The ABC of ADHD Symptoms in Children

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ADHD symptoms in children can be discovered in as simple as ABC. A is for assessment, B is for behavior, and C is for children. This means that you will assess your child's pattern of conduct based on the general behavior exhibited by children and juxtaposed against the tell tale signs of ADHD symptoms.

If you think that your child is too hyperactive and inattentive, visit him in school or bring him to the park with the other kids and try to compare his behavior with that of the other children his age. If he is not acting like any normal kid, meaning his behavior is unlike what his peers' exhibit, you might what to check the ADHD symptoms in children.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a behavioral disorder that impairs the child's self-restraint faculties resulting to impulsive behavior without regard for consequences. It also diminishes the child's control over his behavior and reactions inducing hyperactivity. Moreover, the reasoning and memory functions of the brain are also negatively impacted upon by ADHD which cause the child great difficulty in understanding concepts and in remembering things.

The most common ADHD symptoms in children are hyperactivity, chronic inattention, irritability and impulsiveness. It is possible that not all of these symptoms are present in the behavior of a child with ADHD. ADHD is further categorized into three: Inattentive type, Hyperactive/Impulsive Type and Combination Type.

The inattentive type ADHD is characterized by chronic inattention. This is usually reflected in the child's difficulties in paying attention. The child has trouble concentrating and almost always find it a feat to follow the instructions of his parents and teachers. As a result, learning disabilities ensues.

A hyperactive/impulsive type ADHD is characterized by a child's extreme need for movement and activity. He cannot keep still and always finds himself jumping, running and climbing things. This is a very disruptive behavior especially at school where structure is a valued aspect of learning.

The combination type is, as its name suggest, a combination of these two symptoms.

If these characteristic symptoms are exhibited in your child's pattern of behavior, it is extremely important that proper diagnoses be ascertained. Proper intervention and treatment is possible only with timely and accurate diagnosis.

As a word of caution however, do not immediately resort to prescription medication. These drugs may be effective for some in suppressing the ADHD symptoms in children, however its accompanying side effects are injurious to your child's overall well-being. It is worthwhile to choose the more prudent course of natural remedies that are proven effective in the treatment of ADHD without the accompanying dreaded side effects.

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This article was published on 2010/04/04