Friday, January 27, 2012

ADHD Symptoms

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD used to be known as attention deficit disorder, or ADD. ADHD is a condition affecting children and adults that is characterized by problems with attention, impulsivity, and overactivity. Persons with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. They may understand what's expected of them but have trouble following through because they can't sit still, pay attention, or attend to details. Their symptoms are present over a longer period of time and occur in different settings. According to their symptoms, ADHD has been divided into two subtypes, those are an inattentive type, and a hyperactive-impulsive type.
   
The first subtype is an inattentive type. The inattentive type kids can’t able to pay attention to details, and they tend to make careless errors in schoolwork or other activities. Next, they have difficultness with sustained attention in tasks or playing activities. They also have apparent listening problems, they can’t follow instructions, and they have problems with organization. Next, they tend to lose things like toys, notebooks, or homework, and they have problems to memorize their daily activities. Furthermore, they dislike doing tasks that require mental effort.

The second type is a hyperactive-impulsive type. The hyperactive-impulsive type kids tend to fidget and squirm. They can’t remain to sit, they are excessive in running or climbing, and they have difficulty waiting for a turn or in line. Next, they are difficult to play quietly, they are excessive in talking, and they always seem to be "on the go". Furthermore, they always blurt out answers before hear the full question.

In conclusion, Inattentive-type ADHD has symptoms that differs with Hyperactive-impulsive-type ADHD. But, children who are affected by ADHD have similarities. The similarities are they act mindlessly, and they are hard to focus. They may grasp what is commanded, but they are hard to follow the command. They can not sit quietly, they can not give attention, or they can’t do the task carefully.


Compiled and typed again by: Candra


Sources:

http://www.adhdtreatment.org/

http://www.4-adhd.com/
http://kidshealth.org/


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