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Dr. Anand is one of the best Pediatricians in Mico Layout, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Anand at Vijaya Children Clinic in Mico Layout, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anand on Lybrate.com.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Symptoms In Children And Teenagers!

MA - Psychology, M-Phill Psychology, B.Ed, C.I.G, ECCE, B.A. Psychology
Psychologist, Ghaziabad
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Symptoms In Children And Teenagers!

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most common neurobehavioral disorders presenting for treatment in children and adolescents. ADHD is often chronic with prominent symptoms and impairment spanning into adulthood. ADHD is often associated with co-occurring disorders including disruptive, mood, anxiety, and substance abuse. The diagnosis of ADHD is clinically established by review of symptoms and impairment. The biological underpinning of the disorder is supported by genetic, neuroimaging, neurochemistry and neuropsychological data. Consideration of all aspects of an individual’s life needs to be considered in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. 

Multimodal treatment includes educational, family, and individual support. Psychotherapy alone and in combination with medication is helpful for ADHD and comorbid problems. Pharmacotherapy including stimulants, noradrenergic agents, alpha agonists, and antidepressants plays a fundamental role in the long-term management of ADHD across the lifespan. 

The management of ADHD includes consideration of two major areas: non-pharmacological (educational remediation, individual and family psychotherapy) and pharmacotherapy.

I personally support Psychotherapy. Specialized educational planning based on the child’s difficulties is necessary in a majority of cases. Since learning disorders co-occur in one-third of ADHD youth, ADHD individuals should be screened and appropriate individualised educational plans developed. Educational adjustments should be considered in individuals with ADHD with difficulties in behavioral or academic performance. Increased structure, predictable routine, learning aids, resource room time, and checked homework are among typical educational considerations in these individuals. Similar modifications in the home environment should be undertaken to optimize the ability to complete homework. For youth, frequent parental communication with the school about the child’s progress is essential. 

Symptoms in children and teenagers 

The symptoms of ADHD in children and teenagers are well defined, and they're usually noticeable before the age of six. They occur in more than one situation, such as at home and at school. The main signs of each behavioural problem are detailed below:

  1. Inattentiveness: having a short attention span and being easily distracted making careless mistakes – for example, in schoolwork appearing forgetful or losing things being unable to stick at tasks that are tedious or time-consuming appearing to be unable to listen to or carry out instructions constantly changing activity or task having difficulty organising tasks 
  2. Hyperactivity and impulsiveness: being unable to sit still, especially in calm or quiet surroundings constantly fidgeting being unable to concentrate on tasks excessive physical movement excessive talking being unable to wait their turn acting without thinking interrupting conversations little or no sense of danger 

These symptoms can cause significant problems in a child's life, such as underachievement at school, poor social interaction with other children and adults, and problems with discipline. 

Related conditions in children and teenagers 

Although not always the case, some children may also have signs of other problems or conditions alongside ADHD, such as: 

  • anxiety disorder – which causes your child to worry and be nervous much of the time; it may also cause physical symptoms, such as a rapid heartbeat, sweating and dizziness 
  • oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) – this is defined by negative and disruptive behaviour, particularly towards authority figures, such as parents and teachers 
  • conduct disorder – this often involves a tendency towards highly antisocial behaviour, such as stealing, fighting, vandalism and harming people or animals 
  • depression 
  • sleep problems – finding it difficult to get to sleep at night, and having irregular sleeping patterns 
  • autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) – this affects social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour 
  • epilepsy – a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated fits or seizures 
  • Tourette’s syndrome – a condition of the nervous system, characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics 
  • learning difficulties – such as dyslexia Symptoms in adults In adults, the symptoms of ADHD are more difficult to define. This is largely due to a lack of research into adults with ADHD. 

ADHD is a developmental disorder; it's believed that it can't develop in adults without it first appearing during childhood. But it's known that symptoms of ADHD often persist from childhood into a person's teenage years, and then adulthood. Any additional problems or conditions experienced by children with ADHD, such as depression or dyslexia, may also continue into adulthood. By the age of 25, an estimated 15% of people diagnosed with ADHD as children still have a full range of symptoms, and 65% still have some symptoms that affect their daily lives. The symptoms in children and teenagers, which are listed above, is sometimes also applied to adults with possible ADHD. But some specialists say that the way in which inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness affect adults can be very different from the way they affect children. For example, hyperactivity tends to decrease in adults, while inattentiveness tends to get worse as the pressure of adult life increases. Adult symptoms of ADHD also tend to be far more subtle than childhood symptoms. 

