ADHD – A common ailment in children

adhd Are you receiving frequent complaints about your kid’s inattentiveness in class? Are you seeing an increased irritability in your child’s behavior? Does your child appear to be forgetting things regularly and lost in his/her own world?

Then maybe, you have a reason to be concerned as most of these are symptoms of ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

This disorder relates to a type of neurobehavioral disturbance in children. Earlier it was classified as an abnormality mainly seen among children. However, according to recent estimates, this disorder is witnessed in nearly ‘eight million’ adults in US.

The tragic part is that most people don’t even realize when they start having this abnormality. In the long run, it leads to tumultuous lifestyles and great emotional disturbances.

ADHD: Classifications and symptoms

ADHD is basically divided into three types. Children or people suffering from this ailment could be falling in the ‘inattentive, impulsive or hyperactive’ category. Generally, an ADHD patient falls in one of these categories.

Children who fall in the first category are generally absorbed in their own world. They do not remember things accurately and also have problem grasping information. Also, these children have a concentration problem as it fluctuates very often.

They also often have a habit of losing various school or play articles. Often parents of such kids might receive complaints from teachers that the kid is not regular with homework.

Children, who are patients of the second type of ADHD, generally act without understanding the results of their actions. They are also extremely restless and often have wild tempers.

Such children find it difficult to accept when they lose in team games with other kids. Generally, they also dislike it if they are asked to be patient for something. Emotionally too, these children tend to be unstable.

The third category of children face great deal of difficulty in maintaining a quiet posture. Also they have speech and speaking trouble. They cannot sit still on their seats.

Most of the time, these children have a habit of bumping into items and touching each and everything.

Treatment methods

There are diverse techniques of treating this disorder. Since it’s a mental disease, there are specialized counseling sessions used to treat such children. Also, there are educational and training techniques to aid such patients.

Besides, there are different categories of ‘stimulants’ that are provided as medications to such children. These have a soothing effect on their mind and try to rectify their behavior.