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					AN INTRODUCTION TO ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has many manifestations and
there are more than five kinds of ADHD. It is a medical condition that is
carried in the genes, resulting in certain disorders in the nervous
system.

The DSM-IV Diagnostic Manual reports that any single form or “type” of
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder could be categorized under the
diagnostic chapter of ADHD. This central list is then broken into ADHD
Impulsive-Hyperactive Type, ADHD Inattentive Type, or ADHD Combined Type.
Sometime ago, the words attention deficit disorder “without” or “with”
hyperactivity were also generally used. Not only does the Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity can take various forms, but also there could be so
many combinations that different kids could show different symptoms.

It generally happens that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
affects more than three or four parts of the brain. This causes many
singular “profiles” or “styles” of children and sometimes even adults
with ADHD or ADD.

The various styles influence actions in the following four spheres:

• Number one, inability to attend.
• Number two, difficulties in Impulse Control.
• Number three, problems with motor restlessness or hyperactivity.
• Number four, a condition which is yet to be declared “officially” in
the manuals of diagnosis, but should be – that condition is being bored
quickly.

To mention a few more crucial aspects of this condition:

1. This disorder is observable in the majority of circumstances, both in
school and also home. If the child shows the symptoms only in his or her
home, then possibilities like depression of the child, or deliberately
being unruly with the parents, cannot be entirely ruled out.

2. Another thing is that the disorder could be noticed before the child
crosses seven years of age. Because Attention deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder is caused due to neurological problems, it could be either from
an injury to the head, or could have been carried in the genes itself.
The problem takes a firm grip and creates real adjustment issues with the
increase in school activities and task. But by the age of seven the
symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder could be noticed with a little
scrutiny.

				
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