Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Children

The most common behaviour disorder in children is ADHD. The main symptoms are impaired attention and hyperactivity, evident in more than one situation.

The symptoms of inattention are characterized by getting easily distracted by extraneous stimuli, making careless mistakes in school work, having difficulty in maintaining attention even in play activities, often losing things like toys, books, pencils or school bag and even forgetting to do the daily activities.

The symptoms of hyperactivity are often manifested by fidgeting with hands or feet, leaving the seat in classroom while the teacher is taking class, talking excessively and running about excessively.

These children often show impulsive behaviour characterized by blurting out answers, interrupting others during conversation and having difficulty awaiting turn.

Many children with ADHD have associated learning difficulty.

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder get benefit with Behaviour therapy, Social Skills Training, Remedial Education and Family Therapy.

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