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Attention

Attention

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Description

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is often found in children. It can last into adulthood. Children with ADHD struggle to pay attention, act without thinking what the result will be and are sometimes very active.

Causes

We do not know what causes ADHD. Research shows that family history may play a role.

Signs & Symptoms

A child with ADHD may;

  • struggle to pay attention
  • daydream a lot
  • not seem to listen
  • be easily distracted from schoolwork or play
  • forget things
  • move constantly
  • squirm or fidget
  • talk too much
  • not be able to play quietly
  • act and speak without thinking
  • have trouble taking turns
  • interrupt others.

Risks

Prevention

There is no known way to prevent ADHD.

Treatment

In most cases ADHD is treated with a combination of medication and behaviour therapy.

MomConnect and NurseConnect Statistics

MomConnect figures 03/09/2017
1 Cumulative total of public subscriptions using the code: *134*550# 364 860
2 Cumulative total of CHW identified subscriptions using the code *134*550*3# 36 121
3 Cumulative total of clinic registrations using the code: *134*550*2# 1 530 990
4 Cumulative total of facilities with at least one registration 4 648
5 Total number of unique cellphone numbers 1 770 988
6 Total number of opt outs received 144 660

NurseConnect figures 03/09/2017
1 Total Registrations 19 254
1.1 National 9
1.2 Province 1,090
1.3 Facility 18 155
2 Facilities with at least one registration 2 935
3 Total Number of Opt-outs 411

Services