ADHD is a short form for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is the most common mental disorder and most times affects children. Usually, this disorder may extend into adulthood. The characteristics of this disorder include problems in paying attention, having a short concentration spun, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulties in learning, impulsive behavior among others. If you notice this in your child, these things are good pointers and indicators of the condition. Below, the symptoms are further discussed in detail.
Forgetfulness is one of the most common one and early signs of ADHD. Oftentimes, people with this disorder tend to be very forgetful of even the most common activities of the day. Even the chores they were supposed to do they may fail to remember. Children with the school may have problems of their teachers because of failing to remember to do their homework and assignments. Such people often forget where they put things and even lose them easily. Children for instance lose their items such as toys.
Another common sign is inability to pay attention. You will find that small things and activities happening around them easily distracts them and is not keen to detail. They can therefore not pay attention to people talking for a long period of time and lose interest. Such people are prone to making careless mistakes at places of work and in school work for children. One’s ability and speed of learning is reduced. At most times, the person would be known for disorganization in his or how work and way of doing things.
One common sign is also hyperactivity. These people tend to be excessively active. They look restless and cannot remain at one place for a long time. These children tend to be very playful, run around and walk aimlessly. People with ADHD find it difficult to do quiet tasks for example such children would not prefer bullying quiet games. These people cannot sit still and are frequently fidgeting.
People with ADHD tend to be very impulsive. They can act quickly and most times without thinking. If you react in a negative manner, this may be very dangerous and even have serious consequences. This affects one’s ability to make sober decisions and react appropriately when faced with situations.
Common in people with ADHD is emotional instability. Their emotions instantaneously change and variety. One will often have problems managing that anger and throw tantrums inappropriately. They therefore find it difficult to put their emotions under control. Dealing with such people would become difficult especially if you do not understand them.