Thursday, September 17, 2009

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. Problems associated with ADHD include inattention and hyperactive, impulsive behavior. Children with ADHD may struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school.

While treatment won't cure ADHD, it can help a great deal with symptoms. Treatment typically involves psychological counseling, medications or both.

A diagnosis of ADHD can be scary, and symptoms can be a challenge for parents and children alike. However, treatment can make a big difference, and the majority of children with ADHD grow up to be vibrant, active and successful adults.

1 comment:

  1. "Children with ADHD may struggle with low self-esteem, troubled relationships and poor performance in school" wouldnt agree so much in this.. ppl with adhd are just like others, their only problem seems to be their hyperactivity. but every patient with the same diagnosis will not have the same symptoms although! As i told u, im strictly against giving young children this diagnosis, especially adhd medicines. Dont forget that its a child nature to be active and exploring!

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