How does ADHD present itself in children?

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How does ADHD present itself in children?

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answered Oct 18, 2022 by lightsensor (10,910 points)
ADHD presents itself in children as a neurodevelopmental disorder which causes the child to have trouble controlling impulsive behaviors, to act without thinking, be overly active and have trouble paying attention.

The signs of ADHD in children are

Difficulty waiting patiently or taking turns.
Frequent fidgeting, tapping hands and feet and squirming.
Trouble staying seated in situations.
Difficulty remaining still or staying in one place for too long.

ADHD does sometimes go away once a child reaches age 21 to 27 although in some people ADHD never goes away although ADHD can sometimes get better.

Foods that should be avoided with ADHD are.

Sugary Foods.
Carbohydrates.
Foods with Artificial additives.
Caffeine.
And foods that contain allergens.

Other foods that should be avoided with ADHD are oranges, grapes, corn, tomatoes, beans, soy, wheat, eggs, chocolate and milk as these foods can cause ADHD reactions.

Things that aggravates ADHD include technology, TV, computers, over stimulation, certain foods and additives, stress and even poor sleep.

ADHD typically peaks around 7 to 8 years of age and then sometimes gradually declines after.

However as you get older and reach adulthood the ADHD can get worse in some people.

Your ADHD gets worse as you get older because of increased stress levels; and competing demands on time, such as work and family responsibilities.

These additonal challenges as you age worsen ADHD and it's symptoms.

Doctors don't tell you about what causes the ADHD as ADHD causes are unknown.

However it's thought that your genes play a role in the cause of ADHD.

Some facts about ADHD are.

Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than females.
During their lifetimes, 13 percent of men will be diagnosed with ADHD.
The average age of ADHD diagnosis is 7 years old.
Symptoms of ADHD typically first appear between the ages of 3 and 6 .

ADHD is sometimes referred to as ADD (attention-deficit disorder) but ADD is an older term. up until 1987, when the word “hyperactivity” was added to the name.

Before that, say in 1980, a child would be diagnosed with ADD, either with or without hyperactivity.

ADHD can cause bathroom accidents and cause daytime wetting as well as bed wetting.

Some children with ADHD may have the occasional poop accident as well although daytime wetting and bed wetting are most common in ADHD children.

ADHD can cause daytime wetting in children and those with ADHD.

Some kids and people who have ADHD experience daytime wetting which is normal.

If the kid continues having daytime wetting accidents when they have ADHD they should ideally wear a diaper or pull up to help keep their pants dry.

Eventually the child or person with ADHD will most often outgrow the daytime wetting as they sometimes outgrow the ADHD condition.

Bed Wetting is also very common with ADHD.

Children who have ADHD usually do most often wet the bed and have bed wetting issues.

However bed wetting can occur even when a child does not have ADHD but it's very common for a child with ADHD to wet the bed.

ADHD presents itself in a child by causing changes in behavior and affecting the child's focus and attention.

Children or a child with ADHD often has trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.

The signs of ADHD in a child include.

Being unable to sit still, especially in calm or quiet surroundings.
Constantly fidgeting.
Being unable to concentrate on tasks.
Excessive physical movement.
Excessive talking.
Being unable to wait their turn.
Acting without thinking.
Interrupting conversations.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder also known as ADHD is a medical condition in which a person with has differences in brain development and brain activity that affect attention, the ability to sit still, and self-control.

ADHD can affect a child at school, at home, and in friendships.

ADHD is a chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.

ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood.

It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work.

Symptoms of ADHD include limited attention and hyperactivity.

Treatments for ADHD include medication and talk therapy.

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood.

 It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood.

Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active.

ADHD tends to run in families and, in most cases, it's thought the genes you inherit from your parents are a significant factor in developing the condition.

Research shows that parents and siblings of someone with ADHD are more likely to have ADHD themselves.

If you were diagnosed as a child with ADHD, chances are your symptoms have diminished or changed over time.

Hyperactivity tends to wane with age, often changing to an inner restlessness that's not obvious to a casual observer.

To diagnose ADHD, your child should have a full physical exam, including vision and hearing tests.

Also, the FDA has approved the use of the Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid (NEBA) System, a noninvasive scan that measures theta and beta brain waves.

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