Some specialists have suggested the following list of symptoms associated with ADHD in adults: 

  • carelessness and lack of attention to detail 
  • continually starting new tasks before finishing old ones 
  • poor organisational skills 
  • inability to focus or prioritise 
  • continually losing or misplacing things 
  • forgetfulness 
  • restlessness and edginess 
  • difficulty keeping quiet and speaking out of turn 
  • blurting out responses and often interrupting others 
  • mood swings, irritability and a quick temper 
  • inability to deal with stress 
  • extreme impatience 
  • taking risks in activities, often with little or no regard for personal safety or the safety of others – for example, driving dangerously 

Additional problems in adults with ADHD As with ADHD in children and teenagers, ADHD in adults can occur alongside several related problems or conditions. One of the most common conditions is depression. Other conditions that adults may have alongside ADHD include: 

  • personality disorders – conditions in which an individual differs significantly from an average person, in terms of how they think, perceive, feel or relate to others 
  • bipolar disordera condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another 
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) – a condition that causes obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour 

The behavioural problems associated with ADHD can also cause problems such as difficulties with relationships, social interaction, drugs and crime. Some adults with ADHD find it hard to find and stay in a job. If you notice any of the above in your child or yourself , it is worth making the effort and spending some time and money to have your child and or yourself assessed on a priority basis as ADHD causes neural changes in the brain. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi I'm Naveen 23 male .Is milk really help to me b'coz some doctor said Cows milk is for baby cows and not humans. Milk is needed only till your weaning period is over after birth. That is 1-1.5 years after birth. No animal drinks the milk of another animal. Which one is correct can I take milk?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi I'm Naveen 23 male .Is milk really help to me b'coz some doctor said Cows milk is for baby cows and not humans. Mi...
Hello, Milk is a balanced food ,essential for healthy human being. * It provides calcium,proteins, minirals + water. To nourish the body. * 1 glass of lukewarm milk taken at bed time regulate metabolism preventing constipation. Fats molecules in cow milk is less in comparison to buffalo milk. * 1, Ltr of, milk of cow should be consumed ,it is well digestible Tk care.
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Hi Doctor, my daughter is 2 and half years old, she never eat properly, she loves to eat only chocolates, I give her junior horlicks to drink every day. I am really worried about her growth. She is also on breast feed still. I really do not know what to do please help me for her good diet.

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hi Doctor, my daughter is 2 and half years old, she never eat properly, she loves to eat only chocolates, I give her ...
Hi lybrate-user, you could give chocolates as a reward in case your daughter eats properly for a week. You could make colorful foods like a colorful fruit yoghurt, fruit custard, soups in winters or fruit shakes. Try making her diet as nutritious as possible by adding veggies and cereals. Do not force feed her. Give her small portions to finish and give frequent and small meals. You could start supplement powders to be added in milk like pediasure etc. Get her weight and height checked regularly on your pediatrician visit and maintain her growth record in order to understand her pattern of growth. Hope that helps.
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Important things for infants
Exclusive breast feeding for 6 month
Complementry to be started after 6 month

My one month baby has oral thrush. I too got infected. So my breast milk supply is highly reduced. Now she is not drinking formula. What medicine can I take for yeast infection and what cream can I apply in my nipple for infection and sore.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Bhubaneswar
My one month baby has oral thrush. I too got infected. So my breast milk supply is highly reduced. Now she is not dri...
Hello lybrate-user! For oral thrush of your baby you can give one homeopathy medicine-Borax-30- 2 times for 4 days and simply apply glycerin inside the mouth. For your case if there is sore and cracked nipple you can take this homeopathic medicines- Graphites-30 - 3 times for 6 days, Phytolacca-30- 3 times for 6 days. You too apply simply glycerin over that area.
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My baby is 11 months old. Cn I apply odomos on his face. Or any other safe mosquito repellent. He gets lot of mosquito bites. Also What to apply if a mosquito bites.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My baby is 11 months old. Cn I apply odomos on his face. Or any other safe mosquito repellent. He gets lot of mosquit...
In my opinion odomos need not be applied to your baby and I will suggest you to use a mosquito net and caladryl lotion can be applied over the bite site.
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Mera baby boy 2 month 26 day ka hai. Use khansi ho gai hai. Please drops name batao. Ya koi home remedy.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Mera baby boy 2 month 26 day ka hai. Use khansi ho gai hai. Please drops name batao. Ya koi home remedy.
A baby need to be examined before prescribing any medicine. However till you consult some pediatrician keep the baby warm all the time,
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Hello Dr. Since from 8- 9 months having digestion problem. N m also lactating my 1year 7month month boy baby. I always feel weakness. Feel like giddiness. Wat to do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello Dr. Since from 8- 9 months having digestion problem. N m also lactating my 1year 7month month boy baby. I alway...
Hello, U r not taking care of your intake. * take apple,carrots,papaya,cheese,milk,almonds,walnuts, spinach,. * take, easily digestible, diet ,avoifing junk food. * U should withdraw from feeding your child aged,1.7 yrs, causing wkness. * Homoeo-medicine* @ Five phos 6x- 4 tabs, x 3 with luke warm water/ milk/tea./dly. @ Alfalfa Q- 10 drops,thrice a day with little water./dly @ china 30-6pills x 3/fly * report,after a wk.
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