ADHD : Is that you?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder which is commonly found in children. It is very hard for these patient to control their motor activity and/or pay attention. It is estimated that between 3 and 5 percent of children have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children with ADHD are at risk for potentially serious problems in adolescence and adulthood: academic failure or delays, driving problems, difficulties with peers and social situations, risky sexual behavior, and substance abuse. ADHD child may have following symptoms:
Hyperactive children always seem to be “on the go” or constantly in motion. They dash around touching or playing with whatever is in sight, or talk incessantly. Sitting still at dinner or during a school lesson or story can be a difficult task. They squirm and fidget in their seats or roam around the room. Or they may wiggle their feet, touch everything, or noisily tap their pencil. Hyperactive teenagers or adults may feel internally restless. They often report needing to stay busy and may try to do several things at once.
Impulsive children seem unable to curb their immediate reactions or think before they act. They will often blurt out inappropriate comments, display their emotions without restraint, and act without regard for the later consequences of their conduct. Their impulsivity may make it hard for them to wait for things they want or to take their turn in games.
In inattention, Children Often become easily distracted by irrelevant sights and sounds. Often failing to pay attention to details and making careless mistakes. Rarely following instructions carefully and completely losing or forgetting things like toys, or pencils, books, and tools needed for a task. Often skipping from one uncompleted activity to another.
The child suffering from the above issues is require to meet any mental health professional such as clinical psychologist, psychiatrist etc to seek treatment which should include behavioral intervention, individual psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.