What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)is a common behavioral disorder. Earlier thought to be a disease of childhood, it is now known to be present in adults too.
ADHD usually begins by the age of 6 to 12 years and to be confirmed, the symptoms need to be present for more than 6 months. It can impose problems in different aspects of life including relationships, social interactions as well in school or workplace. This is the reason why it needs to be managed at the earliest.
Sign & Symptoms:
- Easy distraction
- Day dreaming
- Difficulty in focusing
- Fidgety, continuous motion
- Non-stop talking
- Difficulty doing tasks and activities
- Interfering in others’ work
- Very impatient
- React very strangely to situations and can harm others
Here are 14 common signs of ADHD in children.
1. Self-focused behavior
A common sign of ADHD is what looks like an inability to recognize other people’s needs and desires. This can lead to the next two signs.
Self-focused behavior may cause a child with ADHD to interrupt others while they’re talking or butt into conversations or games they’re not part of.
3. Trouble waiting their turn
Kids with ADHD may have trouble waiting their turn during classroom activities or when playing games with other children.
4. Emotional turmoil
A child with ADHD may have trouble keeping their emotions in check. They may have outbursts of anger at inappropriate times. Younger children may have temper tantrums.
Children with ADHD often can’t sit still. They may try to get up and run around, fidget, or squirm in their chair when forced to sit.
6. Problems playing quietly
Fidgetiness can make it difficult for kids with ADHD to play quietly or engage calmly in leisure activities.
7. Unfinished tasks
A child with ADHD may show interest in lots of different things, but they may have problems finishing them. For example, they may start projects, chores, or homework, but move on to the next thing that catches their interest before finishing.
8. Lack of focus
A child with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, even when someone is speaking directly to them. They’ll say they heard you, but they won’t be able to repeat back to you what you just said.
9. Avoidance of tasks needing extended mental effort
This same lack of focus can cause a child to avoid activities that require a sustained mental effort, such as paying attention in class or doing homework.
Children with ADHD can have trouble following instructions that require planning or executing a plan. This can then lead to careless mistakes, but it doesn’t indicate laziness or a lack of intelligence.
Children with ADHD aren’t always rambunctious and loud. Another sign of ADHD is being quieter and less involved than other kids. A child with ADHD may stare into space, daydream, and ignore what’s going on around them.
12. Trouble getting organized
A child with ADHD may have trouble keeping track of tasks and activities. This may cause problems at school, as they can find it hard to prioritize homework, school projects, and other assignments.
Kids with ADHD may be forgetful in daily activities. They may forget to do chores or their homework. They may also lose things often, such as toys.
14. Symptoms in multiple settings
A child with ADHD will show symptoms of the condition in more than one setting. For instance, they may show lack of focus both in school and at home.
Some of the most effective homeopathic remedies:
The role of Homeopathy in treatment of disorders having a neuropsychiatric base cannot be understated. The highly individualistic and yet holistic approach of the science ensures that the disease is uprooted from its very foundations and a healthier person emerges out in the world.
Homeopathic treatment for ADHD reduces the aggressiveness, restlessness and obstinacy of the child and can modify them to be calmer and more in control of their daily activities.
- Tarentula –Indicated in people who are extremely restless, destructive, throw temper tantrums and have a deceitful nature.
- Silicea – Headstrong children who are peevish and cross and show marked lack of attention.
- Tuberculinum– Indicated in cases of destructive behavior, people of very irritable and restless, love to travel and amuse themselves.
- Hyoscyamus– Violent children who have a tendency to throw things. Such children also love to remove their clothes much to the chagrin of people around them.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex mental health disorder that can affect your child’s success at school as well as their relationships. The symptoms of ADHD vary and are sometimes difficult to recognize.
Many of the individual symptoms of ADHD are customary for any child to experience. So, to make a diagnosis of ADHD, your child’s doctor will need to evaluate your child using several criteria. ADHD is generally diagnosed in children by the time they’re teenagers, with the average age of diagnosis being 7 years old. Older children exhibiting symptoms may have ADHD, but they’ve often exhibited rather elaborate symptoms early in life. (For information about ADHD symptoms in adults, this article can help.)