Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity: how to help your child

Written by: Dr. Fernando García-Sala Viguer
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD causes children have problems concentrating or motor inhibition. It is easier to detect at school, and their treatment will depend on considerations pediatricians, neurologists, psychologists, speech therapists and educators.

Its causes are unknown, but affects between 6 percent and 10 percent of school. My son "not to put" it is a typical feeling worried parents when they come to the consultation of Pediatrics. It is not a new disease, but it is a picture that has recently labeled as such. To treat it, it is important early diagnosis and early intervention.


How do I know if my child has ADHD?


It is very busy, in addition to being unable to concentrate on any game or activity that requires continuous attention and forces you to devise. The diagnosis at school is easier not attend class and is always entangled, constantly are punished by teachers for not following the standard, have difficulty organizing and complete tasks, and poorly tolerated if they require sustained mental effort, distracted by the flight of a fly ...

We can say that a child may suffer from this syndrome if it appears before age 7, manifested symptoms more than six consecutive months and that the demonstrations are given at school and at home. ADHD does not exist if the child is behaving normally school and home is a "bullet" or vice versa.

The behavior resulting from this disorder result in a major oversight in daily activities, which eventually cause a significant school delay. The relationship with peers is often poor, because on one side are frustrated children to be continuously publicly reprimands. At the household level, parents often have marital problems for the many discussions that causes your child's education, in addition to the existence of social isolation because parents see that their children are "unwelcome" when coupled with other couples with children at leisure.


Causes of Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity


We know it is a neurobiological disorder that affects neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine which makes these children have trouble concentrating or motor inhibition that make them behave that way. We also know that having an inherited genetic component and can be influenced by perinatal factors and psychosocial. However, the specific causes are still unknown.


Treatment: how to help my child if you have attention deficit?

Parents, teachers and friends should be alert to any changes which would correspond to this disorder. The pediatrician will assess your diagnosis and medical treatment can start if appropriate, always in close connection with the Neuropaediatrician. It is essential also conduct a multidisciplinary treatment by psychologists, psychologists, speech therapists and teachers. In this way the child will get "not miss the train" intellectual learning, social, personal and family, and getting them to become conventional adults.

For any questions you can inform the Association of Parents of Children with ADHD , which can advise you on the best way to proceed.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Fernando García-Sala Viguer

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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