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brandylee

i have a 6 year old out of control

i have a 6 year old daughter she will be 7 next month she bits,hits,kicks,call poeple hurtful names and scratches idon't know what to do she trys hurting me and in school she calls her teacher hurtful names and she crawls under the tables and throws her self on the floor can you help me i don't know what else to do noone wants to come over to my house because she hits and calls people nameswhen they come over she has special needs she has adhd,aggrassive behaviers



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DMC
Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD? If so, is she on meds? My son was doing the similar stuff and he was diagnosed with ADHD & dyslexia. He is on meds now and he is a completely different kid. It is worth checking out.
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always_workin00
I have the same trouble with my 5 year old.He started preschool and was having trouble paying attention and being respectful. He was even aggres to other kids. Well after 2 years of this getting worse and trying counseling they dig him with adhd. adderall seemed to help and now he is back to acting worse than he did b4. Sometimes when he is screaming and throwing stuff its almost like he is possessed and kinda scary. Then his mood changes just like that just like nothing ever happened.he says he don't remem. All week I have heard I hate you and I want you to go away.I didn't think I would hear it from a 5 yr old. I feel like ive hit a brick wall and cant get through to him no matter what. He is a totally different kid than 2 yrs ago but even though he is mean to adults and other kids at school he is great around is baby brother and very protective of him so that puzzles me even more. Like I said I am lost and need to know where to start.
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always_workin00
It started in preschool now he is in kindergarden. I think there is something going on with him and I'm not sure what. He does have some emotional issues or serious mood swings. His teacher even acts like she don't want to deal with him and tried to have him moved to a spec edu class even though he is doing the work. I don't understand
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DMC
He might be having side effects of agression on Addarell. I know we had to try 3 meds before my son had no side effects. He is on concerta now. Usually when they have ADHD there is another diagnosis. Write an e-mail to the school and tell them you want a full evaluation, including dyslexia. Fyi- school will do nothing, until it's in writing. I would make sure he is not frustrated, because of school. Get results and see what that outcome is. My son is also taking multi-vitamins, b6/magnesum & omega-3's. And it has made a difference. He was a bedwetter, 2 weeks on all these no more I order off of kirkmanlabs. Read Jenny McCarty's book and she used that company for her son that is Autistic. !
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DMC
I also have a daughter that was diagnosed by Yale at 2 1/2 with Autism pdd. She started taking same vitamins at 2 1/2 and shows no signs of Autism. She just has a small speech delay. I have done a lot of research on Autism, Adhd and dyslexia and i think vitamins are critical since our foods have chemicals on them, which is destroying the nutrition. Avoid red 40-dye, makes kids very hyper. It's in everything! Good luck!
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DMC
Oh! Maybe teacher is bullying him? I just found out my son's teacher in 2nd grade was pulling his hair and called him lethargic (it was right when he started his meds). I never knew this was going on. I had pulled him out of the public school two months in 2nd grade. He is in a school that speciaizes in ADHD & dyslexia. He is happy now.
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lovelife240
everytime a child cant set still or shows sighns of aggresion they label them add or adhd. my son was labeled that and got worse once put on concerta witch led him to have health problems for awhile after two years of being on the meds, adhd can be treated without meds and with alot of patience. some children are diagnosed with adhd and end up finding out when they become adults that they are bipolar, thts what happened in my brothers case after years of ridalin. just to point out though to parents whom medicate with these pills that are a form of amphetamines that are addictive, what do you do when the child becomes an adult and cant take the meds anymore? you end up with a child that cant cope life because he has been doped up his whole childhood. so they turn to street drugs because they only know how to function medicated. trust me and do your research parents, i did before to much harm came to my son with the adhd medicine concerta.
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DMC
There are pros and cons to meds. They do help my son focus on his schooling and with listening at home and school. Before taking the meds, he would get into fights at school and could not stay seated in class. My brother (age 52) is ADHD and had dyslexia and it was never addressed. He ended up on painkillers. He was very successful, painkillers took over he lost everything. Studies also say, if the adhd is not addressed it can lead to addiction. They say with Adhd 80% of the time there is another condition. I am just saying ritalin would take care of ADHD, but not bipolar. I have a huge family and everyone is high strung. Most have Adhd and they addressed it. What I have noticed is that the ones that have addressed it, are very successful. ( like making millions). It was just an observation, that is I thought is very interesting. I do think vitamins & foods play a big part of these diagnosis. Our foods are tainted with too many bad chemicals that are affecting our bodies.
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DMC
What kind of health problems did your son have on concerta?
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junieg
The Case for Ritalin Ritalin, which is a brand name for methylphenidate, is an amphetamine type drug which is used to treat ADHD [Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder]. The main characteristics of ADHD include an inability to concentrate, impulsivity and over-activity. Ritalin works on the neurotransmitters in the brain to produce dopamine, which in appropriate levels, helps to control some of the impulsivity and hyperactivity found in children with this disorder. Brain scans can show the difference between brain patterns in a ‘normal’ child and those in a child who has ADHD. They can also highlight the difference in the brain waves when Ritalin has been administered to the latter child. They show that the child is more focused so the drug works.