Chronic Disorder (ADHD)

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ADHD is a chronic disorder that gives someone trouble with paying attention and concentrating. “...affects millions of children and often persists into childhood”(1). It also makes a person hyper. ADHD will give a person symptoms/sign in behavioral, cognitive, and their mood. Behavioral problems such as: hyperactivity, aggression, repetition, and continuous movement. Cognitive problems such as: forgetting easily, not being able to focus, and a short attention span. They get mood changes which can also cause depression. bipolar disorder, and learning difficulties. All of these things cause difficulties for a child with ADHD to pay attention and stay focus. Also they may daydream more than usual and have difficulties following along with instructions. …show more content…
For example if a baby is born underweight, or with any other birth defects they can be more at risk for ADHD and other disorders. The risks to getting ADHD are premature birth, being exposed to toxins and poisons, and drug & alcohol use. There isn’t a shot or anything medical wise to find out if someone has ADHD. The doctor will more likely question parents about the mental health in their family. Also they will tell parents to watch over the person who may have ADHD. People can also be diagnosed with ADHD by answering a questionnaire test that weighs out the symptoms the person is having to see if their symptoms lean towards ADHD or not. They as well do psychological tests which measures a sample of …show more content…
One way is by simply organizing your child’s life. By making schedules and doing things in order will make a child with ADHD life seem more simple. Children with ADHD may not handle changes as well as others so this is a great way to make sure they aren’t confused. You can also provide rewards for good behavior. Each time there is good behavior they should be rewarded so they know whatever they’ve done was a good thing and not bad. This way they’ll continuously keep on with good behavior. To help reduce problems and complications have comprehensible consequences for your child’s behavior. It’ll be easier for them to figure out what’s good from what’s bad. When explaining something to your child or talking to them you should avoid being distracted yourself. Leave all the attention on them and be sure to make a lot of eye contact. If you’re iffy and all over the place they will most likely copy your actions, but even worst. Most children look up to their elders so it’s also helpful if you’re setting a good example. It’s also important to stay calm even though it may be easy to get angry and frustrated. Act the way you would want them to act, and also try to keep healthy relationships. Especially with your spouse. Most couples relationships are prone to drifting since they’re focused on the child with ADHD and have no time for their relationship, but actually making sure your relationships with a spouse or

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