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What is ADD? And what are the signs in 11year olds?

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D.Clark

Asked by D.Clark at 8:15 PM on Nov. 3, 2009 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Attention Deficit Disorder. children have trouble to varying degrees with attention and concentration. Some are more active. Some are more aggressive. Some are both. Some are neither.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Email me i have something that will help
    Mommy2Be1212009

    Answer by Mommy2Be1212009 at 8:24 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • You should google it, the list goes on my friend. There are many characteristics.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:26 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Unlimited engery, consistant talking, and sometime extreme anger!
    With the past of my child sevre lying....
    JeepKittenez

    Answer by JeepKittenez at 11:22 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Sounds more like ADHD. Attention deficit hyperactive disorder. It's ADD w/hyperactivness.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:34 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • There are six forms of ADHD on a continum. A child does not have to be hyper to be living with ADHD. However, some signs of ADHD are also symptoms of things like anxiety, depression, PTSD, adjustment disorders...ect. Having a professional to evaluate your child and consider other possible disorders or psychosocial factors for her specfic symptoms is very important. Although many children living with ADHD also have comorbid features of anxiety and depression. If you suspect something is going on then having an evaluation by a mental health professional is certainly a responsible step. Some types include: inattentive, hyperactive, impulisive type, and the others are a combination of the above. It is important to know the subtype because that helps in treatment options.  Personally I would make an appointment with a professional.

    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 10:36 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • ADD is Attention Deficit Disorder. ADD has nothing to do with hyperactivity. It has to do with lack of concentration, lack of attention, impulsivity, memory issues. My son is ADD or has some classify is ADHD Non Hyperactive. When not on his medication he cannot concentrate for more than about 15 minutes, he is very impulisive--he reacts before he thinks, he cannot remember what I tell him if he doesn't do what is told immediately. ADD affects his grades because he forgets that he has homework, forgets to bring it home or to turn it in. It doesn't matter if he writes it in his assignment notebook or not. If you think your child is ADHD or ADD, have her evaluated and start treatment, it makes a huge difference.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:55 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • A made up disease to persuade the parent to put the child on dangerous stimulant drugs that will harm the Executive Control Center of her brain, kill her appetite, all to make her adjust better to an artificial environment.
    Try cutting out sugar and using fish oil. Your daughter will thank you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:24 PM on Nov. 8, 2009

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