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What is ADHD

ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects generally about 5% of the total population of the world below the age of 19 years. Its onset is usually seen during the childhood that is marked by impulsivity, hyperactivity, forgetfulness and distractibility. It becomes apparent in children during the preschool years and early school years.

Some signs of ADHD are as follows: feeling restless, giving away the answers before listening to the complete question, face difficulties to take turns or wait in a line, running away from the situations where quiet behavior is expected.

ADHD is diagnosed by the skilled professionals like the psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers and developmental pediatricians. There are effective treatments available for the treatment ADHD. The most effective medicines are termed as the stimulants and these include Focalin, Dexedrine, Dextrostat, Ritalin, etc. these medicines, however are associated with certain side effects. But these side effects are temporary and they disappear after a period of time.

ADHD is a very common disorder affecting school-age children. Boys are three times more likely to be affected by it than the girls. The children suffering from ADHD act without thinking, they are hyperactive and have difficulty in focusing anything. They are unable top pay attention, sit still for a moment or attend to the details. Thus, the child’s ability to function socially and academically is impaired.

But, fortunately there are better treatment options available nowadays so that the children with ADHD can live successfully and mange their symptoms.

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