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How to diagnose ADHD in kids?

The number of children diagnosed with ADHD has gone up about 50 percent in the last nine years and is now recorded at 12 percent. Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition related to inattention and hyperactivity. ADHD develops when there is an impairment related to growth and development in their brain and central nervous system. It can be difficult for a child with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to concentrate and maintain attention throughout the day.

Children with ADHD tend to get restless, hyperactive, and engage in impulsive behaviors. ADHD is a common disorder in childhood, but the symptoms often persist in adolescents and adults. When there are several causes of ADHD and misdiagnosis is common, medications alone do not treat ADHD effectively. Studies reveal that the stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD increases the risk of developing mental health conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety, and even psychosis.

ADHD symptoms in children

Children can develop ADHD due to a combination of various factors, including personal, genetic, and environmental factors. Children with ADHD find it difficult to process information quickly, get easily confused, talk more and rapidly, unable to restrain emotions, and always fidgets. However, ADHD does not imply a learning disability. The common symptoms include unable to concentrate and pay attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. ADHD can manifest in three forms, including: