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Dose anyone know why i have to keep a jounarl

Hey ladies i was wonering why the place i have to take my son to for his adha wants me to keep a jounarl for they put us on a waiting list to get us in but they also wants me to keep a notebook for his jounarl but i dont know why? can anyone tell me why that is??????????? this adhd is all new to me

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mommyoftwo2011

Asked by mommyoftwo2011 at 8:34 PM on Jan. 4, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Keeping a journal might help you to notice some patterns in his behavior that you wouldn't notice otherwise. It can be a very helpful tool.
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 8:37 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • What did they ask u to journal about? Food intake? moods?
    Sandyr911

    Answer by Sandyr911 at 8:37 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • IDK...a journal can have many purposes...they must have told you what they wanted you to journal. If not, you better call and clarify. I had to keep a food journal on my son for months when he was sick. They wanted it very specific. Amount of food (yes, we had to weigh and measure all food before and after he ate) and the exact time he sat down to eat and when he was finished. Maybe they want you to journal his behaviors throughout the day and the times and your daily activities.
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 8:38 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • his moods and behavior
    mommyoftwo2011

    Comment by mommyoftwo2011 (original poster) at 8:49 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • ADHD is diagnosed by observation primarily, so your home observations of your son's behaviors will be very helpful to the evaluator. If your child is of school age, observations from the teachers would be helpful, too.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:16 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • The journal will give insite into why promotes the ADHD, but that is caused by the vaccines

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    tamik981

    Answer by tamik981 at 10:48 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • To properly diagnose, to find out what sets him off etc. The journal is very important. I would also journal his meals, to see if some foods are contributing to the behavior. Sounds like you have a good doc.
    kaileymom79

    Answer by kaileymom79 at 1:08 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • To properly diagnosis your child. He may not have ADHD but another mental health condition.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:38 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

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    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 6:21 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • check for patterns?
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 3:24 PM on May. 9, 2011

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