ADHD is an acronym for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This is a mental disorder that occurs a lot and commonly affects children. Usually, this disorder may extend into adulthood. The characteristics of this disorder include problems in paying attention, having a short concentration spun, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulties in learning, impulsive behavior among others. These symptoms point and indicates this condition especially if you see them present in your child. These symptoms are further discussed below in detail.
One of the most common and early signs of ADHD is forgetfulness. Oftentimes, people with this disorder tend to be very forgetful of even the most common activities of the day. At most times, they may forget they chores they were supposed to do. Children who go to school may often fail to remember to do their homework and assignments and thus have problems of with their teachers. In many occasions, people with ADHD forgets where they put their things and thus they even get lost easily. Children for instance lose their items such as toys.
Inability to pay attention is another common sign. The person is easily distracted by small things and activities happening around and will not be keen to detail. They can therefore not pay attention to people talking for a long period of time and lose interest. These people at therefore likely to make careless mistakes at work and in school work for children. The speed and ability of learning of a person is reduced. One is often known for disorganization in his or her work and of doing things and often termed careless.
Hyperactivity is also one common sign. You will find such people being too active. They tend to be restless and cannot stay at a particular point for a long period of time. These children tend to be very playful, run around and walk aimlessly. Doing quiet tasks would be difficult for them for instance, playing quiet games would not be the preference of such children. Such people are always frequently fidgeting and cannot sit still.
People suffering from ADHD tend to be very impulsive. This suggests that they can act quickly and often times without thinking. Serious consequences especially if you react in a negative manner may arise and this is very dangerous. One’s ability to make sober decisions and react appropriately Would be affected.
Common in people with ADHD is emotional instability. Their emotions tend to vary and change instantaneously. One will often have problems managing that anger and throw tantrums inappropriately. Therefore, they find it difficult to put their emotions under control. It therefore becomes really difficult to deal with such people especially if you do not understand them.