Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Sue | 2012-03-14


Concentration - Hyperactive

Hi Doc,

My 5yr old started grade 1 and I noticed that he has trouble concentrating with his school work, he gets very bored when I try to teach him his words, he is also very hyperactive and goes to bed at 10 at night. I don''t want to put him on any medication but i have come to a point where i know i need to help him, please please help me, I am very desperate.

Thank you

Expert's Reply



It is very likely that your son has ADHD. This condition can be diagnosed at the age of 5 years.It is important to get expert opinion at this stage.It would be worthwhile taking him to see either a paediatric neurologist or an educational psychologist.Leave it up to the professional to decide if your son needs treatment or not. In the meantime give him an Omega 3 supplement such as Eye Q every day. There are cheaper forms of Omega 3 supplements which are also recommended.

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