Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

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Almost all children have times when their behaviour veers out of control. However, for some children, such behaviours are more than an occasional problem. 

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) often display behavioural challenges which interferes with their learning because they have difficulty in sitting still and concentrating during lesson. In short, when a child displays traits of ADHD, the condition makes it difficult for child to control their restless behaviours.  

Children with ADHD often have trouble getting along with their siblings and other children at school, home, and in other settings. Their impulsiveness mainly stems from the fact that they have difficulties controlling their behaviours, and hence get labelled as "bad kids".

If left untreated, children with ADHD will often be misunderstood, laughed-at and continue doing badly in their academic performance in which their grades will remain low, with failed friendships and the inability to keep a stable job due to their uncontrolled behaviours and sometimes they are at a higher risk of getting into trouble with the law.  

Effective treatments like Behaviour therapy are available and parent play an important role in the management of the treatment plan as extreme cases may require stimulants to the behaviour

Hema Gurnani