ADHD

By: Bailey Rainforth

What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that appears in early childhood. Children affected with ADHD display increased motor activity, impulsiveness, and inattention. The signs and symptoms of ADD/ADHD typically appear before the age of seven.
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Disgnosis of ADHD

-ADHD is confirmed when six or more of the following symptom have been persisted for at least 6 months and are present to a degree that hinders the child's development.

Inattention Group:

-Difficulty paying attention to details or makes careless mistakes

-Difficulty sustaining attention

-Fails to finish schoolwork, chores, and duties, or does not follow instructions

-Difficulty organizing work

-Problems engaging in tasks that require sustained mental effort such as homework

-Frequently loses things such as pencils, books, and assignments

-Forgetful in routine activities


Hyperactivity-Impulsivity Group:

-Fidgety

-Problem remaining seated

-Running about or restless

-Inability to play quietly

-Often "on the go"

-Talks excessively

-Blurts out answers

-Difficulty waiting turns

-Interrupts or intrudes


Causes of ADHD

-Genetic Factors

-Developmental Factors

-Neurological Factors

-Neurotransmitter Factors

-Molecular Genetic Factors