as over activity from neurologic perspective. Some add people are overactive, some are underactjve. Hyperactivity is not necessary for an add diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Decreased appetite: All the stimulants, including Ritalin (methylphenidate) and adderall, have the potential to supress a child's appetite. Thus monitoring of weight and nutritional status is essential. Maintaining a healthy diet on these medications is a must! consulting a nutritionist as well as the prescribing physician may help. ...Read more
I'm wondering what nutrition related problems are seen in children on ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall ?
No: None of the standard medications for adhd are associated with suicidality in young children. Atomoxetine (strattera) has been associated with a slight increase in suicidation in adolescents and adults, however. Any time a new medication is started the parents or the patient should be in close contact with the doctor, communicating any concern that arises. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are children with ADHD always hyperactive? Can a child have ADHD and not show symptoms of hyperactivity?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more
What are some of the risk factors for getting Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children?
Diphtheria: Children under the age of 5 , most specifically less than 6 months are most vulnerable due to lack of antibodies to counteract the disease. This is the most important reason why these infants should start receiving the vaccine as early as 6 weeks of age.. The risk for diphtheria in adults over 60 is due to waning immunity. This is why receiving regular boosters every 10 years is important. ...Read more
What are some of the non-drug treatments for Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children?
Is there an alternate to methylphenidate to cure/control ADHD in a 5 year old child, who also has mild autism and 2 instances of epileptic seizures?
Any of us can: Have behavioral issues. While not well understood by genetics experts, if one or both parents are bipolar it is more likely that a child may be as well. If that is the case, family therapy may provide helpful communication skills development for all. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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