What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder that defines and explains a particular condition that is mostly found among schoolkids and some college/university students. Victims of ADHD usually cannot focus their concentration on any topic or object. This condition potentially affects their education and social life as well, resulting in poor grades. It is categorized problems in paying attention and too much activity. The symptoms start appearing from six to twelve years of age.
Most common signs and symptoms of ADHD include inattention, Disorderly behavior and impulsion. The people suffering from ADHD incline to have lower scores in IQ tests. They can be easily diverted. They have difficulty in continuing the focus on any particular task. Associated disorders include learning disabilities, oppositional defiant disorder, Sluggish cognitive tempo, Restless leg syndrome and sleeping disorders.
Cause of most of the ADHD cases is not known. It is proposed that there could be a genetic or environmental factors behind ADHD.
ADHD is identified by the assessment of patient’s childhood behavior, medication and associated problems.