Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by Mind Map: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

1. Symptoms: Difficulty controlling attention, behaviour and impulses : inattention, over-focusing, hyperactivity and impulsivity (often fidget, have trouble playing quietly, talk too much, interrupt others) Symptoms usually become more obvious from age 7 to 9 but can sometimes appear as late as age 13 to 15.

2. The systomps are Excessive, Pervasive and Persistent. Hyperactive and impulsive symptoms often become less obvious and may disappear by the teen years. Difficulties controlling attention often last from childhood into adulthood.

3. How ADHD appears in school-aged children? Children with ADHD have more difficulties than their peers with learning to read, spell or do math, follow classroom routines and complete school work. -Socil emotional abilities: difficulty reading social cues, problems with conversation skills, problem-solving,trouble controlling behaviour, difficulty in controling emotions.

4. How ADHD appears in teens? A diagnosis of ADHD is usually confirmed by age nine, some may not be diagnosed until they transition to high school. Teens with ADHD are three times more likely to drop out of school. Many students with ADHD do graduate from high school and go on to higher education with proper supports. Social emotional abilities: teens with ADHD have more negative moods, such as anger, anxiety and stress fewer positive moods, such as happiness, alertness and a sense of wellbeing.

5. How is ADHD diagnosed? a doctor or another qualified health-care professional will examine your child and ask questions about: your child’s developmental history; how your child behaves at home and in other situations; how long your child has had symptoms and whether they cause problems; whether your child is experiencing problems at school or with school work

6. Treatment: possible treatments and supports for parents and for your child or teen. Next, a treatment plan is developed: Medication,