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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Children!

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MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry, Master of Public Health (MPH) Sweden
Psychiatrist, Delhi  •  16 years experience
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Children!

One of the most vividly studied mental disorders in the child psychiatry branch is the ADHD disease. ADHD also known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a commonly observed mental disorder in children. As the name suggests this mental disorder is directly or indirectly linked to the inability of children in reacting to the environmental stimuli and inattentive. This is a serious disorder in children which could jeopardize the future of the child and in turn, everyone who is linked with the child.

According to the experts in this field, they say that each case of ADHD comes with some newer symptoms however; there is a repetitive pattern of some symptoms which helps in diagnosing the disease in children.

Symptoms of the ADHD disease in children:

Children with the ADHD disease are self-centered and inconsiderate about the needs of their near and dear ones. Since they are self-absorbed they will not care about the ongoing business of anyone and will choose to interrupt them while they might be busy doing anything. These children are not good at waiting, such as- they will not be able to wait in lines for class activities or at a takeaway order. Such children are unable to keep their emotions in control, that is, they will not wait for the appropriate time and surrounding for showing their emotions. They could get angry anywhere and anywhere and would start crying whenever they want. They will have a habit of fidgeting with things and will not want to sit idle even for a second.

An ADHD child will not be able to focus appropriately, that it, their mind will always stay distracted from things going on around. They will rather want to avoid an activity, task or question which takes the mental effort of their own, such as mathematics or puzzle. These children will have a short memory, or say, a tendency of forgetting things within a span of few minutes. This is also due to their lack of focus and attention at the work they are doing. One can easily spot an ADHD child who is daydreaming and even speaking whiles the respective daydreaming episode. These children will not be organized. A child suffering from ADHD will not be able to dress themselves up, in other words, they might be incapable of putting things together or realizing what goes where?

Such children will show their deficiencies and incapability everywhere. For example, their forgetful memory will not only be shown at home but also in school.

What should you do if you observe these signs and symptoms in your child?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions by the frightened parents of an ADHD patient. But the fact is that ADHD is curable and one should not be scared of facing it and cause a delay.

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

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