Is your child Hyperactive?
Many of us sometimes feel that our kids are constantly jumping around the house and their energies are not channeled the right way. Sometimes kids have to be engaged all the time, because they tend to get bored with activities very easily.
Children between the age group of three to 12 years are active and parents attribute this simply to being ‘always excited’. But do you know that this could actually be something more serious than just being excited? When your child starts getting unusually aggressive, bursts into crying spells, does not pay attention or keeps fidgeting all the time, you need to take serious note of it.
Children between the age group of three to 12 years do suffer from a condition called Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is important to be aware of it as it is treatable.
What is ADHD?
ADHD is a disorder characterized by inattention and or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development of an individual.
Common symptoms of ADHD noticed by parents and teachers:
• Doesn’t pay attention to details
• Makes careless mistakes
• Easily distracted
• Gets bored with task before it’s completed
• Always moving, constantly fidgeting
• Talks excessively
• Difficulty playing quietly
• Short temper
• Disturbs other children in class
When to see a doctor?
When parents or teachers feel that symptoms or behaviors of child are causing a problem at home, in class, in studies, in socialization – making friends and in normal development of child, they should seek advice from a doctor.
Standard treatment for ADHD includes Behavior therapy, Psychotherapy, Counselling and Medicines.