Studies have shown that ADHD affects over 8 million children across the globe. New-age child experts speak about it, might address the issue, list out the symptoms and note how to deal with it, while the ones from the older generation claim that ADHD is “nothing to worry about and all kids have exhibit hyper-active behaviour”
It’s no wonder most parents are left with more doubts and questions regarding ADHD
Here are a few tips and insights on ADHD:
What is it?
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects both children and adults. A person with ADHD will show varying degrees of these three behaviors: inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.
When is ADHD diagnosed?
ADHD is diagnosed in childhood by experts, and typically continues through adolescence and adulthood. The level of impairment can vary from person to person and from one situation to another.
What are the symptoms?
- difficulty focusing on tasks, including homework
- often struggles to follow through on assignments and chores
- has difficulty staying organized
- is often easily distracted
- often fails to respond when being spoken to
- abnormally active and/or disruptive behaviour
- talks excessively
- struggles to be quiet during leisure activities
- finds it difficult to wait his turn during play time
The most commonly used and recommended test for evaluating a child or adult for ADHD is a standard assessment that is designed to identify behavioral patterns and traits associated with ADHD. Only child experts like clinical psychologists and psychiatrists have the expertise to diagnose ADHD.