i have a nine year old nephew and i suspect that he has ADHD.he shows some of the symptoms like being so talkative,you can't make him sit still, not even for 30 seconds!when he's watching tv he would imitate the characters, he would climb like spider-man or jump like a toad.i lose temper sometimes bcoz he jumps and runs around the house and it's driving me crazy.and most of the time he shouts for no reason at all.he always stammer when he talks and ask very silly questions that you would normally hear from 4 or 5 yr old kids.what really bothers me is he's not kind to anyone,always saying very mean things to someone like he wants to kill our two year old neigbor, hit the kid in the face til it bleeds...is it normal for a 9 year old to say that?!i mean, i have another 9 year old nephew and their actions are way too different from one another.i'm worried that it's not ADHD, and it's a difffrnt disorder, a symdrome of some sort.so is there someone out there tell me what to do?how i will deal with my nephew....thanx!
Is this ADHD?
My brother who's 11 has ADHD. My father (who we inherited it from) has ADD. I have ADD also, haha interesting enough my boyfriend also has ADD. he may have ADHD his symptoms seem to be ones that my brother has alll the time, however it may just being a 9yr old kid, some of them can be pretty wild on their own. but if u really want to know for sure, go have him tested, thats what we did for my brother who is a real mess, like with school and he has a bad temper, and he also asks questions like a 2 yr old would...it tends to be quite annoying. however it can differ from person to person, like ppl say when i was a child i was never really wild or crazy i just wouldnt be able to do schoolwork, i could concentrate and would drift off. so i guess it does depend on the child. so ur best bet would be to have him tested.
maybe you should be checked for it then