What is ADD | ADD treatment for Child

by cadabamshospital

04 January,2018 | Reading Time: 2 minutes

What is ADD? Attention deficit disorder is a brain-related condition that influences individual’s mental capacity. It affects individual’s concentration on things like school work, daily activities like brushing teeth and social interaction.

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The greatest difference between ADD and ADHD is that children with ADHD are hyperactive. They experience difficulty sitting still. They may be restless to the point that teachers rapidly see their overexcited behavior and suspect something wrong with them. Whereas, the children with Attention deficit disorder may fly under the radar since they aren't overflowing with energy and disturbing the classroom.

In fact, ADD is one of the three subtypes of ADHDThe term ADD is still used by parents and educators (teachers). But since 1994, specialists have been calling it by its formal name: ADHD.

ADD Characteristics

Attention deficit disorder is a collection of characters that mirror the children inherent and neurologically based personality. The four fundamental qualities that characterize this disorder are explained below with real-life examples for the reader to relate better to.  

  1. Selective attention: The individual may experience a state of deep attention in a particular task to things that attract them. Also, the person may experience forgetfulness in daily activities or have trouble with organization skills. They avoid a task that needs a constant mental effort like homework.
  2. Impulsivity: The individual may act without thinking; they cannot wait for their turn. Children with impulsivity tend to be impatient, they might interrupt others conversation. And also engage in risk-taking behaviors like climbing and jumping etc,
  3. Distractibility: The person may fail to pay attention to the speaker, even when the speaker directly speaks to them. They may be easily distracted by any external stimuli. For example, dog barking, traffic noise.

What is ADD treatment & Medications

It might appear as though children with ADD are not listening to their parents, but it is not so. They cannot filter out important information in order focus on a particular thing. It may be difficult for teachers and parents when dealing with a child and can also be disappointing to the child.

Proper diagnosis is essential to treat the individual. Also, psychologist and psychiatrist combined intervention is needed to treat it effectively. If your child is finding it hard to deal with ADD, it is advisable you consult a counselor or a psychiatrist before it gets worst.

Visit Cadabam’s hospitals and know more about the symptoms and effects of ADD on children or call us @+91 97414 76476 and speak up to our best psychologists and psychiatrists on board.