Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of ADHD in Children

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Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of ADHD in Childrenby Roxy-Publishingon.Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of ADHD in ChildrenDr. Dehra Harris, a pediatric psychiatrist with Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital discusses the signs and symptoms in ADHD in children. Parents often ask me, “Is ADHD overdiagnosed?” That’s a tough question to answer. Many factors affect a child’s attention, making ADHD a complicated diagnosis. We follow standards and strict procedures to assess […]

Dr. Dehra Harris, a pediatric psychiatrist with Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital discusses the signs and symptoms in ADHD in children.

Parents often ask me, “Is ADHD overdiagnosed?” That’s a tough question to answer. Many factors affect a child’s attention, making ADHD a complicated diagnosis. We follow standards and strict procedures to assess symptoms of ADHD and accurately diagnose the condition. If you see signs your child Is struggling in school or other aspects of life because of attention, talk to a trusted physician.

When you talk to your pediatrician, it is likely they will recommend involving the school and obtaining classroom assessments. Historically, ADHD has been more commonly diagnosed in boys, largely because boys often present disruptive behaviors that are easy to identify in the classroom. The inattentive type of ADHD is harder to identify in both boys and girls. In these circumstances, the child is more of a daydreamer who is missing concepts in the classroom because he or she is focused on something else.

Many parents are conflicted about whether or not to give their child medication to treat ADHD. Medication is a very personal decision, and there are a few natural remedies you can try before pursuing other options. These include:
– Changing diet by avoiding food dyes and preservatives
– Addressing sleep issues

While natural remedies for children with ADHD can help, they do not always work. When deciding whether to try ADHD medications, remember: these medicines have been used for over 50 years. When used correctly, they are very safe and effective.

If you suspect your child is displaying symptoms of ADHD, talk to your pediatrician. If you have additional concerns, they can help you decide when it’s time to connect with a specialist who works with more complicated cases.

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  1. littlemonroe87January 8, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Im 31 and always had issues paying attention. Even when trying to sit and learn. I started visiting a psychiatrist and I’m getting medicated. I love it!! I can finally finish tasks!!

  2. daniel_my_daddy on IGJanuary 8, 2019 at 8:51 am

    i lost focus while watching this.

  3. TakeLifeBackJanuary 8, 2019 at 9:07 am

    YES I WAS AND A YEAR LATER WAS UNDIAGNOSED. Desperate parents are taken advantage of and teachers want a quick fix

  4. Rh JerniganJanuary 8, 2019 at 9:18 am

    I am very hyperactive I cant be still and I have a lot of problems with passing test what should I do?

  5. fred jigiliJanuary 8, 2019 at 9:58 am

    I'm on ADHD my medication is concetre idk if I spell it right

  6. tiffany kozakJanuary 8, 2019 at 10:14 am

    I get mad easily
    I'm super crazy
    I have trouble focusing
    But still I don't care
    I hate taking medicine
    Me and my brother have too

  7. Sophia Hager2008January 8, 2019 at 10:51 am

    I have had ADHD sense I was 7 I am 10 now. I am taking medication it really helps. (Pills)

  8. Luis MoralesJanuary 8, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Don't talk about me like Im dumb…I'm highly creative!!!

  9. Alyssa's ChanelJanuary 8, 2019 at 11:50 am

    I’m trying to pay attention to this video to learn more about ADHD because someone in my class has ADHD but I keep looking at the comments

  10. Louis LJanuary 8, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    I have ADHD

  11. spirit is shitJanuary 8, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    I suffer from ADHD it's not really fun

  12. Jaida SolimanJanuary 8, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    I have ADHD especially the H to be honest wich means hyperactive I am so hyperactive but I try to deal with ADHD but I always fight I always forget stuff I always hyperactive wich harm me later my teacher get mad when like I say can I stand or when I start playing with a pen or when I can’t focused in class once my teacher shouted so hard and let me out of class but the relationship between me and him is better now because when he was done with his class that I got out of he said why are you doing that crazy stuff I put my head down and said sorry he told me do you want me to go crazy right now do you have medical problems (he said it as if i don’t have) I said yes he later kept on telling me sorry so I just said okay