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What would make a child with ADHD drink toilet water after he went to the bathroom?

This is not my child but a close friends...and she is not getting any support from the doctors

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Asked by kimwright at 11:55 AM on May. 13, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • same thing that makes them stick their head in the toilet water (my grandson did that) - either curiosity or someone told him to do it. Kids think ADHD kids are funny sometimes and they plant ideas in their mind (drink toilet water, stick head in the toilet, etc) then the ADHD child can think on the idea then go do it. Sad but kids can still be cruel to kids by making fun of them. Then again there is that curiosity thing. The doctors should give more support.

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:58 AM on May. 13, 2009

  • ADHD is probably not the reason for that. He may have more issues that need to be assessed. Go to Early Intervention, Get an eval. from the school. Go to an Occupational Therupist.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:03 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • ADHD period. Think it, Do it! That's the mind set.

    If this is something he's doing constantly then it's a different issue.

    DOCUMENT EVERYTHING. Write down what happened... what was going on before.... and what the consequence was afterwards.

    After you have 2 to 8 weeks of documentation hand it to the pediatrican. Paperwork is something docs understand.

    Answer by trishmused at 3:31 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • Sounds more to me like some crazy bitch is making her kid drink toilet water, and NO I would NEVER do something like that! She sounds like such a "wonderful" mommy, no wonder her kid is driving her bonkers, poor kid probably doesn't even have ADHD, just an abusive mom...

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • its called Pica and it means he has a deficiancy

    Answer by angelfor1 at 4:10 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • The impulsivity that is charcteristic of ADHD, they act before they think.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:39 PM on May. 13, 2009

  • Could be he has another diagnoss going on- May need to be re-evaluated.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:50 PM on May. 15, 2009

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