ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a disorder that adversely affects an individual’s ability to concentrate and learn.

 

ADD/ADHD is not a mental illness, nor is it a disease. It is characterized by areas of imbalance in the frequency waves of the brain; this imbalance makes it difficult to concentrate long enough to accomplish a task quickly or efficiently. It is a functional disorder of the brain that can be improved with proper treatments.

When this condition is present in physically overactive individuals, it is known as ADD with Hyperactivity (ADHD).

It is in the best interests of anyone displaying symptoms of ADHD to seek professional treatment, especially children. Without treatment, ADHD can interfere with performance in school as well as the child’s ability to make and keep friends – often having a long term debilitating negative impact on the child’s self-esteem. This long term impact can last well into the adult years making it increasingly difficult to maintain healthy relationships and sustain job stability.

 

Symptoms

 

Symptoms of Inattention are present when a child:

  • Has difficulty in following tasks and following directions
  • Is easily distracted,
  • Does not appear to be listening when someone is speaking,
  • Does not pay attention and makes careless mistakes,
  • Is forgetful about daily activities,
  • Has problems organizing daily tasks,
  • Avoids or dislikes activities that require sitting still or a sustained effort,
  • Often loses things, including personal items,
  • Has a tendency to daydream.

 

Symptoms of Hyperactivity are present when a child:

  • Often squirms, fidgets, or bounces when sitting,
  • Has difficulty sitting still for long periods
  • Has a hard time playing quietly
  • Is always moving
  • Talks excessively and talks over others

 

Symptoms of Impulsivity are present when a child:

  • Shows impulsive risk taking behavior
  • Has difficulty waiting for his or her turn
  • Has substance abuse issues
  • Blurts out answers before the question has been completed,
  • Often interrupts others.

 

Causes

 

Several factors that may contribute to this condition, including:

  • Heredity 
  • Chemical imbalance 
  • Changes in the Brain
  • Head Injury 
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Infections
  • Substance Abuse
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Brain injury or disorder

 

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