ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is quite common, symptoms can sometimes be hard to recognize and this may lead you to feel confused, but there is help available and it can make a huge difference, giving you and your child a way forward and peace of mind.
We encourage you to do your own research but also reach out for professional help with any concerns or doubts you may have on the matter, we can help you with all of this.
There are many different signs and symptoms that a child may have ADHD and no two cases are the same, each individual case is separate but there are a number of key factors to look out for.
This list is to be used as a guide, it is not exhaustive and please remember that a child with ADHD may or may not have any of these symptoms. This list should not be used to diagnose your child.
Diagnosis of ADHD in your child can only be done by a medical professional.
ADHD symptoms can include a lack of awareness of other people’s wants and needs, if your child displays qualities like this then it may be a sign. We understand that all children develop an understanding of other people’s needs as they mature, but in children with ADHD, this may not happen as quickly.
Children with ADHD can develop habits that make them impatient, due to being self-focused in nature. A sign of this can be butting into conversations or games when it isn’t their turn. Or a child may find it difficult to be patient when asked to wait for their turn or until you are finished with the current task at hand.
Emotional Inner Conflict
Children with ADHD can display trouble with controlling their emotions, if your child has frequent outbursts of anger or temper tantrums over matters that you think may be uncalled for, this could be a possible symptom of ADHD.
No Inhibitions With Noise
Children with ADHD can be very loud because they don’t understand that their behavior may be disruptive to others, this can be displayed when they are doing activities.
Being noisy all the time can also be an attempt to get more attention which children with ADHD can often need.
Not Finishing Tasks
Children with ADHD can have trouble completing tasks due to having a short attention span, they can find interest in a lot of things initially but they can quickly become bored, wanting to look for something else.
There is a fantastic understanding of ADHD in the medical industry now and treatment options are very effective, children with ADHD can lead a perfectly normal life and it doesn’t mean your child can’t go on to achieve everything they set out to. At our Atlanta pediatric neurology clinic, we have a professional team that are here to help.
Please contact us for more information, if you would like to book an appointment, you can do so on our website.