Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
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.
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.
There is no known way to prevent ADHD.
In most cases ADHD is treated with a combination of medication and behaviour therapy.