ADHD Help for Parents

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD] is a disease more of children than adult. It has its presence worldwide. There are many suspected causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, hence prevention is very difficult.

However, as a precaution, it is always advisable for expectant mothers to receive prenatal care and avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other chemical s during pregnancy.

It also advisable for mothers to obtain good health care for their children. The above mentioned recommendations is important when attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is suspected in other family members.

For attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, parents and other
caregivers should not jump to conclusions. A high energy level in a child or adolescent does not mean that he has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The diagnosis is made depending on whether the child or adolescent can concentrate enough to complete tasks of his or her age and intelligence. This is most easily noticed by a teacher.

Some children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder
have many different types of needs . Hence to help the patient to function, input from teachers should be taken .

Whenever the parents or caregivers suspect attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder, they should have an appointment with a psychiatrist, psychologist, child neurologist, or behavioral
pediatrician for check-up.

We can ask the child's doctor for a referral. The parent should be patient if the child is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and they should always keep in mind that progress takes time.

The parent or care taker should instill a sense of confidence in the child or adolescent. The parent should promote his or her strengths and talents.

We need to remember that in many cases failure, frustration, discouragement, and depression cause more problems than the disorder.

We must get correct information from libraries, computer or other sources. We should ask questions about treatments and services. Parents who are not satisfied with the health care they are receiving should discuss their doubts with the care provider.

At times it may take time for the parent to find the right mix of services and supports that work best for a child. When treatment does not fully eliminate unwanted symptoms, most children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder respond well to medication and behavioral therapy.

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are qualified for free services within public schools. Most children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is eligible to receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As per this act, the child with ADHD gets appropriate services and a public education from ages 3 to 21.


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