Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Young Boy feeling Stressed in Classroom

Does my child have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

ADHD is often identified and diagnosed within the 3 key areas.

Sometimes, these mimic and can be part of normal development and thus often get ignored or unnoticed by parents or school teachers. This requires further detailed investigation and evaluation by professionals.

Some of the possible signs in each category which your child may exhibit are

Inattention :

The child fails to or finds it difficult to sustain his/her attention in activities that are not immediately engaging. He/She often 'tunes out' or seems to ignore and their attention will drift.

Hyperactivity :

The child is often 'on a go'. Even when sitting or standing still, he/she will often be engaged in leg tapping, arm shaking or fingers drumming.

Impulsivity :

The child often fails to moderate or alter the physical and verbal response making it socially challenging quite often.

If not intervened or untreated, it can lead to significant delay in a child's academic performances, social relationship, emotional and behavioral regulation.

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Dr. Soumyakanta Sahu

Dr. Soumyakanta Sahu

Dr. Soumyakanta Sahu has 7 years of experience working in different tertiary care pediatric and adult neurorehabilitation centers and hospitals.