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ADHD - from birth or can it develop later?

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mrsbaffled Sat 20-Apr-13 12:50:32

Just wondered really.
DS2 was Dx with Tourettes a couple of weeks ago and they look for co-morbidities. He has OCD tendencies. Many DCs with TS also have ADHD.

He is VERY active all the time, but can usually sit still in school and concentrate when he needs to. But not all the time. I don't think he has ADHD, particularly as he was the calmest, most peceful baby ever. So I was wondering whether an ADHD child shows signs from birth, or can it develop?

I know DS1 (suspected AS) has always seemed 'different', but DS2 hasn't.

PolterGoose Sat 20-Apr-13 12:59:03

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mrsbaffled Sat 20-Apr-13 13:01:48

No. Neither has DS1. He definitely has SPD. We were just given a pack of flow charts to work through and pick some exercises to do. Hight scientific NOT! No moent to actually see an OT in our area sad

mrsbaffled Sat 20-Apr-13 13:02:07

highly, even

mrsbaffled Sat 20-Apr-13 13:02:52

money (sorry for the poor spelling!)

PolterGoose Sat 20-Apr-13 13:09:56

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mrsbaffled Sat 20-Apr-13 13:19:30

Thank you x PM'd you x

justaboutalittlefrazzled Sat 20-Apr-13 22:02:42

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toffeelolly Sun 21-Apr-13 00:32:13

My ds1 was the best baby, calm , everybody alway's said what a good baby we had. Was happy, ADHD was confirmed when he was just turning 5yrs, due to being very hyper and unable to sit down for long.

Maryz Sun 21-Apr-13 00:49:46

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MadameSin Sun 21-Apr-13 13:06:49

My ds almost 10 and dx of ADHD ... wonderful baby, but cried loads and very demanding. No bells ringing till toddlerhood. Nursery pointed out his inability to sit or listen for even the shortest of periods. It all really came to light when he started school, year 1 was the clincher. Polter, my ds has never seen an OT, only devt. paed??

BallyGoBackwards Sun 21-Apr-13 15:14:42

My DS was also a happy non demanding baby. Slept brilliant. Like some of the others his attention span only came to light once he started school.

I asked for him to be referred as I thought he may be dyslexic as both of my sisters have DC with that. I was surprised when he was diagnosed ADHD (inattentive type) as he didnt present with what I thought were the "normal" traits for ADHD.

MareeyaDolores Sun 21-Apr-13 22:29:47

Perhaps he was so happy and calm as a baby because he was really, really good at daydreaming wink

magso Sun 21-Apr-13 22:57:14

Ds was very passive as a young baby, but became very active and demanding as he (slowly) developed, especially once mobile. He was dxed ADHD at 5 and autism (with learning disability) a little later. I think it just took a year or two for him to tune into the world!

Stressedtothehilt Mon 22-Apr-13 09:56:39

Dd1 also a very very placid baby she has a dx of adhd

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