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ADHD

ADHD

WHAT IS ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD is a neurological condition which affects functions within the brain that control development and can affect a person’s behaviour. adhd can be diagnosed and treated as a child or as an adult. There are 3 types of adhd and these types depend on the individuals symptoms and behaviours.

 

Innattentive presentation of adhd – where a person finds it difficult to follow structure in tasks, create a structure and routine, follow conversations, pay attention to details. This type of adhd often makes a person forgetful – forgetting small details of daily life.

 

Hyperactive-impulsive presentation of adhd – The person fidgets and talks a lot. It is hard to sit still for long (e.g., for a meal or while doing homework). Smaller children may run, jump or climb constantly. The individual feels restless and has trouble with impulsivity. Someone who is impulsive may interrupt others a lot, grab things from people, or speak at inappropriate times. It is hard for the person to wait their turn or listen to directions. A person with impulsiveness may have more accidents and injuries than others

Combines presentation of adhd – where both types and symptoms of both are equally present in one person.

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ADHD Symptoms

Adults –

  • Impulsiveness
  • Often forgetful of names and dates
  • Unable to finish projects
  • Missing deadlines
  • Extreme emotionality and rejection sensitivity
  • Suffering generalized anxiety disorder and mood disorder.
  • Low frustration tolerance.
  • Trouble multitasking.
  • Becoming easily distracted and disorganized.

 

Children – 

  • being unable to wait their turn.
  • interrupting conversations.
  • acting without thinking.
  • excessive talking.
  • excessive physical movement.
  • being unable to concentrate on tasks
  • exaggerated emotional responses

 

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