Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD, is a behavioral disorder which affect the various parts of the nervous system which help perform, plan, and complete activities.
ADHD symptoms can vary depending on the sub-type or diagnosis of ADHD itself – inattentive or hyperactive, mixed, or even combined.
ADHD symptoms often differ by type – inattentive and hyperactive. Children with the inattentive type ADHD are those who have problems in sitting still, difficulty controlling their impulses and impulsiveness, and will spend an excessive amount of time looking for pleasure rather than focusing on tasks or goals.
Children with the hyperactive ADHD tend to be impulsive, energetic, and often have short-term memory lapses or forgetfulness. These children have a problem focusing on one thing at a time. They may be unable to sit still or focus long enough to complete a task or goal.
Although there is no definite cause of ADHD, there is some evidence suggesting that the genes and environment play a role. There is also some research that suggests that there is a link between the use of stimulant medications used to treat ADHD and the development of drug addiction. Although these studies are not conclusive, they do suggest that ADHD symptoms are influenced by both nature and nurture.
One of the most common ADHD symptoms is irritability. ADHD children may become irritable for many different reasons. They could be having trouble adjusting at home because they don’t get their homework completed, have trouble in school, have problems with peers or teachers, or simply have difficulties with getting things done in general. Children with ADHD may also find it difficult to deal with certain situations such as being in crowds or being in a classroom.
Another one of the ADHD symptoms is distractibility. This may manifest itself in children being easily distracted by one-time sounds such as a television, radio, or other distracting stimuli, or by being easily distracted on purpose.
It is difficult to find a clear way to determine the causes of ADHD, since the symptoms can vary from one child to another.
Many scientists believe that ADHD is caused by a combination of genetic predisposition, environmental factors, a poor diet, or lack of certain nutrients, and emotional factors.
The best way to get help with your child’s ADHD is to talk to them about the symptoms. and ask them what they think their symptoms are. Some symptoms, such as being easily distracted or having difficulties concentrating, could point to other underlying conditions. If you suspect your child has ADHD, it is important to visit a doctor for an official diagnosis.
Treatment for ADHD often involves the use of stimulant drugs like Ritalin or Dexedrine. Other ADHD treatments include behavioral therapy and non-stimulant medication.
Some research has suggested that the use of prescription stimulant drugs may help a child with ADHD focus better, focus longer, and be able to focus longer. These medications act like a brain fog blocker that can help distract a child with ADHD and help them concentrate better. Unfortunately, because these drugs are highly addictive, many children stop taking them after only a short time, and begin to experience withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia, nausea, anxiety and vomiting.
Behavior therapy is another treatment option that can provide some results. It can be effective, especially if you combine it with ADHD medication.
With behavior therapy, your child will learn how to manage their symptoms through a variety of methods including teaching them about their symptoms, learning how to plan ahead, and learning how to follow a routine, all of which can have a positive effect on the child’s ability to concentrate and improve their focus and their concentration level. Behavior therapy usually lasts about an hour to an hour and a half and usually requires one session per week.
Once you find out what your child is experiencing, it will be easier to determine the best course of action, whether medication or behavior therapy or both, to take. Be sure to keep in mind that when you decide to combine the two treatments, you should discuss all the possible side effects with your doctor or child therapist, so you and your doctor know what to expect when you are using the combination.