What is the Disorder?
ADHD is a brain disorder, with primary features of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It occurs in about 11% of school age children. Males are 6-8 times more often affected. The onset occurs before the age of 7 years and a large majority of patients exhibit symptoms by the 4th year of age.
Red Flags to watch out for
1. Poor attention span with distractibility
- Fails to finish the things started
- Shifts from one uncompleted activity to another
- Doesn’t seem to listen
- Easily distracted by external stimuli
- Often loses things
- Difficulty in sitting still at one place for long
- Moving about here and there
- Talking excessively
- Interference in other people’s activities
- Acts before thinking, on the spur of the moment
- Difficulty in waiting for turn at work or play