Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that is most commonly diagnosed in children. Although ADHD can start in infancy, it can also last throughout adolescence and age, making it more than just a juvenile condition. It’s a condition that makes it difficult for a person to focus and control impulsive activities. ADHD patients are restless and active practically all of the time.
Many children have brief periods of restlessness or inattention, which is entirely normal. Children with ADHD, on the other hand, stay energetic, have difficulties paying attention, and can’t control their impulses for lengthy periods. These actions begin to disrupt school and family life. Boys are more likely than females to suffer from ADHD. It’s commonly detected in a child’s early school years when they begin to exhibit focus issues. The majority of cases are discovered when youngsters are between 6 and 12. Even though hyperactivity usually fades as a kid grows older, if left untreated, issues with inattention and poor impulse control can persist into adulthood.
Types of ADHD
ADHD is divided into three main types:
One or more traits are associated with each form of ADHD. Inattention and hyperactive-impulsive conduct are hallmarks of ADHD.
These behaviors often present in the following ways:
Because everyone is different, it’s typical for two people to have the same symptoms yet interpret them differently. Boys and females, for example, have pretty diverse behaviour. Boys may appear more energetic, while girls may be somewhat inattentive.
Which form of ADHD you have will be determined by your symptoms.
Type of inattentiveness
If you have this form of ADHD, you can have more inattention symptoms than impulsivity or hyperactivity. At times, you can battle with impulse control or hyperactivity. However, they aren’t the most prominent features of inattentive ADHD.
People that engage in inattentive conduct frequently:
details and are easily sidetracked
More girls are diagnosed with inattentive type ADHD than boys.
Symptoms of impulsivity and hyperactivity describe this kind of ADHD. Inattention can be seen in people of this kind, although it isn’t as noticeable as the other symptoms.
People who are impulsive or hyperactive often:
The characteristics of impulsivity and hyperactivity define this kind of ADHD. This kind can show signs of inattention, although it isn’t as noticeable as the other symptoms.
Symptoms of ADHD
There are two types of behavioural patterns associated with ADHD symptoms: Symptoms of Inattention
Hyperactivity and Impulsiveness Symptoms –
These symptoms can create serious issues in a child’s life, such as poor social contact with other kids. Some children, though not all, may show evidence of additional disorders or conditions in addition to ADHD, such as anxiety, sleep problems, or learning challenges.
Treatment for ADHD:
ADHD can be handled mainly by either medication or therapy, however, a mix of the two is frequently the most successful. On the other hand, psychotherapy (counselling) at The Buddy can assist children with ADHD learn efficient techniques to manage their emotions while also enhancing their self-esteem. Stimulants are medications that can assist reduce hyperactive and impulsive behaviour while also increasing attention span. Non-stimulant drugs may be used if stimulant medications fail to function in children above the age of six.
The Process of Therapy
How therapy can benefit people with ADHD: