ADHD is a complicated disorder that affects both children and adults. It is characterized by signs of inattention, impulsivity, and occasionally hyperactivity. I have seen firsthand how ADHD can affect people's lives as a medical professional with years of experience in this area. However, people with ADHD can live successful and fulfilling lives with the right diagnosis and care.
With current treatments being largely reliant on pharmaceuticals and behavioral therapy, there is a need for more innovative approaches that can help provide personalized treatment for those diagnosed with this disorder.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurological disorders in children and adolescents. It is characterized by short attention span, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Traditionally, diagnosis of ADHD was done through subjective evaluation of behavior through interviews and observation.
It's estimated that approximately 5-7% of children and 2.5-4.3 % of adults are affected by ADHD, but estimates vary widely due to differences in diagnosis and reporting methods across countries.
It can be incredibly difficult to parent a child with ADHD. The lack of focus, poor impulse control, and constant energy can lead to countless frustrations. It's easy to feel like you're always yelling and that nothing is getting through. Fortunately, there are ways to practice discipline without yelling or using punitive methods.
As both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism are separate disorders, this can make accurate co-occurring condition diagnosis challenging. For their quality of life to improve, people with both autism and ADHD need specialized care.
Parenting a child with ADHD and autism can be both rewarding and challenging. With the right strategies, parents are able to provide their children with the best possible care and support they need to reach their full potential. Read more