ADHD

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Posted by: annemarie | 2011/03/02

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agressive behaviour in 4year old

My son is 4 years old and gets very agressive when he does not gets his way. it usually is worse from 18:00 at night. he will start punching and kicking you, he bites anywhere he can. Not sweet talk nor spanking helps, spanking usually makes it worse. he is very active and cannot sit still for long periods, going to church is a nightmare. As long as things goes his way, he is fine. Is my child suffering from ADHD, and will ADDvance capsules help this behaviour. i dont know how to handel him anymore. i am afraid that i might hurt my child

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Annemarie,

You sound exhausted and frustrated.

His behaviour getting worse at 18:00 may indicate that he is getting tired, however, I can only imagine the struggle you will face trying to get him to bed earlier.

For ADHD to be diagnosed, his symptoms must occur consistently for at least 6 months in a variety of situations.

ADDvance is unlikely to have much of an impact in his aggressiveness: this pattern of behaviour has worked for him for quite some time now and he needs to learn a new behaviour that will work better.

Depending on the area you are in, there are workshops that will be able to assist you to achieve this.

Please contact me via Email should you need more information.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: annemarie | 2011/03/03

Thanks for your response. I will find out where these workshops in the East Rand is.

Regards

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011/03/02

Dear Annemarie,

You sound exhausted and frustrated.

His behaviour getting worse at 18:00 may indicate that he is getting tired, however, I can only imagine the struggle you will face trying to get him to bed earlier.

For ADHD to be diagnosed, his symptoms must occur consistently for at least 6 months in a variety of situations.

ADDvance is unlikely to have much of an impact in his aggressiveness: this pattern of behaviour has worked for him for quite some time now and he needs to learn a new behaviour that will work better.

Depending on the area you are in, there are workshops that will be able to assist you to achieve this.

Please contact me via Email should you need more information.

Kind regards,
Delia

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