Q. Can ADHD make an 8-year-old angry at home and use threatening words?

Answered by
Dr. Vandana Patidar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Sep 11, 2019

Hello doctor,

My son is 8 years old. In school, mostly he is good for everything. At home, he gets angry with parents and his 2 years old sister. We cannot shout at him for anything. Mostly he will not listen to us. He will be making loud sounds, taking a knife, telling he wants to die like that things. He is ADHD child. So, please help us.

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatry Psychologist/ Counsellor Psychotherapy Sleep Medicine
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, your child does have some behavioral problem which can be tackled through parental counseling. Children's behavior develops in response to elder's behaviors because they gradually experience things and grow and learn. So, the way you tackle with your child is the most important thingparental counseling is needed. Regarding the diagnosis of ADHD, children need to be assessed in detail before labeling this diagnosis to them. Do not assume things just because your child is more naughty, it does not mean he has ADHD. Things need to be assessed in detail.

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