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ive been going throw a bad time with my 2 year old son. he seems to be showing signs of ADHD but am so unsure. he is full of energy all the time from the minute he gets up at half 6 till he goes to bed at 8 . he hits me screams at me shouts and throws tantrams but he has now started like self harming himself. he pulls the skin off his fingers until they are read and painful and bites himself and hits his head off walls floors or whatever is near. am really concerend about him and what he is doing as friends who have kids have even said this is unusual for a 2 year old to do.i am really scared for my son he also shows no sign of fear. please help i really need advice... thank you in advance and sorry about the spelling

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replied September 19th, 2012
ADD and ADHD Answer A38794
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. In your child’s case, there’s a possibility is of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder). It typically presents itself during childhood, and is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity, as well as forgetfulness, poor impulse control or impulsivity, and distractibility. You should consult a child psychiatrist for the same. The behavioral therapy is the most effective therapy and does help a lot. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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