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How Can ADHD In A Child Be Managed?

Hi doctor,
My son is 4.5 years old. He is showing some symptoms of ADHD..Teacher's are finding difficult to control him at school since he is restless, scribbling on the board, running out of the class..Couls you plase suggesst some tips to appproach him in class and at home .
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

By what you quote I feel your child is having hyperactivity. It may be an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Hyperactivity is a disorder of the mental makeup of the kid and not a physical deformity of the brain. Some kids may respond to iron simply and some kids my need other medications like Atomoxetine. But whatever it is the kids needs a thorough psychological evaluation and may be after behavioural therapy it might get better. But usually hyperactivity kids have very good IQ and if their energy can be diverted to a vocational training or any art or sport they like they will do wonders. I suggest you seek the help of a good paediatric psychologist.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr Sumanth Amperayani
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How Can ADHD In A Child Be Managed?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. By what you quote I feel your child is having hyperactivity. It may be an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Hyperactivity is a disorder of the mental makeup of the kid and not a physical deformity of the brain. Some kids may respond to iron simply and some kids my need other medications like Atomoxetine. But whatever it is the kids needs a thorough psychological evaluation and may be after behavioural therapy it might get better. But usually hyperactivity kids have very good IQ and if their energy can be diverted to a vocational training or any art or sport they like they will do wonders. I suggest you seek the help of a good paediatric psychologist. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr Sumanth Amperayani