Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common diagnosed disorders in children that continues to teenage and sometimes to adulthood too. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors interfere with school and home life.
Who gets affected with ADHD?
It’s more common in boys than in girls. It’s usually discovered during the early school years, when a child begins to have problems paying attention. The average age of onset of ADHD is 7 years old.
Symptoms are categorized into 3 categories:
- Child is easily distracted and doesn’t follow instructions or tasks.
- The child forgets daily activities and has a trouble organizing tasks.
- Often loses things and tends to daydream.
- The child is restless and doesn’t like to do things that need to remain seated and still.
- Has trouble playing quietly and talks excessively.
- The child is impatient to wait for his/her turn.
- He/she interrupts while others speak and blurts out answers.
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