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ADHD in Children

ADHD

Do you know ADHD is a complex mental health issue that may influence the child’s academic achievement at school and their relations? Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be hard to parent. Children may experience difficulty in understanding important instructions.

Symptoms:

  • Inattention: The child may often fail to pay keen attention to a particular task (such as play, listing a lesson etc.) and do a careless mistake in homework or other activities. The child may easily be distracted and often forgetful. Commonly they lose needful items, like pen, pencil, toys etc.
  • Hyperactivity: The child may have small movements, especially of the hands and feet frequently. Often leaves his/her seat in the classroom. Commonly the child may run or climbs, which is inappropriate to the situation. Excessive talking is commonly seen in these children.
  • Impulsivity: The children may come out with the answers before questions have been completely asked. Frequently the children may interrupt the other conversations. They may difficulty in playing quietly (such as chess, caroms, and other indoor games etc.). There is a slight difference in the ADHD manifestation of behavior in boys and girls:
  • Boys may show hyperactivity behavior where girls may often UN-diagnosed as they tend to be inattentive.

Types of ADHD in children:

  • Inattentive/impulsive/hyperactive-(combined type): Child may show all three symptoms. It is most common form in ADHD.
  • Impulsive /Hyperactive type: The child may show both impulsive and hyperactive behavior, but they may able to pay attention to activities.
  • Inattentive type (previously known as attention deficit disorder-ADD): In this children hyperactive is not seen, they do not disturb the classroom or other activities.

Treatment for ADHD:

  • Psychostimulants are effective medication commonly used for ADHD in children.
  • Behavior therapy is another optional treatment for children with ADHD: In which the child learn organizing skill such as schedule the timing for playing, studying, wake up to bedtime etc.
  • An alternative treatment used for ADHD involves neurofeedback, healthy dietary practices, anti-motion sickness treatment etc.

ADHD is treatable, early diagnosis and prompt treatment will show effective results. If you or your loved one may have experienced the symptoms and they constantly disrupts life for at least 6 months, if you suspect that your child may have ADHD. For more information on ADHD, visit www.cadabamshospitals.com or call us 08026088999.

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