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Veterinarian Reviewed on May 31, 2012 by Paulina Nelega, RH
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Types and Signs of ADD/ Attention Deficit Disorder

In several cases, it’s assumed that Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD is a condition that affects kids between infancy and adolescent years. Truth is, the indications or symptoms of the condition continue in adulthood. If they are left untreated, they can hold back a person in completion of their regular activities and work along with the negative impact in their relationship.

Although Attention Deficit Disorder can affect adult and young kids, the symptoms will depend considerably. For example, instead of hyperactivity factor that usually present in kids, adult can experience restlessness. Another issue that adults have which kids don’t is that they’ll have difficulties in terms of employment and relationships. What is essential is that you just not have to learn how to identify Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms; you also have to learn how to manage.

Types of Attention Deficit Disorder/ ADHD

ADD symptoms are classified in 3 subcategories of disorder:

  • Combined Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD – it is the commonest form of disorder and it involves all kinds of symptoms
  • Hyperactive – Impulsive Attention Deficit Disorder/ ADHD – it is described by hyperactivity without inattentiveness factors
  • Inattentive Attention Deficit Disorder/ ADHD – this kind was formerly diagnosed as Attention Deficit Disorder and is described by impaired attentions as well as the inability to stay in focus

For the condition to be diagnosed, few of impairment that causes ADD symptoms should be present all the time, when the kid reached 7 years of age. In addition to that, the impairment should be present in different setting. For instance, an individual needs to experience the impairment at work or school and of course at home. Lastly, there needs must be definite evidence which Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms are snooping with the ability to function well at home, at schools and in the society.

Possible Symptoms and Signs of Attention Deficit Disorder

If you believe that your child has developed Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD, you may like to ask your self the following questions to identify of these is really Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms.

Is the kid:

  • Speaking or blurting out of turn
  • Acting out just before they consider the consequence of their action
  • Easily distracted
  • Disorganized all the time
  • Facing difficulties when they’re focusing in a thing
  • Facing difficulty if trying to search things around or when misplacing items
  • Suffering difficulties in terms of prioritizing
  • Feeling restless all the time
  • Forgetting things like school work and task at home
  • Habitually taking risk
  • Being bored easily
  • Being impatient easily
  • Have difficulties in paying attention to some other conversations, whenever they read or when listening to other people
  • Have difficulties in managing their time and losing track of their time
  • Have problems in following few steps in set of directions
  • Makes careless mistakes if they work in difficult or tedious project
  • Usually procrastinating

If you are noticing these symptoms or the combination of them, you need to consult your kid to the pediatricuan or family physician. This way they can evaluate the child and give you treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD.

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Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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