Andi - posted on 01/30/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter (age 8) has ADHD and epilepsy. Sometimes she will "get stuck" on a question and ask it over and over and over again. It is usually a question she does not like the answer to, but it is comlicated by the fact that sometimes it is like she doesn't "get" the answer. For instance "Why is my friend not coming today ? " (answer is she is coming saturday, not today) to which she will either ask the same exact question again or else ask why today is not Saturday. And this will go on and on until I think I am going to go insane. Some people keep suggesting that she may be autistic. Her neurologist and gen doctor say she is not, although she has never been formally screened for autism. I am troubled because when I google "repeatitive questions", it seems to be red flagged for autism. I have only found one article that said repeatitive questions are a symtom of ADHD.....and I am not sure they meant extreme repeatitive questions. Everything else talks about autism. So my question is are there any other moms out there dealing with extreme repeatitive questions in a child who has ADHD and not autism?