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Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a mental health illness where the patient is hyperactive, impulsive, and inattentive. Although it is most common in children, adults can also be affected by this disorder. In minor cases of this psychological disorder, the patient fails to stay focused.

Impulsive distractions are a big setback for individuals with Attention Deficit Disorder. It is said that ADD needs to be “cured” in childhood because it can ruin your career also in the future. Although today we don’t focus on curing mental health illness, but rather maitaing and understand it. Today, psychiatrists goals are more focused on helping children balance their energy and distribute it into more productive areas. Mental health specialists are not so much concerned with sedating children, but helping families understand that high energy can be exercised to benefit the children. ALthough in some cases, ADD, is less manageable, it does not have to cripple the family.

We’ve outlined some key signs of ADD and ADHD in children below:

SIGNS OF ADHD IN CHILDREN

Children with ADD and ADHD are often misunderstood as out of control and often told to “Stop misbehaving”. The most important thing to remember is; there are multiple variations of ADD and ADHD. There are also better ways to improve your child’s health than scolding them; notice the signs and learn to work with them instead.

-    Selfish and self-centered behavior

-    They will interfere in other people’s conversations and activities

-    Impatience

-    They might get angry without any reason. Lack of control over emotions

-    Restlessness

-    They can’t keep calm

-    They leave tasks unfinished

-    They can’t focus

-    Avoid tasks that require focus and brain-storming

-    Make careless mistakes

-    They find daydreaming as the best thing to do

-    They have trouble in staying organized

-    They are forgetful

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER TREATMENT

ADHD can be a great obstacle for children who are suffering from it. Regular treatments with a trained psychologist is necessary to understand the way your child’s illness works. Not all symptoms of ADD and ADHD are unmanageable; in fact, modern alternative medicine has found successful exercises to maintain ADD and ADHD.

ADD and ADHD has two basic types of treatment- therapy and medication.Often both forms are suggested for all around improvements to behavior and health. Even though the condition of the child is monitored by the general practitioner, the treatment is arranged by the specialist only.   

We know as a parent, it’s hard to admit your child might be suffering from a mental illness. ADD and ADHD are more common than we think, and the spectrum of the illness is wide; most cases can be monitored and maintained in order to lead your child to live a healthy life.

If you are still worried about the types of treatment which are involved with Attention Deficit disorder take a look at the brief list below. We have put together a summary of the types of treatment specialists work with when monitoring children with ADD and ADHD. 

                                                        

 

1.    Psychoeducation

It means that either your child or you will be coaxed to discuss the disorder and how it affects your daily life in a bad way. This will help the patient in understanding what they are going through and gradually will also prepare them to live with the same.

2.    Behavior Therapy

In this program teachers and parents are asked to be involved. The teachers and parents are asked to give instructions to the children and when they do something good, they are awarded with a small gift and if they start misbehaving, one of their privileges is taken away from them. The basic idea of this therapy is to make the children understand the importance of the orders given by the parents and the teachers so that children learn to know who to follow and who not to. Teachers are also given some custom-made activities for these children which can be performed in the class to make them more attentive towards education and friendly towards other children.

3.    Parent Training 

If your child is suffering from ADHD and you don’t know how to get started about it, then this therapy is certainly what you need. In it, you are educated about the disorder and you are also told different ways of talking to your kid, playing with them, and even learning with them.

4.    Training of Social Skills

In this kind of training your child is asked to take part in role play scenarios where they are told how to behave in public. This teaches them how to respond naturally to changing environments and people. 

5.    Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Here, the symptoms of your child are explored through talk sessions with the psychiatrist. The doctor explains behavior in child friendly terms, while deconstructing the reasons behind the child’s actions.

It’s crucial to understand that a child is not at fault for having ADD or ADHD. Their behavior is ot on purpose; they do not intend to annoy or misbehave. In other words, if the child cannot understand what they are doing wrong, do not punish them, and instead show them a new way to think about their behavior. Explain to them, and show them physical exercises to maintain and practice, rather than fear themselves. 

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