Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able control behavior, or a combination of these and appears in early childhood.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  1. 1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
  2. 2. What is ADHD? ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a disorder that appears in early childhood.  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able control behavior, or a combination of these.  Kids with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive.  http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
  3. 3. Primary Characteristics of ADHD The signs and symptoms a child with attention deficit disorder has depends on which characteristics predominate.  Inattentive, but not hyperactive or impulsive.  Hyperactive and impulsive, but able to pay attention.  Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive (the most common form of ADD/ADHD). http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
  4. 4. Inattentive Signs and Symptoms      Doesn’t pay attention or makes careless mistakes Trouble staying focused; easily distracted Appears not to listen when spoken to Difficulty to remember things and not following instructions Problems in organized, planning and finishing projects http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
  5. 5. Hyperactive Signs and Symptoms       Talks excessively Has difficulty playing quietly or relaxing May have a quick temper or a “short fuse” Fidgets and squirms in their seats Have difficulty doing quiet task or activities Be constantly in motion http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
  6. 6. Impulsive Signs and Symptoms      Acts without thinking Often interrupts others Says the wrong thing at the wrong time Be very impatient Can’t wait for his or her turn in line or in games http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.co m
  7. 7. Major Problems in Children Learning disabilities or problems with reading, writing, motor skills, or language.  Psychological disorders including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.  Behavioral disorders such as conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder.  Medical conditions, including thyroid problems, neurological conditions, and sleep disorders.  http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com
  8. 8. Overcoming Agoraphobia & Extreme Anxiety Disorders Written By Tim O'Lawler http://www.extremeanxietydisorders.com

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