ADHD Symptoms in a 5-Year-Old

ADHD Symptoms in a 5-Year-Old
Published on, 19 July, 2023. Answered by Dr. Aparna G and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Does my 5 1/2-year-old son have ADHD or another condition if he displays symptoms for 20 days and then has none for 10 days?


Answered by Dr. Aparna G


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


ADHD is a condition that can arise at any point in childhood. However, it is crucial to consult a specialist for a definitive diagnosis, as the condition can affect a childs development and academic performance, necessitating treatment. Typically, ADHD persists continuously, but if episodic behavioral disturbances are present, it is important to rule out other conditions such as seizures/epilepsy. I recommend seeking consultation with a pediatrician or psychiatrist as soon as possible.




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