Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are defined by the concepts of attention deficit, extreme mobility (hyperactivity) and consistency.
It is one of the most common problems in children and adolescents.
The state of being active is one of the normal features of the childhood period.
It can be said that mobility is significantly higher than their age, that these behaviors cause problems in daily activities such as games, school, friends, family and/or teachers, that is, affect the functioning of the child.
Hyperactivity is a psychological disorder in which children have difficulty in controlling themselves, unusual mobility and abnormally active state are seen.
It is seen that children diagnosed with hyperactivity react quickly and without thinking. They have difficulty performing any activity silently.
Children with ADHD have difficulty focusing their attention on one point. Easily distracted by stimuli from outside can create forgetfulness. Symptoms such as difficulty in maintaining the level, losing things and toys frequently, forgetting the responsibilities and duties may also indicate attention problems.
Children with ADHD may have problems at home and at school. They may have difficulty sitting still when they need to study or do homework.
Behaviors such as having difficulty in waiting for their turn, answering before the question is over, being hasty, interrupting the words of others, and the fact that the child's functionality is adversely affected as a result of these behaviors may indicate that there may be integrity problems.
Information is obtained from parents, teachers and guidance units of the school and people who know the child closely.
It should be known that ADHD provides significant improvement when treated, and that it will lead to psychiatric and social problems when not treated.
While it accompanies psychotherapy methods and, in some cases, medicated treatment, it can be applied alone in some cases. It is seen that it is beneficial to use the behavioral therapy method for children to gain the right habits.