ADHD is a neurodevelopment disorder that causes above-normal levels of hyperactivity and impulsive behaviours. People with ADHD struggle with attention and focus issues, as well as restlessness and hyperactivity.
The disorder was earlier assumed to be a mere excuse for children to misbehave. The plights of the sufferers were dismissed. However, awareness programs have made considerable progress in the last decade. This is resulted in better diagnostic methods, and improved treatment.
ADHD is commonly found in children. One in ten children in the age group of 5 to 17, exhibit symptoms of ADHD. Male children are over twice as likely as female children to receive an ADHD diagnosis. The disorder affects about 5% of adults.
There are three broad qualitative classifications of ADHD:
The symptoms of ADHD are observational. It often takes a lot of time and patience to come to conclusive statement. It is crucial to detect ADHD in the earlier stages so that the sufferer is not subjected to additional trauma that results from punishment for their behaviour. Here are the symptoms you should be looking out for:
There are three broad causes of bipolar disorder:
ADHD can be treated via behavioural and psychological approach, as well as via the medicated approach. Sometimes, it needs both.
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