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ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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Parenting is a daunting responsibility even when things are running smoothly. When a child shows behavior requiring medical intervention, it becomes more difficult. In order to help those who suspect their child may have this disorder, here are a few clues that a problem is ADHD rather than another disorder.

Does the child have difficulty paying attention to you or staying focused on a task?
Does the child have difficulty controlling themselves or appears hyperactive?
Does the child’s behavior seem out of sync with peers?

The average onset of ADHD is 7 years old. It is more prominent in boys than girls. The disorder manifests itself in 9.0 per cent of American children age 13 to 18.  Clues In order to help those who suspect their child may have this disorder, here are a few clues that a problem is ADHD rather than another disorder.

Does the child have difficulty paying attention to you or staying focused on a task?
Does the child have difficulty controlling themselves …