Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


You must have often heard about the importance of attention. We all talk about increasing concentration and attention for better results. However, there are certain people who suffer from the problem of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It iscommonly a childhood disorder but can continue to the later stages of a child, to adolescence and even adulthood. As the name suggests, this problem involves difficulty of having proper concentration and attention levels. Let’s look at this problem in detail.

While as a parent, you might find your child’s concentration, focus and attention levels wavering at times, it does not necessarily imply that your child suffers from Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorder. Children suffering from this problem display such behavior for a long time, like about 6 months or so and also face problems in social gatherings and schools. ADHD is often characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity, fidgetiness, burst of emotions and difficulty controlling behavior and inability to retain focus and attention on a particular thing. Such children are impulsive by nature and think after they act.

As discussed before, children with ADHD have difficulty retaining concentration and often their attention wavers in a span of few seconds itself. Thus, such children find it difficult to cope up with studies, and also face difficulty completing homework. Such children also become irritable easily and as mentioned before, they tend to have bursts of emotions.

After having looked at the defining symptoms of ADHD, you might be curious to know the factors that lead to this problem. Well, it has been found that this problem can be caused by environmental factors. That is to say, studies have found a link between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children and cigarette smoking and use of alcohol during pregnancy. Additionally, brain injuries can also lead to this problem.

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