[VIDEO] How to Tell if your Child has ADHD?

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10 ways to tell if your child has ADHD

10 Ways to Know if your Child has ADHD

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hey this is dr. Paul again child and adolescent
psychiatrist I’m here today to talk
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about mental health issues and children
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today I’m going to talk to you about
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ADHD I got a email from a parent asking
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does my child have ADHD he’s super
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common probably affecting somewhere
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between five to ten percent of kids
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depending on the study to look at so
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today I’m gonna go over ten ways to know
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if your child has ADHD or not these are
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sort of not diagnostic obviously the
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diagnosis will require either seeing a
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pediatrician or seeing a mental health
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expert such as myself to figure that out
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but you know I love kids with ADHD I’m
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treating kids pahc they’re full of
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energy they’re spunky have all sorts of
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amazing talents and things that they do
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with lots of energy I love to sing dance
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before impact we don’t want to quash
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that at a kid is that’s a lot of natural
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energy and talents that they have but
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sometimes these things can get
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problematic particularly with school
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after-school activities so let’s go over
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the ten different ways to know if your
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child actually has ADHD or not so the
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first one number one is like I said
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earlier difficulty paying attention work
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school Boy Scouts church church is a
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difficult one that’s hard for a lot of
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people stay focused and on but mainly
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school teacher reports to you frequently
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in notes in the agenda Tommy is zoning
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out again or he can’t pay attention keep
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a record of it number two being easily
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distracted that’s a comment of like
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squirrel you have something you’re
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supposed to be focusing on somebody’s
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going on outside the child sees
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someone’s playing basketballs favorite
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sport boom so looking at the basketball
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game rather than playing attention to
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math number three number three is
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trouble listing when someone is talking
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to you so generally that’s a teacher
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that’s adult and that is a frustrating
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feeling you get when you know your
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child’s not listening and you ask them
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hey what did I just say and they have no
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idea this is something that isn’t just
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random and it occurs randomly because
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all kids do that every once in a while
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this is a pattern this is a power major
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that the teacher sees you see how do
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people see and it is frustrating and
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airtank just remember some kids don’t
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have
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a big muscle in terms of staying
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attentive to everything that you are
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saying number four is being disorganized
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or having poor time management so what
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does that look like that’s a child who
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doesn’t know where anything is their
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backpack is a complete disaster papers
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of squash their head is there you open
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the desk or on that school night you
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open it up and it looks like a bomb went
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off number five not paying close
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attention to details so this is a
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classic example of a child who knows
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what they’re doing they know the answer
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to the math problem they can do it but
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they didn’t get it right because they
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didn’t read that it was they wanted
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tommy’s number of apples not Johnny’s
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number of oranges they erased through
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that part so they’re smart enough to get
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it they’re just not paying attention to
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those very important details
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number six forgetfulness what does
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forgetfulness look like with children
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forget them this looks like I left my
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math book at school again for the 18th
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time number seven miss placing you’re
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losing things the old the dog ate my
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homework if that’s familiar to any
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parent kind of a cardinal sign of ADHD
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and children as well you just forgetting
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things
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you’re losing things it’s difficult
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number eight having a hard time waiting
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your turn
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so that is a kid who instead of waiting
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their turn in the line for the water
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fountain they feel like they just can’t
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do it they need to get to the front line
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they cut the line they get in trouble so
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it’s not necessarily being the kid being
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mean or jerk or whatever whoever bad the
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other kids make the child feel the
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teacher makes them feel we have to start
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thinking about the fact that they really
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may have a hard time waiting and
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delaying that gratification and waiting
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in an extra even if it’s five minutes
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getting to that final on line so it’s
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not excusing behavior it’s I’m trying to
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understand from a different perspective
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number nine fidgeting tapping squirming
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that is the kid who is bouncing their
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tenth pencil off the desk
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drumming around on the desk and I
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imagine all sorts of great drummers got
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their start with a couple pencils in a
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classroom not necessarily something you
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want to quash with the kid but
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definitely something that you can
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alter and make it a more acceptable
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behavior given a place in time encourage
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it number 10 interrupting that’s one of
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my favorite jokes is the interrupting
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cow joke if you were to lie to your kid
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but you know interrupting is problematic
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interrupting is an impulse control issue
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it’s so excited they want to learn or
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really you know they know the answer or
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maybe they don’t but they really want to
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say it so again a lot of good things
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happening there that you do not want to
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squash the child but they can become
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disruptive in the classroom so these are
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the 10 things 10 signs of your child
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might have ADHD again if you feel like
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they really do please bring them in for
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an evaluation your pediatrician about it
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for more information go to my website
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now psych comm back-sass blog thanks for
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listening have a great day

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