Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD):

ADD/ADHD:

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is actually among the most common childhood brain disorders which enable it to continue through adulthood and adolescence. Symptoms include trouble remaining focused, as well as paying attention, problems controlling behavior, and hyperactivity (over activity). These signs can potentially make it hard for a child with ADHD to be successful in school, make friends, or perhaps complete tasks at home.

Although, currently no cure for the disorder is available, treatments aim to relieve numerous symptoms of ADHD. With therapy, most individuals with ADHD can achieve success in various areas of live and have productive lives. Scientists and experts are continuing their attempts at creating more effective treatments modalities and interventions, by utilizing new resources including brain imaging, not only to understand clinical signs of ADHD better but also to look for much more efficient ways to address them.


Diagnosis of Attention Deficit Disorders:

Because we expect younger children to somewhat hyperactive and distractible, it is the impulsive actions - the harmful climb, the blurted insult - that usually stand out in preschoolers with ADD/ADHD.

By age 4 or perhaps 5, although, most kids have discovered just how to give consideration to others, to sit down silently when told to, and never to point out anything and everything that pops into the heads of theirs. And so by the time kids achieve school age, people with ADD/ADHD stand out in all 3 behaviors: impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattentiveness.

Inattentiveness:

  • Does not give consideration to details.
  • Makes poor mistakes
  • Has difficulty staying focused; is very easily distracted
  • Appears not to listen when spoken to
  • Has problems recalling things and following instructions
  • Has difficulty remaining organized, planning ahead, and finishing tasks
  • Frequently loses or perhaps misplaces other items, toys, books, or homework

Hyperactivity:

  • Talks excessively
  • Constantly squirms and fidgets
  • Is "constantly on the go"; quick to develop a temper
  • Often leaves his or perhaps the seat of her in cases in which sitting quietly is expected
  • Moves around consistently climbs or perhaps, generally runs inappropriately
  • Has problems playing quietly or perhaps relaxing.

Impulsivity:

  • Guesses, instead of taking some time to fix a problem.
  • Acts without giving much thinking.
  • Blurts out answers in class without giving appropriate pause or perhaps hear the entire question.
  • Says the inappropriate thing at an inappropriate time.
  • Often interrupts others.
  • Intrudes on conversations.
  • Cannot wait for his or her in line, or games or class, etc.
  • Failure to keep a check on emotions leading to anger outbursts and tantrums