Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ell | 2009/03/02

Q.

ADHD/ADD

hi,i have a 9month old boy.he is very energetic. he skipped the crawling stage and now trying to stand on his own. my problem is he doesn' t want to sit down the whole day,he' s leaning on anything and everything next to him and when he is in the standing position his legs can' t stop moving. we are the ones getting exhausted but not him. i' m really worried with his lots energy and would like to know if these could be early signs of ADD/ADHD.should i be worried? can you tell at his age?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is not possible to diagnose ADD at your baby son's age. He may just be a happy and energetic baby. Make sure to give him a supplement with Omega 3 and 6 now.He must not drink regular tea [rooibos is safe] which contains caffeine and he should not eat chocolate in any form.

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