ADHD

Carter Elzinga

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Often referred as ADHD, affects 1 in every 10 kids (children have a 10% chance of getting it) It is a chronic condition that millions of children are currently suffering from. Low self-esteem, issues and relationships and poor performance in school are things that children with ADHD struggle with.
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Treatments for ADHD

  • Stimulant medications
  • behavior therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Parenting skills training
  • Family therapy
  • Social skills training

Symptoms of ADHD

  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Frequently daydreaming
  • Difficulty following through on instructions
  • Frequently has problems organizing tasks or activities
  • Frequently forgetful and loses items
  • Frequently fails to finish schoolwork, chores or other tasks
  • Easily distracted
  • Frequently fidgets or squirms
  • Difficulty remaining seated
  • Excessively talkative
  • Frequently interrupts
  • Frequently has trouble waiting for his or her turn

Prognosis

There is no cure but through a combination of medicine and therapy you can manage the symptoms.

My thoughts :

Since members of my family suffer from this disorder, I know that it is challenging for the person with it and family members. I believe people should be more aware of the symptoms so kids don't get in trouble when its not their fault.