Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or most commonly known as ADHD is one of the most common neuro-developmental disorder, which can be seen in children and can last into adulthood. A child who has ADHD has trouble paying attention, controlling impulse behaviour and is overly active. Although it is natural for children to throw tantrums and not focus, children with ADHD do not grow out of it and the symptoms continue to grow. Some facts about ADHD you did not know are listed below:
ADHD is real
ADHD was considered to be a natural trait of children and was not given any taught. Now with all the mainstream medical, educational and psychological organisations claiming ADHD to be a real, mental medical disorder. As it affects the brain ability to focus and also small tantrums can cause harm to any person around has made ADHD, a mental disorder. With appropriate treatment, symptoms of ADHD can be suppressed.
ADHD is common and does not discriminate
ADHD can occur in children as well as adults, and it does not take into account any gender, IQ, religious or socio-economic background. If you are diagnosed with ADHD, you are not the only one, as reported 9.5% of people living in the US are reportedly diagnosed in the year 2011.
Diagnosing ADHD is a complex process
ADHD indeed is a very complex disorder to diagnose, as people need to exhibit particular symptoms that may cause problems with daily life in areas such as work, school, friends as needs to prevail for a period of six months. The symptoms which people portray are extreme forms of normal behaviour, which is also difficult to distinguish if it just a small anger bout or a symptom relating o ADHD.
ADHD often occurs with other mental illnesses
It is reported that 30% of children AND 25-40% of adults also develop anxiety with ADHD, 70% of people are treated for depression with existing ADHD, A very common symptom that people deal with along with ADHD is sleep disorders.
ADHD is not your fault
Research shows that ADHD is a highly genetic, as the majority of ADHD cases have genetic components to them, and the symptoms of ADHD is linked to many specific brain areas which makes it a brain-based disorder. Some factors that influence a child’s likelihood of having the disorder are gender, family history, prenatal risks, environment, and sometimes environmental toxins that occur in the brain.
ADHD treatment is multi-faceted
The treatment for ADHD currently is focused on reducing the symptoms of the disorder to improve functioning in day to day life activities. Treatments such as medication, psychotherapy, behavioural interventions, education and supports are given to a person who is diagnosed with ADHD as there is no one time cure.