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Discover ADHD

Written by: Dr. Manuel Antonio Fernández Fernández
Published: | Updated: 20/06/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is ADHD?

Or disorder ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder neurobiological origin, of cerebral origin, characterized by the appearance of a number of symptoms result from the lack of control of certain brain areas on behavior. Specifically there is a delay in the maturation of the front but also in the parietal and occipital areas, what makes kids either adolescents children or adults are not able to adequately control some of its behavior specifically hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity.


What are the causes and symptoms?

The cause of the disorder attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has a 70% genetic predisposition, ie inherited basically you're born with it. While there are a number of other non-genetic factors that also may favor such as: lack of oxygen during birth, smoke or drink during pregnancy, prematurity, pregnancy shorter account, or have low birth weight. Symptoms caused mainly include attention deficit, ie, trouble concentrating, hyperactivity problems, problems controlled to be still, be quiet, and problems with impulse control. These three symptoms vary during different age groups, from toddlers to teenagers and adults but are variably occurring in each age. Younger children with 3, 4, or 5 years you have a predominance in the difficulty to be quiet, to be still, hyperactivity. Children of school age and early adolescence the most prevalent is the lack attention with school problems. And when we reached adolescence are major problems in impulse control as any teenager has relationship problems with parents to tolerate the rules, but these guys with a lot more intensity than usual disproportionate. And in adolescents or young adults and older ones what is being felt is a difficulty in the planning and organization of daily life. Adults so that is basically what is a priority and the difficulty of attention when planned to organize life, organize the day day, significant difficulties in work performance and partner relationships.


How can you treat this disorder?

ADHD is multidisciplinary, ie, it has a number of key factors when to intervene. On one side is fundamental and basic drug therapy, treatments and medications that allow to improve the core symptoms, attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, but this is usually not enough to uniquely. The initiative of other factors is necessary, such as psychological intervention, behavioral intervention, emotional intervention if needed, and one of the factors that is increasingly in vogue, and is more fashionable, as it somehow, is the use of electronic devices for cognitive stimulation of these difficulties. Inattention, hyperactivity can be controlled, can be trained and can be improved, and there are electronic devices at the level of mobile phones, tablets, computers, etc., that allow us to train scientifically controlled. We use some programs specifically for that system specifically memotiva flex cognitive stimulation and the results we are getting in recent months with the guys who have made our program during this course the truth is that they are considerably favorable.

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By Dr. Manuel Antonio Fernández Fernández
Pediatric neurology

Dr. Fernández Fernández is a specialist in Pediatric Neurology, an expert in the treatment of behavioral disorders and learning disorders Pediatrician. With over 10 years experience, is currently coordinator of the Andalusian Institute of Pediatric Neurology Pediatric Neurology and ADHD Group of the European Society of Pediatric Neurology. During his long career he has published several articles in scientific journals Pediatric Neurology, Neuropsychology and developmental disorders.

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