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?
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.