ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

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Last Update Date: 05 November 2019

Many people think that their children may have attention deficit without knowing exactly “What is ADHD?”. It is not right to diagnose yourself or your child without specialist supervision. Nevertheless, we would like to share information about ADHD and its symptoms, which cause learning difficulties and various problems in children: so you can compare the symptoms and have a preliminary check yourself before consulting a specialist.

Attention Deficit – What is ADHD?

  • Causes of ADHD? (What causes ADHD?)
  • ADHD Treatment List (Brain exercise games and similar activities that improve attention)
  • ADHD – What are the options for ADHD Treatment? (We listed different treatment approaches with or without medication)
  • Definition of hyperactivity
  • Symptoms of ADHD (ADHD symptoms and hyperactivity symptoms)
  • Types of ADHD
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WHAT IS ADHD (ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER)?

Hyperactivity is one of the psychiatric problems which causes attention and focusing problems and impulsivity. ADHD is something a child is born with and escalates during childhood. Symptoms usually go away with age. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which begins in childhood, is a problem that can affect the quality of life of a child and must be diagnosed and treated. It is also a subtype of specific learning disability (SLD). There are 3 main difficulties known as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia may be observed along with attention deficit. Now, let's look into the types of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder:

TYPES OF ADHD

ADHD has 3 different types. These are combination ADHD, inattentive ADHD, hyperactive/impulsive ADHD.

  • What is Combination ADHD?: This is the most common type of ADHD. People with combination ADHD have symptoms of all attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
  • What is Inattentive ADHD?: A person with this type of ADHD must have concentration problems and attention deficit but not hyperactivity disorder.
  • What is Hyperactive/Impulsive ADHD?: This type of ADHD is characterized by the lack of the symptoms of attention-deficit/minimal brain dysfunction.

SYMPTOMS OF ADHD

Symptoms are usually behavioral, which can be observed by child’s parents or teachers. For example: your child seems to listen to you but in fact does not, he/she constantly daydreams. This is one of the ADHD symptoms. Also, other ADHD symptoms can be switching from one activity to another without completing the previous one.

REMEMBER: All information is provided for informative purposes only. You shouldn’t diagnose yourself or your children without consulting a professional.

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER - ADD - SYMPTOMS

  1. Being distracted easily by any kind of noise and irrelevant factors
  2. Making careless mistakes frequently
  3. Failure in games or activities that require concentration
  4. Jumping from one activity to another without completing it
  5. Daydreaming, even in the middle of a conversation.
  6. Being forgetful
  7. Avoiding tasks and having problems to finish them

HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER SYMPTOMS

Definition of hyperactive: Children who are experiencing some difficulties in learning because of being abnormally active and inattentive are called hyperactive.

  1. Becoming overactive, not able to stay still
  2. Babbling
  3. Climbing on random objects
  4. Pacing around, even in a small room

Those signs could be considered as ADHD symptoms.

WHAT CAUSES ADHD?

If any of the five sensory organs, inadequate (not healthy), it can cause attention deficit. In addition to this,

  • Sleeping disorders,
  • Unhealthy diet,

Treatment for ADHD requires intensive care and patience. In addition to the reasons we have mentioned above,

  • Psychological problems,
  • Lack of motivation,
  • Genetic factors

can cause attention deficit disorder. Although it’s not a disease, it may cause the subject to feel less competent compared to peers. Therefore, it is important to exercise the brain in early ages with games, books, sports, and similar activities to prevent the problems based on attention and focusing.

TREATMENT FOR ADHD

Causes of attention deficit should be analyzed individually before treatment. Why is the child hyperactive or why does he/she have the minimal brain dysfunction? Various neurological tests and neuropsychiatric tests are available to detect this. An expert should guide the subject through and will ensure that the required tests are carried out. These tests answer the question of "What causes ADHD?" Is it perceptual, interpretational, and instinctual or a deficit in the motor functions? What is the level of the dysfunction and do you need medication? What kind of medication should be used. Then ADHD treatment will begin. Various attention deficit disorder medication can be prescribed.

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What Do You Want?

Improves visual attention, conceptualization, visual scanning.

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Same Old

Improves focusing ability, visual recognition, short-term memory.

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Color Codes

Improves reaction control, focusing

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF GAMES TO EASE ADHD SYMPTOMS

Children can play MentalUP Attention Exercises to improve their focusing abilities. MentalUP Attention Exercises, developed by scientists, support development of attention and memory skills. That's right! With the attention and focusing exercises which are designed like games, you can help your children to improve their focus. Your children can play the games on a tablet, phone, or computer. They will both have fun and develop themselves. You can try MentalUP now for free!

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