Negative thinking?

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Registered: 04-15-2003
Negative thinking?
Sat, 04-26-2003 - 10:51pm
Hi all,

Just wondered -- I've been struck lately by how negative ds Niels's (5 yo) speech is. Seems like he's always either complaining or criticizing or talking coarsely (eg potty talk). He also has a lot of "stuck" talk, talking about the same thing over and over, wtihout much variation. This has always been true, but I've noticed it especially since we began Concerta, tho it may be I'm just more conscious of behaviors because I'm watching for side effects.

I'm trying to figure out, is this an ADHD thing, or a bipolar thing, or a meds thing, or a 5yo boy thing??

Any ideas???



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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sun, 04-27-2003 - 8:18am
Truly I don't know what it is, but we have the same problem. My son will be 5 in August and mostly everything he says is negative or antagonistic.

He's dx ADHD, but we're getting a full psych evaluation for bipolar soon. Perhaps it's just normal, but most of my son's anger is directed at himself which makes me really wonder.

If I find out anything I'll let you know.