"/> (ADHD) is a neurobehavioural disorder.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder appearing as behavioural difficulties.

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What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD?  Definition of ADHD; What Causes ADHD?; Indicators of ADHD; ADHD Assessment / Test; ADHD Aids & Equipment; ADHD Treatment; Software for ADHD; Help,  Support, Resources and an ADHD Book List.

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What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behaviour disorder.  It has been known about for a long time.  Not everyone with ADHD will have the ‘hyperactivity’ part of this disorder.

In 2010, research in The Lancet, concluded that ADHD was a *neurological condition.

As with other problems, mentioned on this site, there are different degrees of severity. A large proportion of children with ADHD display features of dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.

A child who can’t concentrate; moves around frequently; has poor school performance (in contrast with his intelligence) and has disruptive behaviour may be suffering from ADHD. There is evidence to suggest that children with this problem could eventually be expelled from school.

At times all children may be overactive and inattentive, but hyperactive children are disruptive nearly all the time. ADHD is thought to affect between 3% and 5% of the school-age population. Some evidence exists to show that like, dyslexia and dyspraxia, some 90% of suffers are boys.

People with ADHD appear to be intensely restless and impulsive – if they think about it – they do it, sometimes with disastrous results! They have a hard time focusing on things and get bored after just a few minutes. They often find it difficult paying attention for the shortest possible time, thereby causing problems with organisation and completing routine tasks.

You do not grow out of ADHD, but you do learn to modify your behaviour.

*neurological condition


Definition of ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehaviour disorder.  It has been known about for a long time. It has undergone several name changes, one time being known as; ‘hyperkinesias’ (Latin derivative for ‘super active’), hyperactivity, and latterly, ADHD.  Not everyone with ADHD will have the ‘hyperactivity’ part of this disorder.

As with other problems, mentioned on this site, there are different degrees of severity. A large proportion of children with ADHD display features of dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.

Definition of ADHD

*Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by a combination of inattentiveness, distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviour. More than half the children diagnosed with ADHD continue to have symptoms during their adolescent years and into adulthood.

*Psychology Today

 


 

ADHD & Medication

 


ADHD & Medication (Ritalin)

Millions of children each year are diagnosed with ADD / ADHD, and often, as a last resort, these children are put on Ritalin.

A study reveals that Pycnogenol, (pic-noj-en-all), an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, reduces ADHD in children. This research shows Pycnogenol balances stress hormones, which lowers adrenaline and dopamine, resulting in a decrease of ADHD.

Adults & ADHD
  • Most of the features of ADHD in childhood remain.
  • Employment may be difficult because of relationship problems and poor memory.
  • Antisocial behaviour may become so extreme it may lead to trouble with the law and to excess alcohol consumption.
  • Poor self-esteem may be distressing.

Although you do not grow out of ADHD, you can learn to modify behaviour.

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