Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Protea | 2007/04/17

Q.

ADHD

How would I know if my son 5 yrs have ADHD? His teacher says he can't stay busy for long then he needs to do something els. I want to know do I take hime to a pedeatritian or a GP. The peads in Pmb are few and hardly ever available.Can you give me a name of someone in Pmb or Dbn please. My son has a heart condition and has had 6 ops to date, can it have an ADHD effect on him? I'd like to hear from you.Many thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You are going about this the right way,it is always best to make a proper diagnosis first. You should see a paediatric neurologist and I can recommend Dr A Crutchley in Durban.
I do not tink that your son's many operations would cause him to develop ADHD.

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Posted by: C | 2007/04/17

If you suspect your son has ADHD, you should speak to the teacher and ask her if the school has a psychologist they work closely with. Once you have consulted an educational psychologist will he be able to tell you if you child is ADHD and he will refer you to a doctor

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