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Counseling for hyperactivity and anger in child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr.XXX here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   i would like to ask in regards to my child
User :   he is 6 years old
Doctor :   ok. please proceed
User :   he is bit hyper active
Doctor :   please describe his symptom sin detail
User :   in studies he is very active, without telling him he finishes his homework very well
Doctor :   *symptoms in detail
User :   but he behaves very roude at home, he is not eating well,after explaining him certain rules he accepts for a time being but after half and hour he forgots and againg statrs doing lot of the misbehaving in house
User :   by seing lot of the people at a time he behavous very roudly
Doctor :   ok. does he forget things at school or play?
User :   no
Doctor :   is he in habit of misplacing or loosing things?
User :   no
User :   his memory is very sharp
Doctor :   does he try to seek attention and demand superiority when he is with other children or when in family gathering?
User :   some time i kept some thing which i forget and by asking him he tells me that you had put the same at so and so place
User :   yes
User :   just now my wife delivered a new baby boy, he loves him but when he is angry he tells e everyone that why you brought this baby
User :   i m very concern about him and his behaviour
User :   here i spoke to one of the child specialist also and hse told me its a wait and watch situation
Doctor :   ok. then his behavior would be attributed to coming of new baby and with increased attention given to new one
Doctor :   you will need to speak to a child psychologist.
User :   no dear i give him lots of love and even lot of the time i tells him that your are very important to us
User :   some time he behaviour is very aragunt
User :   but when he is in good mood he performs very well
Doctor :   children undergo these phenomenon, a counseling will help him
User :   ya i do agree that lot of the time i get angree on him
Doctor :   along with it, it also needs be determined if he is suffering any psychologic problem like ADHD (predominantly hyperactive type)
Doctor :   since his symptoms point towards it
User :   is it dangour
Doctor :   so a careful evaluation by a child psychologist will help.
User :   or it is normal
Doctor :   incase problem is identified as ADHD, then he wil need to be put on medications
Doctor :   it is not normal, and it is not imminent danger too, but it should not be ignored as it will affect future life of child
User :   so you suggets me that i should meet chid psychologist and take opinion about him
Doctor :   yes. to be able to find out the problem in early stages and treat it effectively
User :   is this medecines are for mind
User :   please revert
Doctor :   it is to control abnormal signaling in brain and to modify behavior along with therapy sessions.
User :   but he is not a abnormal child
Doctor :   it does not mean that child is abnormal
User :   he absoulutly behaves like normal child
User :   he gets mix well with other childerens, also he understand technology very fast like operating mobile
Doctor :   you are getting confused. it is not that your child is abnormal, it just means that his behaviour is not normal , and he shoul dbe evaluated
Doctor :   and if cause is made out to be ADHD, he needs to be treated.
User :   once i tell him something about any particular thing he puts his full interest in the same
User :   now its really concerning me
User :   ok thanks for all your help and suggetions
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Doctor :   go through this link
Doctor :   it will help you to understand teh problem better
Doctor :   ADHD is of diffrent types
Doctor :   and it DOES NOT label your child as ABNORMAL
User :   ok
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
Doctor :   and unless examination and test prove that it is ADHD you need not worry
Doctor :   it is just on eof teh possibility
Doctor :   most likely he is having anxiety and hyperactivity due to another child at home
User :   but theanother child came ight now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did your child know that one more child is going to come?
Doctor :   since when he is having these symptoms?
User :   yes of cource
User :   evern every night he was kissing on my wife's stomach
Doctor :   ok.
User :   every day he was telling us that he will do like this, like that
User :   he have this symptoms from last 1 and half year
Doctor :   ok
User :   the more concern is his angerness
User :   he gets angry very fast i..e when something which he want to do and the same is not happning as per him
User :   earlier we was staying in another place where he completed his Jr. Kg and now this year we changed his school
Doctor :   yes, children can be like that, but if it is happening all the time, then it is matter of concern and you should seek professional help for your child
User :   in early 3-4 months he haven't got settle down and teache called us for the same
User :   she also pointed out his behaviour
User :   then i had taken him aside and explained him that if continue to do so then teacher will now allow him to come to school
User :   after which he changed his behaviour completely
Doctor :   ok
User :   even in 1st exam his maks was exellent
User :   in maths 24 out of 25, english 22 out of 25, hindi 23 out of 25
User :   teacher again called us and inform us tht his marks are very good but he is bit nauty
User :   even he have give away behaviour also
User :   if some one haven't bring his or her pensil then he gives his own
Doctor :   ok
User :   now after seeing all this some time i also feel that his heart is big
User :   but frequently his mood gets change
Doctor :   these are positive signs that tell he is fine, but he still needs evaluation and counselling to correct his behaviour.
User :   now he behaves good in school but aragunt in house
User :   so you suggest i should meet child psychologist once and take opinion
Doctor :   yes, meeting once and getting him completely evaluated will not do any harm. rather it might help to diagnose if anything is problematic and needs attention
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   ok sir
User :   i will
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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