ADHD in Children and all that you need to know about it- Long Island Psychologist 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is mental health disorder that can affect the child’s relationships and success in school life. This is a complex mental condition that varies from person to person but there are some common symptoms that can help a psychologist to diagnose   and decide a treatment plan.

What Is ADHD and How to diagnose it?

Although it’s normal for a child to daydream, have lesser concentration span, or get fidgety in bedroom but there are some symptoms that cause a trouble for your child to remain successful in school. Impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity are the kinds of symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which can cause troubles for your child at school, in home or his/her ability to get along with other people in society. It has both neurological and behavioral disorder components that are why it’s called Neurobehavioral disorder. There are three main types of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) :

  1. Predominantly inattentive
  2. Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive
  3. Combined Type

The first step to betterment of your child’s health is to get the signs and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to diagnose by psychologists.

General Signs and Symptoms of ADHD:

Although the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may differ in every child but there are certain signs that may be taken into consideration and the parents must consult the psychologist.

  • The child has inability to understand other’s needs and desires
  • Self-focused behavior that leads to disruptive nature and interrupting others.
  • Don’t want to wait for their turn
  • Outburst of emotions and temper tantrums
  • Can’t sit still and have fidgety nature ever where
  • They leave unfinished tasks
  • Find it difficult to concentrate and focus
  • Avoiding tasks that need mental effort or longer concentration
  • Trouble in following the instruction

Why to Get Help and Treatment?

Usually the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) for children includes medical, educational, behavioral and psychological intervention. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are diagnosed by the psychologist and behavioral therapies are prescribed as the medication is not always necessary in treatment.

What is the Difference between ADHD and ADD?

The ADHD is the official terms for the mental health disorders no matter if the child demonstrate the signs of hyperactivity but ADD are an outdated medical term typically used to describe inattentive type of ADHD. People with ADD are mostly calm and peaceful instead of being hyperactive.