Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Symptoms of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder of childhood characterized by excessive motor activity and excitability. This is a highly controversial topic related to children’s health. ADHD does not limit daily life activities but brings extra challenges. According to various estimates, the prevalence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among children is around 7 to 10%.

Diagnosing ADHD is not always easy since children under the age of 5 are prone to impulsivity, tantrums, limited attention span, and high levels of activity.

Symptoms of ADHD

  • restlessness, agitation, fidgeting
  • impulsivity, emotional instability, crying
  • ignoring social norms and rules
  • problems with sleep
  • delayed speech development
  • switching from one task to another without bringing any to completion
  • talking excessively, interrupting, asking constant questions
  • difficulty following instructions, rushing through tasks
  • trouble maintaining a static position
  • mood swings
  • dyslexia and other learning disabilities
  • lying and stealing
  • depression and anxiety

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These behaviors can also occur in healthy children. However, if all the symptoms have been present for at least 6 months or more, it is worth visiting a family physician and conducting a full examination. The physician will ask a series of questions to determine whether the child has ADHD. It is important to help children stabilize their mood in order to improve their concentration, perception of the external world, and even their own bodies.

Causes of ADHD

Although scientists have not yet pinpointed an exact cause of ADHD in children, the development of the disorder is characterized by several patterns.

  • It can be passed down from parent to child.
  • The use of illicit substances, tobacco, and alcohol during pregnancy can increase the risk of ADHD.
  • An increased risk of developing ADHD is associated with a difficult pregnancy, early childhood traumatic brain injury, or infectious diseases.

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