Do you know ADHD affects certain areas of the brain that involves problem-solving, planning, understanding others actions, and controlling impulses? Yes, ADHD is a disorder affecting 10% of school-age children. Children with ADHD act without thinking. They are hyperactive and have trouble focusing. Mostly all the children act this way especially when they’re anxious or excited. But did you know there are few assumptions about ADHD in Children or ADHD Myths? Below are some of the ADHD myths in children.
Some ADHD myths or facts in Children
- ADHD isn’t a real medical condition.
ADHD is a legitimate diagnosis of a medical disorder. It is even recognized even in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Its primary symptoms are inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity.
- ADHD affects only boys.
Boys have a more hyperactive-impulsive type of ADHD and girls have Inattentive ADHD. Although this is beginning to change, diagnoses for girls have risen 55 percent from 2003 to 2011, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.
- Children with good grades don’t have ADHD. Grades are not always the best indication of what a student is learning. Children with ADHD may also have issues with learning certain social skills rather than performing well at academics.
- ADHD medication may cause other drug dependencies.
There is this assumption that children who take ADHD medication are more likely to abuse drugs when they become teenagers. In fact, it is just the opposite. Avoiding medications for ADHD increases the risk that the individual will abuse drugs or alcohol. Having the right treatment reduces this risk.
- People who have ADHD are foolish and lazy.
They definitely are not lazy. In fact, many famous, high-achieving individuals including Benjamin Franklin, Mozart, Abraham Lincoln had ADHD.
- ADHD is the outcome of bad parenting.
When a child with ADHD disturbs its class, it’s not because he hasn’t been taught well by its parents. Rather it’s because he cannot control his impulses. The problem is the chemical imbalance in the brain.
- ADHD is a cause of eating too much sugar.
Research doesn’t support this and it’s doubtful that sugar intake can affect the chemical imbalance in the child’s brain.
- All children with ADHD are hyperactive.
There are three types of ADHD one of them is Predominantly Inattentive Subtype, Predominantly Hyperactive-impulsive Subtype and a Combined Subtype.
ADHD treatment & medications
Although whether these are ADHD Myths or in reality a proper treatment is necessary. It is helpful for the children with ADHD to learn how to successfully live and manage their symptoms. If your child or your loved one is dealing with ADHD, then all you need to do is to call us @+91 97414 76476 or Visit Cadabam’s Hospitals and know more about ADHD Myths in children. Also get help for them to overcome this disorder with the help of our best psychologists and psychiatrists.