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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Last Updated on Mar 30, 2018
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder that affects normal behavior and impairs the ability to concentrate.

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ADHD is the most studied childhood psychiatric disorder and affects 3 to 5 percent of children in pre-school and early school years. Children affected by this condition have problems at home and school and also while interacting with their fellow students and peers.

Although Dr. Heinrich Hoffman first chronicled the disorder in 1845, it was Sir George F Still, in 1902, who drew attention to it. Sir George presented a series of papers to the Royal College of Physicians in England on impulsive children with behavioral problems caused by genetic dysfunction. Contrary to common belief, these behaviors were not related to child- rearing practices. Since then, numerous studies carried out on the subject have acknowledged ADHD as a separate behavioral disorder.

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is widely thought to be an exclusively childhood disorder. It would do well to understand that 30 -70 percent of children who suffer from ADHD, are likely to have it as adults too. While childhood ADHD is predominant among males, adult ADHD has a more gender-balanced distribution. Most often adults with ADHD are not aware of their condition; they find themselves extremely disorganized. Getting ready for a day's task, keeping an appointment, staying on in a job and being productive are some of the activities that seem impossible to an affected individual.

What is New in ADHD?

1. Children with Symptoms of ADHD have reduced Brain Size

Children with symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are four years were found to have reduced brain size that controls behavior, reveals a new study. Identifying early biological signs can help predict which children are at risk for developing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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yisel1

hello, i am a single mother of 3 ADHD children two boys 6-7 and a 5year old girl, they are my life my world, but sometime's it is very hard to take care of 3 ADHD children with such special needs, does anyone know of what type of activities i should be doing with my children to keep them from being distructive and keep them occupied?

Father08

Does anyone know of a teacher who can come home for tutoring 7,5yrs old boy with ADD help him with studies Please !

Father08

My son is 7.5yrs and last year he was diagnosed with ADD he has been undergoing remedial therapy ever since. There is some difference in him but his grades are falling as he is currently in mainstream Icse school with typical pressures. he is a bright boy very clam , just has difficulty with attention I want to know if he need a special school? as he is not able to cope with the studies in class, Please HELP?

sudhir4141

Through this usefull site i want to know school for my nephew IN JAIPUR who is suffering with ADHD. No private or govt. school is ready to admit him,due to his impusive/ sometime destructive nature.

attention_deficit

I think meditation is one of the better treatment process for adult adhd/add.As add is a mind and brain related problem, so meditation can largely contribute in it.
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