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Treatment for attention deficit disorder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My son is 6 years old and it's been about 2weeks that out of nowhere he was in bed ready to go to sleep and he comes to my room in tears and he said can't stop crying I ask y he said I don't want u to die and since then if he hears anything about kids being alone or just randomly he'll start cringe about me dying and what will him and his sister do without me and my husband. Should I take him to a cytologist or how can I stop him from worrying.I hate seeing him like this
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How frequent are these symptoms?
User :   Mostly when he's about to go to bed
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is he other wise active and playing around?
User :   His teacher told me he was a very sensitive kid and he was also telling her he didn't want us to die
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does he have any other medical illness such as breathing problems. cardiac illness?
User :   No he's teacher explained to me that she thinks he has beginning add
User :   Upto about 8 months ago he struggled from sleeping so his doctor prescribed him benedryl
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Symptoms of ADD are very vague and multiple.
Doctor :   Its difficult to predict if you kid has ADD based on this single symptoms alone.
Doctor :   If this is the only symptoms that you have noticed and no other symptoms of ADD, then its may not be the signs of ADD.
Doctor :   I would however suggest you to consider consulting a pediatrician for evaluation.
User :   Well I'm only mentioning a few symtoms
Doctor :   Alternative, I would suggest you to get counselling done from a child psychologist.
Doctor :   ADD needs proper therapy and medications and are much easily treated in the beginning stages.
User :   Meanwhile what could be causing him to worry so much about death he's only6
User :   It breaks my heart to see him cry uncontrollably
Doctor :   The other possible causes that I can think (if there are no other symptoms of ADD and if this symptom is recently started) is probably some one else may have suggested it so.
Doctor :   The other possible cause, that can be the reason, is
Doctor :   don't take me wrong, is there may be feeling of insecurity, due to reduced attention and care.
User :   How can I make understand should I just avoid anything with death subject
Doctor :   Proper care and parentral guidance are more essential in such situations.
User :   The best thing would be conseling
Doctor :   May it be ADD or any other cause, your care and affection can help him more than any medical drug or counselling.
User :   Thank
Doctor :   Counselling is only an added therapy.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
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