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Question: Can Adhd behavior change depending on the environment?

 grullon593 - Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:56 pm

If a child has adhd can their behavior differ depending on their surroundings..example can a child behave at home and not behave in school. Or is the behavior consistent regardless of surroundings?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:05 pm

User avatar Hello,
ADHD can manifest itself in many different ways but it is quite common for behavior to vary with circumstances. They also are prone to stimulation overload and this can prompt meltdowns. Sometimes children do well at school, with good structure and then wind down at home. As they relax in a safe environment they sometimes let out their pent-up energy. But this is entirely unique to the individual and how he/she handles this disorder. Medications can be adjusted to help with the stressful times.

Good luck.

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