Children with ADHD experience difficulties in concentrating their attention and, in connection with this, cannot always cope with study assignments. They make mistakes due to inattention, do not pay attention and do not listen to explanations. Sometimes they can exhibit excessive mobility, turn around, get up, commit many additional actions, instead of sitting still and concentrating on studying or other activities. This behavior is unacceptable in the classroom and creates problems both in school and at home. Such children often have low academic performance and are often considered mischievous, disobedient, “terrorizing” the family and peers at school. At the same time, they can suffer from low self-esteem, it is difficult for them to make friends and be friends with other children.
ADHD is revealed if the child’s behavior is different from that of other children of the same age and development level for a relatively long time, at least six months. These features of behavior arise up to 7 years, later they manifest themselves in various social situations and negatively affect intrafamily relations. If the symptoms of ADHD are expressed significantly, this leads to social disadaptation of the child in school and at home. The child should be carefully examined by a doctor to exclude other diseases that can also cause these behavioral disorders.
In fact, the reason for the above behavior is the lack of specific biologically active substances in some parts of the brain. The most optimal is a combined treatment, consisting of a combination of drug therapy and psychological correction.