Everything You Need to Know About ADHD in Children

ADHD, which stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, is a popular health condition that many children in Singapore are diagnosed with. Children with this condition are usually hyperactive, have impulsive behavior, and find it difficult to sustain attention. 

While the condition poses no serious threat to the physical health of a child, it inhibits their spontaneous response and limits their mental performance. This, in turn, makes it difficult for them to follow instructions, focus on important tasks, and do as they are told. Because of this, they are often criticized and labelled as troublemakers. 

Granted, the condition doesn’t have a cure, but there are many things parents can do to manage and prevent it from getting worse. We are going to be looking at some of these things in this article. Before we dive right into that, we will take a close look at what child Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is all about. 

The following article by Mayoclinic shed light on some important things you probably didn’t know about ADHD in children. 

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often continues into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior. Read more here.

The above article has certainly brought to light some intriguing things about ADHD that you were likely clueless of like, some condition that may co-exist with it, proven ways to prevent it, and how the condition makes life difficult for kids and adults. As you likely know, there is a lot of information about ADHD on the internet. While some are true and have scientific backing, others are false and baseless. 

The following article by Helpguide debunks some popular myths about ADHD in children. 

ADHD in Children

It’s normal for children to occasionally forget their homework, daydream during class, act without thinking, or get fidgety at the dinner table. But inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity are also signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)- Read more here

You are definitely now abreast with some myths surrounding ADHD like, medication is the best treatment option for the condition. You also now know what the condition really looks like and what to expect from kids suffering from it. Read the next article carefully to learn some proven ways to address the condition. 

The following article by Webmd unveils some tried and tested ways to address ADHD.

ADHD in Children

Though your child may have some symptoms that seem like ADHD, it might be something else. That’s why you need a doctor to check it out. There is no specific or definitive test for ADHD. Instead, diagnosing is a process that takes several steps and involves gathering a- Read more here.

Surely, you now know some tried and tested non-drug treatments for ADHD. You also now know the side effects of some drugs for ADHD. If you plan on taking the medical approach (Use medications), it is wise you consult your doctor or a specialist before purchasing any drug. 

Final note 

ADHD, which is a neurodevelopment disorder, is not something that should be taken lightly, as it can deteriorate and become worse. Yes, the condition doesn’t have a cure, but early diagnosis and treatment will help a lot. 

Knowing the symptoms of the condition will help you identify the condition on time and seek medical help. 

Keep in mind that medications aren’t always the best treatment option, as they sometimes have side effects. Non-medical treatments are by far the best ways to address the condition, as they are very effective. 

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