Atention deficit disorder

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common disorder in adolescent children, with symptoms of inattention, and/or impulsiveness and hyperactivity. These symptoms should have been presentbefore the age of seven, must be present in two or more different settings (school and home), and should be causing some impairment in the child's functioning, including causing difficulty in school, orin social situations. If your child has the symptoms of attention deficit disorder, but it isn't causing any impairment in his functioning, then he doesn't have ADHD.
There are three main types ofattention deficit disorder, including the Predominantly Inattentive Type, in which children have six or more of the following symptoms:
• Fails to give close attention to details or makes carelessmistakes in schoolwork, or other activities.
• Has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities.
• Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
• Does not followthrough on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace.
• Has difficulty organizing tasks and activities
• Avoids, dislikes, or is reluctant to engage in tasksthat require sustained mental effort, such as schoolwork or homework.
• Loses things necessary for tasks or activities, such as toys, school assignments, pencils, books or tools.
• Iseasily distracted by extraneous stimuli.
• Is forgetful in daily activities.
Other children have a Predominantly Hyperactive Type of ADHD, and have six or more of the following symptoms:
•Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in seat.
• Leaves seat in classroom or in other situations in which remaining seated is expected.
• Runs about or climbs excessively in situations in whichit is inappropriate.
• Has difficulty playing or engaging in leisure activities quietly.
• Often talks excessively.
• Blurts out answers before questions have been completed.