ADHD And Hyperactive Disorder In Children

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While it is not uncommon for children to daydream in class, act without thinking, or forget to do homework or a house chore, some additional symptoms as inattention, hyperactivity (or lack of) and impulsivity may be signs of a psychological condition. Attention deficit disorder is a disorder that appears in early childhood. This condition makes it difficult for the individual to control their emotions or their spontaneous responses. ADD symptoms usually appear before the child is seven years old, although sometimes it is difficult for parents or educators to distinguish these symptoms from what is consider normal behavior in children. Just a few ADD symptoms at irregular intervals may not be enough to diagnose the child as having attention …show more content…
While this hyperactivity symptom may be found in children with both ADD and ADHD, this is not always the case. As a matter of fact, many children with ADD will sit quietly, their attention focused on something else. Others will not shift from one particular task, and would place more emphasis on a single task. Some will have a mild inattention or can be overly impulsive. The primary characteristics of ADD and ADHD are hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. The symptoms and signs shown by a child with attention deficit disorder will largely depend on which one of these three characteristics is more predominant. Because of this, children with attention deficit disorder may be inattentive, but not impulsive or hyperactive; hyperactive and impulsive, but able to pay attention and follow commands; and inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive, which is the most common form of ADD and ADHD. Most children who only possess inattentive symptoms are generally overlooked, since they do not cause a disruption to the domestic or classroom environment. Some of the symptoms of inattention in children with attention deficit disorder include making careless mistakes; not paying attention to details; having trouble staying focused; being easily distracted; seem not to listen when being talked to; get easily bored with a task prior to its …show more content…
The child in question may have experienced a major life event or a traumatic experience and is reacting to it. There may be some learning disability or problems with language, motor skills, reading or writing. The child may also have behavioral or psychological conditions, such as anxiety, depression, bipolarity, or conduct disorder. The behavior of the child may also be the result of medical conditions such as a neurological illness, a sleep disorder, or epilepsy. This confusion in diagnosis may cause concern in parents of multiple children or in expecting mothers, due to a prevalence of these illnesses in the family

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