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  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    We all know there are times when kids can't sit still or concentrate properly, but ADHD is a behavioural disorder that makes it hard for kids to focus on what they are doing, resist distraction or even control what they say. Read more →

  • food intolerance

    Food intolerance

    Being intolerant means that your child has a heightened sensitivity to something. This makes it hard for them to digest the food and can give rise to symptoms ranging from sickness to headaches, rashes, bloating, diarrhoea and hyperactivity. Read more →

    if you dont understand your results, it already gives the indication that you are autistic!!!! but dont worry, if you are functioning normally who cares... my score was ok -ie not indicative of autistic, but i am not coping.. i have other problems to deal with, like possible hyperactivity - undiagnosed!!! depression etc etc etc. only if you are not happy with your life, should you see someone and suggest your score on a very mild autism test

    hi shelly, i know you may be very flustrated. but at your sons age no doctor will even consider diagnosing him yet, or even looking into it. my son has always been a handful and i could truthfully say looking back now im sure he showed signs of having it even before he was born. lol. he has just been diagnosed 7 months ago (aged 8 now) and since he was 3 ive had a terrible time keeping him in nursery and school due to the teachers not being able to cope with him. unless he moves around a hell of alot it sounds more like it could be on the autism spectrum. food diaries are a waste of time coz their is no evidence to say for sure that additives cause hyperactivity. hope this helps a little. good luck you will need it. just keep up the good work.

    Most people (usually boys, not girls as the article on this website says) with AD/HD (with or without the hyperactivity), ASD and some other conditions known as Special Educational Needs, have been found to be short of EFAs (omega-3 oils), zinc, B vitamins and magnesium - available as supplements or through certain foods. Research in other countries treats these conditions by diet, which we do not really do yet in Britain. A good starting point is to read the book "Gut and Psychology Syndromes" by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, available from Amazon and other booksellers. Cath (Educational Psychologist)

    Most people (usually boys, not girls as the article on this website says) with AD/HD (with or without the hyperactivity), ASD and some other conditions known as Special Educational Needs, have been found to be short of EFAs (omega-3 oils), zinc, B vitamins and magnesium - available as supplements or through certain foods. Research in other countries treats these conditions by diet, which we do not really do yet in Britain. A good starting point is to read the book "Gut and Psychology Syndromes" by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, available from Amazon and other booksellers. Cath (Educational Psychologist)

    hi there my son is 5 years old he is extremly hyper and finds it very hard to concenrate , expecially when hes in school . i just done the health checker adhd test putting in how he is and it has come throught that ADHAlevel is high.. attension risk level is high.. and hyperactivity and impulsivity level is also high .. iv spoken to my GP who then referred us when a letter came back they said they would not deal with my son at this moment in time , my GP said there proberly trying to basically pass it on as they dnt want to deal with it .. im stuck people think my son is really naughty and diobediant but i no hes not he can be good ... please can you give me any suggestions thank you





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    ive had a similar problem.fromt he age of about 3 my eldest has been very lively n i questioned adhd then.now 3 yrs later(now 6 yrold) ive researched ect and found that he is actually adhd and explained this to my GP and mentioned i have been advised by my health visitor(to help prevent habits passing onto my younger 2, aged 2 n 1) hope this helps.

    hi my name is becky i have left comments on above , i know how your feeelin i have been there myself it took me 8 years to get my son diagnosed please visit our website on facebook or internet southampton adhd support group . please dont feel alone there is alot of support we can offer you dont worry if your not in our area we can still have contact through the net good luck

    Most people (usually boys, not girls as the article on this website says) with AD/HD (with or without the hyperactivity), ASD and some other conditions known as Special Educational Needs, have been found to be short of EFAs (essential fatty acids or omega-3 oils), zinc, B vitamins and magnesium - available as supplements or through certain foods. Research in other countries treats these conditions by diet, which we do not really do yet in Britain. A good starting point is to read the book "Gut and Psychology Syndromes" by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride, available from Amazon and other booksellers. This will also explain why some conditions are passed down through families (for environmental reasons rather than genetic ones). Cath (Educational Psychologist)

    I don't know if my son has adhd or not. As a toddler he was extremely active and always upto some kind of mischief, I would find myself crying over a little toddler. He almost acted as though he took great delight in my upset. My only saving grace was the fact that he was a fantastic sleeper but when he was awake it was full pelt!!!! At school he clamed over the years but found infants and juniors difficult to concentrate and focus to the point he would leave exams papers without putting pen to paper because something would distract him. After a half term holiday from school he wouold be a nightmare returning to school. It would take a least 2 week for him to settle down. At which point I would be worrying as he would be off school again in 4 weeks. He has found it very difficult to maintain friendships. He would fall out then move on to the next friend then try to return to the previous friend but never understanding why they seemed upset with him. If he was to do something which wasn't allowed you would have to tell him to stop with the understanding he would have to do it again. He just can not stop when asked. Now he is 12 years old and althought the hyperactivity has decreased or may just be channelled through sports, I'm not sure! He talks to everybody but has to be louder than any other child. Some days he is lovely to the children in the neighbourhood then the following day for no reason he is horrid. Some neighbours dislike him and have blamed him for things which he hasn't been repsonsible for. He often says inappropriate things very loudly, without warning. I just worry about him as he can often offend people without even realising. I talk to him cnstantly as to where he has gone wrong but it doesn't make any difference. He understands at that moment when it's all gone horribly wrong then he'll just do it again another time. I have overheard people talking about him and that upsets me so much as I kow he has such lovely qulities which they won't know about. he really does have a heart of gold but when he performs people just dislike him. He started at senior school this year and it has been very hard. The school don't know any of this although he hasn't been in terrible trouble at school he does have some detentions. Other boys at school bullied hm when he started school. Was this because they saw he was different to them or was it just bad luck! As much as he didn't deserve the bullying I always knew he would bring some of this upon himself as he would be in kids faces too much. His school work still suffers as he can't concerntrate for long periods of time especially if something more intersting is happening around him. I worry his loud outbursts will land him in serious bother. Please help do you think this sounds like a boy with ADHD or ADD? I've been to the doctors over the years which hasn't been progressed at all. Junior school thought he was boderline but I just don't want this to ruin his senior school life. It should be fun for him aswell as hardwork.





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    Hi Michaela, whilst reading your concern for your son i couldnt help but completely relate to what you are going through. My daughter is going to be 3 in October and since she was about 18 months old iv had my conerns. Iv been to my doctor's 4 times about my concerns and they just tell me they can't do anything until she is 5 as she is so young. I can completely relate to how you feel, and its horrid! so many mixed emotions for yourself and aswell as them. I am finding it really hard foor people to really understand me as constantly get told.... its the terrible 2's, or she is just really bright, its a phase, the list is endless. I know something isnt right and am finding it really hard to find someone that will help me. Some evenings I am in tears because of her behaviour, and for the last year i have been really worried when going places just incase she has an outburst. i find her so different to my friends children at times, and just dont now what to do? So due to your son being older, i think you stand a better chance if you talk to your GP as they should be able to help you and your son. Your not alone and i think there should be more help for parents with these concerns.

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