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    How can ADHD in a child be treated?

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Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 in Mental Health
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my daughter has severe adhd

what can I do...won't go to bed

she is in a S.ED. program. server emotional difficulties
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Reinforcement of positive behavior

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Regarding the management of ADHD there is often need for multi pronged treatment. Neither the medication nor the behavioral intervention is sufficient to control all symptoms of ADHD especially when someone suffers with severe ADHD.

I hope that medication is part is covered by her treating psychiatrist and I will focus on behavioral part of management.

I recommend following things
1. Reinforce her positive behavior. Give verbal as well as physical compliments to your child from time to time after a good show of behavior. Whenever there is unwanted behavior remove something pleasant from the environment of child so it helps you in shaping the behavior of child.

At the same time it is important to avoid any kind of physical punishment.

I hope this answers your question.
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Dr Ashok Kumar
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar 7 minutes later
I think, as you might have good intent, do not realize a child of this disability. You seem to not recognise some issues. Is there someone I can contact with more recognition ?

I understand if you can't help...that has been something I deal with often

child has been up over 24 hours...
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Follow up

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX
Thanks for follow up.

I am sorry to admit that sleep part I missed as the query was slightly fragmented.

For time being it is advisable to give promethazine 0.5 mg per kg for temporary relief to child.

The medication belongs to anti histamine category and have good sedative properties without any serious side effects.

I hope this helps you.
Thanks again.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar 14 hours later
thanks for trying to help but those medications seem to have an opposite effect
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are always welcome

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX
Thanks for giving positive feedback despite the fact that my efforts were not enough to help your daughter.

Thanks again.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ashok Kumar 1 hour later
isn't there anyone available who might have more experience ?
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I am sorry

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX
Thanks for asking.

For the purpose of more experienced psychiatrist you need to look for other psychiatrists at the same website or some other website.

I have no knowledge of who is more experienced to deal with the requirement of your daughter.

Thanks again.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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