What is adhd
ADHD is a common, chronic mental health condition that can be treated with medication, behavioral therapy, parent coaching, and other treatment methods. These treatments help children and adults learn skills to improve their attention, behavior, and self-control.
How is ADHD diagnosed?
Diagnosis depends on a thorough history of symptoms, observations by teachers and parents, and psychoeducational testing. These tests may also include psychological or neurological assessments to check for other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.
Symptoms of ADHD vary from person to person, depending on the age and stage of life. For example, in young children the hyperactivity and impulsivity symptoms may be the most noticeable. As people grow older, inattention and other symptoms may become more prominent, such as restlessness and trouble with social relationships.
How can I treat my child’s ADHD?
In most cases, the best way to treat ADHD is through medication and behavior therapy. Your doctor can help you figure out which combination of treatments is right for you and your family.
What is the difference between ADHD and other disorders?
ADHD is different from other disorders in that it affects how the brain works. This is called the “executive function” of the brain. It also affects how people use their emotions, and can lead to difficulties with memory and attention.
The main symptom of ADHD is inattention, which can be a problem with paying attention to details or activities that don’t interest you. This can cause problems with learning, getting along with others, and doing work.
It can also cause problems with social relationships, such as not liking other kids or not following the rules at school. It can also be a problem with managing your emotions, such as being angry or upset when things aren’t going well.
What are the most common types of symptoms?
In the past, there was a lot of confusion over what are the most common ADHD symptoms. Many people believed that hyperactivity or impulsivity were the most common. But research has found that the majority of people with ADHD have inattention problems.
Most people with ADHD have problems paying attention to detail or making careless mistakes in school and job tasks. These problems can be very difficult to deal with, and can be frustrating for everyone involved.
Often, these children are misdiagnosed as being lazy or not interested in doing their homework. These children are not really trying to be lazy; they just can’t focus on the task at hand.
They often have other problems, such as poor self-esteem or anxiety. These can also be difficult to deal with, and can result in low self-confidence and poor school performance.
The most important thing to remember is that you don’t need to be “smart” to have ADHD, and that you don’t have to feel guilty about having it. As long as you don’t put too much pressure on yourself, you can make it through the tough times and learn to manage your feelings better.