ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a brain disorder that results in excessive hyperactivity and impulsiveness. People are unable to stay focused which affects their development.
“People with ADHD are restless and constantly active.”
The actual cause of this disease is still unknown, though poor nutrition, genetic factors and consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is linked to ADHD.
Brain of a person with ADHD is 5% smaller than the brain of a person not having ADHD. Partial ADHD also exists and its types are known as
- ADD or inattentive type,
- Hyperactive or impulsive type and;
- The third type is a combination of both which is ADHD.
The treatment for these ranges from:
- Medication that uses stimulants to control the hyperactive behavior
- Consultation and counselling to have positive behavioral changes
- Meditation to improve focus and concentration
Separate treatment also happens for the parents with children having ADHD, parenting skills training, support groups and stress management techniques helps parents to calmly control their child’s behavior and encourage their positive actions.
Few discussions have even happened about ADHD not being real medical disorder but research shows that ADD is an imbalance of chemical messengers or neurotransmitters within the brain. Due to this, people with ADHD have difficulty in organizing and doing daily chores. Few people also say that people with ADHD are just lazy and it’s a result of bad parenting. You will be surprised to know that many well known and successful people like Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, George and Bernard Shaw have been inflicted with ADHD.
Gradually with growing age, there are lot of cases where by having a good treatment, the kids start leading a normal and happy life. Having said that ADHD is not just a childhood disorder, but it continues through adolescence and adulthood too. It never gets completely cured but there are definite improvements on the hyperactive behaviour of the person.