At what age does aggression & hyperactivity typically go away?
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|Wed, 12-22-2010 - 12:46pm|
I know that the doctor said the hyperactive/aggressive component of ADHD will get better as our son gets older, with lack of focus remaining. What I'm not clear about is what "older" means. Can anyone share what they've heard of experienced as far as when this component improves? Our son is seven and I'm just waiting for any sign of this getting better. In the hour before his meds kick in, he is out of control. The medication makes him functional during the day (so much so you'd not know he has ADHD), but when it's not active, things are rough.
This morning, I put him in time out in his room (locking him in, per the therapist's advice, since he's dangerous) and he got a hold of a drill set (not sure why this was in his room ... it was his but not usually in there) and drilled a hole in his already damaged door. I honestly couldn't hear that's what was going on because he always throws things at and damages the door, so it was just usual loud. In the past, he's punched holes in the door (starting at age three ... yep, that out of control) and slammed toys into it enough to damage it. We keep patching the door, but at some point the whole thing needs to be replaced. For now, he has to pay for the repairs and possibly a new door with any Christmas money and by extra chores around the house.
I just want to hear there's hope this out of control component will go away in years that aren't too far off. Please tell me there's hope. :)