ADHD

Specialty of Neurophysiology

Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder that begins in childhood and is characterized by an excessive increase in impulsivity, hyperactivity, as well as difficulty sustaining attention in an activity for a period of time I continued. When this type of behavior is persistent, more frequent and higher than usual in children of age intensity, ends up affecting their school performance and their relations in various areas of their lives. According to the predominant symptoms in the child, the three types of ADHD are the inattentive (inattention), the hyperactive-impulsive, and combined, to comply with symptomatology of both types simultaneously. The origin of this disease is highly genetic and is due to a malfunction of some neurotransmitters (messengers) of the area of ​​the brain responsible for executive system that dominates the ability of concentration and attention. Moreover, in many cases, children affected by ADHD also suffer from other disorders such as depression, anxiety or learning disorders. Therefore, it is important to establish proper treatment appropriate to each patient's diagnosis, but usually psychotherapy with specialized academic support and guidance of parents combined.

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