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Hi my name is Britany , and I have a question about my three year old son who is turning four in October. As a child I was diagnosed with ADD and his biological father was diagnosed with ADHD. I have extreme concerns of my son having ADD/ADHD. I have talked to two doctors and they have said wait. I have waited two years now and it only seems to be getting worse. His current doctor told me he could not diagnose him because it was not in his feild. Is there a certain doctor I need to talk to about diagnosing my son? I have looked at several websites and he has every symptom listed. Have fear that school or day care will not except him in with the way he acts. He acts out at home but more so out in public. He does not like going out in public. He screams and acts out when we do go out in public. How can I go about getting my son diagnosed?


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replied March 19th, 2011
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Hello.

From your description of your son's behavior, it does look like he needs an evaluation. For diagnostic advice, you can consult one or more of these kinds of specialists -

1) Child Psychiatrist or a Psychiatrist with special interest in ADD/ADHD
2) Child Psychologist
3) Occupational Therapist working with Children

You might come across many more mental health professionals, but you need to see if they are qualified for diagnosing ADHD.

Meanwhile, you can gather some tips from a few authentic websites about managing a child with hyperactivity.

Hope this helps.

Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD


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replied April 12th, 2011
Hey, I have ADD and its the best thing to ever happen to me. It may have meant struggling in the school classroom environment, but in my profession, it only helps me excel.

ADD is like having 40 TV's on at once and while during an exam you only want to focus on the one TV, in life those TV's give you perspective and intelligence. So much is going to interest your son. Congrats.

ADHD usually dies when children become adults.
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replied May 4th, 2011
Hi the paper today, Christchurch Press brings a study about micronutrients especially omega 3 sucessfully used for the treatment of ADD/ADHD. The study also talks about how people taking omega fish oil and vitamins recovered quicker than those not taking anything from the effects of the recent earthquake they had. My kids and I take omega 3 from maxalife.com, also in new zealand. Have a look.
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replied June 23rd, 2011
Does your son eat a lot of foods containing artificial coloring?
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replied September 10th, 2011
You shouldn't be concerned. There are benefits of having ADD. Seek them out and teach your child to use it to their benefit.
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