Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. Common symptoms of ADHD are a short attention span or easy distraction, restlessness, constant fidgeting and being impulsive. Individuals suffering from ADHD might have additional problems such as difficulty in sleeping and anxiety disorders.
Whilst ADHD is most often diagnosed in children, adults can also suffer from it. This condition is likely to affect your ability to concentrate, ability to organize tasks, ability to stay focused and work towards a long-term goal as well as emotional regulation.
Children who are diagnosed with ADHD grow into adults with ADHD. It does not go away but if treatment is given early then with the passage of time it can be controlled
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is neuro developmental. It is important to know that children with ADHD are not to be mistaken for having low IQ.These children with ADHD can be as successful as non-ADHD children.
Studies have shown that the brain development of the kids with ADHD is delayed by two to three years. This explains why kids with ADHD act younger than their peers. ADHD can also be found because of heridity. ADHD is found to be more common in males than females. Other conditions such as:
- anxiety disorder
- learning disabilities
- conduct disorder
- substance abuse
- and depression
are common in people with ADHD.