Are you getting too many complaints about your child from school? Does he/she get irritated with things too easily? Well, you might think all these are part and parcel of life and all of us have gone through this. However, there can be different explanation as well. Your child might be suffering from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder).
What Is ADHD?
This is a mental disorder, mainly noticed in early school years. This is a condition, where kids are not able to concentrate on a single thing. They become hyperactive and unable to control their impulses. ADHD is not a condition only in children, it can happen to adults also. They have problem managing time, setting goals or persisting in a single job. Usually, it has been noticed that boys are three times more likely to develop ADHD than girls. Children with ADHD behave and react differently. This affects their academics, growth and brain development.
What Are The Symptoms Of ADHD?
Some of the major symptoms of ADHD has been briefly discussed below:
Focus on Self:
Kids with ADHD tend to focus on themselves more rather than understanding other’s needs. They will interrupt other people talking or they will want to do things first. They will not wait their turn in classroom activities or games.
Children with ADHD tend to show a lot of different emotions at the same time. They will have difficulty figuring good from bad. They tend to get very angry or emotional very quickly. They always seem to have an emotional turmoil going on inside them.
Lack of Focus:
This is one the biggest symptoms of ADHD. However, it is not always true that lack of focus outrightly means the child has ADHD. You need to carefully analyze to determine the same. They won’t able to concentrate on a single task for long. They will get easily distracted by things all the time.
Lack of focus also leads to unfinished tasks. A persistent lack of focus makes them lose interest in the work they are supposed to do and they leave it. They might show interest in a lot of things, but won’t be able to pursue it till the end. They will take up projects, but with time, they will lose interest.
This is one more important symptom. Mistakes can happen, but repeated mistakes in the same thing is a serious problem. It’s not that they are less intelligent, but they face a problem in following instructions and executing the same. Hence, they tend to make the same mistakes over and over again.
These are just a few examples. However, an expert will be able to determine the right course of action, depending on the sensitivity of the problem.
If you determine that your child is suffering from ADHD, you need to seek counselling from experts. Do not ignore the condition, else it might lead to dire consequences in the future and affect your child’s entire life. If proper care is taken in time, the condition can be rectified, or rather it can be managed well enough for your child to be able to enjoy a normal and healthy life.