What Does ADHD Look Like In Kids?
- April 24, 2019 Posted by: Sai Siva Childrens Hospital 179 Views RSS
Many parents around the world think about whether their kids are suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a hyperactivity or attention-deficit disorder which makes it much more difficult for a person to concentrate and control impulsive behaviours. Individuals who suffer from this disorder may be almost constantly active and restless. ADHD is mostly a childhood disorder. Symptoms of this disorder start in childhood and continue into adulthood.
Children with ADHD do not finish tasks and seem to listen. They are easily distracted and in constant motion. They have trouble playing quietly and excessively talk often. They intrude on or interrupt others. Any parent who has notices uncommon behaviours of their child may easily misunderstand that their child suffers from ADHD. Parents have to keep in mind that there is no particular or definitive test for ADHD.
Diagnosing ADHD is involving several steps and gathering essential information from different sources like caregivers, child’s school, you and your child. A doctor specialized in the ADHD treatment considers loads of important things and considers what symptoms a child has. You have to tell your doctor about how long ago such symptoms started in your child. Well experienced doctors diagnose ADHD in children subsequent to when a child has shown more than six specific symptoms of hyperactivity or inattention on a regular basis for over six months in a couple of settings.
Doctors give the physical exam, consider the medical history and may suggest your child a noninvasive brain scan as per requirements to identify better symptoms of ADHD and suggest the best treatments. You can directly contact and discuss with medical professionals who are proficient and have years of experience in the ADHD treatments. You will get complete assistance and decide on the successful method to improve the overall physical and mental health of your child.
Primary care doctor of any child can find whether he or she has ADHD by using the best guidelines used to diagnose ADHD in children. On the other hand, it is a challenging task to diagnose ADHD in children under 5 years old. This is because preschool children have various ADHD symptoms in different situations including, but not limited to the following.
- Bipolar disorder
- A sudden life changes
- Undetected seizures
- Medical disorders
The major categories of ADHD in children
There are different categories of ADHD in children. However, the main categories are as follows.
Hyperactivity or impulsive type
Children with impulsive and hyperactive behaviour may able to pay attention to important things.
Children who fall under the inattentive type of symptoms of ADHD do not disturb the classroom and activities of others. Sometimes, symptoms of these children are unnoticed.
Children who have both hyperactivity and inattentive type of ADHD are common in our time. It is too difficult to identify such children in the early stages.
Signs of the primarily hyperactive and impulsive type of ADHD
- Leaves seat in situations when remaining seated is anticipated
- Usually fidgets with or taps both feet or hands or squirm in the seat
- Runs about or climbs in inappropriate situations
- Unable to engage in or play during leisure time
- On the go acting that is unable to be comfortable being still for some more time
- Talk excessively
- Blurt out an answer prior to a question completed
- Difficulty waiting for his or her turn
- Interrupt or intrude on others
Signs of primarily inattentive type of ADHD
- Fail to concentrate on any object
- Make careless mistakes in learning or during other activities
- Complexity in play activities and tasks
- Does not look like listening when spoken to someone directly
- Does not follow through instructions
- Fail to finish duties, chores or schoolwork
- Difficulty organizing tasks and activities
- Often dislikes and avoids
- Reluctant to engage in tasks
- Lose things essential for activities or tasks
- Distracted by extraneous stimuli
- Forgetful in daily activities
Children with ADHD problems get emotional over-reactivity. For example, they get their feelings hurt unusually and notice that their feelings change a lot. They get upset and angry often. Social skill deficits of such children vary due to multiple reasons. They often feel left out. School anxiety in children is one of the most important ADHD symptoms.
About The Hospital:
Sai Siva Children’s Hospital, Chanda Nagar, is a full-fledged medical facility specially designed for pediatric patients as well as young adults. The hospital was started in the year 2008, with the aim of reaching out to schools and villages to educate the middle and high school students about health & hygiene. Sai Siva Children’s Hospital is one of the most sought-after children’s hospitals in Hyderabad with a team of experienced doctors and skilled staff who aim to help your child have healthy growth and development. We believe that children today are the future of our world, and must have good health to make the world a better place to live in.
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