Attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) simplified

There are many articles connected to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on our website, but we have not given details about the condition.

Now we attempt to explain what you can expect from a child who has ADHD. This article is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) simplified and for those who would like more information, we suggest you visit.

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. What is a neurodevelopmental disorder, you may ask? It is a condition that affects how a person’s brain functions and is often the cause of learning difficulties.

adhdPeople with ADHD can seem restless, impulsive and have problems concentrating because certain areas of the brain that allow us to solve problems, plan ahead, understand others’ actions, and control our impulses, are affected.

Research tells us there are seven types of ADHD and each needs a specific treatment. When treated properly the results are good.

These types include:

  • Classic – children are inattentive, hyperactive, disorganised, impulsive, and can be distracted.
  • Inattentive – children have a short attention span, are disorganised, easily distracted, and they dilly-dally, they may daydream and be shy – girls are, generally, more affected than boys.
  • Over-focused – children have the same symptoms as ‘Classic’, have trouble shifting attention from one thought to another or from one task to another, and get stuck in negative thought patterns or behaviour.
  • Temporal lobe – children have the same symptoms as ‘Classic’, and have learning, memory, and behavioural problems (quick anger, aggression, and mild fear).
  • Limbic – children have the same symptoms as ‘Classic’, as well as low-level sadness (not depression), moodiness, low energy, feelings of helplessness or guilt, and low self-esteem.
  • Ring of Fire – children are sensitive to noise, light, touch; they can have mean, nasty and unpredictable behaviour; speak fast; are anxious and fearful.
  • Anxious – children have the same symptoms as ‘Classic’ as well as being anxious and tense, have stress symptoms such as headaches and stomach aches, think the worst, have a fear of being judged.

These symptoms can cause problems in a child’s life. The problems include underachievement at school, poor social interaction with other children and adults, and problems with discipline. We at Capulum College are familiar with this disorder, as well as the symptoms it presents. We can offer you professional advice and we can give your child specialised help.

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