Parents May Be Best Detectors of ADHD in Their Children

The CDC observed that, in roughly 65 percent of reviewed cases, parents were often the first to recognize early signs of ADHD.
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Vo el Year End Sales Event ends on Labor Day. So hurry in to your local Volkswagen dealer today. Haveo pasords. Or obss about curity. She'llog in wi her smi. 'Ll haveis very N peonal assta off. His frustration level was very high and he was very defiant and he was about 3 years Schumaker's son Brian was officially diagnosed with add when he was 7 years old. But Katie says she suspected he had the disorder when he was just 2 years old. He said everything goes through my head so fast I can't catch it and then I realized I had to do something so I spoke to my pediatrician. Reporter: The shumakers' story reflective of the CDC's finding of 65% of the 3,000 cases they reviewed. The CDC concluding that parents and not other caretakers in the child's world are often the first and sometimes the best detectors of early signs of add. One of the things that I feel very fortunate about is that I was home with my children and I was able to see his frustration. If you would have told me in the beginning of his journey in kindergarten or first grade that Brian would be the boy he is right now, I would say you're crazy. Brian is very happy. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Linzie Janis, ABC news, New York. So if you're concerned your child may have add, doctors say you should look for behaviors that are more than average for a child their age. That includes distractible, impulsivity and restless behavior. Trouble getting dressed, trouble getting organized. Not able to sit through dinner in multiple settings at home and in school. If it's just occurring in one place it could be limited to that location. For another reason, so as always, seek out the help of a medical professional. Certainly good advice. A lot of good advice. Thanks, Amy.

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