Medical School | Howard University
Residency General Adult | Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
This condition affects millions of children. Symptoms that may be associated with ADHD include fine motor problems, for instance with speech or handwriting; lack of organization skills; difficulty multitasking; difficulty shifting from one activity to another and social skills deficits, such as awkwardness in social situations or organized sports. Some children may experience restlessness and are often up early in the morning. Many children have these behaviors at one time or another but it does not necessarily mean they have ADHD. The variety of diagnoses and conditions that can sometimes accompany ADHD, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders and pervasive developmental disorders, can make ADHD complex and challenging to treat.
It is important to learn strategies and treatments to deal with these issues to prevent other symptoms such as low self esteem, poor performance in school and difficulty with relationships. Intervening early with behavioral therapy and/or medication can make a big difference. For more information and advice on this and other topics, visit www.ParentCentral.net.