Does my girl have ADHD

Patient : Hi my little girl is two years old and I no it's the stage were children can be hyper but I think my child has ADHD she doesn't sit still at all she climbs on everything has no fear of anything for example she try's to climb on a high unit to climb on the fish tank she is always trying to climb over saftey gate to et to stairs and duznt seem interested in her toys she has also stared getting very aggressive to her sister and when told of she just laughs I also got pulled of her nursery teacher as they picked up on her behaviour aswell I just want to know if it would be of any good to see my gp or I'm I just worrying too much any help would be great fully appreciated
Doctor :   Hi welcome to Ask The Doctor, While you can't be sure if your child has ADHD, his behavior may make you wonder. You c an start by talking to your child's pediatrician. Ask if he or she has experience in diagnosing ADHD. If you are considering having your child evaluated for ADHD or are waiting for an appointment to start the diagnostic process, there are several things you can do in the meantime to help him or her now: Establish a schedule. Make sure your child has the same routine every day. The schedule should include homework time and playtime. Post this schedule in a prominent place in your home. Be clear about expectations. Make sure your child knows what you expect, and be consistent with consequences if those expectations are not met. At the same time, be quick to reward your child when he or she meets expectations. Praise and be positive. Rather than nag and criticize your child, make a point of praising positive behaviors. Help your child organize everyday items. Work with your child to have a place for everything. This includes clothing, backpacks, and school supplies. Hope this helps. All the best.

Related Q&A

Q: Hey doc, my ADHD meds aren't working like it should be and I've been taking these meds (concerta) since I was 10 year...

Q: I'm 26 years old and I strongly believe that I have ADHD and bipolar disorder. I can confirm this assumption by own e...

Q: I'm finding it very difficult to effectively manage my ADHD symptoms as an adult. It's embarrassing and humiliating. ...

Q: I was prescribed Vyvanse for my ADHD and I actually lost / am unable to find where I had put the bottle itself contai...

Q: My child is suffering from ADHD and he is hyperactive. He does not make any eye contact, does not listen to our comma...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon