Children And Stress

ADHD: A Quick Overview

ADHD is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a condition that generally affects children in their preschool or early school years. More than 2 million children in America are affected by this behavioral disorder.

 
ADHD is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is a condition that generally affects children in their preschool or early school years. More than 2 million children in America are affected by this behavioral disorder. Children showing symptoms of ADHD exhibit impulsiveness, inattention and hyperactivity. Thus these children find it difficult to control their behavior or actions.

 Let’s have a quick overview on ADHD.

There are three subcategories or types of this disorder:

1. Predominately Hyperactive Type
2. Predominately Inattentive Type
3. Combined Type

Each type has its own characteristics and peculiar symptoms.

The Predominately Hyperactive Type: Impulsive behaviors and hyperactivity are the predominant characteristics of this type of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The child is unable to sit still. It wriggles the hands or feet to reflect unwillingness. The child may just get up and run. Sort of impatience is evident amongst such children. Such behavior may disrupt the proceedings and teaching in the class. The child is unable to sit comfortably and peacefully. It is unable to grasp properly the home work assigned.

The Predominately Inattentive Type: This type of child has no proper control over itself. It pays lots of attention to insignificant things. It has no control over the disciplined and obligatory activities such as, homework assigned. The child continues to lose and forget things that are essential for school activities. Its power of reception stands hampered, it is unable to grasp the import of the instructions issued to it by teachers and parents. Otherwise the child is very intelligent but that is for its own cause. You can not channelize that intelligence as per your directions to the child.