Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition wherein the individual experiences things which he or she can not control or even comprehend why they are doing it.
The name ADHD basically describes what the condition is. Children or adults
with this disorder involuntarily do things which make them lose their
concentration and make them miss things. The attention span of most children
with ADHD is
quite short and no matter how much they are punished for their inattention and
carelessness, the possibility of them doing it again is high. Other signs of
ADHD are impulsive behavior, inability to
concentrate or focus ones attention and restlessness or hyperactivity.
There are other signs and symptoms that may be associated with ADHD but these are not solely to blame on the disorder, which is why these are not concrete symptoms of the condition. These signs include anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior, defiance and stubbornness. Having these symptoms does not automatically point to the child having the disorder. Instead, it is best to let the child undergo a series of tests that can help with the diagnosis.
ADHD treatment may be a combination of psychological therapies, medication and lifestyle changes. Therapy is instrumental in helping the child or the adult, as the case may be, manage the disorder. Medication may be a necessary part of treating ADHD because there are times when the child may exhibit destructive behavior, to others and to himself. Lifestyle changes may also be key to helping manage ADHD in the sense that some foods can elevate activity as well as amplify it. Many adults who had this condition when they were children may have managed without the necessary treatment for this by developing ways to manage and control themselves.
Attention Deficit - Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADD and AD/HD, are used interchangeably and are really one and the same.
ADD & ADHD Resources - ADD/ADHD symptoms often overlap and/or mimic many symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorders.
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