ADHD. What is it?

Written Regina Yango

The disease known as ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), is a common disorder affecting people all ages. According to a Harvard National Survey, results shows on average of 1-3 students of a class of 30 has ADHD. In the US it has also been recorded that 4.4% of adults, ages 18-44 also experience this disease. Some symptoms people around the world who undergo this disease are affected in not listening when spoken to, not being able to concentrate on one task, not following rules, fidgeting with objects, constantly shaking in its chair and many more.
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Treatments for ADHD can include medication and training held with parents or teachers. Another Treatment can also be given by Medical professionals such as a paediatrician or child psychiatrist that performs assessments in whether a person has ADHD or not. If none of the suggested treatment work, people with ADHD then have a dosage of particular medication that may or may not work. Once starting to take medications the dosage may increase. Although if no improvement has occurred for over 4 weeks the dosage of medication will stop. Throughout taking medications, All patients should be supervised by a doctor. Even if the medications may help, there are possible chances of side-effects. These may include insomnia(sleeping problems), headaches, hallucinations, stomach pains and drowsiness. Researchers still don't know the long-term side-effects of ADHD medication.

Below are pictures and examples or ADHD.