ADHD is the abbreviated form for the condition that is called attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This
condition is regarded as being a disorder that impacts the brain, as the person with this type of disorder has
difficulty at times when it’s necessary to pay attention, control behavior, or sit still. Children often experience
this condition at a relatively young age, however, teens can experience ADHD as well. This condition can also
continue to impact a person well into a person’s adult years.
When a child has ADHD, the child often may be inattentive, as the child becomes distracted quite easily. The
child may have difficulty finishing various tasks and may not be able to follow instructions well. The child may
seem to not listen to others, especially those in authority. Due to the child not being able to pay attention,
mistakes that are careless may be made frequently. The child may often experience forgetfulness concerning
activities on a daily basis. The child will also experience problems organizing tasks that must be done at various
times. The child will often dislike engaging in activities where there’s a need to remain in a still position for an
extended period of time. It’s a frequent occurrence for the child to lose personal belongings, and the child may
spend a significant amount of time daydreaming.
Children with ADHD can often be impulsive and hyperactive. It’s normal for them to bounce, fidget and squirm
when they must sit down. They cannot remain in their seats for a long period of time. They find it difficult to
play in a quiet manner. They must be moving constantly. This includes climbing on their surroundings or
running. They talk non-stop and it can seem like their motor never shuts off. They don’t like to wait to take
turns, and quite frequently interrupt others and blurt out responses.
Adults who have ADHD often show up late and get frustrated as a result of being forgetful in many instances.
They can suffer from low self-esteem as well as anxiety. They often may experience problems in their jobs and
may have a hard time controlling their anger. They may be prone to substance abuse as well as impulsiveness.
In addition, adults who have ADHD tend to procrastinate and have a hard time getting organized. They sense
boredom in many scenarios, and they tend to get frustrated rather easily. When they must read something, it’s
quite challenging for them to concentrate. They often are depressed and have mood swings. Moreover, adults
with ADHD tend to experience problems in their relationships.
There’s no way to prevent someone from getting ADHD. Also, there is no cure for this condition. However,
when the condition is detected at an early stage and when there is the implementation of professional help, a
structured educational plan to deal with the condition along with medication treatment, an adult or child who
has ADHD will be able to have greater success in regard to the management of their symptoms, often with
complete symptom resolution. Contact us in order to get the help that you need or that your child or teen
needs. We’re here to help you, your child, or teen to live a better-quality life and manage this condition. Visit
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