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Is bloodshot eyes a symptom of ADHD?

my son has been diagnosed as "poster boy" ADHD, he is 11 and he has a very difficult time focusing and doing tasks even in a special classroom environment with additional help. I have not medicated him. However i am writing to you about his eyes. When he is especially hyper, or extremely tired (he also seems to get more hyper the more tired he is) his eyes become red and glossy, he looks high a lot of the time. (i am certain he is not actually high), his friends have made comments and even their parents. is this a typical symptom of ADHD or hyperactivity or do you think there may be a separate issue here. Because he only seems to have this look when really hyper or tired (which is still hyper lol).
Wed, 11 Jun 2014
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Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your details. I suggest you not to worry much. This is not typical symptom of ADHD. But such a condition is always available with ADHD people. The simplest explanation is that their hyper activity and tiredness shows in their eyes. In this case, you should try to take him to a psychiatrist and treat him with medicines. That is the need of the hour.

If you require more of my help in this aspect, Please post a direct question to me in this website. Make sure that you include every minute details possible. I shall prescribe some psychotherapy techniques which should help you cure your condition further.

Hope this answers your query. Available for further clarifications.
Good luck.
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Is bloodshot eyes a symptom of ADHD?

Dear Welcome to HCM We understand your concerns I went through your details. I suggest you not to worry much. This is not typical symptom of ADHD. But such a condition is always available with ADHD people. The simplest explanation is that their hyper activity and tiredness shows in their eyes. In this case, you should try to take him to a psychiatrist and treat him with medicines. That is the need of the hour. If you require more of my help in this aspect, Please post a direct question to me in this website. Make sure that you include every minute details possible. I shall prescribe some psychotherapy techniques which should help you cure your condition further. Hope this answers your query. Available for further clarifications. Good luck.