Inattentiveness, impulsive behavior and hyperactivity are generally common for children and teenagers. This behavior can be called Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) if it is severe. These children behave differently from other children their age.
ADHD is also known as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Two parts make up the symptoms of the disorder. Attention deficit and hyperactivity.
These symptoms are: Inattention, inattention, missing details, rushing, not listening when spoken to, difficulty organizing work, not finishing it, dislikes or avoids tasks that require sustained mental effort, losing thins or being forgetful.
Hyperactivity symptoms include
Fidgeting, making small movements of the hands or feet, particularly in nervousness or impatience. Feeling like an “internal driver” is always going. Talking excessively, out of tune, having difficulty waiting for their turn, interfering with others, and interrupting them. These symptoms should be present in multiple settings.
ADHD patients have difficulties with attention, focus, and decision making. ADHD children can have difficulties with social interaction, be frustrated easily, and be impulsive. These children are known as “troublemakers”. “
ADHD symptoms can begin as early as 6 years of age. However, the symptoms should not be diagnosed until they reach the age of 12.
These symptoms must have been present for at least six months and should not interfere with your daily activities.
ADHD can have serious consequences. It can lead to increased social interactions, increased risky behavior such as drug abuse or antisocial behaviour, loss of employment, and difficulty achieving academic and professional goals.
ADHD must be considered in the context of what is culturally and developmentally appropriate for each individual.
Adult hyperactivity can be replaced by inner restlessness in adults. Adults often learn coping skills to deal with their impairments.
ADHD’s etiology is influenced by a number of factors, including both genetic and environmental.
ADHD could be due to impaired dopaminergic function or decreased number of dopaminergic nerves in the frontal brain lobes. There aren’t any confirmed causes.
ADHD is a condition that affects approximately 4% to 12% school-aged children around the world.
ADHD affects 4 to 5% college-aged students and adults. ADHD is twice as common in boys than it is in girls.
There are three main types: 1. Predominantly inattentive. Predominantly hyperactive.
And 3. And 3.ADHD treatment can include: a combination of medication, counseling, lifestyle changes, and/or medication.
Psychological therapies include behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy. They also include school-based interventions such as social skills training, behavioral peer intervention, and organization training.
Stimulant medication are the best form of pharmaceutical treatment.
Amphetamines are stimulants, as is methylphenidates.
Both stimulants are able to block dopamine reuptake at the postsynaptic and presynaptic cells.
ADHD treatment is largely based on stimulants. They work in 70% patients.
Side effects of stimulants can include increased blood pressure, decreased appetite, sleep quality, and the risk of dependence. ADHD patients are at greater risk for substance abuse. Studies show that treating them with stimulants can reduce their lifetime risk of using drugs.
There are two types of non-stimulant options: alpha agonists and antidepressants. Atomoxetine, which works as an inhibitor of selective norepinephrine receptor uptake, is the most well-known antidepressant. Although it has been shown to be effective in ADHD treatment trials, it is not as effective as stimulants.
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