What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? (Attention Deficit Disorder – ADD) –
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ADD and ADHD are two terms used to describe the same health disorder. This condition is a brain disorder or mental health disorder. Who is prone to ADD and ADHD? ADHD is commonly associated with children. However, anyone can suffer from the condition including adults.
What are the Symptoms of ADHD? There are numerous symptoms of ADHD. They fall within categories of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Inattention symptoms are missing details or making careless mistakes with work. Hyperactivity & impulsivity symptoms are the inability to remain still for long. Frequent fidgeting, talking excessively, a tendency to interrupt frequently.
What Causes ADHD? Experts believe that there may be genetic components to this condition. Low birth weight, brain injuries and alcohol use are also causes. It also causes the inability to focus on tasks and hyperactivity. Environment plays a lesser role in the development of ADHD.
How is ADHD Treated? There are numerous ways of treating ADHD and the most common are: treatment for ADHD often focuses on behavior modification or behavior therapy. Marital and family therapy are also therapy options. Medications can also help with the management of ADHD. There are also some non-stimulant medications that may be effective.
How is ADHD Prevented? Efforts to increase dopamine production can prevent the onset of ADHD. Treating disorders such as depression and anxiety can help prevent ADHD. Brain injuries are a major factor in the onset of ADHD. Special caution to avoid this toxic element is of utmost importance.
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