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In young children how can you tell the difference between add and behavior issues, especially in boys. My son is 7 - unsure of what to do to help him?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Standard tests

There are a number of different standardized tests that have been made to differentiate between disorders like add, odd, conduct disorders, anxiety disorders, childhood depression - the list goes on.
All of these can cause behavioral symptoms. You need to find a pediatrician who has a special interest in behavioral problems, or a developmental pediatrician or pediatric psychiatrist to help sort out.

In brief: Standard tests

There are a number of different standardized tests that have been made to differentiate between disorders like add, odd, conduct disorders, anxiety disorders, childhood depression - the list goes on.
All of these can cause behavioral symptoms. You need to find a pediatrician who has a special interest in behavioral problems, or a developmental pediatrician or pediatric psychiatrist to help sort out.
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: ADD/BEHAVIOR

Add are manifested by: short attention span in class, restlessness, poor grades, ld, etc.
Behavior problems are outburst of anger, disobedience, out of respect, etc. They are referred for counselling in a mental health clinic.

In brief: ADD/BEHAVIOR

Add are manifested by: short attention span in class, restlessness, poor grades, ld, etc.
Behavior problems are outburst of anger, disobedience, out of respect, etc. They are referred for counselling in a mental health clinic.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: I agree, if you have

Concerns, ask his pediatrician for parent & teacher questionnaires like the vanderbilt or comners'.
Take the completed forms & your child to his doctor to begin an assessment. Disruptive behaviors are treated by behavior modification techniques, whether associated with adhd, anxiety learning disabilities, etc., or not. Seek referral to a child psychologist for help with effective methods.

In brief: I agree, if you have

Concerns, ask his pediatrician for parent & teacher questionnaires like the vanderbilt or comners'.
Take the completed forms & your child to his doctor to begin an assessment. Disruptive behaviors are treated by behavior modification techniques, whether associated with adhd, anxiety learning disabilities, etc., or not. Seek referral to a child psychologist for help with effective methods.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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