Hyperactivity Disorder is a mental disorder characterized by excessive activity, aggressive behavior or short attention span. While the symptoms of Hyperactivity Disorder vary from one person to another, the symptoms are difficult to recognize, at times.
HOW IS HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER DIAGNOSED?
There are no tests to diagnose ADHD but the disorder could be diagnosed by a general physician through interviews and rating scales.
HOW IS HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER TREATED?
Standard treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children include medications, education, training and counseling. These treatments can relieve many of the symptoms of ADHD, but they don't cure it. Children with ADHD often benefit from behavior therapy and counseling, which may be provided by a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or other mental health care professional.
DID YOU KNOW?
ADHD is more common in boys than girls. It's thought that around 2% to 5% of school-aged children may have the condition. ADHD can occur in people of any intellectual ability, although it's more common in people with learning difficulties.