One of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental diseases in children is ADHD. It frequently persists into maturity and is typically first diagnosed in infancy. Children with ADHD may struggle to focus and control impulsive actions, which causes them to act without considering the consequences or be extremely active.
An individual with ADHD may:
- Often daydream
- Lose or forget stuff a lot
- Squirm or fidget
- Talk too much
- Make careless mistakes or take unnecessary risks
- Have difficulty avoiding the temptation
- Have issues sharing the spotlight
- Have trouble getting along with other people
The most effective way to treat ADHD is typically a combination of medication and behavior therapy. Behavior therapy, particularly training for parents, is advised as the first line of treatment for ADHD in children ages 4-5 before medication is considered. Depending on the child and family, the ideal solution may vary. Close monitoring, follow-ups, and making changes as needed along the way are all components of effective treatment strategies.