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Behavior Concerns

As school is approaching soon, many parents and caregivers are concerned about whether their child’s behavior could affect their ability to enjoy school or reach their full potential. There are several behavior problems that may be related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Some of the signs a child may display if they have ADHD include, but are not limited to:

  • Having trouble paying attention
  • Making careless mistakes, not attending to details
  • Having trouble focusing
  • Having trouble finishing assignments at home and at school
  • Having trouble listening
  • Having trouble following multi-step requests
  • Is squirmy or fidgets a lot
  • Cannot sit still, jumps out of seat to run or climb

Other diagnosis may coexist or be confused with ADHD including Depression, Anger, Behavioral Problems, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Asperger’s. If you are at all concerned, you can contact your physician qualified health professional or our clinic for more information. If you would like we can also refer you to other clinics in the area for a psychologist or psychological testing. You can also make an appointment with us to speak with a Child Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner, Therapist, or Counselor for more information.

(We very much hope that you have enjoyed this article. Please remember that nothing in this article is meant to be given as any type of medical or psychiatric advice and is for informational purposes only.  Nor is this article intended to substitute in any way for professional medical or psychiatric advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician, psychiatrist or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical or psychiatric condition. We strongly advise that you never disregard professional medical or psychiatric advice or delay in seeking advise because of anything you have read on the Acadian Care website.  Thank you. )