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What Does Adhd Mean?
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that can affect both children and adult which is considered as a neurobiological developmental disorder. A person with ADHD is commonly known to have attention span problems and presence of hyperactivity in an excessive manner.

To those children with ADHD, they usually act without thinking. They are very hyperactive and having no focus with very short attention span. They can precisely comprehend what they are being told to do, however they are having difficulty following it. They can’t stay in one place in a long period of time and focusing on details is hard for them to do.

However, children especially the toddlers can often times manifest the ADHD symptoms because most of them are excited all the time and at the same time anxious in doing new things. But you must take note that an ADHD child has these symptoms being consistent in them and may take place persistently in different settings. ADHD can really affect a child’s development. This may affect them, socially, emotionally, and even academically at home and at school.

You must know that the ADHD is caused by chemicals in the brain known as the neurotransmitters specifically that are responsible in controlling one’s behavior. However there has been a research that indicates that ADHD is diagnosed more than four times usually in men compared in women. Some studies indicates that this maybe because partially referring to the teachers own subjective judgment. But for some mental health professionals and physicians, the cause is quite unknown.

The ADHD symptoms are quite difficult to differentiate from other mental disorders. Because of this reason, there are possibilities that ADHD is misdiagnosed that cause the increase of this mental disorder. In addition, most physicians did not undergo thorough training in assessing and treating the symptoms of ADHD especially in an adult ADHD patient.

The diagnosing of ADHD in a child and adult has been controversial for over these years now. There are many involved in this argument, such as the physicians, mental health care professionals, teachers, parents, and even the media. Though there is no particular cure at the moment for ADHD, the symptoms it manifests can be managed. There are medications prescribed by your doctor, counseling, suggested lifestyle changes, and character adjustments that can be applied by ADHD patients to improve and develop their daily living. Support groups with highly recommended therapies are helpful to ADHD patients as well.


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