ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER WITH/WITHOUT HYPERACTIVITY (ADD/ADHD)
What is ADD/ADHD?
Attention Deficit Disorder with/without Hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD) is a Neurodevelopmental Disorder that is particularly prevalent in children. Patients are hyperactive, impulsive or distracted and often present with all 3 characteristics.
Symptoms of ADD/ADHD
- Lack of attention to details or carelessness in schoolwork
- Give the appearance of not listening when spoken to directly
- Not following instructions and not finishing schoolwork or chores
- Difficulty organising tasks and activities
- Avoiding or reluctantly doing tasks that require sustained mental effort
- Losing things necessary for tasks or activities
Symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsiveness
- Fiddling or tapping hands or feet, or shifting around in their seat
- Standing up in situations where it is inappropriate
- Being "busy" and acting as if they were "powered by an engine"
- Talking excessively
- Having difficulty waiting their turn
- Disrupting or interrupting the activities of others