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Name: Badmommy226
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my 3 year old daughter exhibits signs of ADHD but her doctor says she's too young to have it....any other knowledge out there regarding that fact?
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Name: momOFthree | Date: Nov 4th, 2006 9:42 PM
When my daughter was three (now 5) I noticed that she was very energetic and figity and I couldn't take her anywhere where she had to sit still. She talked constanstly and was unable to focus on anything for more than a few seconds at a time (except TV). I brought her to her doctor who watched her for awhile and listened to my concerns and immediately diagnosed her as ADHD, but sent her to the Child Development Center for further assessment, where they also diagnosed her as ADHD and at an age 4-5 intellectually. I think age 3 is an age where you can start to see 'symptoms', but any earlier it might just be an active and curious 2 year old. I suggest a second opinion. What has concerned you about her behavior? 

Name: jamberrt | Date: Nov 5th, 2006 2:40 AM
If my 2.5 year old is NOT ADHD then something's up. He goes constantly, climbs, runs, always has to be doing something. He hasn't been diagnosed but I seriously limit his sugar and now carb intake. I also give him lecithen in his juice at least once a day. 

Name: momOFthree | Date: Nov 5th, 2006 3:01 AM
My 2 year old is very active and doesn't like to sit still very often either - can you really tell at that young age? What specific things should I look for as I know this is a heridiary condition usually. 

Name: taybry | Date: Nov 5th, 2006 6:11 PM
I would not assume that at that age, because children change daily . They are trying to exert independance around that time. Now if she is violent or is hurting herself or others thats different. Sometimes Pedatricians are not as well schooled on signs. If your concern is very high , I would get her evaluated by several people that are trained. Its very normal to be very energetic at that age but if that affects sleep and ability to listen and follows directions, she may have that. I guess what I"m saying is don't assume, do your research. It took a 8 months period for us to fully understand . I noticed my daughters issues when she was in the 1st grade, any younger than that, I would think the symptons would have to be very apparent. Diet is extremely important. As sugar and gluten can cause changes in behaviour, I notice this almost within 20 mins my daughter have a lot that.. Hope this helps 

Name: DeeDee | Date: Nov 11th, 2006 3:47 AM
I brought my son when he was 1. He was walking at 9 months and was either into everything, breaking things, wouldn't sit down or watch tv, jumping all other the place and climbing on high places, getting out of bed in the middle of the night and the list goes on....when I took him out places it was noticeable and people would say "oh don't you have your hands full." Needless to say, I couldn't stand it anymore and when he was almost three I brought him back. He is now twelve and has been on medicine since he was three. If I take him off he still rolls on the floor. It is not too young. I always knew something was wrong. He just didn't act "normal". If you believe there is a problem there are children's hospitals that will either deny or confirm your suspicions by doing all kinds of tests. (my son entered a diagnostic center for schooling which was like a pre-school for kids with these kinds of problems at 3 for social skills and coping etc.) If it doesn't get better bring her back. The parents are the ones who notice things "aren't right". When I brought my son back at 3 he was in the room tearing it apart and going through everything. I told the doctor, see if you were to take him for a day, you would bring him back in an hour. He finally sent him for testing. 

Name: linda_pedy | Date: Dec 12th, 2006 11:00 PM
my child victoria was diagnosed at the age of 3 and was put on meds 

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