Some Basic Information about ADHD and Its Symptoms
The most commonly mental disorder that affects children and teens is called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD, and this could continue into adulthood. Children to have this mental disorder are observed to be hyperactive, unable to control their impulses, and may have trouble paying attention. It is good to be aware that this mental disorder is more common in boys than in girls, and these behaviors will affect the school and home lives of these kids. When a child would find it difficult to pay attention, usually during his or her early school years, would this disorder be discovered to affect the child.
In the case of an adult having ADHD, the person may have difficulty in managing time, in being organized, in setting goals and in keeping a job, and the person may have concerns also with relationships, in addiction and with his or her self-esteem.
There are symptoms that parents should be aware of and be able to detect on time if their kids has this ADHD problem, this way the child will be treated properly with the necessary therapies that would go a long way in curing the problem.
One very common symptom of ADHD is hyperactivity. Take note of disturbing behaviors of your child that occur spontaneously, like being very fidgety, finding difficulty to sit in one place, constant movement and talking even while doing another task, and chances are your child has ADHD.
Inattentiveness is another major indicative of ADHD. This is described as a child’s being unable to be on attention on one activity, is bored fast, and in most often always distracted. Concentration is even difficult for the child, seems to be at lost in his or her own world, and seldom can follow instructions.
Impulsiveness is another symptom that is said to be exhibited by children suffering with ADHD. This impulsiveness of the child happens because he or she is not in control of their emotions, thus usually would not wait for their turn in a game and other activities, and is not worried or concern of the consequences of his or her action.
When you are looking at the symptoms mentioned and determining of a case of ADHD of your child, remember to observe at least six months if the child has been exhibiting these behaviors continuously.
A child suffering from the above mentioned symptoms may not be affected with ADHD, but should never be ignored, and should be cleared under a checkup because an early detection would help the recovery and cure of the child.
Some may relate impulsiveness with emotional problems, however, parents must erase the slightest doubt by early detection for this can help a long way in curing the child.