Symptoms of ADHD in Children - Looking For the Red Flag

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Knowing the symptoms of ADHD in children is important for its timely diagnosis. If ADHD is diagnosed at an early stage followed by effective corrective intervention, ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be more manageable, easier to treat, and its progression can be significantly prevented.

So what are the symptoms of ADHD in children to look out for? First, it is wise to make a checklist of ADHD symptoms. These are hyperactivity, chronic inattention, irritability, and impulsiveness. Then find out if these symptoms are exhibited on your child's behavioral pattern.

For hyperactivity, find out if your child is always moving, running around, fidgeting and jerking his limbs. Although these behaviors may be natural to children, however if it comprise the major behavioral pattern, it may be a cause for concern. Try to ask your child to keep still for a few moments or observe if your child is capable of keeping still and calm for periods of time, if he can't then it can be a symptom of ADHD.

One of the symptoms of ADHD in children, as already mentioned, is chronic inattention. This is usually shown by a child's propensity for distraction. He seems to be always distracted by the minutest of things and cannot pay attention or concentrate to what he is asked to do.

Also, kids with chronic inattention are characteristically incapable of finishing tasks, they are always observed to jump from one task to another without completing anything. Moreover, they are always forgetful and have trouble organizing not just their things but their thoughts as well.

Irritability and impulsiveness are closely related to hyperactivity and chronic inattention. Since ADHD impairs the child's faculty for self-restraint, the child is bound to behave erratically. Parents with ADHD children cannot keep up with them and almost always are incapable of anticipating what their child is going to do next.

If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, it is extremely important that you consult a medical professional for the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The earlier ADHD is detected the more manageable it can be.

However, exercise caution when your doctor or physician prescribes drugs for your child's medication. This is not the safest and most effective treatment for your child. Prescription medication do not cure ADHD, the most that it does is to suppress the symptoms. This is not a good trade considering the fact that ADHD prescription medication are known to have side effects that may be injurious to your child's health.

What you can do is to resort to natural treatments that are known to be effective in the treatment of ADHD such as Homeopathic therapy. Homeopathy is effective treatment to ADHD because it actually restores balance at the cellular level to help the body become more capable of overcoming ADHD. Moreover, homeopathy does not have proven side effects, unlike prescription medication.

Timely diagnosis and effective treatment are extremely important. Make it sure that upon discovery of the symptoms of ADHD in children, you will immediately consult a medical professional. Moreover, remember that not all treatments are good for your child. Choose the one that is effective in actually curing ADHD without the dreaded side effects.

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This article was published on 2010/04/04