What is ADHD?ADHD is acronym of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderADHD is a condition in which people have trouble controlling behaviors in different settings.
Myth and Fact Myth: ADHD is caused Fact: ADHD is a by bad parenting. neurobehavioural disorder Fact: 80% of children who Myth: Children who have ADHD will continue to have ADHD will have enough symptoms to eventually grow out of qualify for diagnosis as an it. adolescent and over 60% Myth: ADHD is not a of adults will maintain core medical condition. symptoms of ADHD. Fact: ADHD is a biological brain based condition officially recognized by leading medical experts and institutions
Types of ADHDThere are 3 (possibly more) main types of ADHD: Hyperactive – Impulsive, always on the go, can’t sit still, talk out of turn. Inattentive – Difficulty in paying attention or focusing on one thing Combined – Show symptoms of both above types and can change on a daily basis.
What does having ADHD feel like? Try to imagine what ADHD feels like. First turn on the TV and the radio, then ask a friend to talk to you. While all this is going on, sit down and try to do your homework.
How is ADHD Diagnosed? There is no actual test that can diagnose ADHD. New technology such as MRI it may help but accurate
Diagnoses is usually done through the collaboration of doctors, teachers, counselors and parents by way of screening tools and observations of a childs behaviors.
What Causes ADHD? The cause of ADHD is not yet known. It may be inherited and linked to the genes that control the way the brain uses neurotransmitters. In some cases it can be traced to brain trauma that causes injury to the nerves. Recent research suggest that it may be caused by the imbalance of neurotransmitters
Treatment Options ADHD can be treated with medicine. Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride), a stimulant, has been used since the 1960’s for treatment of ADHD. There are now several non-stimulant drugs on the market such as Strattera (atomoxetine) which boosts the production of norepinephrine and Intuniv Behavior modification, counseling, brain gym exercises, ear training, diet and exercise are also important considerations in the treatment of ADHD.
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