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THE SYMPTOMS OF ADHD

Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2011 at 12:10 AM

ADHD is genetic, neurobehavioral disorder that affects about 10% of the population. If a parent has ADHD, there is a 75% chance that one of their children will have the condition also. ADHD is a life-long condition, progressing into adulthood. Children with ADHD will have many of the following symptoms:

• Inattentive, daydreams

• Does not listen

• Easily distracted from work or play

• Is disorganized

• Frequently loses a lot of important things

• Does not follow through on instructions or finish tasks

• Is in constant motion, as if “driven by a motor”

• Cannot stay seated

• Frequently squirms and fidgets

• Excessive talking

• Frequently acts and speaks without thinking

• Cannot wait his/her turn

• Impatient

• Blurts out answers

• Interrupts others

Sometimes a teacher is the first to notice these symptoms or perhaps questions from the pediatrician raises the issue. At routine visits, pediatricians often ask questions such as

• How is your child doing in school?

• Are there any problems with learning that you or your child’s teachers have seen?

• Is your child happy with school?

• Is your child having problems completing class work or homework?

• Are you concerned with any behavior problems in school, at home, or when your child is playing with friends?

If your child has shown symptoms of ADHD on a regular basis for more than 6 months, discuss further evaluation for ADHD with your pediatrician.

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Reply pastor obi
9:43 PM on October 22, 2011 
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