ADHD

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A brief overview of the signs and symptoms of ADHD, and how it’s treated in children and adolescents.

Overview

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a condition that makes it unusually difficult for kids to concentrate on tasks, to pay attention, to sit still, and to control impulsive behavior. While some children exhibit mostly inattentive behaviors and others predominantly hyperactive and impulsive, the majority of those with ADHD have a combination of both, which may make it very difficult for them to function in school, and create a lot of conflict at home.

Symptoms of Hyperactive or Impulsive ADHD

  • Fidgeting or squirming, trouble staying in one place or waiting his turn
  • Excessive running and climbing
  • Trouble playing quietly
  • Extreme impatience
  • Always seems to be “on the go” or “driven by a motor”
  • Excessive talking or interrupting, blurting out answers

Symptoms of Inattentive ADHD

  • Makes careless mistakes
  • Is easily distracted
  • Has difficulty following instructions
  • Doesn’t seem to be listening when spoken to directly
  • Has trouble organizing
  • Avoids or dislikes sustained effort
  • Is forgetful, always losing things

REMEMBER: ADHD is not a disease! Is merely a different mind!!!

Source: http://childmind.org/article/quick-facts-on-adhd/

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