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hyperactivityNeurology A state of generalized restlessness and excess movement; hyperactivity in children is common but, if extreme, reaches ADD; idiopathic hyperactivity in adults is often abnormal and may indicate a manic state. See Attention-deficit disorder, Bipolar disorder.
hyperactivityAn unduly high level of restlessness and aggression with a low level of concentration and a low threshold of frustration, especially as resulting from minimal brain dysfunction. The term is usually applied to children and is sometimes called the ‘hyperkinetic syndrome’.
Patient discussion about hyperactivity
Q. My son who is 4yrs old is so hyper-active. How do I find out if my son has ADHD or ADD? My son who is 4yrs old is so hyper-active that he climbs on everything and jumps off everything to. I cannot prevent that. I have also punished him. He cries for a split moment and then he just goes back to doing the same thing. I've tried every type of punishment that I could think of. I'm afraid of him. What can I do? How do I find out if my son has ADHD or ADD?
Q. My 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD and he is more hyperactive than attention seeking. My 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD and he is more hyperactive than attention seeking. We are planning for alternative treatment now and then we would try for medicine. I've heard about increasing on Omega-3 -fish oil, but is there anything else out there that is safe enough to try?
Q. I’m a family man; my five year old daughter used to be more hyperactive. I need help. I’m a family man; my five year old daughter used to be more hyperactive and so I took her to our doctor and he diagnosed her with ADHD. My wife and I like to choose a good medication route for her. But we don’t know which is safe enough to try? I need help.