Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can be difficult to diagnose (ADHD), επειδή πολλά από τα συμπτώματά της θεωρούνται “αναμενόμενες συμπεριφορές” σε όλα τα παιδιά. Η έγκαιρη διάγνωση και θεραπεία της ΔΕΠΥ αυξάνει την πιθανότητα μακροπρόθεσμης επιτυχούς θεραπείας για τα παιδιά με την διαταραχή.
caution: To diagnosed with ADHD a child should show the symptoms you will see below for at least six months.
The term carelessness refers to the child's tendency to be easily distracted. It is one of the defining characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. See what happens to the child:
- The repetitive ones, careless mistakes are symptoms of carelessness. The inability of a child to pay attention to detail, leads to mistakes in school and other areas.
- The child may have trouble focusing on the given task in front of him. This can be a homework assignment or a toy. A careless child can easily get bored of what he is doing and never concentrate on it..
- A child who has carelessness due to ADHD may have difficulty listening carefully when addressed.
- also, the child is unable to complete tasks. This "failure" is not due to another cause, such as reactionary behavior, or inability to understand instructions.
- A child with ADHD cannot maintain an organization in what they do.
- also, finds it difficult in situations that require constant mental stress (eg a long competition at school).
- Due to carelessness, A child with ADHD can often lose things (books, games, pencils etc.).
- He also has a problem not being distracted by an "external" stimulus. For example, he may be in the room to read and be distracted by car lights, or outside noises.
- End, the child has memory problems and easily forgets information
Hyperactivity is a feature of ADHD that refers to an excessive consumption of physical energy and high activity. See what happens to the child:
- Sitting in one position can be "unbearable" for children with ADHD. They can not stand the "inaction" and usually get up after a few minutes.
- The child is constantly running, climbs and jumps from one object to another, when he wants to play.
- The most "calm" activities, such as board games, is something that a child with ADHD just can't do properly.
- Due to hyperactivity, the child is accustomed to talking constantly and incessantly.
Impulsivity is a defining feature in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It concerns the actions of the child that he has not thought through thoroughly before doing them. See what happens to the child:
- It will constantly interrupt you to answer a question, before you even have time to complete it.
- The child finds it difficult to "wait his turn", when playing games or doing other activities.
- He has a habit of interrupting two other people talking to each other, or interfere with an activity done by others, without that.