Attention Deficient Hyperactivity or Attention deficient Disorder is a common childhood disorders and can be seen in adults if left unnoticed. Brain imaging and scanning of ADHD youth revealed that the brain maturity is slow when compared to a normal youth. The outermost layer, brain cortex showed delayed maturity which is the part of the brain which is involved in thinking, planning, paying attention etc. these improper brain maturation leads to difficulty in paying attention, hyperactivity etc. Read about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Discovering symptoms of ADHD in kids is very crucial. Showing some signs like hyperactivity etc doesn’t mean they have ADHD. Very keen observation of kids should be done by parents and track all the signs if they find any symptoms. Symptoms usually appear in kids below 7years. The following are the three symptoms of ADHD:
Lack of attentiveness– can easily be distracted, forget to complete the task or switching to another, easily confused, day dreaming etc
Hyperactivity- Cant sit even for little time, always in motion, playing with the stuff around, talk non-stop, showing high physical activity in random.
Impulsivity-lack patience to wait, interrupt in between conversation, inappropriate comments without thinking of the consequences
Positive aspects of ADHD
If ADHD children are properly treated and make them focused they can be just awesome. One way we can say ADHD kids are gifted kids.
They can be creative and very imaginative. Since they don’t focus on one thing they think in many ways and they can find a solution to a problem in all possible ways.
Hyperactivity in ADHD can be tunneled into a positive channel if they can find what they are interested, they put all their energy into this work to succeed.
These kids are rarely boring they are always enthusiastic and always open for new innovative and challenging things.
Treatment and therapy
Therapy is always advised for the parents and children, if they can control hyperactivity of ADHD kids there is no need of any other treatment. Counseling sessions are given for parent to guide them how to make ADHD kids to control and put themselves into activities which improve their learning abilities and can interact with other people and other kids at school. Counseling parents and giving kids therapy is very crucial as its very tender age of children and it can seriously effect kid’s perception of society etc.
In extreme condition a course of drugs is advised which includes stimulants that help in focusing and other medication that help to decrease hyperactivity. Treatment varies from kid to kid. Parents and doctor should sit decide the treatment and therapy.