ADHD, symptoms and treatment of this disorder

Written by: Dr. Pedro De León Molinari
Published: | Updated: 16/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Disorder attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome originated in the nervous system, with a high genetic component. Its three main symptoms are inattention, impulsivity motor and / or cognitive and motor hyperactivity and / or vocal.

To aid in the diagnosis is necessary to have the cooperation of parents and teachers to help locate the symptoms. There are two broad categories of these symptoms related to the distinctive feature of the patient. ADHD symptoms

  • A predominantly inattentive person is not able to pay attention to detail, it has difficulty sustaining attention, following directions, organize and complete tasks.
  • A predominantly hyperactive person usually displayed restless running, jumping and talking in inappropriate situations.
  • A predominantly impulsive person has difficulty keeping the speaking time and interrupting others.

Psicopedagógico and drug treatment, the perfect combo

The psychoeducational treatment should include direct intervention on the child, and an orientation and educational training for parents and teachers. The specialist must define the correct drug treatment for each case, which may include stimulants or stimulant drugs.

ADHD has always been associated with childhood, but about 4% of adults also suffer. However, most are not diagnosed correctly, something that is very difficult due to the complexity of this syndrome. In fact, to determine the treatment of the syndrome a multidisciplinary approach is required.

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By Dr. Pedro De León Molinari

Dr. Pedro de Leon Molinari specializes in pediatrics and has a long experience in this sector. Author of more than a hundred publications, has been a pediatrician at the University Hospital of Navarra. Currently he devotes his career in Integral, pioneer in Andalusia center which has a private drive focused on the treatment of childhood and adult ADHD Support of Pediatrics.

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