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ADHD symptoms - how to recognize

Added: Saturday, September 17th 2011 at 10:41am by chaseraymond615

    ADHD Symptoms

If you are reading this, you're quite possibly like thousands of other mothers and fathers playing the ADHD symptom guessing game right now. Your little one is easily distracted.... He cannot sit still.... His teachers complain that he cannot focus in class... Are these signs of ADHD or just common childhood behaviors? Knowing when to seek support may mean the difference between a happy and a troubled childhood.

You may treat your child's ADHD. You might do it with heavy duty stimulants or you can use natural treatments that support and balance the nervous system. But in order to make any choices, you really should first find out which exact behaviors are red flags and when.

Unfortunately, no single test could provide you the answer: ADHD is identified by way of comparing a pattern of behavior with a listing of ADHD symptoms .

You as the parent bear most of the burden of identifying whether or not your child can have ADHD. Ask yourself: how often does the child engage in behaviors you think could possibly be ADHD indicators? How severe are they? How long ago did they begin? How have they affected your child's lifestyle?

And no, having ADHD does not necessarily mean that a child has a learning disability. ADHD children in fact tend to be more intelligent and more creative than other children. But unless you handle their condition, up to 70 percent of them will end up carrying their ADHD symptoms into adulthood, never reaching their fullest potential.

ADHD behaviors can come in a number of guises: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Symptoms of hyperactivity are often easiest to identify. The most recognizable ADHD signs are probably that characteristic restlessness and constant motion. Kids are routinely described as driven, always moving, always talking. They run and climb when they shouldn't, they fidget with their hands and feet, they squirm in their seats.

Parents often find it more challenging to notice inattention and impulsivity as ADHD symptoms. The child can make careless errors in schoolwork and have a tough time listening. She could be easily distracted and unable to pay attention to what ever she's doing, be it schoolwork or just play. She might be forgetful and find it tough to organize activities.

Kids with ADHD will frequently have trouble with any task than tends to make them think and focus for a longer period of time. It's hard for them to wait their turn, so they often end up interrupting other kids' games and conversations and blurting out answers even before the question is asked.

Doctors generally look for six ADHD symptoms to have lasted for more than 6 months. These behaviors should be severe enough to seriously hurt the child's school performance and relationships with friends.

Make no mistake about it: you have to take charge of your child's well-being! Understanding which behaviors are signs and symptoms of ADHD is the first step to helping your little one experience a complete and balanced childhood. The second step is learning how to tackle ADHD symptoms, and how to do it in a way that's going to help your child without damaging his health and long-term well-being.

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