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What is Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD

FAM, health By December 14, 2010 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Attention Deficit Disorder is a biological and neurological condition that is characterized by either poor attention or hyperactive and impulsive behaviours. It is very common in children and when nothing is done about it, a child will grow with such behaviours. This normally has an adverse effect on academic performance and social relationships of the child. The exact cause of attention deficit disorder is yet to be ascertained but there are various proponents to what may be the cause. There are reports that the disorder may be genetic and neurologically related. Some of the risk factors also identified include genetic and hereditary factors as well as brain disorders and injuries or trauma to the brain.

Children with this disorder manifest it in several ways. It is difficult for a child with this disorder to follow through on a task and complete it without being distracted. They may be so forgetful and often look like they are not listening to instructions especially in a class. It is also common to see these type children lose their belongings easily, and they find it difficult to arrange or organize their stuff orderly. It is difficult for such children to sit down in one place to wait for someone or get involved in an activity that entails concentration and efforts for a long time.

Parents are advised to seek medical help if they are concerned that their child may have attention deficit disorder. However, you must know that most of these signs are what most children exhibit when growing up.  Before you run to a specialist, always familiarize yourself with the stages of development for your child’s gender.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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