Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD; previously known as Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD) is the term used to describe an ongoing pattern of behaviour that begins early in Children and Adolescents. ADHD is the most common brain-based condition in childhood – affecting close to 10% of school-aged children. School can be particularly challenging for young people with ADHD and can significantly impact Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Not only because of the learning challenges but also the need to follow rules and social challenges. We discuss ADHD symptoms, the process of ADHD diagnosis and its treatment.
ADHD symptoms in Children and Adolescents include
ADHD is a developmental condition (that often begins early in life) and in most cases persists (to some degree) throughout life. ADHD symptoms can present as a number of different behaviours described as hyperactive, impulsive, and/or inattentive. Some Children and Adolescents may have greater difficulties in the area of hyperactivity and others may have greater difficulty sustaining attention. Furthermore, some Children and Adolescents may have a combination of both behaviours and these individuals will require specialized ADHD diagnosis and support.
The process of ADHD diagnosis should involve the input of multiple sources of information including parents and teachers and include a thorough assessment of ADHD symptoms listed above. Specialist Child Psychologists at childrenplus Noida, can gather information and undertake a series of psychological assessment tasks to clarify the nature of the difficulties. As a result, they will be able to see if there are any other factors that may be leading to these problems. Child Psychologists can also be part of the management plan for the ADHD symptoms.
If you think your child may have ADHD and would like further assessment, contact our specialist child psychologists at childrenplus by phone or email to set up a meeting with one of our team.