If your child is diagnosed with ADHD, you should work with their doctor to determine a treatment plan that suits their needs. Your child’s treatment may include medication, psychotherapy, or a combination of the two. There are other useful strategies, including behavioral methods, parent training, and social skills training.
You may also find it beneficial to join a support group for parents of children with ADHD. It is also important to help your child learn more about their diagnosis and treatment plan. It may be helpful to work with your child’s doctor or therapist, talk to your child, and look for positive role models. Your child may find it helpful to know that there are many celebrities with ADHD, including celebrities and athletes.
Taking online quizzes may help you better understand some of the symptoms of childhood ADHD, but you should always talk to a healthcare professional for further evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment.
Frequently asked questions
How are the symptoms of ADHD in adults different from those in children?
ADHD usually first appears in childhood and may continue into adulthood, although studies have shown that only 17% of children with ADHD still have the disease in adulthood. Symptoms in adulthood may also be different. For example, ADHD is more common in children, but it is more likely to manifest as irritability in adulthood.
How is the combined type of ADHD diagnosed?
In order to diagnose the combined manifestations of ADHD, the child must first be evaluated by a healthcare professional. In order to be diagnosed, a child must show six or more symptoms of inattention and six or more symptoms of hyperactivity/impulsivity. These symptoms must be present for at least six months and must not be caused by other conditions.
Do boys and girls have different symptoms of ADHD?
Boys with ADHD are more likely to experience symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity, such as constantly moving, interrupting others, and engaging in physical activity at inappropriate times. Girls with ADHD are more likely to have symptoms of inattention, such as inattention, disobedience, distraction, and inattention.