ADHD is a behavioral disorder common in about 10% of school-age children. When children are afflicted with ADHD, they can act without thinking, be hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. It is not a lack of understanding but, rather, they have trouble following through because they can't sit still, pay attention, or focus on the details. These symptoms can hurt a child's ability to function socially, academically, and at home.
The symptoms of ADHD affect the behavior of the individual. They can be broken down into three subtypes, each with its pattern of behaviors:
3. combined type
Othe symptoms of ADHD the symptoms are easy to confuse with other problems, including learning disabilities and emotional issues, it is important that a doctor or other health professional be involved in evaluating the symptoms. During an ADHD evaluation, the doctor will use some different tools for evaluation of the patient’s behavior. This can include a checklist of symptoms, answers to questions about past and present problems, or a medical exam to rule out other causes for symptoms. ADHD can appear differently in each person. It is important to be open and honest with the doctor conducting your child’s evaluation so that they can come to the most accurate conclusion.