ADDitude Magazine Q&A: Could My Toddler Really Have ADHD? How Can I Tell?


ADHD in toddlers manifests through extreme behaviors, emotions, and reactions as well as typical ADHD symptoms such as hyperactivity and inattentiveness. Learn more about how ADHD is evaluated in young children and what treatment options exist.

Standard clinical guidance suggests that children younger than 4 shouldn’t be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD). However, symptoms of ADHD — especially in the form of behavioral deficits — can be clearly present in children as young as 2. Learn about the tell-tale signs of ADHD in toddlers (including the ones you’re most likely to miss) and more in this Q&A session with Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D.


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