Hello, I am a health clinician, and reading your paragraph, several things have sauntered thru my mind.....Has her primary medical provider ever completed a comprehensive thyroid exam on her? If Not, make sure to insist that the following thyroid tests/evaluations be done. Specific names of these are: T4, Free T3, Total T4, and TSH. If she is having some type of dysfunction in her thyroid, one of the possiblities causing this psychomotor agitation or unending, purposeless kinetic actvity.
Other consdieration should be give to alternate possibilty such as ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, etc. HOWEVER, PLEASE do not let any clinician tell you that it is mandatory for the child to begin a psychotropic medication because it will "cure" him or her. That is just another child or children on psychotropic medicaitons that didi not really need it. Some alternates to meds are exercise, good sleep hygiene, regular meals, et
at 11:31 PM on Jan. 1, 2010