Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Luan | 2010-08-04

Q.

Forgetfullness

Good day,

My son of 9 years seem to have a concentration / forgetfulness problem. when given a task, almost everytime about +-30 meters from the instruction he forgets what to do without realizing it. what can be the problem?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You do not mention if this is a new problem or if your son has always been rather forgetful. His behaviour may be quite normal if he is a healthy little boy who has a lively imagination and does well at school. If he has problems concentrating at school then he maty have an attention deficit problem which is known as ADD.It would be worthwhile starting him on an Omega 3 supplemenT such as EyeQ. if he does not improve and particulary if his schoolwork a problem then he should be seen by an educational psychologist.

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