Published on Mar 17, 2018 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018 - 3 min read
It is a condition that is characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
ADHD is a behavioral condition that interferes focus, self-control, functioning and social skills. People with this condition have trouble with time management, dealing with emotions, remembering things, completing tasks, and difficulty in controlling their impulsive behavior.
symptoms show up at different ages in different people. They may be diagnosed early in life or well into adulthood when they are faced with situations that demand being organized and social. It is important to note that there is no impact on the child's IQ. They are as smart as their peers. Although they appear to lack focus, they can excessively focus on certain tasks which they find interesting.
There are two categories of symptoms in ADHD which includes
Symptoms of inattention:
Symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity:
Comparative studies of brain images of children with ADHD and those without, have shown that, in kids with ADHD, specific parts of the brain involved in executive functioning develops slower than children their age. This is the reason kids with ADHD act younger than their peers.
Consult the child's pediatrician if you notice some of the worrying signs.
- Forgets things instantly.
- Fail to finish what they started.
- Demanding on the teachers at school.
- Behave rashly when taken outside.
- Seem unpopular with their peers.
There are no imaging tests to detect ADHD. Instead, the doctor will use a combination of history from the child's parents, feedback from school teachers, and a set of questions about the child's behavior that is to be answered by the parents.
There is no cure for ADHD. The simultaneous use of medication and psychotherapy such as cognitive behavior therapy is found to be very beneficial in managing their symptoms.
As parents, it can get challenging to handle a child diagnosed with ADHD and there may be many questions arising in your head. It is important to realize that it is not that the child is unwilling to focus on what he is doing, but he or she is unable to. Once you are clear about this, you can gradually work out a strategy that works best for you and your child as well as others in the family. Here is how you can help your child 'fit in'.
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