ADHD CONDITION IN CHILDREN
What is child ADHD?
Child ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a complex neurodevelopmental disability that often continues into adulthood. A child with ADHD may have difficulty sustaining attention, be hyperactive (constantly moving) and behave impulsively (without thinking things through).
ADHD affects millions of children worldwide and typically appears in early childhood, left untreated, these symptoms can affect a child’s success at school, create behavioural difficulties and cause problems at home. If your child has ADHD, you may start to notice symptoms before they reach the age of 6 of 7.
Q. What is an ADHD assessment?
A. An ADHD assessment is a comprehensive evaluation conducted by a qualified healthcare professional to determine whether a child meets the diagnostic criteria for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Q. What happens during an ADHD assessment?
A. During an ADHD assessment, a healthcare professional will conduct a clinical interview with the child and parents, review the child's medical history, and administer standardized rating scales and other assessments to evaluate the child's symptoms and functioning.
Q. What should parents do to prepare for an ADHD assessment?
A. Parents can prepare for an ADHD assessment by gathering information about their child's symptoms and functioning, including any relevant medical, developmental, or family history. It can also be helpful to bring any relevant school reports, previous assessments, or treatment records.
Q. What should parents expect after an ADHD assessment?
A. After an ADHD assessment, parents should receive a diagnosis and a treatment plan that may include medication, behavioral therapy, or a combination of both. Parents should also be provided with resources and support to help their child manage their symptoms and improve their functioning.
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The symptoms of ADHD in children may include difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, forgetfulness, trouble following instructions, and being easily distracted.
A diagnosis of ADHD in children is typically made through a combination of assessments, including a medical evaluation, a clinical interview, and behavior rating scales completed by parents, teachers, and other caregivers.
Yes, childhood ADHD can be treated. Treatment typically involves a combination of medication, behavior therapy, and parent education. Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a healthy diet, and good sleep habits may also be helpful.
ADHD is diagnosed more often in boys than in girls. However, recent research suggests that the difference in diagnosis rates may be due in part to the fact that girls with ADHD may exhibit different symptoms than boys with the disorder.
Untreated ADHD can lead to problems in school, work, and social relationships. Children with ADHD are also at greater risk for developing other mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression. However, with proper treatment, the long-term effects of ADHD can be minimized.
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