ADHD in Children Symptoms

The symptoms of Attention deficit hyperactive disorder are described as inattention, difficulty in doing tasks, hyperactivity and impulsivity. As per DSM IV (DSM4) Criteria for Attention Deficit hyper active disorders are either inattention or hyperactivity.

For inattention type the following symptoms should persists for at least 6 months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level.

The symptoms are failure to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities, Having difficulty in keeping the attention in tasks or play activities, failure to listen when Spoken directly, and failure of following the instructions.

The persons often fail to finish Schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace, have big difficulty in organizing tasks and activities, avoids to engage in tasks that require prolonged mental effort, losing essential items (e.g. toys, school assignments, pencils, books, or tools) that are required for tasks or Activities, getting distracted by extraneous factors, and forgets daily activities.

For hyperactive farm of adhd the following symptoms of hyperactivity should be watched for a period of six months atleast. They are, fidgeting with hands or feet, and or squirming in Seat.

The person often leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected.The patient runs about or climbs excessively in situations in which it is inappropriate.

in the adults the symptom is limited to subjective feelings of Restlessness. He/she often has difficulty in playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly.The person suspected acts as if he is driven by a motor. The patient often talks excessively and Irrelevantly.

Impulsivity Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactive disorder mentioned below. They are blurting Out answers before the completion of the questions, having difficulty to wait for the chance, and often interrupting or intruding on others.

Some hyperactive-impulsive or inattentive Symptoms that cause impairment may be present before age 7 years. C. Some impairment from the Symptoms are present in 2 or more settings.

There must be clear evidence of clinically Significant impairment in social or academic functioning. The symptoms should not occur during the course of a Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

The Attention Deficit hyperactive Disorder test most physicians use to diagnose rests on Observing the symptoms of Attention Deficit hyperactive Disorder.

Attention Deficit hyperactive Disorder [ADHD] is one of the most common brain disorders among children. Medical professionals agree that people do not outgrow Attention Deficit hyperactive Disorder and the symptoms of it.

These children are between three to nine years of age.Most experts claim that the true prevalence of Attention Deficit hyperactive Disorder [ADHD] in the United States is almost two million children.

At present close to six million children are taking medicine for the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder. Boys are three times more likely to have the symptoms of adhd than the girls. The boys are more energetic than females. There is no surprise to anyone to understand and accept this.


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