Ok so we completed phase 1 of 2…
Looks like my gut was right. ADHD may be what’s been causing our little man to be such a wiggle worm after all. Here’s my thoughts and concerns:
Do we change his diet?
Do we get medication started? What kind? What type? Is he going to become ‘zombie’ like? Do we give it to him daily or just while he is at school?
Can we do this without medication?
So many emotions … so I went online and did some research.
This website from AAP was pretty cool… Here is what I found…
Are there different types of ADHD?
Not all children with ADHD have all the symptoms. They may have one or more of the symptom groups listed in the table above. The symptoms usually are classified as the following types of ADHD:
- Inattentive only (formerly known as attention-deficit disorder [ADD])—Children with this form of ADHD are not overly active. Because they do not disrupt the classroom or other activities, their symptoms may not be noticed. Among girls with ADHD, this form is more common.
- Hyperactive/impulsive—Children with this type of ADHD show both hyperactive and impulsive behavior, but they can pay attention. They are the least common group and are frequently younger.
- Combined inattentive/hyperactive/impulsive—Children with this type of ADHD show a number of symptoms in all 3 dimensions. It is the type that most people think of when they think of ADHD.
What are the symptoms of ADHD?
ADHD includes 3 groups of behavior symptoms: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. The table below explains these symptoms.
There is more on the site… anyone out there that can give me your experience, I would truly appreciate it! Whether its good, bad or indifferent! End of the day, I just want to make sure Danny has all the support he needs to be successful!!!