Check for hyperactivity in children

Check for hyperactivity in children
If ADHD is suspected, it is important not to be mistaken with the diagnosis and not to confuse it with other similar disease.

Because ADHD is not very clear symptoms, the diagnosis can not be established with the help of tests and examinations, although they can be conducted in parallel to assess the overall condition of the patient.

The diagnosis of hyperactivity in children

Initially, a doctor conducts a physical exam, an interview with the parents (usually the disorder begins in childhood) about the behavior, performance, ability to communicate and the emotional development of a child, studying its history.

Sometimes additional procedures carried out: checking vision and hearing, a blood test for lead levels and markers of thyroid disease, check brain activity on an electroencephalograph, and in some cases, magnetic resonance imaging to detect abnormalities in the brain.

If ADHD is found already in middle age, the doctor also will ask about the challenges and successes in work, school, relat

ionships with family and friends can spend an additional conversation with someone from the family members.

standard methods, such as the scale of assessment Vanderbilt (55 issues) are used to assess the behavior.Scale Vanderbilt can also identify conduct disorder, oppositional defiant increased anxiety, depression and other abnormalities.

Rate hyperactivity, behavior, learning and detect depression, inattention or lack important skills can also use the evaluation system behavior in children (BASC) and a standard list of questions about the children's behavior for teachers.

Usually, the symptoms of ADHD can relate hyperactive, impulsive and inattentive behavior, while all they are expressed in varying degrees.

Abnormalities in ADHD

to the doctor could make a correct diagnosis, alarming parents deviation must be present for at least six months and not be justified by age and development.

  • Attention deficit.If the child does not listen to speech addressed to him, in the performance of tasks allows many errors inadvertently, and not on ignorance, scattered, not to make up the majority of cases to the end, too much for him to focus on something, it is not organized, often loses things,easily distracted and forgetful, in such cases, one can speak about the lack of attention.
  • Hyperactivity.To her signs in children include irregular movements of the arms and fidgeting while sitting, restlessness (can jump up and run away when others sit), restless behavior, noise during quiet games, running or climbing room, irrepressible and prolonged activity, excessive talkativeness.
  • Impulsiveness.Manifested in impatience, inability to listen to others, wait their turn, difficulty in following the rules of the games.

If any symptoms persist in different situations (in school, at home, in the street games) and a negative impact on a child's life, most of all, he really needed treatment.Depending on how serious the situation, will be able to help classes on behavior and drug therapy correction.

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