Signs Your Child May Have ADHD
Are you worried that your child's extreme inattentiveness could be signs of ADHD?
While we know that children often go through their energetic moments and may try your patience at times, most parents know when something more serious is going on. Are you concerned that your child’s daydreaming, inability to listen or jitteriness may be due to ADHD? If so, our Raleigh, NC, pediatricians, Dr. Ceyhun Ozturk and Dr. Maria Guerra, are here to help you decide whether it’s time to schedule an appointment with us.
So, what are the most common signs of ADHD in children? The most obvious one and the one that’s often most discussed, is a child’s inability to stay focused on what they are doing. You may find that your child gets distracted often and can’t seem to finish a task before starting a new one. Your child may have trouble following directions and, as a result, they may miss crucial instructions either at school or at home.
Most people think of ADHD and immediately assume that their child has to be flying off the walls at all times, but this is simply not true. Our Raleigh children’s doctor can tell you that children with ADHD may not seem more active than any other child but the true problem is their inability to be attentive and focused on the task at hand.
Children with ADHD may also have moments where they are more irritable and quick to be angry, hostile or frustrated. They may interrupt conversations or cut in line. Be on the lookout for any mood changes that could be a potential indicator of ADHD.
If you find that your child fidgets all the time and can’t sit still, if your child stares into space most of the time or if your child’s teachers have described impulsive behaviors then it’s time to seek a consultation for ADHD. There are so many other conditions that could be to blame for these symptoms, so it’s best to come in so your child can be fully evaluated for ADHD as well as other potential issues, whether developmental, behavioral or psychological.
If you have any concerns or questions about your child’s behavioral or physical health don’t forget that you have compassionate, trustworthy doctors at Little Oaks Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC, who are here to help. Call us!