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ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

Information about ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

We Have to Know about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

  • ADHD is a neurological syndrome characterized by easy distractibility, low tolerance for frustration or boredom, a greater tendency to say or do whatever comes to mind (impulsivity) and a predilection for situations with high intensity

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Any exposure to trauma?
  • Is child inattentive or hyperactive?

Causes of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

  • Low levels of Dopamine
  • Environmental
  • Smoking
  • Genetical
  • Low birth weight

Do’s and Don’ts- ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

  • Do’s-communicate well to the child, accept the imperfection
  • Don’ts-don’t lose your temper

Signs & Symptoms of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

  • ADHD primarily inattentive type:  Fails to give close attention to details, does not appear to listen, struggles to follow through on instructions, has difficulty with organization, is forgetful in daily activities, and is easily distracted.
  • ADHD primarily hyperactive/impulsive type: Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in a chair, has difficulty remaining seated,  runs about or climbs excessively, difficulty engaging in activities quietly, talks excessively,  blurts out answers before questions have been completed.
  • ADHD combined type: The individual meets both sets of inattention and hyperactive/impulsive criteria

Medical advice for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

  • If the child is of irritable temperament and aggressive
  • If the child’s academic performance in the school is poor
  • If the child is not sociable in the school and at home

Risk factors of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

  • Males are far more likely to get ADHD
  • Maternal smoking and alcohol

Treatment for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

  • Behavioral therapy Medicines

Self-care for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

  • Show your child lots of affection, be patient, try to keep a regular schedule for meals nap and bedtime

Investigations for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

  •  Electroencephalography
ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)
Causes of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)