Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.
Inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity are the key behaviors of ADHD.
Some people with ADHD only have problems with one of the behaviors, while others have both inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity.
Most children have the combined type of ADHD.
In preschool, the most common symptom is hyperactivity. ADHD is more common in males than females, and females with ADHD are more likely to have problems primarily with inattention.
Other conditions, such as learning disabilities, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, depression, and substance abuse, are common in people with ADHD.
Treatment for ADHD has 2 components– Psychotherapy and Medication.
Its very necessary to use a combination of both for effective results. As medication helps in relieving the symptoms, psychotherapy is used for improving their life conditions. So that they find it easy to cope with this disease.
Different children need different kinds of treatment and its the work of the doctor to analyze the child and provide them with the correct kind of treatment.
Counseling can play a vital role as kids love to talk and it is considered as the best therapy for them.