One of the conditions seeing an increase in diagnosis recently is called ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder which can be serious. As a parent you may find the symptoms of ADHD a bit frustrating to assess. Of course only a specialist can make the best diagnosis. The reality of the matter is that there are such a wide range of symptoms which can manifest in a number of ways. Often the key is simply keeping an eye on the situation where it concerns ADHD and your child. There are many things that can contribute to this disorder, and there are of course treatment regimens that can be prescribed. We will talk about some of the main symptoms of ADHD here in this article. These are only a few of the symptoms that may manifest in you child.
The symptoms of ADHD vary from child to child and can be exhibited in children of all ages. A common sing of an ADHD child, that tends to drive parents crazy, is their tendency to loose things. forgetfulness is common for people of all ages, but the difference is vast in this instance.
The ADHD child will constantly lose the things they need. Your average child spend the majority of their time at school or at play. Loosing things will then begin to show up in these areas. Of course their homework will be lost as will toys and other things. If your child struggles with organization it could be ADHD. What is meant by this is how you can expect your child to processand organize tasks on an age related basis. This may seem beyond the scope of their abilities but the fact is every age has organizational abilities. Most parents will notice at early ages their childs organizational behaviors. Take care to note how long a particular behavior is present.
There have been children who engaged in physically dangerous behavior who have also been ADHD. The hallmark is that there seems to be no thought given to the possible consequences of the dangerous activity. Often a child with ADHD will have a hard time waiting there turn for something. Answering a question before it is even asked completely is another common behavior. There is a definite apparent issue with patience seen in some of the behaviors.
An evaluation by your family physician is necessary if you feel your child has had these symptoms for a long period of time.