ADHD symptoms and treatment
The majority of persons with ADHD have issues in each of these areas, but this isn't always the case.
Some people with the syndrome, for example, may struggle with inattentiveness but not hyperactivity or impulsivity. Attention deficit disorder is another name for this type of ADHD (ADD). Because the symptoms of ADD aren't always visible, it can go unnoticed.
Symptoms in teenagers and children
ADHD symptoms in children and teenagers are well-defined, and they usually manifest themselves before the age of six. They can occur in a variety of settings, including at home and at school. The key symptoms of each behavioral issue are listed below.
The following are the most common indications of inattention:
being easily distracted and having a limited attention span
making casual errors — such as in homework
looking to be careless or misplacing items
being unable to persevere in difficult or time-consuming tasks
displaying an inability to listen to or follow directions
activity or endeavor that is continually changing
Having trouble organizing your tasks
Impulsivity and hyperactivity
The following are the main indicators of impulsivity and hyperactivity:
being unable to sit still, particularly in a serene or quiet environment
fidgeting all the time
being unable to focus on an assignment
physical activity that is excessive
unable to wait for their turn
behaving without deliberation
causing disruptions to discussions
There is little to no sensation of danger.
These signs can lead to serious issues in a child's life, including academic underachievement, poor social contact with other children and adults, and discipline issues.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment can help reduce symptoms and make the disease less of a difficulty in daily life. ADHD can be addressed with medication or therapy, but the optimum treatment is frequently a combination of the two. Although your condition may be followed by your GP, treatment is usually planned by a professional, such as a paediatrician or psychiatrist.