Children and hyperactivity

Alternative names 
Hyperactivity and children


How do you deal with a hyperactive child?

If your child has a very short attention span, discuss the following possible causes with his or her health care provider: stressful events at home or at school, mild hearing loss, poor eyesight, an overactive thyroid, allergies, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 4, 2012
by Amalia K. Gagarina, M.S., R.D.

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