MY CHILD IS VERY BUSY HE CAN'T KEEP STILL WHEN HE'S TRYING TO DO HIS HOME WORK OR ANY THING ELSE . HE DOSEN'T LIKE TO GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT HE'S UP TILL 2AM SOMETIMES HE'S UP ALL NIGHT...THE DOCTOR'S SAID'S HE WILL GROW OUT OF IT.. HE'S 4 YRS OLD HE WILL BE 5 IN APRIL OF THIS YR.. NOW HE ACT'S OUT WITH TAMPER HE JUST STAB THE KID WITH A PENCIL NEXT DOOR THE KID IS 8YRS OLD.I THINK HES GEETTING WORST........ WHAT TO DOAnswer Question
That isn't normal. I would get another doc. opinion.
Answer by sexyfancyface at 2:43 AM on Jan. 8, 2011
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Answer by NothinShockin at 8:53 AM on Jan. 8, 2011
I have diagnosed several young children living with ADHD. But it may not be ADHD. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, juvenile onset of bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder...the list is endless - all can look like ADHD. It is not difficult to diagnose at a younger age. Not if you have a skilled clinician who has worked with young children and well educated in ADHD. The DSM says the child must have symptoms of onset before age seven. It doesn't say you have to be seven or older. My thought would be to see a developmental behaviorist who specializes in behaviors. It is an M.D. who works with families and children who experiences are similar to yours. The doctor can evaluate your child, recommend a course of treatment, and most likely make a referralto a licensed therapist as well. A psychologist has their place but there are many professionals who work with and diagnose children.
Answer by frogdawg at 9:08 AM on Jan. 8, 2011
In fact, most psychologists do not diagnose ADHD at all! They do testing for more in depth issues usually. Such as learning issues or things like autism. And I have known children who have worked with psychologists before age five. Talk to your pediatrician. At my clinic the doctors I work with will usually refer a child to me to assist in the process. They may suspect but then I assist in a more in depth psychosocial evaluation. This helps me weed out other possibilities while the doctors weed out potential medical issues that may be causing the issues of concern. The biggest hurdle. It takes time. You want answers now and sometimes it can take a long time to accurately pin point what is going on. If this were my child I would start with his primary care doctor ask request referrals to specialists he thinks will be able to further assist us.
Answer by frogdawg at 9:13 AM on Jan. 8, 2011
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